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Sh’ma Yisrael – The Jewish Declaration of Unity
Monday, April 16 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pmFree
Adventure into the deep wisdom of Sh’ma Yisrael through a multi-lensed perspective: tradition, language, and sacred play. Sh’ma Yisrael is the best known verse in Torah and Siddur. It is often the first verse taught to children or adults learning the basics of Jewish thought or prayer highlighting the unity behind the multiplicity. Torah teaches that Sh’ma is to be declared twice daily – when you lay down and when you rise up. In the Siddur, Sh’ma is couched between two verses proclaiming love, creating a “love sandwich”. Tradition teaches saying Sh’ma before death as a final affirmation of faith. Classical Kabbalah teaches Sh’ma is the single verse that serves to pierce the veil separating Heaven and Earth.
After completing this workshop your relationship with Sh’ma will be renewed. You will have new sensations, emotions, and insights to deepen future encounters with Judaism’s quintessential sacred verse, the Sh’ma Yisrael.