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Open Circle Adult Education: Shir HaShirim – The Song of Songs
November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Discovering the hidden jewels of Shir HaShirim
Open Circle – Fall 2023
In-person at The Boston Synagogue
Thursday evenings 7:00-8:30pm
Instructor: Rabbi Mona Strick
Rabbi Akiva said that if all the other Books of the Bible are considered “Kedoshim” Holy, then Shir Ha Shirim must be considered “Kodesh Kodashim, (the Holiest of the Holy)
Join us for a journey into Shir Hashirim, the Song of Songs, a spectacular love poem.
In addition to being erotic & evocative it contains some of the most beautiful & unique Biblical language. Neither God nor Israel are mentioned in this scroll, one of the five megillot in the section of Ketuvim (writings) of the Bible.
- Why is this conversation between lovers in the Tanach?
- What is holy about it?
- How is it connected to Shabbat & Passover? (the times when we read it)
We will look closely at the text together with a variety of translations & midrashim as well as similar ancient love poetry. This remarkable book, only 8 chapters long contains mystical secrets & is an invitation for us to open our own hearts to a powerful love.