Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – The Space Beyond Words is Episode 94

The Space beyond Words with Natalie Goldberg is episode 94 of A Dash of Drash.

The space beyond words is no words. Silence. We so need more of it in this loud, chattering world. In Chapter 1 of Pirkei Avot, Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel says he has found no greater quality among the sages than silence. But we are not very good at it.

Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing down the Bones and many other books, teaches writing as spiritual practice, through the Zen tradition. In this conversation recorded at a writing retreat in Santa Fe, Natalie reflects on her search to find silence in her own Jewish lineage and how everything is practice, watching the mind.  Natalie has been a Zen practitioner, author and teacher for many years and lives in Santa Fe.  

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With blessings of silent space and breath

About Rabbi Marc Soloway

Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in 2004 and has been the the spiritual leader at Bonai Shalom in Boulder ever since. Marc was a close student of Rabbi Zalman Schechter Shalomi and received an additional smicha (rabbinic ordination) from him in 2014, just two months before he died. He has been the host and narrator of two documentary films shown on PBS; A Fire in the Forest: In Search of the Baal Shem Tov and Treasure under the Bridge: Pilgrimage to the Hasidic Masters of Ukraine. Marc is a graduate of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, has traveled to Ghana in a rabbinic delegation with American Jewish World Service and co-chair of the Rabbinical Council and national board member of Hazon, which strives to create more sustainable Jewish communities. In 2015, Marc was among a group of 12 faith leaders honored at The White House as “Champions of Change” for work on the climate. Marc is a proud member of Beit Izim, Boulder’s Jewish goat milking co-op.

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