The most controversial prayer of the Jewish New Year - what it means, who wrote it, why we say it. Explore the profound, perplexing and persuasive power of Un'taneh Tokef , one of the most beloved, prominent and controversial pieces in the Ashkenazi High Holy Day liturgy. Interact with thought-provoking and inspiring discussions on all aspects of this prayer that defies easy understanding - its moral challenge, fatalistic theology, proclamation of God's holiness, call to human responsibility and prescription for redemption. Commentaries from over forty men and women, scholars and rabbis, artists and poets from all major Jewish denominations examine Un'taneh Tokef from the viewpoints of the ancient Rabbis and modern theologians, as well as halakhic, Talmudic, linguistic, biblical, mystical, feminist, community and personal perspectives.
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Number of pages: 492
Weight: 803 g
Dimensions: 254 x 197 x 24 mm
Edition: [Large Print]