- Bob Schacht wrote:
>I appreciate your introduction of Psalms into this discussion. I think theyPs.107.1-32 was identified by E.Schmidt as comprising the liturgy used in
>are probably an essential part of Jewish praxis everywhere-- even if the
>Psalms used varied from one place to another. However, Psalm 107 is
>particularly associated with the pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
presenting votive offerings in the Temple at Rosh Hashana. Of course it
could be "associated with the pilgrimage to Jerusalem" since offerings paid
in fulfilment of vows could only be presented at the Temple, which was in
However, the way in which it was used liturgically at Rosh Hashana was:
worshippers were separated into four groups
the officiating priest called Israel from north south east & west
to come forward in appropriate ranks as
first, those representing Israel's hunger in the wilderness
crying to God
second, those who had suffered in chains cried for deliverance
third, those who were guilty of sin cried out to God
finally, those who "went down to the sea in *ships* cried
for salvation (here, literally, the Boat Source's "boat"
became in GMark a *ship*
As each course was called forward, the priestly choirs sang
antiphonally and offerings were presented.
Schmidt, I believe, did not consider the rest of Ps.107 to be employed in
the Temple liturgy.
"Liberal" is not a dirty word;
it is a state of grace.