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Jewish Gratitude Practice in Troublesome Times with Lorne Blumer

  • 4:00 PM
  • Online

There’s a tradition that Jews are to recite a hundred blessings a day. And while this might be an ambitious number for most, one could certainly make the case that engaging with gratitude, even or especially in these troublesome times, benefits both us and others.

In this workshop, among the everyday Jewish gratitude practices we’ll explore are those for what we eat, what we see, the “mere” act of waking and putting on a facemask before stepping outside. Along the way, we’ll look at some of the barriers that get between some of us and tradition, including God-language (and God-as-masculine language), Hebrew and the sense of merely going through the motions.No prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish tradition is required.

Lorne Blumer, in addition to being a long-time member of Shir Libeynu, is the leader of Hineinu, a community for Jewish contemplative practice, and a graduate of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s program in Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training.