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Sunday, February 14 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Why Don't We Fast on Yom HaShoah? Towards a Religious Experience of a Civil Holiday

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Yom HaShoah is usually marked outside of the synagogue sanctuary, with protocols more familiar from a secular memorial (a guest speaker, moment of silence, TV programming) than from Jewish modes of commemoration and mourning. Join us in a run through and discussion of סדר הלוויה ליום השואה (Yom HaShoah Funeral Service), one attempt to move beyond the civic towards an experience that is traditional, authentic, and rooted in Jewish feeling.

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Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is a scholar and convener of spiritual community. He serves at Rikers Island as the High Holidays and Passover rabbi, founded the UWS Moishe House, and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. His recent writings were awarded the Whizin Prize in Jewish Ethics. But creating innovative... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 5:15pm - 6:30pm

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