Finding & Living the Sacred
"Finding & Living the Sacred" meets once a month on Wednesday nights
Explanations for the sacred given by traditional Judaism does not hold up when examined thoughtfully in the light of our accumulated knowledge. Consequently we no longer see anything as sacred. The sacred and connections to the sacred are all around us. Finding the sacred depends not on insisting that we return to what we know is not believable. We all suspend disbelief in order to enjoy books and movies. We do not need to suspend disbelief in order to find the sacred. Rather we need to have the courage and the inspiration to let go of the old, and to imagine the new.
Rabbi Kushner says that spirituality is where you and God meet and what you do about it. It doesn't have to be, "other worldly," such as in Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." For most people, spirituality is ordinary and every day. It's a buzzword today. Earlier generations probably called the same idea sacred or holy. One of the great Jewish philosophers of all time, Abraham Joshua Heschel, who is a great mystical theologian, suggested that spirituality is life lived in the continuous presence of the divine.
Each class is self contained and does not build on the previous class. Each month we explore a topic that teaches us how to be in the presence of the Divine.
The schedule is as follows: December 7, January 11, February 1, March 1, April 19, May 10, & June 7. Please plan on coming to some or all.