Studies in Jewish Prayer

Studies in Jewish Prayer

Author: Tzvee Zahavy

Publisher: Zohar Media

ISBN: 9780819178374

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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In this collection of essays, Professor Zahavy explores the origins and early history of prayer in Judaism. He examines the growth of rabbanic liturgy from immediately after the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE until the close of the Talmud of the Land of Israel. Zahavy shows how rabbanic rules for prayer reflect the historical circumstances of the Jews in late antique Israel. He argues, based on close textual analysis, that rabbis had little influence over the governance of synagogues in the first and second centuries.