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- DescriptionGuided by Lawrence A. Hoffman, The Way Into Jewish Prayer helps us explore the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. It covers: Why we pray. The Jewish paths to God and the many ways that Jews can think of God who is beyond description: a surprising invitation to consider the images of God that have moved the greatest Jewish minds to kw they are t alone. How we pray. Fixed prayer and spontaneous prayer, the standard prayer service and the prayer of the heart: the many modes by which Jews transcend the self. Where we pray. In synagogue and home, in sacred community or by ourselves: the Jewish paths to the sacred on which we walk each day. Here is a book that opens the door to 3,000 years of Jewish prayer, by making available all you need to feel at home in Jewish worship from a basic definition of the terms you need to kw, to a thoughtful analysis of the depth that lies beneath the Jewish relationship with God.
- Author BiographyRabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD, has served for more than three decades as professor of liturgy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He is a world-renowned liturgist and holder of the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair in Liturgy, Worship and Ritual. His work combines research in Jewish ritual, worship and spirituality with a passion for the spiritual renewal of contemporary Judaism.His many books, written and edited, include seven volumes in the Prayers of Awe series: Who by Fire, Who by Water-Un'taneh Tokef; All These Vows-Kol Nidre; We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism-Ashamnu and Al Chet; May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism-Yizkor; All the World: Universalism, Particularism and the High Holy Days; Naming God: Avinu Malkeinu-Our Father, Our King; and Encountering God: El Rachum V'chanun-God Merciful and Gracious. Hoffman also edited the ten-volume series My People's Prayer Book: Traditional Prayers, Modern Commentaries, winner of the National Jewish Book Award; and coedited My People's Passover Haggadah: Traditional d104s, Modern Commentaries, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (all Jewish Lights).Rabbi Hoffman cofounded and developed Synagogue 2/3000, a transdenominational project to envision and implement the ideal synagogue of the spirit for the twenty-first century. In that capacity, he wrote Rethinking Synagogues: A New Vocabulary for Congregational Life (Jewish Lights).
- Author(s)Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
- PublisherJewish Lights Publishing
- Date of Publication01/01/2004
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationWoodstock
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJewish Lights Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight450 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
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