A Closer Look at the Blessing of Giving Life to the Dead
In this lecture by R. Elie Kaunfer, we will open up the second blessing of the Amidah – said in all formal Jewish prayer services – to explore different possibilities of meaning. Which biblical and midrashic texts stand behind this blessing, and how can they open up our field of vision around this controversial prayer? Audio recorded live at the 7th annual Dr. Eddie Scharfman Memorial Lecture, January 2018. Video recorded for Community Scholar Program, 2022.