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Hoffman, Lawrence A. 1942-

Overview
Works: 151 works in 336 publications in 1 language and 11,407 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BM660, 296
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lawrence A Hoffman
 
Most widely held works by Lawrence A Hoffman
What you will see inside a synagogue by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Names and explains the various objects found in a synagogue, how they are used in the service and other events, the rabbi and lay people who use them, and the meaning behind them
What is a Jew? by Morris Norman Kertzer( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the beliefs, traditions, and practices of Judaism that answers questions for both Jew and non-Jew
The Making of Jewish and Christian worship( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred sound and social change : liturgical music in Jewish and Christian experience( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers, students, composers, performers, and other practitioners of sacred sound will appreciate this volume because, unlike any book currently available on sacred music, it treats the history, development, current practices, composition, and critical views of the liturgical music of both the Jewish and Christian traditions. Contributors trace Jewish music from its place in Hebrew Scriptures through the nineteenth-century Reform movement. Similar accounts of Christian music describe its growth up to the Protestant Reformation, as well as post-Reformation developments. Other essays explore liturgical music in contemporary North America by analyzing it against the backdrop of the continuous social change that characterizes our era. In addition to thought-provoking essays, this volume boasts a unique feature: four composers, each representing a different religious perspective, were commissioned to write a musical setting for Psalm 136. Their compositions are presented here, along with their commentaries, which explain the musical decisions they made and how these decisions reflect contemporary compositional, liturgical, and social challenges
The land of Israel : Jewish perspectives( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The canonization of the synagogue service by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covenant of blood : circumcision and gender in rabbinic Judaism by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passover and Easter : origin and history to modern times by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the text : a holistic approach to liturgy by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of public prayer : not for clergy only by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Changing face of Jewish and Christian worship in North America( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel--a spiritual travel guide : a companion for the modern Jewish pilgrim by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit
Passover and Easter : the symbolic structuring of sacred seasons( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic geography by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life cycles in Jewish and Christian worship( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their life-cycle liturgies. The essays presented here emphasize the wholeness of a life as illustrated by the religious metaphors inherent in life-cycle rites. The contributors examine the history and shape of each life-cycle rite - including the rituals and practices associated with birth, adolescence, marriage, sickness, and death - and analyze the theological message that each rite represents
The way into Jewish prayer by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an understanding of the what, where, why, and how of Jewish prayer
My people's Passover Haggadah : traditional texts, modern commentaries( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey home : discovering the deep spiritual wisdom of the Jewish tradition by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Jewish spirituality explores the insights of Jewish tradition, its rituals and liturgies, the excitement of textual study, its rootedness in sacred land, and its emphasis on honesty and humanity
One hundred great Jewish books : three millennia of Jewish conversation by Lawrence A Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over many centuries, Judaism has consistently demonstrated a particular fondness for books and literacy, and this guide allows readers to listen in on the Jewish conversation across many centuries—from the Hebrew Bible and the rabbinic masterpieces to the pressing subjects of the early 21st century. It introduces great works of biography, spirituality, theology, poetry, fiction, history, and political theory. With a special focus on modern American Jewish life and the two core events of contemporary Jewish history—the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel—this overview guides readers to books espousing virtually all types of historic and modern Judaic expression. Each of the chronologically arranged entries examines one title within its historical context, provides information about the author, and gives a clear and focused summary of its content
Sacred strategies : transforming synagogues from functional to visionary by Isa Aron( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how eight American synagogues became visionary congregations -- 'entrepreneurial, experimental, and committed to engaging members' -- and serves as a primer for other congregations seeking to join them
 
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What you will see inside a synagogue
Alternative Names
Hoffman, Larry 1942-

Hoffman, Lawrence

Lawrence A. Hoffman American rabbi

Languages
English (132)

Covers
What is a Jew?The Making of Jewish and Christian worshipCovenant of blood : circumcision and gender in rabbinic JudaismPassover and Easter : origin and history to modern timesBeyond the text : a holistic approach to liturgyThe art of public prayer : not for clergy onlyIsrael--a spiritual travel guide : a companion for the modern Jewish pilgrimPassover and Easter : the symbolic structuring of sacred seasons