Siddur Class 5784 – “Oh, Lord, Hear Our Sabbath Prayers”
An Exploration of Heschel’s “The Sabbath”
Thursdays, 8:40 am, beginning October 12, 2023
We will venture into our Sabbath prayers and focus on the themes and liturgy of the three main services of Shabbat. We will start with an overall survey of the importance of Shabbat in Jewish life. Then we get granular about the prayer book and go slowly through vocabulary, to gain access to the Hebrew of
our prayers. We will discuss why we repeat some paragraphs in each Shabbat Amidah and say others only once. Come explore our Sabbath liturgy, our relationships to Shabbat and Heschel’s “The Sabbath.” A little Shabbat on Thursday will inspire!