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Sunday, February 17 • 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Learning the Torah of Love: Text and Mindfulness

The way we learn Torah can influence how we relate to our "internal Torah"; that is, our inner world. The qualities and assumptions that we bring to Torah study reflect how we discern meaning through paying attention to what arises in the mind and body. One element of life in which this is particularly true is in how we experience love. In this session, we will weave together short periods of meditation and text study in an exploration of how Jewish textual wisdom about love is a reflection for how we might study the inner texts of love.


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Jordan Bendat-Appell

Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell serves on the rabbinic faculty of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (New York) and is the co-founder and director of the Center for Jewish Mindfulness in Chicago. Jordan was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2008, after which he served as the rabbi at Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living in Glencoe, IL. Prior to pursuing his rabbinical studies, Jordan studied Conservation Biology at the... Read More →
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Sam Feinsmith

Rabbi Sam Feinsmith teaches Judaic Studies and coordinates Jewish Life at Chicagoland Jewish High School, IL. He is a regular teacher at the Center for Jewish Mindfulness, where he weaves in the depths of Chassidic and Kabbalistic wisdom. He holds degrees from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and Jewish Theological Seminary. Passionate about prayer and contemplative Jewish practice, he has consulted for a number of innovative prayer... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 610 Tower Floor 6