Teachings: Traditional & Contemporary Approaches

A Ceremony for Thanksgiving Shabbat 2012

This is designed for you to choose the elements you wish to include, there is more here than is likely needed for any one ceremony.

Chanting: One Important Form of Jewish Meditation

At many times in our history the repetition of sacred phrases has been recognized as helpful to a meaningful prayer experience. In my case I resisted a long time before trying any of this - some sort of fear kept me from it, as though I would die or something like that. Instead once I plunged in, each time the practice grew on me....like cultivating a taste for olives only much more special and valuable (forgive me, any olives that are reading this). Rabbi Shefa Gold introduced me to these practices, and I encourage you to seek out her work and teachings on the subject, she is a wise, authentic and safe teacher.