Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik on the Experience of Prayer

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Dov Schwartz
Edward Levin
Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah
  • Brighton, MA: 
    Academic Studies Press
    , June
     498 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book is devoted to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's discussions on the practice of prayer. Prayer is analyzed across a broad and complex spectrum in Soloveitchik's work, and his writings describing and analyzing the experience of prayer afford a profound insight into its diversity, ranging from existential crisis to communion with God. Through a careful reading of R. Soloveitchik's texts dealing with this topic, the book follows the consciousness of prayer across its various stages until maturity, starting with an analysis of Worship of the Heart, through to Reflections on the Amidah and other writings.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Dov Schwartz currently heads the Department of Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University and holds the Natalie and Isidore Friedman Chair for Teaching Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s Thought.


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