New Partnership to Train Advanced Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teachers

    The Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) and Or HaLev Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation (OHL) announced today a major new partnership to develop the next generation of advanced Jewish mindfulness meditation teachers in North America, Israel, and the United Kingd...

    Or HaLev
    08.11.20 01:18 PM - Comment(s)
    Parashat Vayera

    Our parsha begins: “The Eternal appeared to [Abraham] by the terebinths of Mamre; he was sitting at the entrance of the tent as the day grew hot.” (Genesis 18:1)

    This is all that is required for Reb Noson of Breslov, the primary student of Rebbe Nachman, to create a teaching and practice instruction ...

    Or HaLev
    05.11.20 08:17 AM - Comment(s)
    Parashat Lekh Lekha


    Parashat Lekh Lekha opens with a sentence that has come to epitomize the Jewish Ethos:

    "Go forth,” says  God to Avraham, “from your land and from your birthplace and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you.”


    At first sight, Avraham could look like a very obedient character...

    Or HaLev
    30.10.20 11:01 AM - Comment(s)
    Parashat Noach

    If we make God the central character of Parashat Noach, there is something in God’s attitude that doesn’t seem coherent.


    On the one hand, we see the Source of Life looking with consternation at what the world has become, and what humans have done with their freedom to be who they want to be. God says...

    Or HaLev
    22.10.20 03:56 PM - Comment(s)
    Parashat Bereishit 

    Bereshit. Right there.

    The sublime is sometimes in plain sight. In fact, most of the time it is.
    This is one of the deepest teachings which we can find in Parashat Bereshit: at the beginning of the second chapter, the verse recounts a second creation narrative of the Human being. Only this time, it do...

    Or HaLev
    16.10.20 09:58 AM - Comment(s)