The Wisdom Daily: The Comforting Beauty Of Asking Questions May 26, 2016

"Why me? Why now?

Beset by questions we pine after certainties. Well-meaning friends offer answers. Theologians expound. Politicians offer sound bites and tweets. The questions remain. The search continues...."

Because Jewish presents Shavuot with Rabbi Dan and Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi May 25, 2016

Join Clal residents Rabbi Dan Ain and Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, for a body-based experience on Shavuot. Receive a plain sense explanation of the holiday from Rabbi Dan; chant with the Kirtan Rabbi, Andrew Hahn; meditate with Miriam Eisenberg; and eat traditional dairy desserts and refreshments. Enjoy a secret midnight event!

Kabbalat Shabbat Satsang with Rabbi Andrew Hahn, The Kirtan Rabbi, at Integral Yoga May 25, 2016

Kabbalat Shabbat Satsang at IYI – Free and Open to All!

Friday, May 27th – 7:30 to 9:30pm

Integral Yoga Institute of New York
227 West 13th Street (between 7th & 8th Aves.)
New York NY 10011

Sat in Sanskrit means truth; sangha means kehilah, or community.

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: Does Prayer Ever Work? May 25, 2016

"...Why pray? I have asked this question in this space before. And, as I grow, I offer varying reasons for something, which I hold deep in my heart and I believe, can qualitatively change the nature of our lives. In this moment, I write to you about communal prayer. Why come together to pray? I think when we gather to pray, we experience a symbiotic connection. We could stay at home and pray by ourselves.

The Wisdom Daily: How Listening To Music Taught Me To Compose My Own Life May 25, 2016

"...I came to see my experience was, ultimately, composed of my attention: As awareness touched the music, my attention touched something concrete and emergent. As awareness divided, the composition and my experience both seemed to simultaneously break down. With this insight, I resolved to let the performance, itself, teach me how to listen...."

Clal Consultant Elad Nehorai Featured in The Jewish Week's 36 under 36 May 24, 2016

"....This is what Nehorai does: harness the connective power of the Internet to spread positivity, encourage creativity, and bring Jews together. For those who haven’t yet found their niche, Nehorai’s story of searching and discovery provides a platform for others to speak up."

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The Wisdom Daily: Creativity: The Art Of "Happy" May 24, 2016

"...In work and in life, don't we just want to find happiness, satisfaction, and open possibilities in what we might discover? Maybe we should start to reframe our view of ‘art’ and ‘creativity.’ Art is more than a hobby – it's an answer.

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: Jewish Goodbyes May 24, 2016

"...When I was younger I used to think my dad was odd because he never said goodbye. I assumed his quirky ‘so long’ was related to the Jewish goodbye, famous for taking several hours. ‘So long’ fits with the custom of stepping over the threshold when a guest leaves your home, to indicate your reluctance to see her leave. ‘So long’ is like the Hebrew l’hitraot or French au revoir.

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: The Land of Israel DOES NOT Belong to the People of Israel May 23, 2016

"...The Book of Deuteronomy warns us of the mindset of ‘my power and my might have gotten me all this wealth’. Power corrupts. For the first time in 2000 years the Jewish People have real political and military power, and I fear that it has gone to our head. Worse still, it has corrupted our religious ideology. We act as if God's promise of the land is equivalent to absolute ownership and as if absolute ownership allows us to trample the rights and the dignity of the indigenous Palestinians.

The Wisdom Daily: It's Time To Rethink Age And Adulthood May 23, 2016

"Age doesn't resonate with me. I guess I see myself as twenty-three or so if I have to pick a number — finished with college, free to experiment because why not: no one is counting on me for support, and I have many years to find a niche. Those who know me are surely chuckling right now, but I'm just describing how I feel...."

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