The Teaneck General Store and the Jewish Community Council are proud to announce a 3-part lecture series by Rabbi/Dr. Eliezer Diamond.
Lecture 1: February 7, 7:30pm
Cognitive Dissonance in Prayer;Do we pray what we mean?Do we mean what we pray?
Lecture 2: February 14, 7:30pm
When Do We Get to Complain? Contrasting Psalms and the Siddur
Lecture 3: February 21, 7:30pm
Preparing for Prayer: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Entering Prayer.
Eliezer Diamond is the Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where he teaches Talmud and Rabbinic Literature. He is the author of both popular and scholarly articles and of Holy Men and Hunger Artists: Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture, Oxford University Press. Dr. Diamond is currently editing a commentary on Yerushalmi Pesahim written by the late Professor Louis Ginzberg, as well as a book on prayer, the subject of this series.
Dr. Diamond has taught in a variety of settings, including Stern College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the 92nd Street Y, Princeton Theological Seminary and in Ramah camps. He was ordained at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University and received his doctorate in Talmud from JTS.