• August 14, 2022
  • 17 5782, Av
  • פרשת עקב

Jewish Nationhood and Homeland Reflected in our Daily Prayer (April 30, May 7)

Jewish Nationhood and Homeland Reflected in our Daily Prayer (April 30, May 7)

The season between Pesach and Shavuot confronts us with a group of new national holidays (Yom HaShoah, Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Yom Yerushalayim) that are marked in the State of Israel and in Jewish communities abroad as well. It would appear that our daily siddur does not offer us too much in the way of prayers to recite for these occasions. But is this really so? What values and attitudes towards Jewish national life are reflected in our daily prayers? In this two-session minicourse we will uncover answers to this question.

April 20, 2013 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Nationhood and Homeland Reflected in our Daily Prayer (April 30, May 7): Lesson 1
Class description

In this first of the two sessions, we will be looking at sections of Pesukei DeZimra that are relevant to the questions of the meaning of Jewish nationhood and Eretz Yisrael. I have posted here the source that we did not finish in the first session

Handouts
May 7, 2013 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Nationhood and Homeland Reflected in our Daily Prayer (April 30, May 7): Lesson 2
Class description

In this session, we will study segments from the core of the daily prayers: the blessings of Kriat Shema, and the Shemoneh Esreh, to examine how they provide understandings of Jewish nationhood and the meaning of Eretz Yisrael for the Jewish nation.

Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel has been enjoying guiding students in how to learn and understand Talmud at WebYeshiva.org since its founding. He began his teaching career as a teacher and educational director at Michlelet Bruria in the 1980s. For over 20 years, he has been working as a software engineer in Jerusalem, and during that time has been an editor and contributor to the company NDS's Torah journal, Chiddushei Torah@NDS, that was published annually from 1996-2014 . He and his wife reside in Ma'ale Adumim and are parents to five children and have many grandchildren.