A song of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. — Psalm 23
A song for ascents. I shall raise my eyes to the mountains, from where will my help come? — Psalm 121
The book of Tehillim (Psalms) is the original prayer book. It is the quintessential book of poetry – and it is also a keyhole through which we peek into the life of King David, the shepherd, the warrior, and the king. It is a book which brings comfort and at the same time has the capacity to elevate the soul. It is a book that reaches beyond poetry into the power of prayer and connection.
Who wrote these words with such passion and pathos? What is the book about and does it truly “help” us?
This is the book that we reach for when we feel troubled, alone, powerless, and never more so than in these dark times. When we do so, there are particular chapters that we read. Together we’ll unpack some of these and through this, attempt to gain a deeper understanding of Tehillim and how to tap into the connection between human and G-d.
Join the Academy on a journey in uncovering the power behind the poetry.