Volume 5, Number 1 (December 2007): Prayer and Otherness

Guest Editor
Daniel Weiss, University of Virginia

Managing Editor
Daniel Weiss, University of Virginia

General Editors
Aryeh Cohen, American Jewish University
Martin Kavka, Florida State University
Shaul Magid, Indiana University Bloomington

Founding Editor
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia


Introduction
Daniel Weiss, University of Virginia


Primary Essay

The (Odd) Deixis of “You” in Rabbinic Prayer
Daniel Weiss, University of Virginia


Responses

Thou, So to Speak: Dei-xis
Adam Zachary Newton, Yeshiva UniversityPray According to the Vilna Gaon

“Adonai, Open My Lips”: Preparing to Pray According to the Vilna Gaon
Shaul Magid, Indiana University Bloomington

Prayer, Pronouns, and Reference to God
Michael Walsh Dickey, University of Pittsburgh

Strange Names
William Plevan, Princeton University

Speaking “You” Theologically: A Response to Daniel Haskell Weiss’ “The (Odd) Deixis of ‘You’ in Rabbinic Prayer”
Randi Rashkover, George Mason University

Pragmatic Cataphasis: Plenitude and Caution in Morning Prayer (Taking Up Daniel Weiss’ Challenge)
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia


General Essays

Liturgical Ethics in Cohen’s Religion of Reason
Steven Kepnes, Colgate University

“On a Word and a Prayer”: Education, Prayer, and the Affirmation of Faith 
Claire Katz, Texas A&M University


Afterword

Three Paradoxes of Prayer
Daniel Weiss, University of Virginia