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For many of us, the theology of the High Holiday prayers can be problematic: a King who sits on high determining what someone merits in the year to come. This theology is most apparent, and perhaps most troubling, in the prayer Unetah Tokef, in which God is portrayed as a shepherd watching all humans pass under his staff like sheep. However, the words of the prayer Who will live and who will die? can also be understood as speaking to the human experience independent of the theology underlying the prayer.
Join Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Center for Jewish Mindfulness for a look at how this ancient and powerful prayer can be reclaimed as an expression of our human experience of fragility and how applying a mindfulness sensibility can allow it to also offer a practice that we can access, no matter what our personal theology.
This workshop is part of a research project of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, titled: Exploring Prayer for Secular Jews: Tools and Techniques for Growing as a Human Being.