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Sunday, February 21 • 10:00am - 10:50am
CANCELLED: Subversive Prayer: It Ain't Necessarily So

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The inside of a synagogue, and of a prayer book, can look polished, pious ... and bland. We’ll look beneath the surface of some texts and melodies to see the spiritual wrestlings that have been woven into Jewish experience. Do we really mean that God can raise the dead, or that God creates ... "evil?” Do we find traces of our own lives and our own struggles in the liturgies of our many synagogues? We will use texts, music, and media recordings to see the struggles, and sometimes the solutions, of diverse groups of Jews, from Burning Man Shabbat to Neilah in Oregon. All welcome –  no previous learning necessary. Bring just a challenging mind (and soul). Prepare to be subverted!

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Sami Barth

Visiting Conservative Rabbi, Congregation Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom
Sami Barth is a teacher and student of prayer, in particular: “what we say, when we say, how we say (sing) and most of all - why?” With rabbinic ordination from Leo Baeck College in London, Barth has served as a Dean and Professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Academy... Read More →

Sunday February 21, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Room 126

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