SLP SkyLight Paths Publishing
Advanced Search





Sign In
Order History

Shop by Category


Bar / Bat Mitzvah

Bible Study / Torah /

Children’s Books

Congregation &
  Professional Resources

Ecology / Environment

Gift Books

Graphic Novels /
  Graphic History

Grief / Healing

Hasidic Wisdom /
  Rebbe Nachman

Holidays and Shabbat


Interfaith Relations

Interfaith Relations /
  Judaism for Christians

Kabbalah / Mysticism /

Lifecycle /
  Family & Relationships


Men’s Interest



Ritual / Sacred Practice

Science Fiction / Mystery &
  Detective Fiction

Social Justice

Spiritual Practice


Teacher’s Guides

Teens / Young Adult

Theology / Philosophy

12 Steps

Women’s Interest

Group Reads

Your Word is Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer 2nd Edition
Your Word is Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer 2nd Edition
    Quantity in Basket: None
    Code: 978-1683366706
    Price: $0.00
  • Preview
  • About the Author
  • Barry W. Holtz is dean of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish
    Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where he is also the Theodore and
    Florence Baumritter Professor of Jewish Education. His books include, among
    others, Back to the Sources: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts and Your Word Is
    Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer
    (Jewish Lights), the latter coauthored
    with Arthur Green.

    A fully updated and revised edition of a classic text on Jewish Prayer
    The power of prayer for spiritual renewal and personal transformation is at the core of all religious traditions. Because Hasidic literature contains no systematic manual of contemplative prayer, the texts included in this volume have been culled from many sources. From the teachings of the Hasidic Masters—the Ba'al Shem Tov, the Maggid Dov Baer of Meidzyrzec, and their immediate disciples—the editors have gleaned "hints as to the various rungs of inner prayer and how they are attained."

    Hasidism, the Jewish revivalist movement that began in the late eighteenth century, saw prayer as being at the heart of religious experience and was particularly concerned with the nature of a person’s relationship with God. The obstacles to prayer discussed by the Hasidic masters—distraction, loss of spirituality, and inconstancy of purpose—feel very close to concerns of our own age. Through advice, parables, and explanations, the Hasidic masters of the past speak to our own attempts to find meaning in prayer.


    About Us

    View/Download Catalog


    Manuscript Submission

    Privacy Policy

    Sign Up for Email Updates

    Book Purchasing Information

    Contact Us

    Visit our sister imprint,