Diane Bloomfield: Exile and Revealing the Hidden Aleph

Posted by Diane Bloomfield on July 21, 2016
Topics: Pardes Live

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God’s name is not mentioned explicitly in the book of Esther.  This famous hiding of G-d is like a Purim costume that covers an underlying reality of God’s presence throughout the book.   Through the study of the Ger Chassidic Rebbe, the Sfat Emet, we will peer under the surface of the text to reveal the quiet, illuminated, hidden aleph in Esther’s story and in the story of our lives.

This class was recorded as part of the Summer Pardes Executive Learning Seminar: Ruth & Esther: From Rags to Royalty (July 3 – 7, 2016). The Seminar will be running again this December 18-22, 2016. For more information, visit our website at http://www.pardes.org.il/executive/.

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About Diane Bloomfield

Diane Bloomfield is the author of Torah Yoga: Experiencing Jewish Wisdom through Classic Postures. She lives in Jerusalem where she teaches ongoing Torah and Torah Yoga classes live and on the web. Diane teaches Torah Yoga retreats and teacher training programs in the United States at the Hazon Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality and other venues. She is a certified Junior level Iyengar Yoga Instructor and a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She is currently working on her new book, Playing with Torah: Delight for a Distressed World. Her newest endeavor, together with veteran tour guide and author Allan Rabinowitz, is leading 10 day trips throughout Israel called Torah Yoga in Hiking Boots.

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