Yom Kippur: Hidden Secrets

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Date(s) - 07/06/2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Yom Kippur is often depicted as a day which focuses on guilt and atonement. We will explore the classic paradigms of Yom Kippur and through careful mining, attempt to uncover alternate entry paths into the essence of the day. Our texts will be the writings of a range of Chassidic Rebbes, among them R’ Nachman of Breslav. The Chidushei haRi”m (the first Ger rebbe), the Isbitzer ( R’ Simcha Bunim of Pshischa), Beit Yaacov (the Ishbitzer’s son), and Netivot Shalom. Themes will include guilt and fear, love and will, self-deception and honest self-reflection. We will examine reality verses fantasy in the “service of God” (avodat haShem), and consider what draws us forward and what pulls us back.
Rute Yair Nussbaum

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-3pm
4 sessions: July 6, 8, 13, and 15.

Tuition: $100; financial aid available.

Go to www.drisha.org/ongoing-classes/ to register.