Professor Ruth Langer presents the content of Masekhet Berakhot; the first book in the order of Zeraim: prayers personal & public covering every aspect of life.
Ruth Langer is Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Boston College and Associate Director of its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. She is also chair of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations. Her books include Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim (Oxford University Press, 2012), To Worship God Properly: Tensions between Liturgical Custom and Halakhah in Judaism, published in 1998 (Hebrew Union College Press), Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), and she co-edited Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue (Eisenbrauns, 2005) along with a long list of published articles.