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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

    Presents insights into the history and interaction between Jewish and Christian liturgy and worship. This book offers an understanding of the identity of Judaism and Christianity. 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$ 73.99

    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

    Arnold S. Rosenberg is an attorney in private practice in San Francisco, California. He grew up a Conservative Jew in Rochester, New York, where he learned much of what he knows about Judaism from Rabbi Abraham J. Karp and Cantor Samuel Rosenbaum. After graduating from Cornell University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he attended Harvard... more...

  • The Synagogue Survival Kitby Jordan Lee Wagner

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2012; US$ 34.99

    Have you ever wanted to attend a traditional Jewish service but were intimidated because you were afraid you couldn't follow what was going on? Or have you ever felt totally lost at a service with no one to turn to for help? . . . Then The Synagogue Survival Kit may be for you. 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...