High Holiday Webinar for Rabbis: The Musaf of Rosh Hashanah as Performative Theology
August 4, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
THE MUSAF OF ROSH HASHANAH AS PERFORMATIVE THEOLOGY
Wednesday, August 4, 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET
Join JTS for a series of free webinars for rabbis designed to inspire you in your preparation of derashot and teaching for this year’s High Holiday season.
This webinar is presented by Rabbi Eliezer Diamond. This program is offered in collaboration with the Rabbinical Assembly.
Many of us have trouble relating to the three central blessings of the Musaf of Rosh Hashanah. They are word-heavy and they make theological claims that we may find difficult to accept. We will briefly study the origin and structure of these blessings and then explore ways of making them more accessible by viewing them as performances meant to generate faith through imaginative suspension of time and place.
Rabbi Eliezer Diamond is the Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary. He teaches courses in rabbinic literature and introductory, intermediate, and advanced Talmud studies.
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