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Collective improvisation: me and we

A paradox lies at the heart of collective improvisation.

On one hand, for the individual player, improvisation requires the same kind of internal focus that all performance demands. 1,740 more words

Reflections On Musical Context

What is the Kabbalah All About?

Yesterday was the Jewish holiday, Lag BaOmer. This holiday commemorates the death of the sage and mystic, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who who lived in the second century of the common era, and was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the “Kabbalah.” He is the author of the basic work of Kabbalah, the Zohar. 773 more words

Scripture

Ecstatic Creativity

…Understand with wisdom and be wise with understanding. Examine them and probe them, make a thing stand on its essence, and make the Creator sit on His Throne. 104 more words

Judaism

Shaar HaYichud Perek 3

  • Two co-existing dimensions enmeshed one within the other. Revealed otherness (Gilui Zulat) and instrinsic (Aztmut).
  • Within the unknowable essence of God we do not even ascribe the description of singular unity.
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Judaism

Shaar HaYichud Perek 1

  • Life among the multitude of different kinds is enfolded within the Divine essence.
  • The omnipotence of Divine essence is manifest via Keter, the ‘Pele…
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Judaism

Next Week's News: May 1-6

A Space to Explore Jewish Mysticism

Register no later than Monday, May 2 to spend a couple days with Rabbi Mark Biller when he returns to Grace on Friday, May 6 (5:30 pm dinner, 6:30 discussion) and Saturday, May 7 (10 am to 2 pm, lunch included). 914 more words

News & Events

Do You Know About the Uniqueness of Jewish Mysticism?

Judaism is dependent on the general public Revelation into Sinai when God presented the Torah to Israel. The historical event of Sinai hinged on the divine character and way to obtain the Torah, and the Torah subsequently acts as the exclusive criterion for just about any subsequent teachings and claims. 1,036 more words

Religion And Philosophy