Seattle Kallah Winter 2011

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Our Winter 2011 Seattle Mussar Kallah was a great success. Rabbi Russ Resnik, Rav Rafael and Rebbetzin Malkah brought fresh, interactive sessions on the middot and inspiration for your personal Mussar practice.

This Kallah translates the Shema, the great commandment, into tools for a more ethical and accountable life.

This event was held on Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2011 (10am - 6pm)

Session 1, Rabbi Russ Resnik:  Obeying the Great Commandment

The Shema is a central Jewish prayer and statement of faith, but above all it is a commandment. We will consider six ramifications of the Shema-as-commandment and how they shape our practice of Mussar.

Session 2, Rabbi Russ Resnik:  The Great Commandment, Part Two

In this session we explore the commandment that Messiah (along with Jewish tradition) describes as inextricably linked with the Shema: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” What does this mean and not mean, and why is the Shema incomplete without it?

Session 3, Rav Rafael: Na’aseh v’Nishma – We Will Do and We Will Listen

We will examine the ethical mussar imperative that Yeshua gives us in Matthew 5,6,7 and concretely apply it to our lives. Yeshua’s mussar teaching from the mount is an allusion to the giving of Torah from Sinai when we said  “All that Hashem has spoken we will do and we will hear (Na’aseh V’nishma)!”   How we do and listen is a reflection of our character development.

Session 4, Rebbetzin Malkah:  When All You Hear Is Noise

During this session, we will explore the middot of gratitude and silence.  In doing so, we will learn how these middot can be used within meditation to help us stop the noise and truly listen to our souls.

Recordings from our Winter 2011 Seattle Mussar Kallah are now available.  Members can access the class online by logging in.  This includes 5 hours of material and recommended resources.

Monday, 05 December 2011 21:35

winter 2011 mussar kallah recordings

Written by rav rafael

Introduction: Rav Rafael

Rabbi Russ Resnik Session 1: Obeying the great commandment, Part One

The Shema is a central Jewish prayer and statement of faith, but above all it is a commandment. We will consider six ramifications of the Shema-as-commandment and how they shape our practice of Mussar.

Rabbi Russ Resnik Session 2: Obeying The great commandment, Part Two

Discussion:

In this session we explore the commandment that Messiah (along with Jewish tradition) describes as inextricably linked with the Shema: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” What does this mean and not mean, and why is the Shema incomplete without it?

Rav Rafael Session 3: Na’aseh v’Nishma

This session examines the ethical/mussar imperative that Mashiach Yeshua gives us in chapters Matthew 5, 6 and 7 from the DHE and how to concretely apply it to our lives. Yeshua's Mussar teaching from the mount is an allusion to the giving of Torah from Sinai when we said, "All that Hashem has spoken we will do and we will hear [Na'aseh V'nishma]!“ How we do and listen is a reflection of our character development.

Rebbetzin Malkah Session 4: When all you hear is noise

Intro:

Meditation Exercise & Feedback:

During this session, we will explore the middot of gratitude and silence.  In doing so, we will learn how these middot can be used within meditation to help us stop the noise and truly listen to our souls.

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