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TRAVELING THROUGH THE TUNNEL OF LOSS. In this meditative slide-discussion intended for bereavement groups, Debra Band, who lost her beloved first husband to cancer at age 52, shares Jewish spiritual attitudes toward the brevity of life, and ways of using classic Jewish texts and prayers to pursue an often-difficult spiritual conversation with God. Illuminations and texts presented will include passages from Megillat Ruth from Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah, the Mourners’ and Rabbis’ Kaddishes from  Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification, particular psalms from I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms and illuminations from her in-progress book of Qohelet. Available in-person or by video-conference. For young adult through senior bereavement groups. 20% discount on orders of 20+ copies of Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification and Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class, while prints and commentaries from other materials included in the talk will be available for purchase for classroom (or individual participant’s) use. When complemented by the YOUR SPIRIT IN LIGHTS! WORKSHOP (in person only), the workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to develop a visual expression of their personal experience of loss and mourning.

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