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Authors: Lawrence A. Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9781580231213, ISBN-10: 1580231217
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Gemstone Press
Date Published: November 2004
Edition: Bilingual

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Author Biography: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Book Synopsis

Opens up the traditional Jewish prayer book as a spiritual resource....This groundbreaking new series involves us in a personal dialogue with God, history and tradition, through the heritage of prayer.

"The prayer book is our Jewish diary of the centuries, a collection of prayers composed by generations of those who came before us, as they endeavored to express the meaning of their lives and their relationship to God. The prayer book is the essence of the Jewish soul."

This stunning work, an empowering entryway to the spiritual revival of our times, enables all of us to claim our connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book. It helps rejuvenate Jewish worship in today's world, and makes its power accessible to all.

Vol. 8-Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat in the Synagogue) features the authentic Hebrew text with a new translation designed to let people know exactly what the prayers say. Introductions tell the reader what to look for in the prayer service, as well as how to truly use the commentaries and to search for-and find-meaning in the prayer book.

Framed with beautifully designed Talmud-style pages, commentaries from many of today's most respected Jewish scholars from all movements of Judaism examine Kabbalat Shabbat from the perspectives of ancient Rabbis and modern theologians, as well as feminist, halakhic, Talmudic, linguistic, biblical, Chasidic, mystical, and historical perspectives.

Marc Brettler —— Our Biblical Heritage
Elliot N. Dorff —— Theological Reflections
David Ellenson —— How the Modern Prayer Book Evolved
Ellen Frankel —— A Woman's Voice
Alyssa Gray —— Our Talmudic Heritage
Joel M. Hoffman —— What the Prayers Really Say
Lawrence A. Hoffman —— History of the Liturgy
Reuven Kimelman —— Kabbalah
Sharon Koren —— The Context of Kabbalah
Lawrence Kushner and Nehemia Polen —— Chasidic and Mystical Perspectives
Daniel Landes —— The Halakhah of Prayer
Wendy I. Zierler —— Jewish Feminism

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