Me’ah Select: The Dynamics of Jewish Prayer – Liturgy as a Mirror of Jewish Thought and History

Next Event: December 12, 2016 Newton $275.00 0

This course approaches the Siddur (prayer book) as a central text of Jewish history, theology and ritual.  It will focus on the sources and religious meaning of prayers, with special emphasis on the Psalms and Song of Songs.  We seek to understand how the Siddur developed, from biblical and rabbinic periods through modern times, with particular attention developed to the conceptual underpinnings of prayer.  Main themes: the social and ethical underpinnings of prayer; prayer as a spiritual experience; the interrelationship between prayer and ritual. including rites of sanctification and the rites of memory; prayer and gender; mystical prayer; philosophical perspectives on prayer.

Meets Mondays, 7:45-9:45 p.m., beginning September 12, 2016

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Or contact Sara Brown at 617-559-8708

The program is supported by Hebrew College and CJP’s Commission on Jewish Learning and Engagement.

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Every week on Monday, 7:45 pm - 9:45 pmLast event on December 12, 2016
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St
Newton, MA 02459
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$275.00 per person

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