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Who authored the Aleinu prayer? Was it Yehoshua or later?
Was it written as a Rosh Hashanah prayer or in a different context and then borrowed?
When did it become part of the daily liturgy and why?
What does the language of Aleinu imply about its dating?
Join Mitch First, author of Words for the Wise: Sixty-Two Insights on Hebrew, Holidays, History and Liturgy
as he challenges previously held assumptions about Aleinu. Mitch has authored five books, the most recent of which is "Words for the Wise: Sixty-Two Insights on Hebrew, Holidays, History and Liturgy". He has an MA from Bernard Revel Graduate School.
First, M. (2022, September 13). Book talk: Words for the wise: sixty-two insights on Hebrew, holidays, history and liturgy, https://youtu.be/TfaqHb4BBd4 .
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