Who by Fire, Who By Water: Un-tanek tokef


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Who by Fire, Who By Water: Un-tanek tokef
By Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
sku: 9781580234245
Price: $34.99

Edited by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman PhD
Published May 01, 2010
253 pages, English

The most controversial prayer of the Jewish New Year—
what it means, who wrote it,  why we say it.

Over forty contributors who span three continents and all major Jewish denominations examine Un’taneh Tokef’s theology, authorship, and poetry through a set of lively commentaries. Men and women, scholars and rabbis, artists and poets trace the history of Un’taneh Tokef and connect the prayer to its biblical and rabbinic roots. They wrestle with the personal and community impact of its deeply moving imagery, probe its haunting message of human mortality, and reflect on its call for sanctity, transformation and renewal.

Prayers of Awe
A multi-volume series designed to explore the High Holy Day liturgy and enrich the praying experience for everyone—whether experienced worshipers or guests who encounter Jewish prayer for the very first time.