Harvey Cox, the eminent Christian theologian and scholar of religion, offers an intimate tour through the Jewish year certain to inform and enlighten Jews and non-Jews alike. As a member of an interfaith household, Cox has had ample opportunity to reflect upon the essence of Judaism and its complex relationship to Christianity. Organized around the Jewish calendar from Rosh Hashanah to Yom ha-AtzmaAsut, Common Prayers illuminates the meanings of Jewish holidays as well as traditions surrounding milestone events such as death and marriage. Describing in elegant, accessible language the holidaysa personal, historical, and spiritual significance and the lessons they offer us, Cox ais instructive and enlightening, revealing the depth and passion of his religious thought and practicea (Boston Herald). As seen through his eyes, the Jewish holidays offer a wellspring of discovery and reflection for every reader.I started singing the lusty hymns and gospel songs as a small child and still know scores of them by heart. ... attached to the Sabbath meal in the Jewish tradition and those Christians have attached to the Communion service over the centuries.
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