Date(s) - 03/29/2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This week’s Wisdom Class will feature Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD. Her discussion will be:
“Returning to the Place: Meditation and Mystery in the Book of Creation”
Rabbi Hammer will share core passages from Sefer Yetzirah, an ancient work of Jewish mystical practice, and offer her original translations. We’ll discuss the book’s approach to mindful consciousness and to finding holiness in the physical world. We’ll reflect on a few of the book’s key images and consider how these images might help us become more present in our own lives.
About Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD
Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD, author, scholar, ritualist, poet, dreamworker and midrashist, is the Director of Spiritual Education at the Academy for Jewish Religion (www.ajrsem.org), and co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute (www.kohenet.org). She is the author of Undertorah: An Earth-Based Kabbalah of Dreaming, Return to the Place: The Magic, Meditation, and Mystery of Sefer Yetzirah, The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership (with Taya Shere), The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons, Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women, and The Book of Earth and Other Mysteries. She is also the author of academic articles, poems, and stories published in journals and anthologies including Best Jewish Writing 2002 and the Encyclopedia of Women and World Religions. She is the translator of The Romemu Siddur and of Siddur haKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook. She lives in Manhattan with her family.