First mentioned in Sefer Devarim as a response by the people, the word ‘Amen’ would go on to become an integral part of Jewish communal prayer. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores the origins of this customary response, its meaning, and the relevant halachot involved.
This evening we will discuss the meaning and significance of the word “אמן” that we say in response to blessing and the Kaddish prayer.
Shana tova to all.
Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.