Every culture has customs to help the bereaved express grief and mourn for their losses. In the Jewish religion, as in many others, the emotional needs of the survivors are top priority. The ‘Mourners’ Kaddish’ is one of the most important parts of the grieving process.
Many people know that. But what is the prayer about? Why do people say this ‘prayer for the dead’?
In a 3 week mini-course, “The Kaddish: So, What’s it all About?” students will learn to read the Kaddish in Hebrew or in transliteration, and will go beyond a translation of the words to delve into the meaning of this “prayer for the dead,” as well as its origins and history. Students will look at the different versions of the text: full, half, mourner’s and graveside Kaddish, and learn how they function within the liturgy. (Hebrew literacy is not required.)
Michael Singer will teach the course on Mondays, January 11, 18, and 25th, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Temple Isaiah in Lexington. The course fee is $100.
For additional information, to register for this mini-course, or to register for the Winter Session of, Intermediate Hebrew or Advanced Hebrew, contact IvritlaKolHebrew@gmail.com or call 781-861-0300.
Event Location: Temple Isaiah
55 Lincoln St, Lexington, Massachusetts, 02421
* Registration closes on January 6th
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