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From Rabbi David - Taking Care: Learning, Reflecting, Discussion and Planning for End of Life

10/22/2020 08:37:45 PM


Dear Friends,

I am very much looking forward to the deeply meaningful learning and conversations we will have with our 6-week program beginning this Sunday, “Taking Care: Learning, Reflecting, Discussion and Planning for End of Life.”  I am especially grateful to Rabbi Nancy Flam for conceiving and designing this program, which we both hope provides a needed and helpful service to our community.

The first three sessions are structured as complementary learning sessions, each reinforcing the other.  This Sunday at 10:00, I will teach on the Rabbis’ view of consciousness at the end of life that includes one’s mind state, sense of agency, and perspective on death.  Beginning at 11:15, Nancy will teach on the Vidui, an ancient ritual of atonement before death.  

For more information, please see the description here

Most importantly, I hope you will feel drawn to these conversations as part of your ongoing journey toward finding wisdom and depth in our tradition and among our community.  I am happy to share that, through our study for these sessions, Nancy and I are both finding ideas and texts that we have never encountered, and we eager to share and engage in deep dialogue with you.  

Wishing you Shabbat Shalom, and looking forward to studying and talking with you soon.



Rabbi Justin David

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