Contemplative Judaism Practicum: Prayer and Meditation

This experiential course provides students with instruction and guidance in traditional and contemporary modes of Jewish contemplative practice. Practices include davenen (traditional liturgical prayer), Hebrew letter manipulation and chanting, visualization practices, contemplative ritual, niggunim (melodic meditation), breathing practices, Lurianic prayer, musar practices, Hasidic dancing, HaBaD hitbonenut (contemplation) practice, and contemporary expressions of Jewish meditation. Prerequisites: REL529, REL543E, and REL561E.
Course Number: REL644E
Units: 3.0