Every Person's Guide to Jewish Prayer

Jason Aronson, Inc., 1997

In the Jewish tradition, prayer has always occupied a prominent position of importance. Of all the activities with which Jews as a people have been concerned, perhaps nothing is more important and less understood than prayer.

The goal of this book is to introduce readers to some of the basic concepts of Jewish prayer. It presents an array of facts and customs related to the language of prayer and the prayerbook, the historical development of prayer and the prayerbook, various genres of prayer, prayer garments, some of the major concepts of the important standard prayers, notable prayer quotations, and a glossary of prayer terminology and concepts.

It is designed to help the reader feel more "at home" with the prayerbook, the Jewish concept of prayer, and the prayerbook's many ethical and religious teachings. Additionally, it sets out to provide a basis for future reading and an impetus for readers to emerge in further study on the subject of prayer.

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