God of the Faithful, God of the Faithless: Belief and Doubt in Prayer

Rabbi Jan Uhrbach
| Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur By :  Jan Uhrbach Acting Dean of the Rabbinical and Cantorial Schools Posted On Aug 17, 2020 / 5780 | Faith, Forgiveness, & Prayer Monday Webinar

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Part of the series “Faith, Forgiveness, & Prayer: Preparing for the Days of Awe”

Do we need “faith” in order to pray? Can synagogue services be worthwhile and meaningful even if we’re not sure what we believe? We are hardly the first generation to struggle with contradictions among our intellectual beliefs, traditional Jewish liturgy, and the act of prayer. What do biblical and rabbinic texts about prayer, and the prayerbook itself, teach us about these conflicts, and how can they help us connect to prayer even in times of doubt or faithlessness?

With Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, director of the Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts, JTS.

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