Zen Torah: The Practice of Presence in the Book of Ecclesiastes with Rabbi Brent Spodek: An Open to the Sky Event
The ancient book of Ecclesiastes is one of the most powerful books of the Bible. It offers the possibility of finding joy in even the most ordinary of daily acts, serenity, even in pain and deep peace in a world of distractions. Come for a Zen-inspired close reading of Ecclesiastes with Rabbi Brent Spodek of Beacon Hebrew Alliance.
Open to the Sky is a reimagining of the ancient Jewish holiday of Sukkot. A sukkah (pronounced sue-kah) is a sand mandala of a building, open to the sky and used for seven days around the time of the fall harvest and then dismantled. It's rickety and tenuous, creating the illusion of permanence and highlighting the impermanence of everything. For more information about the holiday and Open to the Sky, please click here.
All of the programs of Open to the Sky are offered without charge; however, there are (of course) costs associated with the construction and maintenance of this project. If you can help support Open to the Sky with a donation of any size, please click here.
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