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Touching and Being Touched by the Ineffable: Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

with Rabbi Zari Weiss

Saturday, May 21, 2022

9-12 Pacific

12-3 Eastern

5-8 pm Ireland/UK time

Program Description

In his book, Varieties of Religious Experience, William James describes mysticism as the exploration of ineffable and indescribable religious experiences, which are often momentary or fleeting.  Sometimes these experiences result in profound insight, knowledge, or intuition, which could not have been achieved through purely rational means.  In this retreat, we will learn about how mysticism has been experienced and understood throughout Jewish history. (Kabbalah represents only one stage in Jewish mystical practice.)  The retreat will include meditation, time for personal reflection, and sharing with others.

The retreat will be recorded for those who pre-register but are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

Your Guide for the Journey


Rabbi Zari Weiss

Rabbi Zari Weiss was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) in May 1991. She received training in Spiritual Direction from Mercy Center (a three-year program followed by a yearlong program in Group Spiritual Direction, Burlingame, California, 1993-1997). She was one of the founding instructors of Lev Shomea, a training program in Jewish Spiritual Direction (2001-2006). She continues to offer Spiritual Direction to both individuals and groups (both Jewish and interfaith), and currently she is working toward certification as a hospital chaplain.  She leads contemplative retreats on a variety of topics.

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