- Ten 2-hour sessions, beginning June 5, 2013
- Wednesdays, from 9:00 to 11:00 pm Eastern; 6:00 – 8:00 Pacific
From the morning Shema to the evening Shema, prayer provides structure for the Jewish day. In this course, we will take a guided journey through the Siddur; its forms, structures, language and mythic metaphors, to discover how the spiritual journey of Jewish prayer is designed. We will translate with attention to the Hebrew, roots, pronunciation and layers of Presence embedded within. We will consider how mythic metaphors can enhance our davvenen. We will gain familiarity with prayer cycles, so prayer starts to feel like meeting an old friend. If you think you would like to take the course, but don’t know if you are either not advanced enough or too advanced, please contact the instructor.
INSTRUCTOR: RABBI T’MIMAH AUDREY ICKOVITS
(310) 450-8808 (California)
- 90-minute sessions, on Mondays and Thursdays beginning June 3, 2013
- 8:00 to 9:30 pm Eastern; 5:00 – 6:30 Pacific
[Time possibly shifted with the agreement of the instructor and all students.]
Hebrew 102 is continuing. Call it 102.5. The material covered will be: Review of reversing vav, review of the binyanim other than pa-al, review of irregular verb forms, and throughout, issues in translation of classical Hebrew and siddur. Our texts will be from Tanach with a focus on Torah and either the book of Ruth or the book of Judges, and selected passages from the Shabbat and weekday service. Biblical Hebrew 102 or equivalent competency is a prerequisite. If you think you’d like to take the course, but don’t know if you are either not advanced enough or too advanced, please contact the instructor.
INSTRUCTOR: RABBI BOB FREEDMAN
609-921-1562 (New Jersey)
Please contact the instructors with any questions and to sign up soon at https://www.aleph.org/BetMidrashPrep.htm