Blueprint of the High Holiday Prayers Part 1
Rosh Hashana Yom Kipppur hold the key to the next year. What are we striving for? What are we praying for? How do the prayers our sages compose express those ideas? In the shiur we strive to understand the structure of the prayer In other words, we are doing reverse engineering. Instead of explaining the davening, we are doing what davening was like before the siddur was composed. We are putting our thoughts together of what we want to pray , and then seeing how the words our sages put together fit those goals immaculately and more than we can possibly think of ourselves.
Rabbi Yehoshua Geller received Smicha from Rav Mordechai Elefant zt"l and the ITRI Yeshiva, where he was a Talmid for many years. He served as the Rosh Beit Medrash of the English Speakers' Program at the Jerusalem College of Technology/Machon Lev, Rabbi Geller has also taught at Yeshivat Yam HaTalmud and Yeshivat Hamivtar. Rabbi Geller holds an M.A. in Hebrew Studies.