Each morning and night, many Jews recite the Shema proclaiming that “God is One.” What does this mean? The mystical tradition has long taught that ‘One’ is not a counting number but rather a statement of unity. God is The One, The Infinite, and The Only thing that is. From this panentheistic mythical worldview, the divisions we experience in our lives from others, the world and G!d are only perceived truth. Join Rabbi Getzel for an exploration of the mystical ‘True’ divine world behind the screen where all remains whole and one. The class is open to all regardless of Jewish or text background, mystical experience, or meditative practice. Throughout the series we will discuss a variety of ways to cultivate an experience of oneness in nature, erotic intimacy, meditation, or being part of group.
Rabbi Getzel Davis works with couples both individually and in groups to envision, plan, enrich and repair their partnerships at all stages of their lives together. In addition, he serves as a rabbi and chaplain at Harvard University and is a certified trainer of other clergy in Prepare-Enrich premarital counseling. In addition, he founded Unorthodox Celebrations, which has, since 2016 helped almost 3000 Jews (and those who love them) find inspiring and relatable officiants for their weddings, bnei mitzvah, and baby namings.
Sponsor: ZIVUG, Hebrew College