Literature of the Synagogue is a three-part introduction to the textual heritage of Jewish devotion in the formative stages of its development. Part One presents a varied selection of prayers and liturgies expressive of rabbinic theology and religious feeling. Part Two is devoted to sermons from the classical rabbinic period. Part Three is an anthology of sacred poems and devotional hymns by the great literary masters of the Hebrew Middle Ages. Professors Heinemann and Petuchowski provide general introductions to each part, smaller introductions to each section and, when necessary, a running commentary to the text itself. Guides to further reading, a glossary of important terms, and a full index complete the volume.