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Hannah’s Prayers

Rabbi David Silber / September 9, 2019

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"Hannah's Prayers" - The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series 2019, Part I The story of Hannah is the Haftorah of Rosh Hashana. Her prayer is understood by the rabbinic tradition to be a classical paradigm of prayer.  We will examine the specifics of her two prayers both in relationship to Rosh Hashana and in relationship to prayer more generally in an attempt to broaden our understanding of prayer and its possibilities. Sponsored by the Rudoff family on the occasion of the 28th yahrzeit of Stanley Rudoff z”l.  

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Rabbi David Silber

David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.


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