Buy New
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Save: $26.76 (31%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Major Philosophers of Jew... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the 20th Century Hardcover – January 1, 2000

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$54.97 $9.50
$58.24 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823219569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823219568
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,875,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

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.

About the Author

Born in the United States, Jack J. Cohen is a Reconstructionis Rabbi living in Jerusalm, Israel.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again