CBS Entering the High Holidays: Looking at the Liturgy with Cantor Levine

September 13, 2020 10:00AM - 11:00AM

High Holy Day Liturgy Discussions on Zoom.

Session #1 – Unetaneh Tokef: Judgment Day
Sunday, August 16 at 10:00 AM.
Tuesday, August 25 at 12:00 Noon.
Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 PM.

“Who Will Live and Who Will Die?” – powerful, perplexing and persuasive, yet controversial. How do we make sense of the imagery so core to our prayers?

Session #2 – Kol Nidrei
Sunday, August 23 at 10:00 AM.
Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00 PM.
Thursday, September 3 at 12:00 Noon.

A Medieval Aramaic text which defies logic; a text which sages have tried to eliminate for hundreds of years. What is really going on? Why do we continue to say it? Why is it so popular?

Session #3 – Confessionals: Ashamnu & Al Cheit
Sunday, September 6 at 10:00 AM.
Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 PM.
Thursday, September 10 at 12:00 Noon.

Divine reward and punishment…an archaic idea? Yet, these two confessionals are liturgical staples are recited 10 times each on Yom Kippur. What message should we walk away with?

Session #4 – Neilah: The Gate Closes
Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 AM.
Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 PM.
Thursday, September 17 at 12:00 Noon.

There is a heightened fervor to the service with which we finish Yom Kippur. The Ark is open, all are standing, a final blast of the shofar. Can we really wipe our slates clean?