Mon, Oct 30|
Psalms • Psalm Sixty Nine
The psalms sing--they sing of wild nature, the pursuit of justice, of our all too human lives. Psalms are here for us as we navigate the experience of being alive and Jewish. Join teacher Lexi Kohanski as we journey into the emotional poetry of the Book of Psalms.
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Oct 30, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
The psalms sing -- of wild nature, the pursuit of justice, of our all too human lives. Why do the wicked prosper? What is our place in the world? Who is God to us? In the face of these unanswerable questions, the Psalms respond with songs of the heart. If you're looking to find meaning and support in the hard times, this is your class.
Learn the Psalms with Director of Online Learning Lexi Kohanski. No prior learning necessary.
Each week we'll learn one psalm in Hevruta/Learning Partners. We will use the framework of poetic images to understand the text, and we'll use Shefa Gold's "shining line" to develop personal meaning. Every class will also include time for private reflection and group discussion. We'll discover together if, over 2000 years later, Psalms can still make our hearts sing.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Lexi (she/her) fell in love with Torah, her soul, and the world all at the same time. And she wants to spread the love around! She works as a Jewish educator, with a focus on empowering queer and leftist Jews to own our texts and our traditional lifeways. Lexi is the Torah Studio's Director of Online Learning. She has studied Torah at the Conservative Yeshiva, Pardes, and Yeshivat Hadar; this year she is learning at Yeshivat Maharat.
Live Automated Captioning will be offered.
Verbal participation is required during Hevruta and any form of participation is encouraged in discussion.
Video is optional the whole time.
The Torah Studio believes that all persons are entitled to equal access opportunities. We do not discriminate based on gender, disability, race, or religion. If you have an accessibility or accommodation request (including financial) please reach out to Lexi Kohanski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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