TorahCafe.com presents another enriching and thought-provoking Crossfire question and answer discussion from the 2013 National Jewish Retreat, organized by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI).
Moderated by former television producer Molly Resnick, this Crossfire addresses numerous topics and questions in a light-hearted and humorous exchange.
On the panel:
Mrs. Shimona Tzukernik, creator of “The Method,” a therapeutic application of Kabbalah for individuals and corporations seeking a spiritually based transformation.
Rabbi Asher Crispe, executive director of the Interclusion organization, an educational initiative celebrating the convergence between contemporary art and Torah thought, who is known for making the esoteric texts of Kabbalah and Chassidic Philosophy understandable to the general public.
Rabbi Shais Taub, an author and international lecturer who is an expert in Jewish Mysticism and the 12 Steps, and was called “a phenomenon” by the New York Times. He is a leading exponent of the fundamental Chassidic text Tanya, and created two groundbreaking works on the book, “The Map of Tanya” and the author of JLI’s popular Soulmaps course.
In this panel you will hear diverse and insightful answers to a wide range of questions like:
“When do we start introducing Kabbalah, or the deeper meaning of Torah to our children?”
“Why is G-d referred to in the masculine pronoun?”
“Why can’t women go up to the Torah and lead the services?”
“Why can’t I (a woman) shake hands with a man?”
“What is the purpose of existence?”
“What is the difference between Chassidus and Mussar? Does it accomplish the same thing?”
To register for this years retreat to be held in Chicago, visit JRetreat.com