Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the 20th Century 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0823219568
ISBN-10: 0823219569
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Arguing that for many people prayer is not a relevant activity, Cohen (Guide for an Age of Confusion) presents nine Jewish philosophers who sought an intellectual base for prayer. Their thinking includes rationalism, moral action, and prayers' function. The philosophers born earlier in the century are more aligned with the orthodox movement than those born later, who are here tied to more liberal movements. Still, Elie Munk's and Abraham Kook's philosophies are as unique as those of their liberal colleagues Eugene Borowitz and Lawrence Hoffman. One chapter discusses feminists' views of prayer, and the last chapter poses the question of prayer's relevance. Cohen shows that prayer is neither a recent concern nor a greater concern for one movement's philosophers than it is for another's. Rather, philosophers from each movement confront it as a part of their thinking. This thoughtful, general summary is concerned with stimulating readers to think about prayer. Readers interested in philosophy and theology, as well as those wishing to learn more about spirituality, will enjoy this book. Recommended for public and undergraduate libraries.
-Naomi Hafter, Broward Cty. P.L., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Born in the United States, Jack J. Cohen is a Reconstructionis Rabbi living in Jerusalm, Israel.
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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823219569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823219568
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.8 x 6.2 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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I am reading this as part of a small discussion group. Rabbi Jack Cohen, the author addresses each philosopher in a thoughtful manner. Having a discussion group is definitely a big plus though;the historical context of each philosopher is important, and isn't always included in the textual narrative.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 3, 2000
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Jack Cohen's Major Philosophers Of Jewish Prayer In The 20th Century examines issues of the modern Jewish worshiper, examining the writings on prayer of some major 20th century Jewish theologians in the process. An excellent treatise probes Jewish prayer rituals and their special challenges.
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