Acharei-Kedushim: The Space between Hate and Love

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Acharei-Kedushim: The Space between Hate and Love

Welcome to Shabbat Moment, a text study series with Yael Shy, from our friends at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Every week we share Yael’s Torah text study, mindfulness practice tips, and discussion questions for you to reflect + share with others at your Shabbat table. Subscribe here to get the Shabbat Moment delivered straight to your inbox!

This week’s Torah portion is Acharei-Kedushim: The Space between Hate and Love.

Is hatred ever okay? In Hebrew, the word for hate is “soneh” which can also mean “turning against.” Hatred is, at its core, a turning away, or rejection of what is. It is the creation of division within one’s own mind or heart – good and bad – and then the calcification of the heart against those we consider “bad.” What is the process of moving our hearts from hate to love?

To find out, click here to read the full reflection of this week’s Torah portion.

About the Author

Yael ShySpecial thanks to Yael Shy and our friends at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality for joining us in creating weekly Shabbat moments for your Friday nights.

Yael Shy is the CEO of Mindfulness Consulting, LLC, where she teaches and consults on mindfulness for universities, corporations, and private clients around the world. She is the author of the award-winning book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond (Parallax, 2017), and the founder of Mindful NYU, the largest campus-based mindfulness initiative in the US. Yael is a graduate of the IJS Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Certification.

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