Welcome to  Jewish  Healing and Spirituality

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.










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here
November 2014
This year Thanksgiving falls out
on  Thursday, November 27th.
Happy Thanksgiving
Learning About Jewish Music
Jewish music is the music and melodies of
the Jewish people. There exist both traditions
of religious music, as sung at the synagogue
and domestic prayers, and secular music,
such as klezmer. Whilst some elements of
Jewish music may originate in biblical times,
differences of rhythm and sound can be
found amongst Jewish communities that
have been musically influenced by location.
In the nineteenth century, religious reform led
to composition of ecclesiastic music in the
styles of classical music. A number of
modern Jewish composers have been
aware of and influenced by the different
traditions of Jewish music.

To listen to some current Jewish music
click on the "Music" button on the left of
this screen.
Jewish ethnomusicologist Mark Kligman
notes, “The scope of contemporary Jewish
music encompasses a wide range of genres
and styles, including music for the
synagogue, folk and popular music on
religious themes, Yiddish songs, klezmer
music, Israeli music, and art music by
serious composers. Every sector of the
Jewish community – from the most right-
wing Orthodox to the most secular –
participates in the Jewish music endeavor,
creating, performing, and listening to the
particular music that meets its taste and
needs.

The question of what is Jewish music and
what makes music Jewish continues to be
explored in academic and artistic circles
alike. It may be seen in the work of Velvel
Pasternak, who has spent much of the late
twentieth century as a preservationist
committing what had been a strongly oral
tradition to paper. Also, John Zorn's record
label, Tzadik, features a "Radical Jewish
Culture" series that focuses on exploring
what contemporary Jewish music is and
what it offers to contemporary Jewish culture.

Of the contemporary music Shlomo
Carlebach is considered by many to be the
most influential Jewish songwriter of the last
half century.