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Who by Fire, Who by Water Hb - Un'Taneh Tokef (Hardcover) Loot Price: R477
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Who by Fire, Who by Water Hb - Un'Taneh Tokef (Hardcover): Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Who by Fire, Who by Water Hb - Un'Taneh Tokef (Hardcover)

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

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A peculiar aspect of High Holy Day liturgy is the medieval poetry that expands the number of prayerbook pages with lessons and imagery that most modern worshipers find baffling. At the top of this list is Un'taneh Tokef, a warning that at every New Year, God establishes, in advance, "who will live and who will die ... who by fire and who by water"not to mention by such deaths as "strangulation and warfare." To be sure, "repentance, prayer and charity" can help, but how? With actual relief from dire fate? That hardly rings true to people who lost loved ones in tragic events such as 9/11, for example; or to cancer at a tragically young age. How then can we even say this most famous of New Year prayers?

Who By Fire, Who By Water examines the prayer's theology, authorship, and poetry through a set of lively essays, all written in accessible language by over thirty contributors who span three continents and all major Jewish denominations. They are men and women; scholars and rabbis, arti

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Imprint: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2010
First published: March 2010
Authors: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-1-58023-424-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
LSN: 1-58023-424-0
Barcode: 9781580234245

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