The devastation inflicted on an entire range of Jewish institutions, beginning with the cessation of sacrificial worship, placed into question the ongoing relationship between God and Israel. Was this relationship severed? What alternate paths of religious devotion were established? This session will examine some of these alternatives, most notably the role of prayer.


Sunday | Dec 17 | 7pm (12pm EST)

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The destruction of the Second Temple left its traumatic mark on two distinct areas of Jewish life. The loss of Judaism's religious center clearly represents the outstanding emotional blow to the nation. However, this was also accompanied by the destruction of the practical frameworks of Jewish life and authority structures that regulated Jewish behavior on a daily basis.  Both of these voids required immediate spiritual and practical solutions, with innovative steps taken by Jewish leaders and ultimately embraced by much of the nation.

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