with Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker
Thursday, June 30, 12:00 pm at Mount Zion and via Zoom
As part of Hineni’s Summertime Jewish Learning Across the Twin Cities Re-Emerge, Re-Enter: The Same or Changed?
An Exploration of M’chayei HaMeitim, Giving Life to the Dead.
The second blessing of the Amidah about God’s power traditionally ends with the phrase m’chayei hameitim, “Who gives life to the dead.” All streams of Judaism have struggled with the meaning of this phrase and have interpreted it through translation or by changing the Hebrew text. We will look at the meaning of this phrase from the Talmud to today and consider whether it may take on a new meaning considering Covid.