The Experience of Jewish Liturgy

This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy.

Author: Debra Reed Blank

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004201354

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy. Three generations of scholars apply different analytical methods to varying texts and ritual occasions, providing an up-to-date picture of the field and its implications for related areas.
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Remembering the Future

Through comparative explorations of traditional Jewish and Christian understandings of time, contemporary oral testimonies, and discussions of the work of select twentieth-century Jewish and Christian thinkers, this book maps the temporal ...

Author: Emma O'Donnell

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814663424

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Common to both Judaism and Christianity is a heightened engagement with time within liturgical practice, in which collective religious memory and anticipation come together to create a unique sense of time. Exploring the nebulous realms of religious experience and the sense of time, Remembering the Future charts the ways that the experience of time is shaped by the traditions of Judaism and Christianity and experienced within their ritual practices. Through comparative explorations of traditional Jewish and Christian understandings of time, contemporary oral testimonies, and discussions of the work of select twentieth-century Jewish and Christian thinkers, this book maps the temporal landscapes of the religious imagination. Maintaining that the sense of time is integral to Jewish and Christian religious experience, Remembering the Future makes a notable contribution to interreligious studies and liturgical studies. It sheds light on essential aspects of religious experience and finds that the intimacy of the experience of time grants it the capacity to communicate across religious boundaries, subtly transgressing obstacles to interreligious understanding.
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On Changes in Jewish Liturgy

This book demonstrates the complexity, fluidity and variety in Jewish liturgy, and discusses the possible parameters of change, be it in additions, deletions, alterations, and/or corrections, so as to reflect the contemporary situation and ...

Author: Daniel Sperber

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ISBN: IND:30000134094543

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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This book demonstrates the complexity, fluidity and variety in Jewish liturgy, and discusses the possible parameters of change, be it in additions, deletions, alterations, and/or corrections, so as to reflect the contemporary situation and its sensitivities. It will stimulate thought and discussion and lead to a deeper appreciation of the nature of the liturgy, and an ability to find greater meaning in prayer.
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Listening to American Jews

There is much we do not know ; much more we have not even thought to ask .
incorporate the femaleness of God and the experiences of female Jews . For
some of us , that may mean attempting the mind - boggling task of writing new
liturgy .

Author: Carolyn Toll Oppenheim

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013379840

Category: Israel and the Diaspora

Page: 256

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The American Jewish Experience

When it finally appeared in 1855 as Seder Tefilah : The Order of Prayer for Divine
Service , handsomely printed and bound in two volumes , it was the first
American Reform liturgy compiled by a rabbi . It is striking that although
Merzbacher ...

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019339113

Category: History

Page: 375

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Each selection is preceded by a headnote that provides the essay's historical context and contemporary relevance, and extensively annotated bibliographies follow each section.
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Sacred Sound and Social Change

Teachers, students, composers, performers, and other practitioners of sacred sound will appreciate this volume because, unlike any book currently available on sacred music, it treats the history, development, current practices, composition, ...

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268160579

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Teachers, students, composers, performers, and other practitioners of sacred sound will appreciate this volume because, unlike any book currently available on sacred music, it treats the history, development, current practices, composition, and critical views of the liturgical music of both the Jewish and Christian traditions. Contributors trace Jewish music from its place in Hebrew Scriptures through the nineteenth-century Reform movement. Similar accounts of Christian music describe its growth up to the Protestant Reformation, as well as post-Reformation development. Other essays explore liturgical music in contemporary North America by analyzing it against the backdrop of the continuous social change that characterizes our era.
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Conservative Judaism

He demonstrates how Jewish liturgy can be a source for Jewish philosophy and
thought . Yet , it is not clear to me that outside of a Liturgical Reasoning seminar ,
where participants might sit with the text of liturgy to investigate and be led ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030298610

Category: Conservative Judaism

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Sh ma

These ritual moments are examples of transformations , when through the
recitation of liturgy and the performance of ... We are women who want very much
to be included in the Jewish people , in Jewish history and in Jewish experience ,
but ...

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ISBN: IND:30000122785706

Category: Jews

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The Jewish Experience in America The emerging community

For a long time Jewish liturgical music in the United States was of great scarcity .
Whatever was available was in manuscript form . In the preparation of manuscript
liturgical music Mikveh Israel was a pioneer . Its collection was loaned to ...

Author: Abraham J. Karp

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ISBN: UVA:X001478919

Category: Jews

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The Dance of Jewish Woman as Torah

Historically , the primary vehicle for transmission of Jewish memory has been
prayer and ritual , the liturgical ... formative events . . . the cycles of the week and
year have been the most potent reminders of central Jewish experience and
values ...

Author: Cynthia D. Sautter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123551850

Category: Dance

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Music and the Experience of God

How are liturgical instruments and their performers dedicated to and prepared for
a transformative task ? What patterns of musical interaction have been
characteristic of Christian liturgy ? The logocentrism characteristic of Jewish
liturgical ...

Author: Mary Collins

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: IND:30000009141759

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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"April 1989." Includes bibliographies.
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Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

30 The experience of divine love pushes the human soul to love thy neighbor,
and this begins a process of redemption. However, even the act of loving the
neighbor remains blind. The ''enlightenment'' that liturgy adds to love includes an
 ...

Author: Steven Kepnes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198042795

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Liturgy, a complex interweaving of word, text, song, and behavior is a central fixture of religious life in the Jewish tradition. It is unique in that it is performed and not merely thought. Because liturgy is performed by a specific group at a specific time and place it is mutable. Thus, liturgical reasoning is always new and understandings of liturgical practices are always evolving. Liturgy is neither preexisting nor static; it is discovered and revealed in every liturgical performance. Jewish Liturgical Reasoning is an attempt to articulate the internal patterns of philosophical, ethical, and theological reasoning that are at work in synagogue liturgies. This book discusses the relationship between internal Jewish liturgical reasoning and the variety of external philosophical and theological forms of reasoning that have been developed in modern and post liberal Jewish philosophy. Steven Kepnes argues that liturgical reasoning can reorient Jewish philosophy and provide it with new tools, new terms of discourse and analysis, and a new sensibility for the twenty-first century. The formal philosophical study of Jewish liturgy began with Moses Mendelssohn and the modern Jewish philosophers. Thus the book focuses, in its first chapters, on the liturgical reasoning of Moses Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, and Franz Rosenzweig. However, it attempts to augment and further develop the liturgical reasoning of these figures with methods of study from Hermeneutics, Semiotic theory, post liberal theology, anthropology and performance theory. These newer theories are enlisted to help form a contemporary liturgical reasoning that can respond to such events as the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and interfaith dialogue between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
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Christian Attitudes on Jews and Judaism

The second innovative feature of the Pharisaic revolution is the person of the
rabbi who gradually replaced the priest as the central religious figure in Judaism .
The rabbi was essentially a lay person , a minister who had no specific liturgical ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105008406212

Category: Christianity and other religions

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Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy

102 By itself , the text of this call to prayer and its liturgical function as a little
doxology of the Jewish liturgy show clear parallels to the doxology of the Catholic
Church . As a discussion of the liturgical - theological parallelism is beyond the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015039174902

Category: Jews

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What is Modern about the Modern Jewish Experience

Zionism , as an attempt by the Jews to “ reenter history ” meant the exact opposite
, for Scholem , of full - blown ... that repeatedly occurs in the " eternal present ”
constituted by Jewish liturgy was not intended to be only for modernity . After all ...

Author: Marc Lee Raphael

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ISBN: UOM:39015049683991

Category: Jews

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Jewish Worship

19 THE MYSTIC STREAM IN JEWISH LITURGY Judaism teaches that a pious
Jew experiences God ' s nearness whenever he performs a divine
commandment . This mystic experience is especially discerned during worship .
Since this ...

Author: Abraham Ezra Millgram

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: UOM:39015024892492

Category: Religion

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This work of immense Scholarship (673 pages) is well-documented and written with scholarship and love. Chapter 7 deals with Shabbat liturgy (p. 161-198), which is discussed in detail with a special focus on historical development.
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Documentation Abstracts

Presents reviews to two indexes to the journals of the American Jewish Historical
Society from the perspective of recent ... Discusses the experience of compiling a
bibliography of American Jewish liturgy from the establishment of the press ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015082970065

Category: Documentation

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Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience

Judaism - still purely Orthodox , though the term wasn ' t yet used — arrived in
America in the summer of 1654 , brought by twenty - three refugees from
Portuguese ... In 1761 the first English translation of any part of the Jewish liturgy
appeared ...

Author: Lippy

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0684188619

Category: North America

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A selective reference work that addresses the traditions, movements and cultural influences underlying religious belief and practice in North America.
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