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Scholar in Residence with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond (Sunday)

Scholar in Residence with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond (Sunday)

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 5:45 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Social Event, Speaker, Worship Service
  • Audience: All
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Topic: Israel, Jewish Heritage, Jewish Philosophy, Just for Fun, Prayer, Shabbat, Speaker

God, Undefined: Experiencing the Divine Presence

Prayer is an essential, but challenging, component of Jewish tradition. We yearn for spiritual fulfillment, but the idea of communicating with God can be daunting. Spend the weekend developing personal pathways for meaningful worship with one of our movement’s “leading lights.”

9:00 AM Shacharit with Kavanah (intentionality) led by Rabbi Diamond
10:00 AM Learning Session: Performative Prayer
This session will focus on how we daven (pray), especially the mechanics of prayer, the movement of our bodies, and the modes of participation.

RABBI ELIEZER DIAMOND is the Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the author of Holy Men and Hunger Artists: Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture, which offers a reassessment of the role that asceticism plays in rabbinic Judaism. Dr. Diamond has written on prayer, asceticism, and issues of environmental law and ethics. He is the editor of a forthcoming commentary on Yerushalmi Pesahim written by the late Professor Louis Ginzberg. Dr. Diamond was ordained at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University and received his doctorate in Talmud from JTS.



Organized by: Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

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