Understanding the Kinot: History, Poetry and Themes with Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe

July 9, 2014 $70.00 - $80.00

Make time for Torah this summer! Join Ma’ayan for this 4-part series as we study the Kinot (liturgical poems) of Tisha B’av with Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe, deepening our appreciation of these rich and resonant poems and understanding how they intensify our prayer and set the tone for our national day of mourning.

Understanding the Kinot: History, Poetry and Themes
with Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe

Wednesday morning’s in July
9am – 10:30am
July 9, 16, 23 and 30
Class held at Maimonides School, 34 Philbrick Rd. in Brookline.

$70 early-bird registration before July 2
$80 after July 2 or walk-in.

Open to both men and women.

In this 4-part series, we will look at a selection of the Kinot (liturgical poems) of Tisha B’av and investigate their historical background, poetic turns-of-phrase, and major ideas and themes. We will learn about the events that the Kinot commemorate and the historical context of the authors writing the poems, with an eye toward appreciating their relevance even in changing times. We will also look at their employment of poetic techniques and allusions to Talmudic and Biblical material. Selections are likely to include Maharam of Rottenberg on the Burning of the Talmud, the 10 Martyrs, and others.

Yaakov Jaffe serves as the rabbi of the Maimonides Minyan, and as a member of the Judaic Studies Faculty at Maimonides School. Rabbi Jaffe has lectured and written widely on topics of Tanach, Literature and Poetry, and Jewish Law. Rabbi Jaffe’s approach to Tanach is informed by his BA in English literature from Columbia University, and MA in Bible from Yeshiva University.

Event Location: Maimonides School
34 Philbrick Road, Brookline, Massachusetts, 02445

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From Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 9:00 am
Until Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:30 am
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$70.00 early bird
$80.00 regular

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