My Peoples Prayer Book
Traditional Prayers, Modern Commentaries Kabbalat Shabbat v. 8
By (author) Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
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My Peoples Prayer Book by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
Book DescriptionA diverse and exciting commentary to the traditional liturgy for celebrating Shabbat in the synagogue. Volume eight in this critically acclaimed series (KABBALAT SHABBAT) explores the synagogue liturgy for greeting Shabbat, the beloved Friday night ritual that is perhaps most familiar of all synagogue services, and that features "L'kha Dodi" ("Come my Beloved") as part of the most significant mystical addition to all of Jewish liturgy. MY PEOPLE'S PRAYER BOOK: VOLUME 8 - KABBALAT SHABBAT features the traditional Hebrew text with a new translation that lets people know exactly what the prayers say. Introductions explain what to look for in the prayers, and how to use the commentaries to find meaning in the prayer book. Commentaries from eminent scholars and teachers from all movements of Judaism examine Shabbat in the synagogue from the viewpoints of ancient Rabbis and modern theologians, including such specialised perspectives as liturgical history, Jewish mysticism, the Bible, and rabbinic law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580231213
(248mm x 178mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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May God Remember, Hardback (August 2013)
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The most controversial prayer of the Jewish New Year what it means, who wrote it, why we say it. Thought-provoking and inspiring discussions from a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of this prayer that defies easy understanding."
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Author Biography - Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, the Barbara and Stephen Friedman professor of liturgy at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York
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