We Used to Recite the Ten Commandments Each Day

August 20, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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We Used To Recite The Ten Commandments Each Day – Why Did We Stop?

Berman Night of Learning featuring Rabbi Yoni Nadiv.

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The Ten Commandments were once more prominent in daily Jewish ritual, at one time included in daily prayers and placed inside Tefillin. What happened to this venerable text that it has nearly disappeared from our regular practice? We will examine why the rabbis banned these practices by reading early Rabbinic and Christian texts through a historical and theological lens.

Rabbi Yoni Nadiv is a PhD candidate in Yale University’s department of religious studies. His research uses digital humanities tools to explore the composition of the Babylonian Talmud. Originally from Michigan, Yoni grew up as a member of Congregation Shaarey Zedek. He now lives in New Haven, CT with his partner Naomi.

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