Jewish Spirituality Series – Cultivating the Inner Self:
The Meaning of Life
Sundays, February 5, 12 & 19, 10:30 â 11:45 a.m.
Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline
Come and hear from Rabbis Arthur Green, Nehemia Polen and Ariel Mayse about loving and learning from Hasidism while we continue to choose to live outside the strictly regulated world of the contemporary Hasidic community. Decide which of the many riches of Hasidic teachings might usefully be applied today as we re-tool and universalize Hasidism, creating a Judaism that is spiritually alive.
February 5: Rabbi Nehemia Polen – âUncovering the Spirit Within: The Life and Teaching of Rabbi Kalonymos Shapiro, the Piaseczner Rebbe.â Rabbi Polen, Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew College, is a leading expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought. He will provide insights set forth in greater detail in his book, “The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymos Kalman Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto.”
February 12: Rabbi Arthur Green â âJudaism and the Inner Life of Prayerâ Rabbi Green is the founding dean and now Rector of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. He is a leading independent figure in the Jewish renewal movement and the author or editor of more than a dozen books; his most recent is “Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from Around the Maggid’s Table.â
February 19: Rabbi Ariel Mayse – âNeo-Hasidism and Halakhahâ
Rabbi Mayse is the Director of Jewish Studies and Visiting Assistant
Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew College. His body of work in Jewish mysticism includes âFrom the Depth of the Well: An Anthology of Jewish Mysticism.â
This program is part of the Hebrew College-Mishkan Tefila Learning Series.