with David Shyovitz
Fridays, February 22 and March 1, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Repentance (t’shuvah) is a central theme of biblical and rabbinic tradition—but its meaning has not remained static over the course of Jewish history. We will look at two case studies of t’shuvah and situate them in their historical contexts: the story of Rabbi Amnon of Mainz, the (supposed) author of the Un’taneh Tokef prayer; and the differing emphases of Sephardic and Ashkenazic authorities regarding the
balance between emotion and embodiment in penitential practices.
Member fee $25, or this class is included if you purchase the Fall/Winter term
Friday morning package; non-member fee $35