Worship of the Heart – Essays on Jewish Prayer
Edited by Shalom Carmy
The biblical command to serve God“with all your heart” is interpreted by Jewish tradition to refer to prayer. The Rav here explores the crucial interface between living religious experience and halachic norms—the hallmark of his work. He analyzes the Amidah, the Shema, and other biblical and liturgical texts, and also considers the tension between human dependence and exaltation, the ethical and the aesthetic, the presence and absence of God, and the yearning for stability and the desire for change.
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