Press Pause 500x333The Jewish approach to mindfulness and self-care traces back to the roots of creation. The concept of a week comes from the Jewish marking of six days of work and one day of rest. For six days each week, we actively interact with the world. On the seventh, we reflect on our actions. We pause, rest, reflect and reboot. In this unit, we will explore Shabbat and the role of time in Judaism. Along with other prescribed Jewish practices that ask us to pause, reflect and refrain from business as usual. Together, we will reflect on the practices that allow us to start anew, week after week, and year after year.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Let There Be Life: The Beginning

Lesson 2: Shabbat: Much more than a Day Off

Lesson 3: R&R: A Day of Rest and Ritual

Lesson 4: A Break in the Bounty: A Year to Deepen Roots

Lesson 5: Tending to the Garden: Preserving Planet Earth

Lesson 6: Recalculating: Finding the Right Way after Taking the Wrong Turn