According to the midrash (homiletic interpretation of Jewish text), every part of creation, even the earth and the stones, gives praise to God in the form of a song. This singing is so pleasing to God that it is identified in one midrash as the reason God created the world in the first place. In human prayer, known also as the song of the heart, we join the rest of creation in praising the Creator. In this class we will learn various melodies used in prayer and the meaning of the words attached to these melodies in the hope of enriching our spiritual lives. This class is for everyone, regardless of whether or not you come to services and whether or not you think you can sing.
Taught by Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz, Rabbi and Education Director at Temple B’nai Brith. Rabbi Eliana received Rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinic School at Hebrew College in Newton, where she also earned an MA in Judaic Studies. Born and raised in Israel, Rabbi Eliana studied fashion design and attended law school at Tel Aviv University. In the US, she earned a BA in history from Colorado University and an MA in medieval history from Boston University. She edited the Hebrew translation of These Are the Words by Arthur Green (Yediot Acharonot Press, 2008).
Event Location: Temple Bnai Brith
201 Central St, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02145
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