ONLINEBy the Waters of Babylon: Exilic Yearnings, Past & Present

August 4, 2022 Free
Deportation of the Jews to the Babylonian captivity (597-539 BC). Wood engraving after a painting (1865) by Eduard Bendemann (German painter, 1811 - 1889) in the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany, published in 1880.
Deportation of the Jews to the Babylonian captivity (597-539 BC). Wood engraving after a painting by Eduard Bendemann (Courtesy: Museum Kunstpalast)

Join us for “By the Waters of Babylon: Exilic Yearnings, Past & Present” with Rabbi Or Rose, director of Hebrew College’s Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership.

Psalm 137, an ancient heart-rending poem of lament, is recited by Jewish communities around the world on the 9th of Av and in advance of this historic day of national mourning.

Join us as we explore this time-honored text and several evocative religious and cultural commentaries—musical, poetic and visual—on it. How do these ancient, medieval and modern voices engage the subjects of exile, memory, rage and possible redemption? What are the points of continuity and rupture?

How might a dialogue with these sources help us in our own search for meaning and purpose during this liturgical season and in our broader lives?

Rabbi Or Rose, a proud member of TBZ, is currently editing “The Book of Psalms Here & Now: A Multifaith Commentary” (Paraclete Press, 2023).

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