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Yigdal, qinah, she’elah - Inno, lamentazione, domanda. Tre discorsi ebraici nel pensare a Dio

Irene Kajon


The contribution deals with the difference between philosophy and religion in thinking truth. It opposes the religious metaphorical speech and the philosophic conceptual speech. Hymn, lamentation, question are three forms of religious metaphorical speech in Jewish praying. The contribution offers examples of these three lyric forms and, taking inspiration from Hermann Cohen and Franz Rosenzweig, it shows how they represent human universal manners to address God although in a particular language.


truth; philosophy; religion; conceptual and metaphorical speech.

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