Watch Our Weekly Tehillim (Psalms) Recitation

Join My Jewish Learning on Facebook each Friday at 5 PM to recite a selection from the Book of Psalms.

The Book of Psalms — or Sefer Tehillim, in Hebrew — is among the most widely quoted of all the books of the Hebrew Bible. Selections from Psalms show up everywhere in Jewish liturgy, forming a major part of the daily morning service and the Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service welcoming Shabbat. Psalms are the source of some of the Bible’s best-known phrases, and they are mainstays of Jewish funerals and healing services.

For centuries, it has also been customary to turn to the Book of Psalms at moments of trouble or danger, both as a source of comfort and healing and as prayers for intercession and deliverance. Since the spring of 2020, My Jewish Learning has been bringing this practice to a global audience with a weekly recitation of a selection from the Book of Psalms live streamed each Friday afternoon prior to Shabbat.

Join this week’s recitation with Joey Weisenberg, founder and co-director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, live on My Jewish Learning’s Facebook page on September 25, 2020, at 5:00 PM Eastern time.

Watch the recitation from past weeks here:

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