Dates: Wednesdays 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, & 5/10
Time: 7–8:30 PM
Faculty: Rabbinic Intern Nathan Kamesar
Location: Beit Midrash
Fee: No charge
One of the paradigmatic Jewish prayers is the Amidah, said morning, noon, and night—with variations from weekdays to Shabbat to holidays. But why has it become so important? Where does it come from? And what are we truly saying when we say it? The weekday version is one of the most complex, multifaceted human prayers our tradition has to offer with blessings as varied as a plea for sustenance and health to hopes that our enemies don’t prosper to blessings of gratitude. We take a close look at this prayer as a means of furthering our own spiritual growth and of wrestling with our tradition to gain new meaning for our own lives.