The next Shabbat Torah Table Talk will be held on December 9th ,featuring guest speaker Rabbi Jeffrey Summit who will discuss his book
"Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism"
Singing God's Words is the first in-depth study of the experience and meaning of chanting or "reading" Torah among contemporary American Jews. This experience has been transformed dramatically in recent years by the impact of digital technology, feminism, the empowerment of lay people and a search for self-fulfillment through involvement with community. At a time when worshipers seek deeper spiritual experience, many Jews have found new meaning in the experience of reading Torah, an act that is broadly accessible to Jewish adults even as it requires intensive immersion with the text of the Bible in Hebrew.