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Foundations of Prayer: Singing Through Chaos

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Zoom 26

Rabbi Aviva Richman is a Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar, and has been on the faculty since 2010. A graduate of Oberlin College, she studied in the Pardes Kollel and the Drisha Scholars' Circle and was ordained by Rabbi Danny Landes. She completed a doctorate in Talmud at NYU. Interests include Talmud, Halakhah, Midrash and gender, and also a healthy dose of niggunim.


We will take a deep dive into messy Talmudic stories and Midrash about the role of song, silence and prayer in navigating a world of chaos. How can song carry us through the tumult of joy, sadness and confusion that life throws our way?  When is it time to stop singing?  Is song and prayer meant to settle us or sometimes meant to shake us up?  Through stories that dramatize the foundations of prayer, we will probe our own relationship to song and silence in our lives and times.