Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

New York, NY

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer is the President and CEO of the Hadar Institute (www.hadar.org). Elie holds a doctorate in liturgy from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was also ordained; he also received semikha from his long-time teacher, Rav Daniel Landes.

Who By Fire?: The Most Controversial Prayer in Jewish Life

9:30 PM Eastern

Are you troubled by reciting: “Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?” every year on High Holidays? Does God really mete out just reward and punishment each year? Together we will examine the Untane Tokef prayer, look at its Biblical allusions, and discover its radically divergent internal theological approaches.