7 2013

TJC - Joy, Despair and Hope: Reading Psalms

7:30PM - 8:00PM  

The Jewish Center 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540


New ! Joy, Despair and Hope: Reading Psalms Psalms have been read to uplift the soul, to comfort the sick, to console those who mourn, to celebrate moments of blessing and to provide the words that our souls can pray. Yet for so many of us, Psalms are a closed book, its language alien. Rabbi Edward Feld will teach two psalms from his new book, Joy, Despair and Hope: Reading Psalms; he will take us through his own personal reading and help us see our own lives reflected in these poems. Following the talk, Rabbi Feld will be available for a book signing. Speaker: Rabbi Edward Feld, Author of “Joy, Despair and Hope: Reading Psalms Rabbi Edward Feld is the senior editor of Mahzor Lev Shalem and of the forthcoming Siddur Lev Shalem published by the Rabbinical Assembly. He is also the author of the new Joy, Despair and Hope: Reading Psalms (Wipf and Stock), and of The Spirit of Renewal: Finding Faith After the Holocaust (Jewish Lights). During his nineteen year tenure as the Director of Hillel at Princeton, the Center for Jewish Life was conceived and built. He currently resides in Northampton, MA. with his wife, Merle. Thursday, November 7: 7:30pm