Inspiring Our Children: Act and Emotion in the Service of God

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June 29 2014
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Series: Hakotel Community Conferences

Venue: Cong. Bnai Yeshurun (Teaneck, NJ) Cong. Bnai Yeshurun (Teaneck, NJ)

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“Jewishness” consists of two dimensions – act and feeling, deed and affect, behavior and emotion. On the one hand, Judaism is associated with certain actions like sitting in a sukkah, lighting Shabbat candles, drinking Kiddush wine or fasting on Yom Kippur. Yet, actions alone are insufficient. We affirm that there is a feeling or emotional aspect to Judaism as well – not just reciting the words of prayer but being transformed through prayer, not just drinking Kiddush wine but experiencing something about Shabbat. I suggest that if this message can effectively be transmitted to our children they will be more happily and fully engaged in Torah and mitzvoth.

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