Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time
7 Sessions, October 7 – November 18
Online class via Zoom. Registration Required.
“Listen to my words, YHWH, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help…” (Psalm 5:1-2)
We are living in unprecedented times. Not only are we still reeling from the global COVID-19 pandemic, but nationally we are witnessing a social uprising in response to police brutality and systemic racism. People throughout the world are crying out, raising their voices in protest and lament, seeking hope and solace. In so doing, we join the voices of generations past, who sought authentic and creative ways to express their deepest yearnings, turning to their spiritual and cultural traditions for guidance and inspiration.
Join us as we explore the ancient Book Psalms—a collection of inspiring, gritty, hopeful, and bitter prayer-poems—and a variety of interpretations—music, visual art, poetry, and spiritual and political reflections—on these canonical texts. Each week we will focus our attention on one or two psalms, asking how these time-worn texts and their commentators might help us navigate through this challenging moment in US and world history.
This class qualifies for the “Bible, Rabbinics, and Philosophy” or “Justice, Politics, and Contemporary Issues” categories of the Chochmat Lev, A Learned Heart Certificate.
To join us, please register with the form below, and the Zoom link will be shared in your confirmation email. Contact Brigid Goggin with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.