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Rachel Naomi Remen:
Kitchen Table Wisdom and
My Grandfather’s Blessings
A story about faith
If we are made in the image of God, we
carry that image all our lives.
How does it change in us; is there a
particular asp...
‘Most people die of loneliness’
Lawrence Goldie
Chesed – loving-kindness
Tsedakah – charity and justice
Chochmah – wisdom
Ahavat Torah – love and knowledge of the
spiritu...
Community
‘We do not need these services
but our children will’
A Hindu leader,
when shown around the local hospice
You didn’t see me.
You didn’t come towards me.
‘In every heart there are two
wolves fighting’
‘All is in the hands of
Heaven, except for the awe of
Heaven’ – The Talmud
‘The last of human freedoms - the
ability to ch...
Gloucester
Now, good sir, what are you?
Edgar
A most poor man, made tame to fortune's blows;
Who, by the art of known and ...
Let the brokenness of the heart always
belong to the world of building,
not the world of destruction.
Rebbe Shalom Noach o...
We did not come to remain whole.
We came to lose our leaves like the trees,
The trees that are broken
And start again, dra...
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge
Against the children of your people,
but you shall love your neighbour as yo...
Prayer is a call for partnership, a
conscious placing of our spirits and
intentions in alignment with the creative
spirit....
‘I and all that is transient’
‘I too am part of eternity’
Lore Salzberger-Wittenberg
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Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg - Rachel Naomi Remen: Kitchen Table Wisdom and my Grandfather’s Blessings

  1. 1. Rachel Naomi Remen: Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings A story about faith
  2. 2. If we are made in the image of God, we carry that image all our lives. How does it change in us; is there a particular aspect of God’s image which becomes manifest as we grow old?
  3. 3. ‘Most people die of loneliness’ Lawrence Goldie
  4. 4. Chesed – loving-kindness Tsedakah – charity and justice Chochmah – wisdom Ahavat Torah – love and knowledge of the spiritual tradition Yirat Shamayim – awe and humility before God
  5. 5. Community ‘We do not need these services but our children will’ A Hindu leader, when shown around the local hospice
  6. 6. You didn’t see me. You didn’t come towards me.
  7. 7. ‘In every heart there are two wolves fighting’
  8. 8. ‘All is in the hands of Heaven, except for the awe of Heaven’ – The Talmud ‘The last of human freedoms - the ability to choose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.’ Viktor Frankl:
  9. 9. Gloucester Now, good sir, what are you? Edgar A most poor man, made tame to fortune's blows; Who, by the art of known and feeling sorrows, Am pregnant to good pity. Give me your hand, I'll lead you to some biding. King Lear
  10. 10. Let the brokenness of the heart always belong to the world of building, not the world of destruction. Rebbe Shalom Noach of Slonim
  11. 11. We did not come to remain whole. We came to lose our leaves like the trees, The trees that are broken And start again, drawing up on the great roots. Robert Bly
  12. 12. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge Against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself, I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18
  13. 13. Prayer is a call for partnership, a conscious placing of our spirits and intentions in alignment with the creative spirit. This call to partnership is always noticed. It affects the whole. It can help tilt the balance, draw forth hidden resources. So prayer— humble, undemanding, simple prayer—is always worth it. Gale Warner: Dancing at the Edge of Life
  14. 14. ‘I and all that is transient’ ‘I too am part of eternity’ Lore Salzberger-Wittenberg

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