Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the 20th Century by Jack J. CohenMajor Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the 20th Century by Jack J. Cohen

Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the 20th Century

byJack J. Cohen

Paperback | January 1, 2000

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Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the Twentieth Century addresses the troubling questions posed by the modern Jewish worshiper, including such obstacles to prayer as the inability to concentrate on the words and meanings of formal liturgy, the paucity of emotional involvement, the lack of theological conviction, the anthropomorphic and particularly the masculine emphasis of prayer nomenclature, and other matters. In assessing these difficultites, Cohen brings to the reader the writings on prayer of some seminal 20th century Jewish theologians. These include Herman Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Avraham Yitzhak, Hoakohen Kook, Mordecai M. Kaplan, R. Arele, Aaron Rote, Elie Munk, Abraham J. Heschel, Jakob J. Petuchowski, Eugene B. Borowitz, and Lawrence A. Hoffman.
Born in the United States, Jack J. Cohen is a Reconstructionis Rabbi living in Jerusalem, Israel.
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Title:Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the 20th CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.05 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823219577

ISBN - 13:9780823219575

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Many of difficult questions that arise for the modern Jewish worshiper receive detailed attention in a comprehensive publication by rabbi Jack J. Cohen. Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the Twentieth Century is a coherent analysis on the obstacles of prayer. Difficulties such as, concentrating on the words and meaning of formal liturgy, lack of emotional involvement and theological conviction are but a few issues that are discussed. While articulating these troubling issues, Cohen provides readers with some writings of the more prominent 20th century Jewish theologians, including Franz Rosenzweig, Hoakohen Kook, Elie Munk, Jacob J. Petuchowski and many more.   

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"...makes a useful contribution to shedding light on questions about prayer with which humans have struggled from time immemorial."