Jewish meditation

Immersed In Jewish Meditation

New book by Yoel Glick, master of the art.

03/03/2015 - 19:00
Associate Editor

For some, Reb Shlomo Carlebach used to say, Judaism's most complex ideas can be reduced to the “sweet and cute,” simple as a New Year’s apple in honey. Or, conversely, one can see 16th-century kabbalists going out into the apple orchards -- evoking the Shechina, God’s feminine presence -- greeting the Shabbat bride, veiled in Friday’s twilight.

“When prayer is taken to its highest level,” Rabbi Glick says, “it becomes meditation.”  Courtesy of Rabbi Yoel Glick

Meditating On The Margins

Jewish Meditation Center’s funding crisis reflects community’s struggle to support fledgling groups.
06/18/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Most Wednesday nights find Jonathan Matz not only in the same place, but in the same position: his legs tucked under a simple wood bench, his back straight, his chest rising and falling as he struggles to return his focus from his thoughts to his breath.

JMC’s director, Alison Laichter, and Jewish meditators prepare for their annual springtime walking meditation.michael datikash
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