Shefa Gold is an American rabbi and scholar, a leader in ALEPH: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and the director of C-DEEP, the Center for Devotional, Energy, and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. She is a noted teacher of chanting, Jewish mysticism, Jewish prayer, and spirituality, and she leads workshops and retreats on chanting, devotional healing, spiritual community-building, and meditation.
A few short words―repeated with passion and intention―can unlock treasure upon treasure of healing, wisdom and love. The complete musical notations for the chants/spiritual practices featured in The Magic of Hebrew Chant, in a larger format that is ideal for individual musician and group use.
The Torah is the map. You are the territory. Each weekly Torah portion brings us a blessing, a challenge and an opportunity for spiritual transformation. An inspiring guide to finding your way through the landscape of Torah . . . and finding the Torah in you.
In today’s lesson, Rabbi Gold reminds us of the story in Exodus where God asks his people to offer gifts from the heart, to create for him a mikdash (a sanctuary, a holy place) that he might dwell in their midst. The people responded so enthusiastically that they had to be told to stop giving.