Rabbi Dr. Meir Sendor
Previously: Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
Young Israel of Sharon, MA
This lecture explores consciousness and its relation to prayer as expressed in kabbala and philosophy. Prayer is focused upon a paradox: using finite words and concepts one attempts to address an infinite God. The lecture explores how a leap in consciousness is achieved in mystical prayer. The lecture weaves sources from the Talmud, the philosophy of Levinas and early Kabbalistic works into a theory of transcending ordinary consciousness through prayer.