Finding Song in Times of Chaos

Rabbi Aviva Richman

Stories from the Talmud

We will take a deep dive into messy Talmudic stories and Midrash about the role of song and silence in navigating a world of chaos. How can song carry us through the tumult of joy, sadness and confusion that life throws our way? When is it time to stop singing? Is song meant to settle us or sometimes meant to shake us up? Through stories that highlight the role of song in some of the most foundational moments in our canon, we will probe our own relationship to song and silence in our lives and times. Recorded at the Rabbinic Yeshiva Intensive 2019.