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Havdalah and Kabbalah with Rabbi Matthew Ponak
December 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kolot Mayim will be hosting Rabbi Matthew Ponak’s local book launch at the December 17th at the JCC at 4 pm, early Saturday evening, to be followed by Havdalah at 5pm.
Rabbi Matthew Ponak’s Embodied Kabbalah (with a foreword from Rabbi Arthur Green) draws from nearly 1000 years of Jewish sources to articulate a spiritual counterbalance to the New Age focus on bliss and transcendence. Judaism has always emphasized daily responsibilities, healthy relationships, and the ancient obligation to be a good person; its mysticism is no different. Ponak brings forth Kabbalistic teachings on the balance between the inner life, mental health, and the outer commitments to family, work, and community. This transformational book uses Talmudic-style commentary (surrounding original texts) to open the doorway to a treasure-trove of wisdom and practice, including several sources translated for the first time in English.”
- December 17, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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