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For Steve Kobrin's Jewish Meditation Class

“Meditation, Judaism, and Self-Mastery”
Let’s reclaim our spiritual heritage!


We will continue our study of the Jewish idea of “enlightenment,” with a focus on the soul, using the teachings of Biblical scholar Ethan Dor Shav.

We will also discuss ways to deal with problems when meditating, including gauging time.

The Traditions: Enlightenment
Rabbi Kaplan – “Meditation and the Bible”
Review, p 18:

Ethan Dor Shav: “Soul on Fire: A Theory of Biblical Man”
Ethan Dor-Shav was an Associate Fellow at the Shalem Center. His last essay in Azure was “Ecclesiastes, Fleeting and Timeless” (Azure 18, Autumn 2004). The author dedicates the essay to the memory of his grandfather, Rabbi Elisha Kohn.
Ethan Dor-Shav studied philosophy of science at Tel-Aviv University and was an associate fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He writes about biblical philosophy.

Best practices for meditation
Bhante Gunaratana, “Mindlfulness in Plain English,”
Dealing with Distractions, pp 109 – 130
Time Gauging, pp 109 – 110