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Spiritual Wisdom to Counter Addiction: Teachings from the Piasezcner Rebbe
Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 10:00am
Rabbi Natan Margalit will lead us into writings of the Piaseczner Rebbe, Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapiro (1889 - 1943). For Rav Kalonymus, addiction is the inevitable result of ignoring the sacred Oneness that connects all creation. We are seeing that dynamic unfold with tragic consequences not only for individuals and communities but also for our politics and for the earth. We will use his guided imagery as well as text study, discussion and meditation to get a taste of this vitally needed spiritual, psychological and cultural shift from addiction to holiness.
Natan is a colleague of Rabbi Andrea in the study of the Piaseczner Rebbe. Natan was raised in Honolulu. He lived for twelve years in Israel where he received rabbinic ordination (1990). His Ph.D. in Talmud is from U.C. Berkeley (2001). Natan has taught at Bard College, RRC and the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. He is currently Chair of the Rabbinic Texts department in the Aleph Ordination Program and he directs the AOP's Earth-Based Judaism Program. Natan is Founder of Organic Torah which is a program of Aleph.
Suggested donation: $5-10 TIG members; $10-18 non-members.