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Sunday, February 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Eating as a Spiritual Ecosystem: The Hasidic Approach to the Material World

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Hasidism innovated and popularized a method for unification with Divinity through eating and the reunification of sparks with their source above. In this process, the individual comes to recognize the holiness within foodstuffs, unite with their vitality, and return that holiness to God above. Ultimately, we observe a spiritual ecosystem, devised by Divinity, with us as the primary players.

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Joel Hecker

Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Hecker is the author of Volume 11 and (with Nathan Wolski) Volume 12 of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, the first complete annotated translation into English of Kabbalah's central work. He has also published Mystical... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Room 5 (5th Floor)