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CBS Zoom@Noon: Structure and Meaning of the Saturday Morning Service (Virtual Classes with Cantor Levine)

Past Sessions
Thursday, July 16, 2020 24 Tammuz 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - VIA ZOOM
Thursday, July 9, 2020 17 Tammuz 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - VIA ZOOM
Thursday, June 25, 2020 3 Tammuz 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - VIA ZOOM
Thursday, June 18, 2020 26 Sivan 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - VIA ZOOM
Thursday, June 11, 2020 19 Sivan 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - VIA ZOOM
Thursday, June 4, 2020 12 Sivan 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - VIA ZOOM

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The Siddur is a theological “tel”, a building of our peoples ‘concerns and beliefs upon those of previous generations. It is an encounter with more than 3,000 years of Jewish living and thought, Jewish celebration, and Jewish tragedy.

Join Cantor Levine in unpacking the depth and brilliance of the Shabbat morning service structurally, historically, and theologically.

Thursday, June 4
Amidah Brachot 1 & 2
G-d in History and in Nature
I.   Amidah Practices
II.  Connecting With Our Ancestors; Taking Credit
III. Divine Control of Our World and Resurrection
Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

Thursday, June 11
I. Structural Review and Big Picture
II. Kedushah
    a.    Sanctification
    b.    Imitateo Dei
    c.    Isaiah, Ezekiel, Psalms
    d.    Pragmatics
III. Weekend Requests vs. Birkat Shabbat
Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

Thursday, June 18
Delving into the Prayerbook
Amidah Blessings 5-7
I.   Avodah
  a.  Historical Sacrifices
  b. Intimacy with G-d
  c. Return to Jerusalem
II.  Hoda'ah
  a.  Appreciativeness and Thankfulness
  b. Modim D'Rabannan
III.  Birkat Kohanim
IV.  Shalom
  a. What is Peace?
  b. Messianic Times
  c. How to fight a war "Jewishly"
Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

Thursday, June 25
The Torah Service – Part I
I.    Public Reading of the Torah
II.   Theophany and Coronation
III
  Processional
IV.  Aliyot
V.   Torah Blessings and Rituals
VI.  The Haftarah and its Blessings

Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class.)

Thursday, July 2
There will not be a class Thursday, July 2.

Thursday, July 9
Following the Haftarah
1. A New Month on the Lunar Calendar
2. Psalm 29 – The Oldest Psalm
• From Pagan to Jewish
3. It’s a Tree of Life
4. Musaf – Extra Sacrifices
5. Ein Keiloheinu
6. Aleinu – A Very Jewish Prayer
• The Missing Line
7. Adon Olam
• Universalism Followed by Particularism
• From We to I
Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class.)

Thursday, July 16
Hallel
Psalms 113-118
A look at the Biblical Texts of Praise
Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class.)

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