Join us in the Social Hall at Temple Shalom on Sunday, April 16th at 10:30 a.m.

The Joys of “Intertexting”– Finding Deeper Meaning in our Prayers

Do you ever wonder why we recite the Mourners Kaddish even though it has no mention of grieving or loss? It turns out that our ancient rabbis composed our familiar Hebrew prayers using phrases carefully chosen from the Torah. By unlocking these connections – intertexting – we too can discover the deeper meanings in our prayers that our rabbis had experienced. Join Rabbi Allan as we explore some of our most well-known prayers like the Mourners Kaddish and the Avot and even our standard blessings, using intertexting to find the deeper meanings that have become forgotten over time.