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Bar Kochba and the Yom Kippur Prayer Service with David Bernat, PhD
Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 5, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
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Arguably, the disastrous outcome of the Bar Kochba Rebellion of ~135 CE left the deepest and most indelible wound on the ancient Jewish community and on our collective historical consciousness, a wound more devastating even than the destruction of both Jerusalem Temples. An expression of this pain is found in the section of the Yom Kippur service titled “Martyrology”, Eleh Ezkerah in Hebrew [literally translated “These I will remember”], that dramatizes the torture and death of 10 great sages at the hands of the Romans, most notably R. Akiba. Our session will delve into the Eleh Ezkerah liturgy and include a thorough historical review of the Bar Kochba revolt and its conclusion, looking at textual and archaeological sources in order to give some context to the prayer and its legendary background, and also to provide an understanding of this important chapter of Jewish history.
Break the Fast with Temple Aliyah
Wednesday, October 5, Immediately Following Ne’ilah
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