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Seasons of Our Earth

In collaboration with Ritualwell

Facilitated by Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Thursdays 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m., EST: Oct. 4, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8

$180 for five sessions

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Almost 40 years ago, Waskow published Seasons of Our Joy, a lively history/handbook that showed with great power how all the Jewish festivals were rooted in the dance of sun, moon and Earth. Now he writes to show how the different festivals (Sukkot, Hanukkah, Tu B’Shvat, Pesakh) call out for new actions to heal the wounded Earth that bore them. The nurturing Mother Earth is wounded sharply enough that she needs the life-saving help of activism from her daughters, the Seasons. How can we, in many ways the children of the festivals, draw on the festivals to heal their mother, Earth? The course will weave together ancient past and urgent life — Torah that has outlasted 30 centuries, science that has grown resplendent in the last three centuries, ecology born almost yesterday and the activist plan for tomorrow.

Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Rabbi Arthur Waskow founded and directs The Shalom Center, which speaks powerfully and takes action rooted deeply in Jewish and other prophetic wisdom — on behalf of peace, eco-social justice, beloved community and healing the Earth.