Tefillah Toolkit Issue 4
Mechon Hadar's Tefillah Toolkit takes a prayer or a section of a service from Jewish liturgy and explores it from three perspectives: content, meaning, and music. Together as a package, we explore what the prayer is about, what it means to pray it, and how to get a community praying it together.
In this issue:
- Elie Kaunfer explores the themes in this prayer, some of the fascinating images, and what they can teach us. Why is a prayer about the impossibility of describing God full of synonyms that are describing God?
- Dena Weiss thinks about the relationship between the physical and the spiritual.
- Joey Weisenberg teaches his own tunes for Nishmat, Ilu Finu, and Shokhein Ad, and talks about how they fit in with the rest of the shabbat morning service.