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EREV YOM KIPPUR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

Yom Kippur Shir Chadash Service
5:30 – 7:00 PM

Kol Nidrei Formal Service
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

YOM KIPPUR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Young Families Service
9:00 – 9:30 AM
SummerStage at Central Park

Morning Yom Kippur Formal Service
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
With abbreviated Yizkor
SummerStage

Morning Yom Kippur Formal Service
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Study Session: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
“Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die”: Really?
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Greenwald Hall

Study Session: Dr. Joel Hoffman
Do Only the Wicked Suffer? Reward, Punishment and the Hidden Message of the High Holidays
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Beth-El Chapel
This Study Session will not be livestreamed, but will be recorded and available later On Demand.

Study Session: Warren Klein, Bernard Museum Curator
Through the Archives: Our Crowd
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Wise Hall
This Study Session will not be livestreamed, but will be recorded and available later On Demand.
Click here to learn more about the speakers.

Teen Service
12:30 – 1:30 PM
SummerStage

Avodah
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Family Service
2:00 – 3:15 PM
SummerStage

Yom Kippur Afternoon, Memorial & Concluding Services
3:30 – 6:00 PM
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

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A SECULAR TALMUDIC JOURNEY: RECONNECTING WITH JEWISH TRADITION
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A SECULAR TALMUDIC JOURNEY: RECONNECTING WITH JEWISH TRADITION

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Imagine reading a page of Talmud every single day for more than seven years. Not just reading it, the way you skim quickly through a mystery novel. Studying it, deciphering it, searching for hidden meanings.

Then imagine doing all that if you are unabashedly secular.

Poet and literary critic Adam Kirsch did just that, taking on the challenge of the Daf Yomi, the study regimen that tens of thousands of religious Jews follow to delve into Talmud for 2,711 consecutive days.

Why did Kirsch join them? He wanted a deeper understanding of Jewish literature and history — and realized that he could master neither without knowing what wisdom and strangeness the Talmud offers.

Kirsch joins us to discuss his long journey and new book, Come and Hear, a travelogue about what he found and why it matters.

Adam Kirsch is the author of three collections of poetry, five books of criticism and two biographies. Long the poetry critic at the New Republic, he now is an editor of The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Review section and a contributing editor at Tablet.

Free (with option to buy the book)

 

 

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