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The Wisdom Of Not Knowing: Jewish Spiritual Teachings On The Unknown

Estelle Frankel
Thursdays, March 9, 23, April 6 – 7:15-8:45pm
Location: Chochmat HaLev

“The ultimate purpose of knowledge is to know that we don’t know.” —Rabbi Yehudah Bedersi, Bechinat Olam

For most of us, the “unknown” is both friend and foe. At times it is a source of vitality, growth and adventure, and at times it can be a source of paralyzing fear and uncertainty. Our openness to the unknown is what enables us to become curious, creative and expansive in our personal and professional lives. It is the gate that unlocks our wisdom and courage.

The unknown forms a deep current that runs throughout Jewish mystical thought and practice. Kabbalah teaches that divinity, the human soul, and the Torah are each comprised of known and unknown dimensions, the known being minuscule in relation to all that remains hidden and unknown.

In this class we will study Jewish, Buddhist, psychoanalytic and other spiritual teachings on the wisdom of “not knowing.”
Required reading: The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty (Shambhala, 2017)

General Public $75
CHL Members $50
Register at www.lehrhaus.org

Estelle Frankel, MFT is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual advisor, and seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who blends depth psychology with the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of the Kabbalah. She has taught Jewish studies in Israel and throughout the U.S. for over 35 years and is the author of numerous essays on Judaism and psychology as well as the award winning book, Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing & Inner Wholeness. www.sacredtherapy.com


March 9, 2017


7:15 pm - 8:45 pm


Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States




Estelle Frankel

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