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Studies in the Development of Birkat Ha-Avodah [Hebrew]
Landes, Yitz

Jerusalem: Magnes, 2018 pp. xiii + 170. $28.00

Description: Published in Hebrew. Birkat Ha-Avoda of Tefillat Ha-Amidah has a long history spanning the Second Temple period to the early Middle Ages. This title follows the different formats of the prayer through the ages, examining a variety of sources: Writings from the Second Temple period, rabbinic texts, Christian texts, early Piyutim, medieval sources, and dozens of Siddurim and excerpts from Siddurim. The comparative study of these sources generates a detailed description of the development of Birkat Ha-Avoda, which sheds light on the history of the regular prayers and Jewish customs.

Subjects: Bible, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Early Church Origins, Literary Approaches, Reception History

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Review by Joshua Schwartz
Published 9/5/2019
Citation: Joshua Schwartz, review of Yitz Landes, Studies in the Development of Birkat Ha-Avodah [Hebrew], Review of Biblical Literature [] (2019).

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