With R' Ami Silver
Sunday October 17
10.30am Pacific / 1.30pm Eastern / 6.30pm UK / 8.30pm Israel for 75 minutes
Brachot (blessings) play a central role in every area of Jewish practice. They accompany us at major life events and at every holiday, when performing a mitzvah and when waking up in the morning, when eating, praying, and going to sleep. And for the most part, brachot are experienced as nothing more than a formula that is recited to signify a ritual act. But at its core, the practice of making brachot is a powerful gateway to experiencing the fullness of each moment and action, and of waking ourselves up to the sacredness of life and the Divine energy that animates it.
Through in-depth study of primary texts, embodied practices and cultivating open-hearted presence, this class explores the practice of brachot to unlock their potency as an ongoing practice of mindful awareness and encountering Divine reality throughout our days and lives.
Drawing on Biblical, Rabbinic, Kabbalistic and Chassidic teachings, this class invites participants to reimagine what the meaning and experience is all about. The text study will open up and transform our understanding of the practice of brachot, and the applied practices then bring these teachings to life through the prism of our own bodies, feeling, and awareness.
All texts are provided in Hebrew and English translation. The class is open to novices and advanced learners of all backgrounds and orientations.
This class is a free opportunity to sample a 6-session course that guides participants through an exploration of blessings. For full details see here.
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