Entering Jewish Prayer

Entering Jewish Prayer

A Guide to Personal Devotion and the Worship Service

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Introduces the liturgy of the Siddur, or Jewish prayerbook, discusses the book's history, and looks at the issues and concepts with which it deals

Blackwell North Amer
"Learning about prayer is a way of entering the world of Jewish tradition," Rabbi Hammer writes, and the Siddur - the Jewish prayerbook - is the best possible introduction into that world. In it, one is brought face-to-face with Judaism's central struggle for an understanding of God, human life, and the world. Mastery of the Siddur enables one to worship as a Jew and to grasp the essence of Judaism.
Now, in this engaging and highly informative book, Rabbi Hammer provides an introduction to the liturgy of the Siddur. More than a "how-to" guide, Entering Jewish Prayer deals with the basic issues in prayer for the modern worshipper; the historical compilation of the Siddur; the orchestration of the daily, Sabbath, and festival prayers; the themes of special prayers, such as the Blessing After Meals and the Kaddish; and the essential experience of making prayer a vital part of one's life.
For anyone who has ever felt lost or confused at a Jewish service, or anyone interested in an introduction to this facet of Jewish literacy, Entering Jewish Prayer provides a key to meaningful participation and spiritual growth.

Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805241174
Branch Call Number: 296.4 HAM
Characteristics: xiv, 350 p. ; 25 cm


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