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  • 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

    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...

  • Service of the Heartby Evelyn Garfiel

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1977; US$ 45.99

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  • Hours of Devotionby Dinah Berland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.00

    Written in the nineteenth century, rediscovered in the twenty-first, timeless in its wisdom and beauty, Hours of Devotion by Fanny Neuda, (the daughter of a Moravian rabbi), was the first full-length book of Jewish prayers written by a woman for women. In her moving introduction to this volume--the first edition of Neuda?s prayer book to appear in... more...

  • Early Jewish Prayers in Greekby Pieter W. van der Horst; Judith. H. Newman

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    In this book a series of 12 Jewish prayers, composed by Greek speaking communities, have been collected, translated, and provided with a historical and philological commentary. These prayers, ranging in time from the second century BCE to the fourth century CE, offer unique insights into a wide variety of forms of Jewish spirituality, both in the Land... more...