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Spiritual Practice [clear filter]
Friday, February 13
 

2:30pm EST

Losing and Regaining Spiritual Focus: The Wandering Mind and Meditation
Hasidic masters deemed all passages in the Torah to have eternal spiritual significance, even seemingly outdated ones like the "cities of refuge." A teaching of the Apter Rav on parashat (weekly Torah portion) Masei’ will illuminate how a re-consideration of this topic in the Talmud can be transformed into a meditation technique for restoring one’s spiritual consciousness.

Presenters
MF

Michael Fishbane

Michael Fishbane is the Nathan Cummings Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many works, including Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel; Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology; and the forthcoming Jewish Publication Society... Read More →


Friday February 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm EST
Long Ridge
 
Sunday, February 15
 

3:00pm EST

CANCELED Can You Save a Blessing for Me? CANCELED
What does it mean to be blessed? Can someone deny you a blessing? From Genesis onwards, the subject of blessings triggers ambivalence, confusion, yearning, and power struggles. How can each of us tap into the source and power of a blessing? What makes you feel that you are blessed—or that you are not? What does it mean to forfeit—or even reject—a blessing? Is this process different for a man and a woman? How can we recover and re-craft the personal blessing meant for us?

Presenters
SR

Susan Reimer-Torn

Susan Reimer-Torn is a former dancer and dance historian who has worked as a journalist both in France, where she lived for 22 years, and in the States. Her area of expertise is Jewish women's issues, as well as Rites of Return for those who are renegotiating their paths to spiritual... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EST
Long Ridge
 
Monday, February 16
 

10:00am EST

A Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter
Heschel once asked: What would Judaism have looked like on the Ganges? Jews know little of Hinduism except to ask about its monotheism. This talk will start to answer the question of looking at the two faiths differently after the encounter. Brill recently spent a Fulbright Sabbatical year in India encountering Hinduism from within the Brahmin world. Explore the commonalities in priestly rituals, dietary restrictions, and purity, as well as tantra, meditation, and text study.

Presenters
AB

Alan Brill

Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. Brill’s books include Judaism and Other Religions (2010) and Judaism and World Religions (2012). Last year, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Varanasi, India. He is currently... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Willow

1:00pm EST

The Religious Imagination: Thinking and Unthinking God
What can one say of the unknown and unknowable God? And what is the role of the imagination and its cultivation in this process, especially in times of "exile" from spiritual clarity? Some guidance will come from a striking passage in the Zohar and a teaching of the Maggid of Mezritch.

Presenters
MF

Michael Fishbane

Michael Fishbane is the Nathan Cummings Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many works, including Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel; Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology; and the forthcoming Jewish Publication Society... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
Waterside