This recording is from the Pardes Winter Learning Intensive, that was held from January 6-10, 2019. The week was called Power, Privilege & Responsibility and Yiscah Smith is teaching on parshat Lekh Lekha.
The course itself was based on the verse in Bereishit – Genesis – 12:1: “God said to Avram, ‘Go to yourself, away from your land, from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.’” This verse demands that we heed the still small voice within – Even if it’s queer!. It introduces to us the spiritual practice of Lekh Lekha — moving away from one sense of self — the finite self – the ego based self – the limited self, towards another sense of self — the infinite self – the beyond ego self – the limitless self. But why would a person move away from the familiar to an unfamiliar and unknown destination?
You can download the source sheet here.