I see new levels of meaning in Torah that are universal, truly there for people of any, or no, faith. My readings of our sacred text go beyond, or perhaps underneath, the traditional understandings. The texts support each human as a part of Source, with co-creative abilities beyond what we have known. There are gems scattered throughout Torah that urge us to follow a path which empowers each human to take responsibility for their own lives, to experience their own connection to Source, to access and resonate with the vast wisdom within themselves. This path leads us to end the hierarchical, deadening structures humans have created.
This Judaism is Restorative Judaism. It restores what I believe the ancient Israelites knew and what inspired them. It restores each human’s dignity, self-empowerment, potential to choose ever-fuller consciousness and agency.
My vision is to bring the understandings of Restorative Judaism to people in a sacred community. A community where people support each other on our road to greater consciousness, to healing our world’s brokenness and pain. A community in which we will lift our vibration by raising our voices together in prayerful song. A community in which we will know that our prayer is real and affects the world, where we will experience a consciousness that is responding, loving and caring. This is the world that can and must be.