Praying for the Monsoon: An Arizona Liturgical Adventure
June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDTSuggested Donation: $18
A virtual presentation hosted by Dr. Daniel Stein Kokin
ABOUT THIS EVENT: The summer months typically supply a significant portion of Arizona’s annual rainfall, but in recent years have been bone dry. As Monsoon season arrives, it’s tempting to pray for rain. But can we do so as Jews? And if we did, what would it look like? Join Dr. Daniel Stein Kokin as he presents his “Tefillat ha-Monsoon,” and explores the halakhic, literary, and identity issues raised by this new prayer.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Dr. Daniel Stein Kokin is an academic wanderer, in senses both geographic and disciplinary. He has taught at Yale, UCLA, and the University of Greifswald in Germany, and been hosted by departments or programs for Italian, Israel Studies, Protestant Theology, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, to name just a few. He writes on Renaissance Humanism, Jewish-Christian relations, and modern Israel, and also develops academic presentations that synthesize scholarly lecture and dramatic performance. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at ASU.