Matot-Masei 5781: Finding Safety Within the Cities of Refuge

Posted by Yiscah Smith on July 5, 2021
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Bamidbar (Numbers), Matot, Massei

The spiritual practice of finding safety within our internal “cities of refuge – arei miklat.” Based on a teaching of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, teaching on the spiritual ramifications today of the establishment of this radical and compassionate practice in Biblical Judaism 3400 years ago. Relevant today as it was then.

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Yiscah is a Jewish educator, spiritual activist and published author who addresses the spiritual practice of encountering the Divine spark within, the foundation of authentic living. She employs her personal story of ​the joys and struggles with her spirituality, Jewish tradition and commitment to authentic living. As a spiritual trailblazer, she exemplifies what it means to carve one’s own path: understanding one’s inner being and cultivating the integrity to remaining faithful to that understanding, unapologetically. Yiscah encourages, ennobles and empowers others to do the same. Yiscah is adjunct faculty and teaches Jewish meditative practice and spiritual texts at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and in her home in Jerusalem. She provides as well spiritual mentoring to individuals seeking an awareness of the Divine spark within. Yiscah is also a public speaker, both in Israel and abroad. Click here to read more. Yiscah is teaching the practice of Authentic Jewish Living. To learn more and support the creation of more podcasts please visit Yiscah Smith on patreon.

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