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Sunday, January 20 • 8:45am - 10:00am
A Blessing for the Tsar!? Praying For or Against the Government

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In our present political moment, the question of how to relate to the government within our liturgy is particularly fraught. In this class, we will look at a series of texts that tell the story of how Jews throughout history have related to secular governments that held power over them. We will then look at how the advent of democracy changed the way that Jews thought about praying for the government. And hopefully, we can start to tackle the question of what sort of prayer for the government could possibly apply in our current place and time.

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Israel Geselowitz

Izzy Geselowitz is a recent arrival to Seattle. He is a software engineer by trade and is passionate about learning and teaching Torah. He attended the Hadar Institute in NYC multiple times, including for the year-long intensive learning fellowship.

Sunday January 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am PST