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Heschel in the Park

  • Mosswood Recreation Area 3612 Webster Street Oakland, CA, 94611 United States (map)

What is our relationship with work and with rest? What does it mean to make holy? How do we live in the world exactly as it is, without anticipating change in order to be at ease? Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath, one of the most influential pieces of modern Jewish philosophy, is a beautiful and extraordinary contemplation of these questions and more.

In the spirit of the book, we'll take it slowly and luxuriously - reading with our whole bodies, stopping and starting as we please, and letting the experience of contemplating the text be a part of the texture of the day. We'll have plenty of blankets and snacks but feel free to bring more so that our cup overflows even more. Selections from the book will be provided, and discussion and reflection will be facilitated by David Louis and Zoe Penina Baker - no reading ahead of time necessary.

Find more info on the facebook event here.

Earlier Event: July 12
Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) Workshop