Contemporary Jewish healing services began in the 1980s. For many people struggling with illness, these rituals provide community, inspiration, and a place where the focus is on healing the spirit rather than curing the body. Services vary widely, but standard elements often include meditation, chanting, music, prayer, guided visualization and teaching from traditional and contemporary Jewish texts.
“From the makor ha’hayim – the Source of All Life – we draw forth these blessings”
Audio/video shiviti meditation chant
Chorus sings inspiring song on creating peace in the world
Is there holiness in the bounty that breaks and bereaves?
Even though we may be wailing. We mustn’t stop working.
In this immersion, we will reflect and expand on our personal experiences of identity, using writing exercises and in-depth discussions to think about, challenge, discover, explore, and experiment with different ways to identify ourselves, to consider how those ways connect us to and separate us from others, and how they represent and misrepresent aspects of who we are.
Four sessions, starting June 15th
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