Sponsored by their grandchildren, Elissa Shay Ordan and Daniel J. Ordan
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag on
Holidays and Theology in the Biblical Calendar: From a ‘Holy Land’ to a ‘Holy People’
Co-sponsored by Lincoln Square Synagogue
180 Amsterdam Avenue
Free and open to the public
Many of the practices of the festivals seem odd or out of place. The imagery of being “judged” in Tishrei, the practice of saying ya’ale ve-yavo on holidays and Rosh Hodesh, our counting both days and weeks in the omer – all of these take on new significance in light of the agricultural roots of the Jewish festivals and the biblical calendar. We will explore those, in order to better appreciate the way the calendar has evolved together with the world, and yet preserves its eternal sanctity.