Seyder Tkhines

Seyder Tkhines

The Forgotten Book of Common Prayer for Jewish Women

Book - 2004 | 1st ed
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This ground-breaking book will appeal not only to scholars and adult Jewish learners, but also to anyone interested in the social, literary, and religious history of Jewish women, women and popular Kabbalah, and the history of Yiddish language and literature. Book jacket.
In the eight chapters of extensive commentary that accompany the translations, Kay provides a deeper understanding of the historical, religious, and cultural background of this unprecedented age of prestige for women in Jewish prayer life.
Now, for the first time, the Seyder Tkhines, along with other prayers and religious songs of the time, some by women, have been skillfully translated from their original Yiddish by noted tkhines scholar Devra Kay. She also presents a unique Yiddish manuscript dating from the seventeenth century, of a collection of prayers written for a particular rich, pregnant woman, which Kay discovered among the rare books of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England.
regeneration, heartfelt prayer, and repentance, by the entire community -- women as well as men.
In 1648, the year in which Shabbetai Tsvi declared himself to be the Messiah, a book entitled Seyder Tkhines first appeared in print in Amsterdam. A standard Yiddish prayer book for women, the Seyder Tkhines continued to be published across Europe for the next three generations, usually inside the Hebrew synagogue prayer book. It represents an age when Kabbalah pervaded mainstream Judaism, and Jews believed themselves to be on the verge of messianic redemption that called for spiritual
Publisher: Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0827607733 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 296.45082 SEY
Characteristics: xiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Kay, Devra


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