Delivered at GGS
October - December 2013
To be delivered at GGS after Minchah (6.45pm) , Shabbat Shuvah 5774
From the GGS Website
In 1190, early in the reign of Richard I, fuelled by Crusade fervour and unpaid debts to Jewish money-lenders, anti-Jewish rioting broke out in York. The local Jewish community took refuge in the wooden keep of the royal castle on the night of Shabbat HaGadol. As matters worsened, Yom Tov of Joigny, a famous rabbi and their spiritual leader, advocated suicide rather than face the impending pogrom...
In this presentation, Rabbi Belovski will examine the background to the Clifford’s Tower massacre in Jewish, liturgical and historical sources, and consider its ramifications for English Jewry.
LSJS April - May 2013
LSJS Apr-Jun 2013
From the LSJS website:
WHAT DO YOU SAY TO GOD ON THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND WHY?
This course looks at central prayers that we say on Jewish festivals: Who wrote them? Why were they included in the Machzor? Do we appreciate and embrace the ideas they contain? Have their meanings changed over time? Are they still relevant?
The structure of the Amidah for Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot
Prayers and home rituals unique to these festivals
The complex structure of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services
The nature of key prayers during these days
This course will enable you to get more out of your Machzor and develop your appreciation of each of the festivals.
And with Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur coming so early in the calendar this year, this course will also prepare you for these High Holy Days.
For the course on Shabbat prayer click here
Session 1: Shalosh Regalim 1: Kiddush and Amidah