My People s Prayer Book

Provides diverse and exciting commentaries to the traditional liturgy, written by some of today's most respected scholars and teachers from all perspectives of the Jewish world.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1683362098

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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"The prayer book is our Jewish diary of the centuries, a collection of prayers composed by generations of those who came before us, as they endeavored to express the meaning of their lives and their relationship to God. The prayer book is the essence of the Jewish soul." My People's Prayer Book provides diverse and exciting commentaries to the traditional liturgy, written by some of today's most respected scholars and teachers from all perspectives of the Jewish world. They explore the text from the perspectives of ancient Rabbis and modern theologians, as well as feminist, halakhic, medieval, linguistic, biblical, Chasidic, mystical, and historical perspectives. This stunning work, an empowering entryway to the spiritual revival of our times, enables all of us to claim our connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book. It helps rejuvenate Jewish worship in today's world, and makes its power accessible to all. The My People's Prayer Book series belongs on the library shelf of every home, every synagogue--every sanctuary of prayer. Introductions tell the reader what to look for in the prayer service, as well as how to truly use the commentaries, to search for--and find--meaning in the prayer book

My People s Prayer Book Shabbat morning Shacharit and Musaf morning and additional services

This volume of the My People's Prayer Book series celebrates Shabbat morning and guides us to a new understanding of this day of rest, memory and joy.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580232401

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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This volume of the My People's Prayer Book series celebrates Shabbat morning and guides us to a new understanding of this day of rest, memory and joy.

My People s Prayer Book

This volume of the My People's Prayer Book series celebrates Shabbat morning and guides us to a new understanding of this day of rest, memory and joy.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman, Rabbi Ph.D.

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1683362071

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This volume of the My People's Prayer Book series celebrates Shabbat morning and guides us to a new understanding of this day of rest, memory and joy.

My People s Prayer Book Traditional Prayers Modern Commentaries Vol 10

The prayer book is the essence of the Jewish soul.'''' This stunning work, an empowering entryway to the spiritual revival of our times, enables all of us to claim our connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

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ISBN: 1459680405

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Opens up the traditional Jewish prayer book as a spiritual resource....This groundbreaking new series involves us in a personal dialogue with God, history and tradition, through the heritage of prayer. ''''The prayer book is our Jewish diary of the centuries, a collection of prayers composed by generations of those who came before us, as they endeavored to express the meaning of their lives and their relationship to God. The prayer book is the essence of the Jewish soul.'''' This stunning work, an empowering entryway to the spiritual revival of our times, enables all of us to claim our connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book. It helps rejuvenate Jewish worship in today's world, and makes its power accessible to all. Vol. 10 - Shabbat Morning: Shacharit and Musaf (Morning and Additional Services) features the authentic Hebrew text with a new translation that lets people know exactly what the prayers say. Introductions explain what to look for in the prayers, and how to truly use the commentaries to find meaning in the prayer book. Framed with beautifully designed Talmud - style pages, commentaries from many of today's most respected Jewish scholars from all movements of Judaism examine Shacharit and Musaf from the perspectives of ancient Rabbis and modern theologians, as well as feminist, halakhic, Talmudic, linguistic, biblical, Chasidic, mystical, and historical perspectives.

My People s Prayer Book Birkhot hashachar morning blessings

Jewish prayers are presented in traditional Hebrew, accompanied by both a modern translation and commentary by Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayers' connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, Kabbalistic wisdom, ...

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045835

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Jewish prayers are presented in traditional Hebrew, accompanied by both a modern translation and commentary by Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayers' connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, Kabbalistic wisdom, feminism, modern developments, and more.

My People s Prayer Book

This volume of the My People's Prayer Book series unfolds the many layers of meaning in the ritual and prayers surrounding the communal reading of Torah.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman, Rabbi Ph.D.

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 168336211X

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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In this expression of the spiritual revival of our times, some of today's most respected Jewish scholars and teachers give their perspectives on the Seder K'riyat Hatorah (Shabbat Torah Service). Includes a traditional Hebrew text and a modern translation of prayers.

My People s Prayer Book Welcoming the night Minchah and Ma ariv afternoon and evening prayer

My. People's. Prayer. Book: Traditional. Prayers,. Modern. Commentaries ... and Evening Prayer) 272 pp, ISBN 1-58023-262-0 Volume 10—Shacharit and Musaf 240 ...

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580232623

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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This volume of the My People's Prayer Book series underscores the mystery of the twilight moments and the opportunity for insight that they bring.

The Art of Public Prayer

For laypeople and clergy of any denomination.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781893361065

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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For laypeople and clergy of any denomination. Examines how and why religious ritual works or doesn't. Uses social science, theology and common sense to explain the key roles symbolism and liturgy can play in meaningful and fulfilling communal worship."

My People s Prayer Book Shabbat at home

Each book includes Hebrew text, modern translation, and commentaries from all perspectives of the Jewish world. Vol. 1—The Sh'ma and Its Blessings 7x 10, ...

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045859

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This momentous, critically-acclaimed series is truly an essential source filled with traditional prayers, and modern commentaries.

My People s Prayer Book Tachanun and concluding prayers

Each book includes Hebrew text, modern translation, and commentaries from all perspectives of the Jewish world. Vol. 1—The Sh'ma and Its Blessings 7x 10, ...

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045842

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Features the authentic Hebrew text with a new translation designed to let people know what prayers to say. introductions tell the reader what to look for in the the prayer service, how to use the commentaries, how to search for and find meaning in the prayer book.

My People s Prayer Book Seder K riat haTorah the Torah service

Each book includes Hebrew text, modern translation, and commentaries from all perspectives of the Jewish world. Vol. 1—The Sh'ma and Its Blessings 7x 10, ...

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045828

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The fourth book in this important series presents all the traditional Jewish prayers with important commentaries from the rabbinic literature and modern Jewish scholars.

And God Said

This book tackles such issues as what's wrong with the Ten Commandments (starting with the word "commandments"), the correct description of the "virgin" birth, and the surprisingly modern message in the Song of Solomon, as well as many ...

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Author: Dr. Joel M. Hoffman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429968230

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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For centuries, translations of the Bible have obscured our understanding and appreciation of the original text. Now And God Said provides readers with an authoritative account of significant mistranslations and shows how new translation methods can give readers their first glimpse into what the Bible really means. And God Said uncovers the often inaccurate or misleading English translations of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament that quotes from it. Sometimes the familiar English is just misleading. Other times the mistakes are more substantial. But the errors are widespread. This book tackles such issues as what's wrong with the Ten Commandments (starting with the word "commandments"), the correct description of the "virgin" birth, and the surprisingly modern message in the Song of Solomon, as well as many other unexpected but thought-provoking revelations. Acclaimed translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman sheds light on the original intention of the text and the newly developed means that readers can use to get closer to it. In And God Said his fresh approach has united the topics of religion, language, and linguistics to offer the first modern understanding since the Bible was written.

The Bible Doesn t Say That

The Bible Doesn't Say That explores what the Bible meant before it was misinterpreted over the past 2,000 years.

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Author: Dr. Joel M. Hoffman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466864566

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The Bible Doesn't Say That explores what the Bible meant before it was misinterpreted over the past 2,000 years. Acclaimed translator and biblical scholar Dr. Joel M. Hoffman walks the reader through dozens of mistranslations, misconceptions, and other misunderstandings about the Bible. In forty short, straightforward chapters, he covers morality, life-style, theology, and biblical imagery, including: *The Bible doesn't call homosexuality a sin, and it doesn't advocate for the one-man-one-woman model of the family that has been dubbed "biblical." *The Bible's famous "beat their swords into plowshares" is matched by the militaristic, "beat your plowshares into swords." *The often-cited New Testament quotation "God so loved the world" is a mistranslation, as are the titles "Son of Man" and "Son of God." *The Ten Commandments don't prohibit killing or coveting. What does the Bible say about violence? About the Rapture? About keeping kosher? About marriage and divorce? Hoffman provides answers to all of these and more, succinctly explaining how so many pivotal biblical answers came to be misunderstood.

The Way Into Jewish Prayer

An accessible introduction to the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. The Way Into Jewish Prayer helps us to explore the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman, Rabbi Ph.D.

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1683364457

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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An accessible introduction to the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. The Way Into Jewish Prayer helps us to explore the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. It opens the door to 3,000 years of Jewish prayer, making available all you need to feel at home in the Jewish way of communicating with God.

All the World

This fifth volume in the Prayers of Awe series provides the relevant traditional prayers in the original Hebrew, alongside a new and annotated translation.

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Author: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580237833

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Why be Jewish? A fascinating dialogue across denominations of the High Holy Days and their message of Jewish purpose beyond mere survival. Almost forty contributors from three continents—men and women, scholars and poets, rabbis and theologians, representing all Jewish denominations and perspectives—examine the tension between Israel as a particular People called by God, and that very calling as intended for a universalist end, furthering God’s vision for all the world, not just for Jews alone. This balance of views arises naturally out of the prayers in the High Holy Day liturgy, coupled with insights from philosophy, literature, theology and ethics. This fifth volume in the Prayers of Awe series provides the relevant traditional prayers in the original Hebrew, alongside a new and annotated translation. It explores the question “Why be Jewish?” in a time when universalist commitment to our planet and its people has only grown in importance, even as particularist questions of Jewish continuity have become ever more urgent.

Naming God

An in-depth exploration of the complexities--and perhaps audacity--of naming the unnameable.

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Author: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580238175

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Forty contributors from six countries and three continents interpret one of Judaism's favorite prayers--and the difficulty of naming the unnameable. One of the oldest and most beloved prayers--known even to Jews who rarely attend synagogue--is Avinu Malkenu ("Our Father, Our King"), a liturgical staple for the entire High Holy Day period. "Our Father, Our King" has resonance also for Christians, whose Lord's Prayer begins "Our Father." Despite its popularity, however, Avinu Malkenu causes great debate because of the difficulties in thinking of God as father and king. Americans no longer relate positively to images of royalty; victims of parental abuse note the problem of assuming a benevolent father; and feminists have long objected to masculine language for God. These issues are just the tip of a larger linguistic and spiritual "iceberg": How do we name God altogether, without recourse to imagery that defies belief? A detailed study of a particular prayer, and a thoughtful analysis of the age-old but altogether modern problem of naming God, it is intended for people who worship but have questions about God. It features some forty contributors, men and women from all Jewish denominations and from around the world--scholars, rabbis, artists and thinkers from Canada, France, Israel, the Netherlands, UK and US, who contribute fascinating thought-pieces on a critical question for religious consciousness today. Contributors: Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Los Angeles Rabbi Anthony Bayfield, London, UK Rabbi Will Berkowitz, Seattle, WA Dr. Annette Boeckler, London, UK Dr. Marc Brettler, Boston, MA Dr. Erica Brown, Silver Spring, MD Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, New York, NY Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, New York, NY Rabbi Joshua Davidson, New York, NY Rabbi Lawrence Englander, Mississauga, ON, Canada Lisa Exler, New York, NY Rabbi Paul Freedman, London, UK Rabbi Elyse Frishman, Franklin Lakes, NJ Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, London, UK Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, Chicago, IL Rabbi Andrew Goldstein, London, UK Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Katonah, NY Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Mamaroneck, NY Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, Paris, France Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, New York, NY Rabbi Karen Kedar, Chicago, IL Rabbi Reuven Kimelman, Boston, MA Rabbi Daniel Landes, Israel Liz Lerman, Washington, DC Rabbi Asher Lopatin, New York, NY Catherine Madsen, Amherst, MA Rabbi Jonathan Magonet, London, UK Rabbi Dalia Marx, Israel Ruth Messinger, New York, NY Rabbi Charles H. Middleburgh, London, UK Rabbi Jay Henry Moses, Columbus, OH Rabbi Jack Riemer, Boca Raton, FL Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, South Orange, NJ Rabbis Dennis and Sandy Sasso, Indianapolis, IN Rabbi Marc Saperstein, London, UK Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Rabbi David Stern, Dallas, TX Rabbi David Teutsch, Philadelphia, PA Dr. Ellen Umansky, White Plains, NY Edward van Voooen, Amsterdam, Netherlands Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig, Brooklyn, NY Dr. Ron Wolfson, Los Angeles, CA Rabbi Daniel Zemel, Arlington, VA Dr. Wendy Zierler, New York, NY

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What You Will See Inside a Synagogue

What You Will See Inside a Synagogue will: Satisfy kids' curiosity about what goes on in synagogues attended by their friends, broadening awareness of other faiths at an important age when opinions and prejudices can first form.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman, Rabbi

Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1683364872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A colorful, fun-to-read introduction that explains the ways and whys of Jewish worship, faith, and religious life. What You Will See Inside a Synagogue will: Satisfy kids' curiosity about what goes on in synagogues attended by their friends, broadening awareness of other faiths at an important age when opinions and prejudices can first form. Provide Jewish children with a deeper understanding of the practices of their own religious tradition. Give children the opportunity to ask questions, making them more active participants. Colorful full-page photographs set the scene for concise but informative descriptions of what is happening, the objects used, the clergy and laypeople who have specific roles, the spiritual intent of the believers, and more. The What You Will See Inside... series is designed to show children ages 6-10 the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of traditional houses of worship, liturgical celebrations, and rituals of different world faiths, empowering them to respect and understand their own religious traditions--and those of their friends and neighbors.

Who by Fire Who by Water

The most controversial prayer of the Jewish New Year--what it means, who wrote it, why we say it. Thought-provoking and inspiring discussions from a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of this prayer that defies easy understanding.

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Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D.

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580236723

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The most controversial prayer of the Jewish New Year what it means, who wrote it, why we say it. Thought-provoking and inspiring discussions from a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of this prayer that defies easy understanding."

The Bible s Cutting Room Floor

In The Bible's Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman gives us the stories and other texts that didn't make it into the Bible even though they offer penetrating insight into the Bible and its teachings.

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Author: Dr. Joel M. Hoffman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466848269

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Some holy writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of the physical restrictions of ancient bookmaking technology. At times, the compilers of the Bible skipped information that they assumed everyone knew. Some passages were even omitted by accident. In The Bible's Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman gives us the stories and other texts that didn't make it into the Bible even though they offer penetrating insight into the Bible and its teachings. The Book of Genesis tells us about Adam and Eve's time in the Garden of Eden, but not their saga after they get kicked out or the lessons they have for us about good and evil. The Bible introduces us to Abraham, but it doesn't include the troubling story of his early life, which explains how he came to reject idolatry to become the father of monotheism. And while there are only 150 Psalms in today's Bible, there used to be many more. Dr. Hoffman deftly brings these and other ancient scriptural texts to life, exploring how they offer new answers to some of the most fundamental and universal questions people ask about their lives. An impressive blend of history, linguistics, and religious scholarship, The Bible's Cutting Room Floor reveals what's missing from your Bible, who left it out, and why it is so important.