Fri. 10/13, 1– 8pm; Sat. 10/14, 9am –1pm
Living in Berlin in the mid-1930’s Abraham Heschel saw that some of the basic “presuppositions and premises” of contemporary thought had led to the disaster of his day. He turned to the Hebrew prophets to learn a radically “different way of thinking” that would lead to a more inclusive and socially responsible future. In this workshop, we will follow Heschel’s lead and explore the ways of thought at the root of the prophetic social critique and vision. Then we will apply these prophetic premises to our contemporary societal crisis. The workshop will center around text study and experiential exercises. Friday evening session will include Shabbat ritual and meal.
Rabbi Nahum Ward Lev is the leader of Beit Midrash, an intensive Jewish learning community at Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe. He is the founding director of The Meeting Ground at Ghost Ranch, a spirit-based, multi-cultural training center for peacemakers. He trains physicians in Spirituality and Medicine at the Northern New Mexico Family Practice Residency Program. He is a trained Spiritual Director. Nahum is a co-founder of the Jewish and Christian Dialogue in Santa Fe and the former Rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe.