The Jewish springtime festival of Passover is known as the time of liberation. It is incumbent upon every person to retell the Passover story as if they were actually present and experiencing their own liberation. We are invited to have a visceral and somatic recreation of the experience of moving from bondage to freedom. Families and friends gather in the evening to fulfill this obligation, reading sacred texts, singing, eating symbolic foods and feasting. Can we see this as a contemplative practice? Can the celebration of Passover be taken inside as a practice of the liberation of awareness? How do we understand freedom as a quality of mind and heart that can then be translated into relationships with others and promotes social justice? This workshop will explore through text, teaching and meditation what it might mean to embrace this festival as a quintessential mindfulness practice.
Sheila Peltz Weinberg
Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg has served in multiple capacities in the Jewish community — including Hillel director, day school teacher and community relations professional. She is a 1986 graduate of the … MORE