Welcome to The Hub for online Jewish classes and events. Find an upcoming event hosted by Jewish organizations across the world, or explore our on-demand section to view recordings of past events.

Loading Events

Mishnah Berachot: On the Meaning of Prayer

Hosted By: Jewish Study Center

How should Jews pray? How can we use our words to reach toward a connection with God? And what are we supposed to do if we’re late to services? The ancient sages whose writings are collected in the Mishnah struggled with some of the same concerns we struggle with today. In this class, we’ll study a selection of juicy passages (in translation) from the first tractate of the Mishnah – Mishnah Berachot (“blessings”) – and other sources that focus on how, when, and why we pray. We’ll try to unpack the rabbis’ approach to biblical interpretation and legal analysis, as well as the meaning and relevance of their pronouncements for our own efforts to connect with the Divine.

The event listed here is hosted by a third party. My Jewish Learning/70 Faces Media is not responsible for its content or for errors in the listing.

Host

Jewish Study Center

The Jewish Study Center offers a wide array of classes and programs of Jewish content and invites anyone, regardless of background, to learn, grow and socialize with our community of learners. Our classes include text study in Bible, Mishna, Talmud, and Midrash, as well as courses in Jewish arts and culture, ethics, history, and philosophy. Courses regularly apply Jewish tradition to issues of social action, politics, interpersonal relationships, and work.
See all events from this host

Discover More

3 Things to Think About on Sukkot

Sukkot observances offer a balance between the real and the ideal.

What Does the Torah Say About the Land of Israel?

The entire narrative of the Hebrew Bible is built around God's promise of the land to Abraham's descendants.

To Ransom or Not to Ransom?

A History of Israeli Captives and Their Redemption.