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Rabbi Feld to speak in Lawrence on September 10

Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley will host Rabbi Edward Feld on Sunday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the synagogue located in the Riverwalk complex on Merrimack Street at the North Andover town line.

Rabbi Feld is senior editor of the new Siddur Lev Shalem and of its sister volume Mahzor Lev Shalem, published by the Conservative Movement’s Rabbinical Assembly. Of his new book, “Joy, Despair and Hope: Reading Psalms” (Cascade Books) one reviewer wrote, “Rabbi Feld has a profound understanding of the pathways to spiritual striving,” and another wrote, “It invites readers to see the psalms as windows into the human condition.”

In his distinguished career, Rabbi Feld has served as Rabbi-in-Residence at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America functioning as an advisor and mentor to rabbinical students, Rabbi of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, and Hillel Director of Princeton University. He is a noted teacher, lecturing throughout North America. Rabbi Feld has published widely on halachic and ethical issues, on Jewish theology and on biblical themes and along with his book on Psalms is the author of “The Spirit of Renewal: Faith After the Holocaust” (Jewish Lights).

Sunday morning’s event will begin with brunch at 10:30am, followed by Rabbi Feld’s presentation on why we need a new high holiday prayer book, followed by a lesson in blowing the shofar by David Tye. There is no cost to attend – it is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated – walk-ins are welcome.

For more information about this event, or Congregation Beth Israel, contact Amy Sherr, at 978-474-0540, Office@BethIsraelMV.org.

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