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Monday, September 2 • 9:30am - 10:45am
All Souls Bless: Nishmat Kol Hai and the Poetry of Praise

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One of the most beautiful poems in the traditional prayer service, Nishmat Kol Hai calls the souls of all creatures to praise and bless the divine. Beginning with contemplative Hebrew and English chant, we move slowly through the evocative phrases of the prayer. After we read contemporary poetry on related themes, workshop participants have the opportunity to craft their own responses and share snippets of their writing with the group.

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Julia Watts Belser

Georgetown University
Julia Watts Belser is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Georgetown University. She focuses on rabbinic literature and Jewish ethics, with particular interests in Jewish feminism, LGBT/queer culture, environmental thought, and disability studies. She received her Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, as well as rabbinic ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion... Read More →

Monday September 2, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Front Lawn