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Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue

Studies in the History of Jewish Prayer

Edited by Ruth Langer and Steven Fine

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Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue

Studies in the History of Jewish Prayer

Edited by Ruth Langer and Steven Fine

From the ancient rabbis to medieval Ashkenaz, from North Africa to Syria, from the United States to modern Israel, the articles collected in Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue reflect the diversity of approaches and the questions that modern scholars residing in North America, Europe, and Israel bring to bear on the study of Jewish liturgy. The book spans the entire history of rabbinic prayer and presents a diverse array of approaches, ranging from classical methods applied to new topics to today’s interdisciplinary approaches.

 

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From the ancient rabbis to medieval Ashkenaz, from North Africa to Syria, from the United States to modern Israel, the articles collected in Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue reflect the diversity of approaches and the questions that modern scholars residing in North America, Europe, and Israel bring to bear on the study of Jewish liturgy. The book spans the entire history of rabbinic prayer and presents a diverse array of approaches, ranging from classical methods applied to new topics to today’s interdisciplinary approaches.

Contributors include: R. Kimelman, S. Fine, D. Reed Blank, V. B. Mann, S. C. Reif, R. Langer, N. Feuchtwanger-Sarig, M. L. Kligman, J. D. Sarna, J. Tabory, and S. P. Wachs.

Introduction

Blessing Formulae and Divine Sovereignty in Rabbinic Liturgy Reuven Kimelman, Brandeis University

Liturgy and the Art of the Dura Europos Synagogue Steven Fine, University of Cincinnati and Yeshiva University

The Medieval French Practice of Repeating Qaddish and Barekhu for Latecomers to Synagogue Debra Reed Blank, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

From Manuscript Codex to Printed Volume: A Novel Liturgical Transition? Stefan C. Reif, Cambridge University

Between Worshiper and Wall: The Place of Art in Liturgical Spaces Vivian B. Mann, The Jewish Museum and Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Sinai, Zion, and God in the Synagogue: Celebrating Torah in Ashkenaz Ruth Langer, Boston College

May He Grow to the Torah ”: The Iconography of Torah Reading and Bar Mitzvah on Ashkenazi Torah Binders Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig, Bar-Ilan University

Prayers in an Arab Mode: Liturgical Performance of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn Mark L. Kligman, Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion

Jewish Prayers for the United States Government: A Study in the Liturgy of Politics and the Politics of Liturgy Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University

The Piety of Politics: Jewish Prayers for the State of Israel Joseph Tabory, Bar-Ilan University

Birkat Nahem: The Politics of Liturgy in Modern Israel Saul Philip Wachs, Gratz College

Extensive Indexes

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