Rabbinic

Liturgy: Shabbat v’Chol

This class offers a literary, historical and religious approach to the daily and Shabbat liturgy. We will look at current scholarship concerning the development of the matbe’a ha-tefillah and the institutions and structures of Jewish liturgy. We will also study the texts closely, looking especially at the implications of quotation or reference to Biblical/Rabbinic sources. The piyyutim of Shabbat and the Daily service will be studied closely – and there will examination of the history and current customs of Keri’at HaTorah.