Mind and Deed in Rabbinic Texts
with Rabbi Josh Gutoff
6 Sessions: Wednesdays 708:30 PM Mar 1; Mar 8; Mar 15; Mar 22; Mar 29; Apr 19
This is a six-session class looking at classic Jewish texts on kavanah, or intention, and its role in prayer and in the performance of mitzvot. As we will see, kavanah becomes a lens for looking at much broader issues, such as the purpose of ritual, the meaning of prayer, and the relationship between the human and the Divine. It shoud be very exciting. All the texts will be studied in English, and no previous background or level of belief is required.