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Undercurrents of Jewish prayer

Author: Jeremy Schonfield
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, ©2008.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Schonfield asserts his undeniable right to be accepted into the first rank of Jewish liturgical scholars ... no-one who completes this superb book will be able to look at a prayer book in the same  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Schonfield
ISBN: 9781904113720 1904113729 9781904113003 1904113001
OCLC Number: 180711351
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Jewish Thought) 2006
Description: xx, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Note on Transliteration and Conventions Used in the TextNote on Extracts from the LiturgyList of ExtractsPart I1 The Incuriousness of the Jewish Worshipper2 The Reticence of the Ideal Reader3 The Liturgical Narrative: Modern and Traditional ViewsPart II Birkhot Hashahar4 The Darkness of waking5 The Bonds of Freedom6 The Silence of Language7 Buildinh in Babel8 The Scattering9 The Imagined Temple PESUKEI DEZIMRA10 Hope in WordsPart III11 The Liturgical Argument Encapsulated12 Other Versions, Other Readings Appendix: Photographs of Ritual Objects Used in PrayerBibliographyIndex of Biblical and Rabbinic ReferencesIndex of Subjects and Names
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Responsibility: Jeremy Schonfield.

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