Untangling the Psalms

December 25th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Instructor: Amy Schwartz

The 150 religious poems that make up the Book of Psalms are deeply familiar and deeply strange. Entwined in both Jewish and Christian tradition, they form the backbone of the liturgy and yet speak to us in a modern, sometimes perplexing voice. We’ll read, compare translations and trace the powerful imagery in these works. Readings in English.

Amy Schwartz is president of the Jewish Study Center and opinion editor of Moment Magazine.

JSC, Adas members $25, non-members $35