Shmita 5782: A Year of Release, Healing and Balance

Next Event: December 9, 2021 Brookline $108.00
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In 5782 the Jewish world entered its “sabbatical” or Shmita year. Shmita means “letting go” or “releasing.” While this ancient biblical practice centered on releasing debts, land and property, Shmita values include equality, liberation, rest and community.

Today we are experiencing crises in all these areas: run-away inequality is tearing up the fabric of our society; awareness of racial injustice and discrimination against immigrants and other minorities has come to a boiling point; the earth, the oceans and the air are in desperate need of rest and recuperation from years of exploitation; and so are we in need of rest in an economy that expects 24/7 attention. There is nothing more vital than learning from our biblical ancestors about the wisdom of Shmita and how we can access it to restore health and harmony to our world.

The instructor will be Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D.

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Every week on Thursday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFirst event on December 9, 2021Last event on December 16, 2021
* Registration closes on October 28th
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