Encountering God: El Rachum V'Chanun--God Merciful and Gracious (Prayers of Awe #7) (Paperback)

Encountering God: El Rachum V'Chanun--God Merciful and Gracious (Prayers of Awe #7) By Lawrence A. Hoffman (Editor) Cover Image
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When it comes to God, it is not belief that matters but experience. Where, in human life, does Judaism promise the possibility of experiencing God?

The Thirteen Attributes (Adonai, Adonai, el rachum v'chanun), a small but critical prayer with which Yom Kippur begins and ends, highlights the Jewish insistence that the God of Jewish tradition is experienced through love. Of all prayers, this one especially tackles head-on the way we encounter God and how that encounter informs the purpose behind human life itself.

Through a series of lively introductions and commentaries, almost forty contributors-men and women, scholars and rabbis, artists and thinkers from all Jewish denominations and from around the world-explain how finite human beings can know an infinite God. They explore the history and significance of the attributes that the Hebrew Bible ascribes to God-and how Jewish tradition refines and recasts them as the best way also to understand human nature and our search for meaning.

Prayers of Awe: A multi-volume series designed to explore the High Holy Day liturgy and enrich the praying experience for everyone-whether experienced worshipers or guests who encounter Jewish prayer for the very first time


Rabbi Jonathan Blake

Dr. Annette M. Boeckler

Dr. Marc Zvi Brettler

Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander, CM, DHL, DD Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD

Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, DHL

Rabbi Andrew Goldstein, PhD

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

Dr. Joel M. Hoffman

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD

Rabbi Walter Homolka, PhD, DHL Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, DHL

Dr. Sharon Koren

Rabbi Asher Lopatin

Catherine Madsen

Rabbi Jonathan Magonet, PhD

Rabbi Dalia Marx, PhD

Ruth W. Messinger

Rabbi Charles H. Middleburgh, PhD Rabbi Jay Henry Moses

Rabbi Julia Neuberger

Rabbi Sonja Keren Pilz, PhD

Rabbi Nicole Roberts

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, DMin

Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso, DMin

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, DMin Rabbi David A. Teutsch, PhD

Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss, PhD

Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig, DD

Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

Dr. Wendy Zierler.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684429004
ISBN-10: 1684429005
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Prayers of Awe




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