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  • A Passover Haggadahby David Silber

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 18.00

    Hebrew and English text with new commentary and essays. Rabbi Silber has given us two books in one: the Haggadah itself, in English and Hebrew, with his seder commentary and a collection of essays that provide close readings of the classic biblical and rabbinic texts that inform Seder-night ritual and narration. Both parts work beautifully together... more...

  • A Jewish Woman's Prayer Bookby Aliza Lavie

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 35.00

    A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, such as bat mitzva, marriage, pregnancy,... more...

  • Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?by Ilana Kurshan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    This fascinating, informative, and beautifully illustrated books translates the Passover seder's Four Questions into twenty-three languages and provides capsule histories of the Jews in the countries where the languages are spoken. The recitation of the Four Questions at the beginning of the Passover seder by the youngest participant is one of the... more...

  • Jewish and Christian Liturgy and Worshipby Albert Gerhards; Clemens Leonhard

    BRILL 2007; US$ 188.00

    Jewish and Christian Liturgy and Worship presents the reworked results of the discussions at an interdisciplinary symposium held in Aachen, Germany, on recent trends in the study of Jewish and Christian liturgies. It introduces diverse subjects pertaining to its topic an shows their interrelationship. more...

  • Telling the Storyby Barry Louis Polisar

    Rainbow Morning Music 2007; US$ 5.99

    Authentic and simple, this retelling of the Passover story in the Haggadah is designed to guide Passover participants through the Seder while educating them about the practice. Detailing the meaning of the ceremony in the past and present, the book also discusses the authenticity of the ceremony and the story, allowing those with little or no experience... more...

  • Cursing the Christians?by Ruth Langer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 87.99

    Ruth Langer offers an in-depth study of the birkat haminim, a Jewish prayer for the removal of those categories of human being who prevent the messianic redemption and the society envisioned for it. In its earliest form, the prayer cursed Christians, apostates to Christianity, sectarians, and enemies of Israel. Drawing on the shifting liturgical texts,... more...

  • The Experience of Jewish Liturgyby Debra Reed Blank

    BRILL 2011; US$ 176.00

    This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy. Three generations of scholars apply different analytical methods to varying texts and ritual occasions, providing an up-to-date picture of the field and its implications for related areas. more...

  • Jewish Liturgy as a Spiritual Systemby Arnold Rosenberg

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2000; US$ 43.99

    Readers of this book will emerge with a new awareness of what we as Jews are doing when we pray, why we are doing it, how we are supposed to be affected by prayer, how the prayers came to be as they are today, and how they differ among the major movements of American Judaism. more...

  • The Synagogue Survival Kitby Jordan Lee Wagner

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2012; US$ 34.99

    Many new to attending synagogue services feel confused and isolated, unsure of what the different parts of the service mean and how to participate. Whether you are a Jew by choice, a Jew rediscovering your religious traditions as an adult, a non-Jew participating in life-cycle events with Jewish friends, or a Jew who attends synagogue regularly and... more...

  • Jewish Liturgyby Ruth Langer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    In this volume, Langer, an expert on Jewish liturgy, provides an annotated description of the most important books and articles on topics ranging historically from the liturgy of the Second Temple period and the Dead Sea Scrolls to today more...