Black Fire and White Fire: Learn to read Torah (Class 2)

February 4, 2015 Boston $0.00 - $36.00 0

Taught by Rabbinic Intern Aliza Berger

Wednesday January 28, February 4, February 11 and February 25, 7:00 – 7:50 pm

The rabbis teach that the primordial Torah was written as black fire on white fire. Gazing upon the “Sefer Torah,” they saw the letters forming text as black fire written upon the white fire of parchment. Even deeper, they saw the black fire as representing that which we are able to know in our human finitude, and the white fire as secrets toward which we can only strive. Standing at the hearth of an open Torah and chanting its ancient song is a gift of awe that is yours for the learning.

In this workshop, we will explore the Biblical chant tradition and learn the “Ta’amei Hamikra”—the musical flavors, the cantillation marks assigned by ancient scribes to the holy text. Once having learned the skill, we will learn to apply it to selections of Torah. The prerequisite for this class is an ability to read Hebrew comfortably. Materials will be provided.

Event Location: Nehar Shalom
43 Lochstead Ave, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 02130

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
When
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Where
Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue
43 Lochstead Ave
Boston, MA 02130
Price
$0.00 Members
$36.00 Non-Members

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator.

More From...

More In...

More At...