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
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
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
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