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  destruction
of 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 saywe're unorthodox.

Healing is our birthright. Every culture
that ever existed had a system of  
healing.  Judaism is no exception.
Jewish healing is extricably 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.

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April 2014
Tisha B'av commemorates the
destruction of the second temple.
This year we This year we observe
the day on Tuesday, Aug 5.
Welcome to  Jewish
Healing and Spirituality
August 2014
Jewish Healing and its Relevance to
Modern Life

The past few decades have seen the
renewal of interest in the healing world and
the spiritual path, with more and more
people seeking ways to make their lives
more meaningful. Yet the old-fashioned
spiritual paths involving either asceticism
or religious dogma are no longer appealing
to those of us living in the modern day
world. We need a spirituality that is both
meaningful and practical, that is an
enhancement of the life we are living rather
than a renunciation of it. This is a time
when practical mysticism is at its greatest
relevance. Yet equally important, we need
a foundational teaching that is rooted in
age-old, tried and true tradition that has
survived the test of time and proven itself
as something more sustainable than a
new-age fad or glamorous but short-lived
teaching.

This is where the tradition of Kabbalah
becomes most significant. Kabbalistic
healing is rooted in the tradition of the
sages, while remaining a living organic art
and science that can be applied to the
changing times. The origins of Kabbalah
are surrounded in the mystique of every
great tradition, but the work of the
Kabbalists of Safed in the 1500's brought
the essence of it into outer form and
practical spiritual discipline. Its relevance
today remains because it deals with the
world of archetypes and root-cause
metaphor rather than the outer
manifestation. We therefore have a
teaching whose emphasis is on the
pre-creational cause of suffering and well
being, providing skills to bring about
meaningful change and body/mind
wellness.

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Tisha B’Av, also known as the Jewish Fast of
Av, is a period of fasting, lamentation and
prayer to remember the destruction of the
First and Second Temples of Jerusalem. The
Jewish people still continued the fast day
even after they rebuilt the First Temple after
the Babylonians destroyed it in 586 BCE. The
Romans destroyed the Second Temple by
burning it in 70 CE and this marked the start
of a long exile period for Jewish people.
These are two of five sad events or
calamities that occurred on the ninth day of
the month of Av. The other three were when:

Ten of the 12 scouts sent by Moses to
Canaan gave negative reports of the area,
leading to the Israelites’ despair.
The Romans captured the fortress city of
Beitar, the last stronghold of the leaders of
the Bar Kochba revolt, and thousands of
Jewish people, including Bar Kokhba (or
Kochba), were massacred in 135 CE.
The city of Jerusalem was destroyed in 136
CE.

Tisha B’Av is a sad day that observes other
major disasters and tragedies that Jewish
people experienced throughout history,
including the expulsion of the Jewish people
from England in 1290 and from Spain in
1492, as well as the mass deportation of
Jewish people from the Warsaw Ghetto
during World War II.

Tisha B’Av begins at sunset on the previous
day and lasts for more than 24 hours. It is the
culmination of a three-week period of
mourning. Weddings and other parties are
generally not permitted and people refrain
from cutting their hair during this period. It is
customary to refrain from activities such as
eating meat or drinking wine (except on the
Shabbat) from the first to the ninth day of Av.