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Liturgy and ritual

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  • Rituals and ritual theory in ancient Israelby I. Gruenwald

    BRILL 2003; US$ 158.00

    This work covers the issues of rituals and their embedded ritual theory in the religion of ancient Israel. It states that rituals are an autonomous form of expression of the human mind. It argues that the ritual theory is not in any general theory of ritual but embedded in the ritual act itself. more...

  • Clavis Commentariorum of Hebrew Liturgical Poetry in Manuscriptby Elisabeth Hollender

    BRILL 2005; US$ 322.00

    This catalogue lists more than 18,000 individual commentaries on Hebrewliturgical poetry from more than 400 manuscripts composed in various Jewish communities throughout the Medieval and Early Modern periods. As research tool, it provides unprecedented access to this fascinating genre of Hebrew literature. more...

  • 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...

  • Kaddishby Leon Wieseltier

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    Children have obligations to their parents: the Talmud says "one must honor him in life and one must honor him in death." Beside his father?s grave, a diligent but doubting son begins the mourner?s kaddish and realizes he needs to know more about the prayer issuing from his lips. So begins Leon Wieseltier?s National Jewish Book Award?winning autobiography, ... more...

  • Cult as the Catalyst for Divisionby Paul Heger

    BRILL 2007; US$ 226.00

    Conflicting rules of the correct procedures of the Temple cult, whose significance demanded absolute exactitude and uniformity, precluded common public rituals and created the schism more...

  • Entering Jewish Prayerby Reuven Hammer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    This engaging and informative book provides an introduction to the liturgy of the Siddur--the Jewish prayerbook. More than a "how-to" guide, this resource deals with basic issues for the modern worshiper, the historial compilation of the Siddur, and much more. From the Hardcover edition. more...