To Worship God Properly : Tensions Between Liturgical Custom and Halakhah in Judaism, by Langer, Ruth
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- ISBN: 9780814328507 | 0814328504
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/1/1999
Underlying rabbinic decisions about prayer is the desire to ensure that the worship of the heart is as acceptable to God as biblically prescribed sacrifices. To this end, the Sages constantly struggled to define the boundaries of proper prayer. Halakhic theory, actual custom, intellectual currents, and the vicissitudes of history have all shaped these discussions, which continue to this day.