Yiscah Smith – Search for Authenticity Recording File

In the Jewish tradition authentic living is a spiritual practice that we cultivate and is actually essential to the spiritual Jewish way of living. However, what do we mean by authenticity? What are we searching for? What parts of ourselves fall within the practice of cultivating authentic living? We shall explore two verses in Deuteronomy 29:9-10 that provide an answer and teach to the  textured, diverse and complex expression of authentic living. “You are standing today, all of you before HaShem, your God: your heads, your tribes, your elders and your officers, all the men of Israel; your small children, your women, and your stranger who is in the midst of your camp, from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water.”

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