The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices

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Alpha Books, 2012 - Religion - 316 pages
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An insightful and illuminating guide to Judaism's basic tenets and practices.

The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices offers a more profound understanding of Judaism-for practicing Jews and non-Jews alike-by explaining the key concepts of Jewish thought, including the sanctity of human life, Judaism's concept of God, and the role of the Torah in guiding Jewish spiritual life. Judaic studies scholar Andrea Lieber introduces readers to the form of Jewish prayer-the structure of Jewish worship and the different kinds of prayers that make up Jewish liturgy.

  • The perfect guide for Jewish spirituality for affiliated and non- practicing Jews as well as people of other faiths
  • Provides essential knowledge of the meaning of the Torah and the rituals of worship and prayer

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About the author (2012)

Andrea Lieber, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Religion at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she holds the Sophia Ava Asbell Chair of Judaic Studies. She has published numerous articles and reviews in the field of early Jewish and Christian mysticism. She received her BA from Vassar College and PhD from Columbia University

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