Prayer: Serving a Purpose

By Sara Hurwitz

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, December 2010

The author explores the rabbinic function of translating Torah texts and using them homiletically, basing her comments on Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's argument that a sermon is only valuable if it inspires prayer. Rabbinic scholarship too, writes the author, can serve to inspire.

Topic: Language, Rabbinate, Prayer, Spirituality, Jewish Text, Clergy

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.675

Page Number(s): 6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hurwitz, Sara. Prayer: Serving a Purpose. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. December 2010: 6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7970


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