Jewish prayer (Tefilah) is a paradox. It is at once the central practice of the Jewish people, and one of the most inaccessible. It is at once an intimate, personal conversation with God and a formal, ritualistic reenactment of ancient Temple rites. In this class, we will study prayer in both theory and practice – learning the core components of the Siddur and how they are performed as well as the theology that underlies the Jewish prayer experience – and attempt to resolve some of its inner tensions.
This class explores the weekly Torah portion to Rabbi Kasher’s very favorite genre of Jewish literature: Torah commentary. Come get to know Rashi, Ibn Ezra, and other legendary commentators in the grand tradition known as parshanut.
This spring we began the Limmud Tzedek (The Study of Justice) series, a learning complement to the activism work we do in Minyan Tzedek. Back by popular demand, now on the 1st Tuesday of each month, Rabbi Brous will lead us in an investigation of the moral foundations of the vision of justice that guides our community.