Westchester Jewish Center: “Is God Listening?” Exploring Prayer today through the Prayers of the Bible Virtual Service

June 2, 2020, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

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“Is God Listening?” Exploring Prayer today through the Prayers of the Bible

Our partnership with the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem continues at a new time with teaching presented by another of the CY’s most popular teachers, Bex Stern Rosenblatt (check out her bio here).

The destruction of the Temple and exile from Jerusalem in 586 BCE fundamentally changed our way of conceptualizing God. In the aftermath of the destruction, two modes of prayer battled for dominance as the correct way to restore the community, heal the rift with God, and bring a sense of normalcy back. In this course, we will examine both penitential prayer and lament as modes of prayer, diving deeply into Psalms 88, Ezra 9, and Lamentations 3. As we read these poems of destruction, we will look for what resonates with us as the inheritors of both traditions of prayer.

Join us: https://zoom.us/j/96612823745

Meeting ID: 966 1282 3745