A Guide to Jewish Prayer

by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Paperback, 2002

Status

Available

Collection

Publication

Random House USA Inc (2002), Edition: Illustrated, 464 pages

Description

For both the novice and for those who have been engaged in prayer for years, here is the one guide needed to practice Jewish prayer and understand the prayer book, from one of the world's most famous and respected rabbis. From the origins and meaning of worship to a step-by-step explanation of the daily prayers to the reason you're not supposed to chat with your friends during services, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz answers many of the questions likely to arise about Jewish prayer. Here are chapters on daily prayer; Sabbath prayer; prayer services for the holidays; the yearly cycle of synagogue Bible readings; the history and makeup of the synagogue; the different prayer rites for Ashkenazim, Sephardim, Yemenites, and other cultural/geographic groupings; the role of the rabbi and the cantor in the synagogue; and the role of music in the service.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

464 p.; 8 inches

ISBN

0805211470 / 9780805211474
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