Rabbi Nehemia Polen: "Niggunim"

Sunday, May 07, 2017
9:30 am

Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline

Niggun refers to a melody sung for sacred purpose, expressing the soul's longing for sublime contact with the Divine. It may have words or be wordless, carried by vocables thata come from the heart and may be lively, pensive, joyous or introspective. Join us we learn from the Niggun Master, Rabbi Nehemia Polen, who will teach us the power of this musical style and lead us in singing our hearts out. This event is part of the Hebrew College-Congregation Miskan Tefila educational series.

Rabbi Polen, a leading expert in Hasidism and is Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew College. He describes the niggun as an experience to be entered into with all of one's senses and levels of one's being. In his course "Hasidic Niggun as Spiritual Practice" at Hebrew College he examines the function of niggun in prayer, and the role of the prayer leader in fostering sacred space. 

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Admission: Free