My vision of Restorative Judaism has led me to begin seeding a new community, Zamor. This Hebrew word, zamor, means both “to sing” and “to prune”. What we’ll do: we’ll sing together. Singing is a great and powerful medicine, known since ancient times. By vibrating inside through singing, and lifting our spirits, we are able to heal. We also raise our frequency by singing, which enables greater consciousness, and feeling the connection with Source within. Then, we’ll prune, as we learn together from Torah: prune from the sacred texts the older versions of truth that no longer serve, and which keep us from being all that we might be.
I bring these new layers of wisdom which I find in Torah to anyone with whom it resonates. Our new community will welcome anyone who is willing to step beyond the traditional limits and forms, to the extent which these teachings have made us small, and step into Restorative Judaism.
In the meantime, I continue to lead a monthly Shabbat morning gathering, Havurat Lev Shalem in Jamaica Plain, where there is radical Torah, singing singing and more singing, sharing of ideas and veggie potluck. Get on the HLS website to get updates, or email me to join the google group.