Ritual Re-enactments: Becoming Moshe, a Mother, and a High Priest in the Yamim Noraim Tefillah

Rabbanit Leah Sarna

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

8:00 pm

This series will focus on core pieces of the Selichot, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur liturgies. Specifically, we will explore the roles that our liturgy asks us to step into on these days and at these key moments.

This class aims to enrich participants' experiences of these special tefillot, particularly in a year where many will be praying at home or in truncated synagogue services.

Session 1, we will explore the Thirteen Middot, the liturgical backbone of Selichot. As we look at the Torah texts that the Selichot draw upon and interpretations of those texts in the Talmud Bavli and commentators, we will dive head-first into the moment the Thirteen Middot were revealed and discuss how to reenact that moment as we step into the role of Moshe in our recitation of Selichot.
Session 2 we will turn to Talmudic and liturgical texts about the Shofar's cries. As both the criers and the ones who knows cries the best, mothers will be the focus of this session, as we contemplate how Rosh Hashana liturgy asks us to enact motherhood.
Session 3, we will explore the Yom Kippur Avodah liturgy. In Temple times, the High Priest's actions were the focal point of the day. This session will look at how our liturgy calls upon each of us to become the High Priest today.

Dates: September 8, 15, 22
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm eastern
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Note: If you attend four or more series consistently over Elul, you qualify as a Drisha Elul Fellow. Elul Fellows will have access to additional classes and discussions with members of the Drisha faculty.

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