Song of the Day

The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters, each of them woven with words of masterful poetic praise and worship. These Psalms have been on the lips and hearts of Jews ever since the times of King David; they have been called upon during moments of pain and joy. As one of the earliest and most potent forms of written supplication, Psalms are ubiquitous in all Jewish prayer services.

As Jews enter the period of the High Holidays, we focus on certain Psalms which have become the central chords of the melody of Elul and Rosh Hashanah: Psalm 27 (said every day), Psalm 24 (said after Ma’ariv of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) and Psalm 130 (said before Yishtabach in the 10 days of Teshuvah).

Join the Academy and Brent Davidoff­ in partnership with Waverley Shul on a soulful journey to explore these profound Songs. Through in-depth and engaging textual analysis we will breathe life back into this oft disregarded part of the prayer service. This course is suited to any individual looking for ways to create purpose, mindfulness and lasting inspiration in this central period of the Jewish year.

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