I had the incredible honor of being on a writing retreat in Santa Fe last week with Natalie Goldberg and Rob Wilder called “A Sense of Place.” Natalie has written many books about the art and practice of writing, including “Writing Down the Bones” and “The True Secret of Writing,” and we learned about writing as a spiritual practice. This really applies to all forms of creative expression, including the construction of the Mishkan (the Tabernacle or Sanctuary) that begins in great detail in Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19). This weekend, Bonai Shalom is proud to be hosting The Jewish Studio Project, which is an amazing opportunity for Jewish creative expression. This episode is a brief exploration of the relationship between creativity, spirituality, ritual and imagination.
Thanks to a grant from NJOP, Adventure Judaism's Hebrew Instructor Amber Gitter is offering five weeks of free Hebrew reading lessons for adults who know little or no Hebrew, starting in October.
The practice I chose to continue was no complaining. This turned out to be even more meaningful and helpful than I expected.