Worlds of Jewish Prayer Shohama Harris Wiener

ISBN: 9780876685822

Published: November 1st 1993

Hardcover

358 pages


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Worlds of Jewish Prayer  by  Shohama Harris Wiener

Worlds of Jewish Prayer by Shohama Harris Wiener
November 1st 1993 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 358 pages | ISBN: 9780876685822 | 4.41 Mb

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, known simply as Reb Zalman to his many devoted followers, was born in Poland to a hasidic father who had a deep interest in Western culture. As such, he grew up and was educated in both secular and religious schools inMoreRabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, known simply as Reb Zalman to his many devoted followers, was born in Poland to a hasidic father who had a deep interest in Western culture. As such, he grew up and was educated in both secular and religious schools in Vienna, where the family had moved and lived until the Nazis arrived in Austria.

As Reb Zalman says of his upbringing, I went to yeshivah and at the same time attended a leftist Zionist high school, where I learned Latin and modern Hebrew. I danced the horah with Marxist Zionists and also celebrated the farewell to the Sabbath with Orthodox anti-Zionists. My father wanted me to go both to gymnasium (secular co-ed high school) and to yeshivah after school. My own life - not only my fathers - was always full of contradictions. After receiving rabbinic ordination from the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947, Reb Zalman began a lifelong career that would take him from roles as congregational rabbi to university professor.

He has studied and taught with major religious figures in Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem, and Christian traditions, served as Hillel chaplain, helped plant the seeds of the Havurah movement, ordained scores of rabbis and influenced countless others, has written over 175 books and articles, and created a number of audio and video cassettes.

His energy and enthusiasm have made him one of the most well known and beloved rebbes of our time. Reb Zalman was the person who taught many rabbis, Jewish scholars, poets, and songwriters to rehydrate the freeze-dried prayers of the prayer book, tie the words on the page to the experiences of a life of spirit, soul, heart, mind, and body. Worlds of Jewish Prayer is afestschrift, a tribute to Reb Zalman in an offering of words from students and colleagues on a subject dear to his heart, davvenology. Davvenology is a term coined by Reb Zalman to denote the study of davvenen.

What is davvenen? Just as the eskimos have many words for snow, because the



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