Tradition & Innovation

Lighting the Path Within: Jewish Mysticism & Meditation

Led by Hadar Cohen
Tuesdays, December 1st, 8th, 15th, 7:00–8:15 PM ET

We are committed to offering free resources during this especially difficult time of need, and this series is being offered free of charge. If you are able to contribute, we suggest a donation of $18–54. Your donation will help support the ongoing work of Ritualwell.

During Hanukkah and the darkest time of the year, join us to shine a light on our inner worlds through the wisdom of Jewish mysticism and meditation. In three sessions, we’ll take a deep dive into ancient texts and practices. The first session will explore Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation), one of the earliest texts in Jewish mysticism, examining the story of creation. The second session will center on Hekhalot literature, known as Throne Mysticism, written from post-rabbinical times to the early Middle Ages. The third session will feature the writings of Abraham Abulafia, a Jewish mystic who founded the school of Prophetic Kabbalah during the Golden Age of Spain around the 13th century. Each session will include text study, a guided meditation experience and space for discussion and reflection. All are welcome, regardless of background.  


All sessions will be recorded and available to participants. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.

To view our full list of online learning opportunities visit: www.ritualwell.org/learn

Hadar Cohen is a feminist multi-media artist, healer and educator originally from Jerusalem. Her Mizrahi Jewish roots influence her approach to justice, healing, and spirituality. Hadar is the founder of Feminism All Night, a project that designs communal immersive learning experiences about feminism, and is the creator of Jerusalem In Exile, a psychosomatic film on the political and spiritual reality of Jerusalem. Hadar writes a new moon newsletter on the wisdom of Jewish time called "in loving faith." She teaches Jewish scripture and embodied practices through various platforms, including At The Well. Her artistic mediums include performance, movement, writing, weaving, sound and ritual. Hadar is currently a fellow at Abrahamic House, a multi-faith incubator for social change based in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Rise Up, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah for their generous support of Reset.

Found in: Hanukkah, Hanukkah Candle Lighting

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