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My People's Prayer Book --Seder K'riat Hatorah (Shabbat Torah Service): Traditional Prayers, Modern Commentaries, Vol. 4 »

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Authors: Lawrence A. Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9781879045828, ISBN-10: 1879045826
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Date Published: December 2000
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Book Synopsis

My People's Prayer Book provides diverse and exciting commentaries to the traditional liturgy, written by some of today's most respected scholars and teachers from all perspectives of the Jewish world. They explore the text from the perspectives of ancient Rabbis and modern theologians, as well as feminist, halakhic, medieval, linguistic, biblical, Chasidic, mystical, and historical perspectives.

With seven volumes in the series, My People's Prayer Book will provide a new translation of the authentic Hebrew prayer book text with commentaries for the daily and Shabbat liturgy.

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. The My People's Prayer Book series belongs on the library shelf of every home, every synagogue—every sanctuary of prayer.

Introductions tell the reader what to look for in the prayer service, as well as how to truly use the commentaries, to search for—and find—meaning in the prayer book.

Accented with beautifully designed Talmud-style pages. Contributors include:

  • Marc Brettler — Our Biblical Heritage
  • Elliot N. Dorff — Theological Reflections
  • David Ellenson — How the Modern Prayer Book Evolved
  • Ellen Frankel — A Woman's Voice
  • Judith Hauptman — Our Talmudic Heritage
  • Joel M. Hoffman — What the Prayers Really Say
  • Lawrence A. Hoffman — History of the Liturgy
  • Lawrence Kushner and Nehemia Polen — Chasidic and Mystical Perspectives
  • Daniel Landes — The Halakhah of Prayer
  • Ruth Langer — Celebrating Torah

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