Is a direct encounter with God possible? Is experiencing the Divine something that Judaism views as a primary religious goal? The Torah’s core narratives, from the Avot and Imahot to the Exodus and Mount Sinai, all involve powerful and direct encounters with God. These are the seminal experiences of the Jewish faith. And yet, the Divine experience is not at the centerpiece of most of Jewish living, ritual, or learning…
Or is it? In this three-part series, Rabbi Ami Silver will share frameworks from primary Jewish sources on the Divine encounter. Through text study and guided practices, participants will become familiarized with the process of preparation, exploration, and integration of these states of experience within a traditional Jewish framework.
Dates: Mondays February 8-22, 2021
Lecture Length: 1-hour and 15 minutes
Time: 9:00am Pacific/ 12:00pm EST/ 6:00pm CET/ 7:00pm Israel
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Ami Silver is a rabbi and psychotherapist (MSW) based in Jerusalem. His teaching focuses on the interface between Jewish text, practice, and personal transformation. Ami leads groups in text study and contemplative, experiential Jewish practice. As a psychotherapist, Ami’s work integrates psychodynamic perspectives together with experiential, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches. He works in private practice supporting individuals, couples, and groups in Jerusalem and online.