As we look towards the High Holidays, taking time to spiritually prepare will make the yamim nora'im all the more meaningful when they arrive. This year, Hadar is proud to present an evening of music and learning for this important time.
Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Hadar Yeshiva, 190 Amsterdam Avenue.
7:00-8:00 pm: Pre-lecture event: Soulful music with Deborah Sacks Mintz to get in the spirit of the days to come
8:00-9:00 pm: Lecture by Hadar faculty to delve into complex holiday themes:
Sacrifice: What It Is, What It Could Be, And Why It Matters
With Rabbi Tali Adler
Akeidat Yitzhak, the Torah reading for the second day of Rosh HaShanah, is usually seen as the ultimate Jewish model of personal sacrifice. But is willingness to die for God really the epitome of sacrifice? In this session we will explore a midrash that questions Akeidat Yitzhak's role as the central model of personal sacrifice, and offers a story about Rachel our Matriarch as an alternative. We will use the midrash to explore questions such as: What does sacrifice look like? What role should it play in our religious lives? And what might our High Holidays look like with a different model of religious sacrifice at the center?