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The Way into Jewish Prayer : Way into... - Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Way into Jewish Prayer

Way into...

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9781580232012
Number Of Pages: 208

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Guided 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 know they are not 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 know, to a thoughtful analysis of the depth that lies beneath the Jewish relationship with God.

About The Way Into...p. i
Timelinep. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
God and the Jewish People: To Whom Jews Prayp. 1
Prayer as Discipline and as Art: How Prayer Worksp. 19
The Synagogue Sanctuary: What's What and Why It Is Sop. 39
The Community at Prayer: Who's Who and What They Dop. 75
The Ideas of Jewish Prayer: What Matters Mostp. 103
A Prayerful Person at Home and on the Way: When the Ordinary Can Be Sacredp. 135
Notesp. 167
Glossaryp. 171
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 179
Indexp. 181
About Jewish Lights Publishingp. 195
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ISBN: 9781580232012
ISBN-10: 1580232019
Series: Way into...
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32