A Jewish Book Club! with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

Our next book is The River of Light: Jewish Mystical Awareness by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

Despite the obvious contradictions, complexity, and apparent randomness that assault any human being day after day, everything is somehow nevertheless connected, orchestrated. The universe is filled with meaning….

In Jewish mysticism, the river is a metaphor for the Holy Oneness that unifies all creation. Just imagine it: a sacred stream, luminous and ubiquitous, a river of light.

― from the Preface to the Anniversary Edition

This is an invitation to wade into a deeper spiritual consciousness. Taking us step-by-step, Kushner helps us to allow “the river of light” — the deepest currents of consciousness — to rise to the surface and animate our lives.

 

For December 6, please read the introductory material and chapters 1-4.