A Comprehensive History
Translated by Raymond P. Scheindlin
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A joint publication of The Jewish Publication Society and the Jewish Theological Seminary
The definitive work on the subject of Jewish liturgy, Ismar Elbogen's analysis covers the entire range of Jewish liturgical development -- beginning with the early cornerstones of the siddur, through the evolution of the medieval piyyut tradition, to modern prayer book reform in Germany and the United States.