Welcome to Jewish
Healing and Spirituality
Jewish healing is built on the
foundation that healing and
spirituality are synonymous terms.
Those who pursue a spiritual
connection will heal more
effectively. In this site you can
find helpful articles on Jewish
mysticism (Kabbalah), spirituality,
spiritual healing and Torah to assist
you in living a Jewish spiritual life.
Just click on the links to your left.
Originally, energy healing and
mysticism was the work of the
Temple priests. After the
destructionof the Temple, Jews
fought for survival nearly 20
centuries and put healing and
spirituality on the back burner.
This site is non-denominational.
We have no specific connections
to orthodox, conservative, reform, or
Reconstructionist Judaism. You
might say we're unorthodox.
Healing is our birthright. Every
culture hat ever existed had a
system of healing. Judaism is no
exception. Jewish healing is
inextricably bound to Jewish
spirituality, our religious/spiritual
tradition. Many Jews in search of
spirituality flocked to the Eastern
religions because they couldn't find
it in Judaism.
For the High Holiday meditation
Torah study of the month. click here
For the Distance healing page.
|Yom Kippur 2014
begins on the evening of
Friday, October 3 and
ends on the evening of
Yom Kippur is a day of reconciliation, when Jews
strive to make amends with people and to draw
closer to God through prayer and fasting. The ten
days leading up to Yom Kippur are known as the
Ten Days of Repentance. During this period Jews
are encouraged to seek out anyone they may have
offended and to sincerely request forgiveness so
that the New Year can begin with a clean slate. If
the first request for forgiveness is rebuffed, one
should ask for forgiveness at least two more
times, at which point the person whose
forgiveness is being sought should grant the
request. The rabbis thought it was cruel for
anyone to withhold their forgiveness for offenses
that had not caused irrevocable damage. Learn
more about teshuvah.
This process of repentance is called teshuvah
and it is a crucial part of Yom Kippur. Although
many people think that transgressions from the
previous year are forgiven through prayer, fasting
and participation in Yom Kippur services, Jewish
tradition teaches that only offenses committed
against God can be forgiven on Yom Kippur.
Hence it is important that people make an effort to
reconcile with others before participating in Yom
Personal Greetings for the Holidays
Wishing your Jewish friends a "Happy New Year"
is as easy as saying "L'Shana Tova," which
means "For a Good Year" in Hebrew.
Because Yom Kippur is a fast day, it is appropriate
to wish your Jewish friends an "Easy Fast" on Yom
Kippur, or in Hebrew "Tzom Kal." The traditional
Yom Kippur greeting is "G'mar Hatimah Tovah" or
"May You Be Sealed for a Good Year (in the Book
of Life)." This reflects the Jewish view of Yom
Kippur as the day when God seals our fates
(determined by our actions) for the upcoming year
in the Books of Life.
The entire ten Days of Awe from Rosh Hashanah
through Yom Kippur are viewed as the beginning
of the New Year, so you may also still wish your
Jewish friends a "Happy New Year" or "L'Shana
Tovah" on Yom Kippur.