Special Learning Opportunity with Yiscah Smith

  • Monday, March 23, 2020
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Congregation Beth Shalom

In line with official recommendations from Seattle-King County Public Health, restrictions imposed by Governor Jay Inslee and the state of Washington, the closure of Seattle Public Schools, and perhaps most importantly our sense of commitment to the health and well-being of our broader community, Kavana is cancelling all services, programs, and in-person gatherings through April 24th.

The spiritual practice of cultivating an "understanding heart:" bringing thought and feeling in partnership and harmony.

With Yiscah Smith, spiritual activist, Torah educator and spiritual mentor from Jerusalem

In the Talmud, tractate Chagigah 3b, the Rabbi’s teach, "acquire for yourself an understanding heart – לב מבין .  For many, this term conveys an impossible reality, a contradiction and even nonsense.  How can a heart understand?  Isn’t the domain of understanding and reason found in the mind?  The Piaseczner Rebbe, Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira, in his book Bnei Machshava Tovaaddresses the important spiritual practice of cultivating an understanding heartwhich actually dates back in our tradition to Biblical times.

This event is free to members of the Kavana community -- RSVP using this event page. Note that admission is $18 per person (cash or check at the door) for the general public. 

Co-sponsored by the Kavana Cooperative, Congregation Beth Shalom, Mercaz Seattle and an anonymous donor. 

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