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Keeping God at the center : contemplating and using the prayerbook

Author: David R Blumenthal
Publisher: Lanham : Hamilton Books, [2016]. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book on Jewish prayer contains insights on the meaning of selected phrases and prayers from the traditional liturgy and on the personalist theology behind traditional Jewish prayer. It also includes meditations on the liturgy, and clear instructions on how to pray certain prayers, both normally and mystically.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David R Blumenthal
ISBN: 9780761867371 0761867376
OCLC Number: 950971756
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction; Remembering; Writing; Thank You; Notes; Insights; Studying and Listening to the Prayerbook; Study and Consciousness; Mapping the Siddur; Chart of the Order of Service; Notes; From the Daily Liturgy; The Introductory Prayers for the Morning Liturgy; "Do Not Bring Us to Temptation or to Humiliation"; "Remember the Akeda"; "Fear of God, in Secret and in Public"; "Acknowledge the Truth, and Speak Truth in One's Heart"; Notes; The Nusah ha-Tefilla, the Core Prayers, for the Morning Liturgy; "Bless the Lord Who Is Blessed" (Bar'khu) "Lord of Our Strength, Rock of Our Fortress""Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord of Hosts"; "Cause Our Eyes to Sparkle With Your Torah"; "Hear, Oh Israel, the Lord, Our God, the Lord is One" (Sh'ma); "And You Shall Love the Lord, Your God, With All Your Heart"; "If You Loyally Obey All My Commandments"; "Straying After Your Hearts and Your Eyes"; "He Protects, He Resurrects" (Amida); "He Is Holy"; "Knowledge, Repentance, Confession, Healing, and Blessing"; "Justice, Grace, and Fair Judgment"; "Enemies, Saints, and the Israel Defense Forces" "We Acknowledge That You Are . . . And We Thank You For . . . ""The Good One . . . , The Compassionate One"; "Grant Peace, Goodness, and Blessing"; Notes; After the Nusah ha-Tefilla for the Morning Liturgy; "Oh, One Who Is Reconciled Through Compassion and One Who Is Appeased by Pleading!"; "Indeed, We Do Not Know What to Do, for Our Eyes Are Upon You"; "May God Heal the Sick"; "So That We Not Strive for Nothing or Be Born to Futility"; "Kaddish"-History; "Kaddish"-for Mourners; Notes; From Elsewhere in the Daily Liturgy "Indeed, in Your Hand Are the Souls of the Living and the Dead" (Evening Liturgy)"The King Who Personally Will Always Reign Over Us" (Evening Liturgy); "Salvation and Consolation" (Grace After Meals); Notes; From the Shabbat Liturgy; "Shalom Aleichem-Peace Unto You, Oh Angels"; "Wondrous Power and Faithfulness"; "Our Limbs Will Give Thanks, Bless, Praise"; "There Is None Like You"; "The Reading of the Torah and Haftarah"; "We Will Do and We Will Sacrifice"; Notes; From the Holiday Liturgy; "You Have Chosen Us from All the Peoples" "Give Thanks Unto the Lord, for His Loving-Kindness Endures Forever" (Hallel)"As You Saved Yourself, Save Us Now"; "In the Beginning, God Created Heaven and Earth"; Notes; From the High Holiday Liturgy; "Selihot / Penitential Prayers"; "Selihot Litanies and Aramaic Prose Prayers"; "Lord, Lord, God of Compassion"; "Our Father, Our King"; "Put Fear of You into All Your Works" (Rosh Ha-Shana); "In the Book of Life"; "Hannah's Prayer"; "Jeremiah's Comfort"; "Who Has Commanded Us to Sound the Shofar"; "Kol Nidrei" (Yom Kippur); "I Have Sinned, Transgressed, and Rebelled"
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