Sunday, September 18 with Prof. David Golinkin
Monday, September 19 with Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch
Sunday, September 18, 2016
U'netaneh Tokef: On the History and Meaning of the Central Piyut (Poem) of the High Holidays
by Prof. David Golinkin, President, The Schechter Institutes, Inc.
10 am EDT, 9 am CDT, 8 am MDT, 7 am PDT, 5 pm Israel time
The one hour lecture,including Q & A, will discuss: When and where was this poem written? What is its theology? Is it still relevant today?
Monday, September 19, 2016
High Holiday Sermon Seminar:
From Rav Rahumi (Ketubot 62b) to Rav and the Butcher (Yoma 87a): Rabbinic Yom Kippur Stories and Their Meaning for Today
by Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch, Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary
12 noon EDT, 11 am CDT, 10 am MDT, 9 am PDT, 7:00 pm Israel time
Concealed throughout Talmudic literature are stories that take place Erev Yom Kippur. Further investigation shows that this date is not coincidental, but rather an intentional review of that last moment we are all granted before “Yom HaDin;” that last chance to reflect deeply upon a man who understands that there is still much to do by way of personal Tikkun - but very little time in which to do it. During our online session, we’ll take a broad survey of the Erev Yom Kippur stories, distilling from a few, the message that our rabbinic sages were trying to convey to us on the importance of preparing for Yom Kippur. Over the years I have used a number of these stories as the basis for Yom Kippur sermons and I look forward to sharing this knowledge with you, my colleagues.
Pre-registration is mandatory for both classes. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive online log-in instructions.