Because You Hear the Prayers of Your People Israel in Mercy

Date: Apr 25, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning | Public Lectures and Events

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning Public Lectures & Events

Because You Hear the Prayers of Your People Israel in Mercy: Can God Ignore Our Prayers?

Part of our spring learning series, Relating to God

Monday, April 25, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

With Dr. Rachel Rosenthal, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics

We often think of God’s choice to respond to our prayers as an act of mercy, but the rabbis in the Babylonian Talmud believed that God was powerless to ignore certain prayers. We will look at five models of people whose prayers God answers and consider how they act as messengers on behalf of their communities.

If you have previously registered for another session in the Relating to God series (April 25–May 23), your registration admits you to all sessions in this series, and you may attend as many as you’d like.

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.


Relating to God

Join JTS scholars to explore what Jewish texts and thought can teach us about how we might understand, experience, and be in relationship with the divine. 

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