Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History by Ismar ElbogenJewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History by Ismar Elbogen

Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History

byIsmar ElbogenTranslated byRaymond P. Scheindlin

Hardcover | January 15, 1993

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The definitive work on the subject of Jewish liturgy, Ismar Elbogen’s analysis covers the entire range of Jewish liturgical development—beginning with the early cornerstones of the siddur, through the evolution of the medieval piyyut tradition, to modern prayer book reform in Germany and the United States.

Title:Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 10.38 × 7.29 × 1.32 inPublished:January 15, 1993Publisher:The Jewish Publication Society

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827604459

ISBN - 13:9780827604452

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The Jewish prayer book, the siddur, is the longest continuous record of the history, philosophy, literature, and ethos of the Jewish people. It has been read and reread in every generation, in every Jewish community. Now, for the first time, Ismar Elbogen's Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History, the most complete scholarly study of Jewish liturgy in existence today, is available to the English-speaking community. Originally published in German, the work was reissued in an updated Hebrew version in 1972. It has now been masterfully translated from the German and the Hebrew by Raymond P. Scheindlin. Elbogen's analysis covers the entire range of Jewish liturgical development - beginning with the early cornerstones of the siddur, such as the Amidah, the Shema, and Ashrei, through the evolution of the medieval piyyut tradition, to modern prayerbook reform in Germany and the United States. The book traces the origins of present-day prayers, noting the many variants that arose within historical periods and different geographic communities. Elbogen includes generous cit