From Self-Interest to Self-Surrender: Confronting the Challenges of Prayer
August 31 , 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jewish Theological Seminary presents Dr. Benjamin D. Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages, JTS, in an exploration of attitudes toward prayer among thinkers including Rambam and Heschel. He’ll contrast assumptions about what makes for a genuine and meaningful prayer in Jewish tradition and in American culture. In particular, he’ll discuss our expectations of what happens when we pray and the possibilities that emerge when we don’t put ourselves at the center of the prayer experience. The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.