Worship of the Heart: Essays on Jewish Prayer
KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2003 - 197 עמודים
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was one of the outstanding talmudists of the twentieth century, and also one of its most creative and seminal Jewish thinkers. Drawing from a vast reservoir of Jewish and general knowledge, the Rav, as he is widely known, brought Jewish thought and law to bear on the interpretation and assessment of the modern experience. He built bridges between Judaism and the modern world, yet vigorously upheld the integrity and autonomy of the Jew's faith commitment, and in particular the commitment to a life governed by Jewish law. His works have relevance for all who seek to appreciate the religious experience in the modern world. Although many of the writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993), have been published over the years, he left at the time of his death a rich collection of unpublished manuscripts. The series MeOtzar HoRav (From the Treasure Trove of the Rav) now brings these writings to the public, substantially expanding our understanding of the Rav's thought and of the diverse topics he addressed. Each volume includes an introduction explaining the book's basic themes, summaries of the individual essays explanations of technical terms, and detailed indices.
Abraham absolute abstract accepting the yoke action aesthetic experience Aggadah aggadic Amidah approach avodah she-ba-lev Avot awareness awesome basic beauty berakhah Berakhot Biblical blessing chapter cognitive commandment cosmic creation Creator Divine unity element emotional ence encounter essence ethical exalted existence existential experiential expresses external feeling finite finitude fulfillment God's Halakhah halakhic heart hesed Hilkhot Tefillah human hymn idea infinite infinity inner intellectual Israel Jewish Judaism kavvanah Kuzari liturgical Maimonides majesty man's manifests meaning metaphysical mind Mishnah Mishneh Torah mitzvah mitzvot moral motif Nahmanides nature ness norm numen numinous offering ontic person petition philosophy praise prayer praying prophets Psalm Rabbi Rambam Rashi Rav's reading Shema reality realization recited redeemed religious experience sacrifice Sefer ha-Mitzvot Shabbat Shekhinah Shema soul spiritual supplication Talmudic tefillah thanksgiving theme Thou thought three benedictions tion Torah Tosafot transcendence transcendental truth tzarah verse words worship Yehudah Halevi yoke of Heaven Yotzer