Sefer Ha-berakhot

Author: Marcia Falk

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807010174

Category: Religion

Page: 529

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A collection of blessings, poems, meditations, and rituals presented in English and Hebrew offers a traditional perspective to weekday, Sabbath, and New Moon festival observances

ספר הברכות

Author: Marcia Falk

Publisher: Harper San Francisco


Category: Religion

Page: 527

View: 5109

A collection of blessings, poems, meditations, and rituals presented in English and Hebrew offers a traditional perspective to weekday, Sabbath, and New Moon festival observances. By the translator of The Song of Songs. Major ad/promo. Tour.

Celebrating the New Moon

A Rosh Chodesh Anthology

Author: Susan Berrin

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461627737

Category: Religion

Page: 331

View: 3993

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My People's Prayer Book: The Amidah

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 187904580X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6074

This momentous, critically acclaimed series is truly a people's prayer book, one that provides a diverse and exciting commentary to the traditional liturgy. It will help you find new wisdom and guidance in Jewish prayer, and bring the liturgy into your life. It also has received significant attention in the Christian world. The major sections of the prayer book each are covered in separate volumes in this series. My People's Prayer Book provides in each volume: The traditional Hebrew text A modern translation (designed to let people know exactly what the prayers actually say) Commentators from all perspectives of the Jewish world, some of today's most respected Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayer book's connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, kabbalistic wisdom, feminism, modern developments and much more This stunning work, an important expression of the spiritual revival of our times, enables all worshipers to claim their connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book. It rejuvenates Jewish worship in today's world, and makes its power accessible to all.


History, Belief and Practice

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317432037

Category: Religion

Page: 610

View: 4782

This newly revised all-encompassing textbook is a guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It also includes the early modern period and the development of Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary sources are used throughout to enliven the narrative and provide concrete examples of the rich variety of Jewish civilization. Specially designed to assist learning, Judaism: • Introduces texts and commentaries, including the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, mystical literature, Jewish philosophy and Jewish theology • Provides the skills necessary to understand these step-by-step with the help of a companion website • Explains how to interpret the major events in nearly four thousand years of Jewish history • Supports study with discussion questions on the central historical and religious issues, and includes key reading for each chapter, an extensive glossary and index • Illustrates the development of Judaism, its concepts, observances and culture, with maps, photos, paintings and engravings • Links each chapter to a free companion website at which provides things to think about, things to do and tips for teachers as well as other online resources


How to Host a Meaningful, Fun, Drop-Dead Gorgeous Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Author: Gail Anthony Greenberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743298407

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6375

An indispensable, modern-day guide to planning the perfect bar or bat mitzvah, celebrating substance and style There used to be only two approaches to the bar or bat mitzvah party -- a low-key event that reflects the solemnity of this sacred rite of passage or a big bash that has no connection to the religious service. For many, it was an impossible dilemma. Will a big bash trivialize and overshadow the bar or bat mitzvah experience? Will too much spirituality suck the life out of an otherwise fabulous party? MitzvahChic is the first book that proves that if you want a truly amazing experience, you can and must have it all! Blending meaningful Jewish elements with high-style contemporary party planning, this inspiring and useful guide will show you how to have the ultimate bar or bat mitzvah -- a profoundly moving service followed by an unforgettable party. The MitzvahChic approach also shows how to honor your child in a big way, rather than reducing him or her to an overused pop culture theme or a single cliché: He's into baseball! She loves horses! This must-have guide gives advice on the major decisions, the basics of the service, and the party details that really matter. It also features: A complete guide to the Torah, including dates and summaries of the portions and supplementary materials Eight complete, themed parties, including party favors, decorations, and photographs of sample tables A time line to help plan the bar or bat mitzvah up to two years ahead Instructions for being MitzvahChic on a budget Advice on how to include non-Jewish friends and family members in the ceremony A practical guide to all things mitzvah from the Torah to the tablecloth, MitzvahChic will help create a beautiful, powerful, resonant, and unforgettable rite of passage.

This Grateful Heart

Psalms and Prayers for a New Day

Author: Alden Solovy

Publisher: CCAR Press

ISBN: 0881232955

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 9652

This Grateful Heart offers an anthology of modern day psalms and prayers to lift us up, inspire our days, and mark our milestones. Written by Jewish poet and liturgist Alden Solovy, the collection provides nearly 100 readings, spanning topics from the simple delights of daily living to the complexities of grief; from the celebration of major turning points like bar and bat mitzvah to the more solemn commemoration of lost lives and ended relationships; and from the awe-filled moments of the High Holy Days to the observance of secular holidays. For clergy, this collection offers supplementary material for use in services and life cycle rituals; for the individual, this collection can serve as a way to give voice to the joys and sorrows of everyday life. I hope people will see This Grateful Heart as a prayerbook, a resource kit, a spiritual practice, an inspiration, and a source of hope. Any day a prayer is needed, or any day someone decides to deepen a personal prayer practice, there's a doorway here, in this book. - Alden Solovy

Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom

Author: Sally Ann Berk

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1603762809

Category: Reference

Page: 360

View: 5094

This small, chunky volume presents the witty, wonderful, deadpan and droll insight of the Jewish culture. Chapters on Wisdom, Mitzvahs, Dybbuks, Proverbs, Jokes, Curses, Conventions, Mores (ethics), Love & Marriage, Men & Women, Children & Family provide reflections gleaned from a wealth of ancient, traditional and modern sources. The range of wise observations on the ways of the world, snappy one-liners, stories and expressions captures the spirit of the Jews throughout the centuries. Illustrated with sixty watercolor paintings, The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom will delight and engage even the toughest Jewish mother. Some examples: When we hear a baby laugh, it is the loveliest thing that can happen to us.--Sigmund Freud A child's wisdom is also wisdom.--Yiddish proverb I don't believe in the afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.--Woody Allen May you lose all your teeth but one, and may that one have a cavity.--Anonymous (Yiddish curse)

Mishkan T'filah

Services for Shabbat ; a Reform Siddur

Author: Elyse D. Frishman

Publisher: CCAR Press

ISBN: 9780881231045

Category: Judaism

Page: 387

View: 2641

Jewish American poetry

poems, commentary, and reflections

Author: Jonathan N. Barron

Publisher: Brandeis University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

View: 677

A rich and provocative overview of Jewish American poetry.

Women of the Wall: Claiming Sacred Ground at Judaism's Holy Site

Author: Phyllis Chesler,Rivka Haut

Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub


Category: Religion

Page: 429

View: 7461

Documents the legendary grassroots and legal struggle of a determined group of Jewish women from Israel, America, and other parts of the world--known as the Women of the Wall--to win the right to pray together as a group out loud, wear ritual objects, and read from Torah scrolls at Israel's Western Wall, a right extremely limited now.

Pray Tell

A Hadassah Guide to Jewish Prayer

Author: Jules Harlow,Tamara Cohen

Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub

ISBN: 9781580231633

Category: Religion

Page: 363

View: 5015

A women's commentary on the content and meaning of prayer in Judaism. $20,000 initial Ad/PR budget, 12-city National Tour.

Platforms and prayer books

theological and liturgical perspectives on Reform Judaism

Author: Dana Evan Kaplan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Religion

Page: 317

View: 8992

Platforms and Prayer Books is a remarkable collection of essays that illustrates the Reform Jewish theological enterprise at work. Through lively discussions on theological and liturgical topics, noted scholars and rabbis trace the evolution of Reform Judaism, presenting innovative approaches and creative interpretations. Visit our website for sample chapters!


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Category: Jewish women

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