Praying through the Bible: An Exploration of Liturgical Language
Ruth Langer / February 17, 2015
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After exploring the various ways Jewish liturgy integrates Bible into our received prayers, we will examine how our community constructs prayers to respond to new circumstances today. Celebrating the publication of the Jewish Study Bible (2nd edition).
Ruth Langer is Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Boston College and Associate Director of its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. She received her PhD in Jewish Liturgy and rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College. Her newest book, Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim (Oxford University Press, December 2011) traces the history of a Jewish prayer that was, in its medieval forms, a curse of Christians. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Ruth Langer.