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by Michael D. Swartz,Joseph Yahalom

  • ISBN: 0271023570
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Michael D. Swartz,Joseph Yahalom
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English Hebrew
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press; 1 edition (April 28, 2005)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • FB2 size: 1988 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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The rich and informative introduction is worth the price of the book. And if you are teaching a course on the "Liturgy of the Days of Awe," then you must have this book.

Series: Penn State Library of Jewish Literature. every year on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in synagogues around the world, congregations recall the biblical sacrifice of purification and expiation that formed the basis for the original Yom Kippur. Published by: Penn State University Press. This recollection takes the form of a service known as the Avodah, designated by the Hebrew term for sacrificial worship.

of fifth- to ninth-century Palestine and sung in the synagogues on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur is the first major translation of one of the most important genres of the lost literature of the ancient synagogue. Known as the Avodah piyyutim, this liturgical poetry was composed by the synagogue poets of fifth- to ninth-century Palestine and sung in the synagogues on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Although it was suppressed by generations of rabbis, its ornamental beauty and deep exploration of sacred stories ensured its popularity for centuries. Piyyut literature can teach us much about how ancient Jews understood sacrifice, sacred space, and sin.

Michael D. Swartz, Joseph Yahalom. Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur Michael D. Swartz,Joseph Yahalom Önizleme Yok - 2012. Joseph Yahalom is Professor of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Michael D. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005 - 390 sayfa. Yazar hakkında (2005). Michael D. Swartz is Professor of Hebrew and Religious Studies at the Ohio State University. Joseph Yahalom is Professor of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is regarded as one of the foremost experts on Hebrew liturgical poetry and has written several books on the subject, including Palestinian Vocalised Piyyut Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (1997). The library will present Jewish and Hebrew works from all eras and cultures, offering both scholars and general readers original, modern translations of previously overlooked texts.

Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur is the first major translation of one of the most important genres of the lost . Early jewish prayers in Greek.

It is one of the primary forms of Jewish literature, though there have been cases of literature written in Hebrew by non-Jews. Hebrew literature was produced in many different parts of the world throughout the medieval and modern eras, while contemporary Hebrew literature is largely Israeli literature

Avodah: An Anthology of Ancient Poetry for Yom Kippur, (with . Swartz), Pennsylvania 2005, 390 pp. In: The Literature of the Sages, II (2006) 375-391.

Avodah: An Anthology of Ancient Poetry for Yom Kippur, (with . Swartz), Pennsylvania 2005, 390 p. .In Hebrew: Yehuda Halevi: Poetry and Pilgrimage. Poetry and Society in Jewish Galilee of Late Antiquity. Articles In: Hispania Judaica Bulletin, 4 (2004) 5-21  . The Temple and the city in liturgical Hebrew poetry. Swartz and Joseph Yahalom. The poems are also a rich source for retrieving myths and symbols not found in the conventional Rabbinic sources such as the Talmuds and Midrash. Moreover, these compositions rise to the level of fine literature.

Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur is the first major translation of one of the most important genres of the lost literature of the ancient synagogue. Known as the Avodah piyyutim, this liturgical poetry was composed by the synagogue poets of fifth- to ninth-century Palestine and sung in the synagogues on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Although it was suppressed by generations of rabbis, its ornamental beauty and deep exploration of sacred stories ensured its popularity for centuries.

Piyyut literature can teach us much about how ancient Jews understood sacrifice, sacred space, and sin. The poems are also a rich source for retrieving myths and symbols not found in the conventional Rabbinic sources, such as the Talmuds and Midrash. Moreover, these compositions rise to the level of fine literature. They are the products of great literary effort, continue and extend the tradition of biblical parallelism, and reveal the aesthetic sensibilities of the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity.


Reviews about Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur (Penn State Library of Jewish Literature) (English and Hebrew Edition) (2):
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Kindle Jewish Book Bargain: Avodah - Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur edited by Michael D. Swartz and Joseph Yahalom -- The dead tree edition of the book is $65.95 at Amazon but... the Kindle edition is $9.99.

The rich and informative introduction is worth the price of the book. And if you are teaching a course on the "Liturgy of the Days of Awe," then you must have this book.

In the Kindle edition the Hebrew follows the English, they do not line up side-by-side, and that may account for the discount. Just guessing.
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8 long poems, all written (probably in Israel) about 1600 years ago, describing the service of the High Priest of the Temple in Jerusalem (destroyed in 70). These poems reminds us that even after a few hundred years, the Temple sacrifices were still part of the Jewish collective memory to a greater extent than today. In addition, the poems' positive description of the High Priest suggests that the Temple priesthood was still more prestigious than some Jewish literature might suggest.

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