On Tuesday, February 21, Rabbi Dan Polish will present
"The Book of Psalms: A Gift in Times of Need."
The Book of Psalms is the most beloved book in Hebrew
Scriptures. Many people read and pray it every day. It forms the
basis of the liturgies of the Jewish and Christian tradition. But
there is another face to the Book of Psalms. People turn to it in
times of need. It talks to the difficulties and challenges of our
own lives. How can we make use of this book at the hard times in
our own lives. We will explore the Book of Psalms and talk about
the way it can become a real “friend in need”.
This event is co-sponsored by CDI and the Kaplan Family Library.
The St. John's Bible will be on display at this event.
This is a FYE College Connection event.
Rabbi Daniel F. Polish
Rabbi Daniel F. Polish is an accomplished author and scholar. He
earned his bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University and
completed his rabbinical training at Hebrew Union College in
Cincinnati. He earned his doctoral degree at Harvard
Rabbi Polish has served as a leader of national Jewish
organizations: as Associate Director and Director of the Washington
Office of the Synagogue Council of America; and as the Director of
the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism; He is currently
spiritual leader of Congregation Shir Chadash, in New York’s Hudson
Valley. In addition to teaching at the Mount, he has taught at
Harvard, Tufts, Occidental College and at his alma mater, Hebrew
A frequent teacher of both Jewish and Christian audiences, he
has addressed interfaith gatherings in places such as Warsaw,
Seville, Istanbul, Berlin, Jerusalem, New Delhi, and Bangladesh. He
currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the International Jewish
Committee for Inter-religious consultations -- the official Jewish
interlocutor with the Vatican and other international religious
bodies. He is a published poet and has written articles for
numerous scholarly and popular journals. His book reviews appear
regularly in the Journal Of Eccumenical Studies. Among his books
are Bringing the Psalms to Life: How to Understand and Use the
Book of Psalms; Keeping Faith with the Psalms: Deepen Your
Relationship with God Using the Book of Psalms; and
Talking About God: Exploring the Meaning of Religious Life with
Kierkegaard, Buber, Tilich, and Heschel.