The Mystery of Our Sensory World

By Eran Mukamel

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, October 2009

The author asserts that we take our sensory perception for granted and yet we place hearing, or perhaps listening, at the head of Jewish tradition's most recognizable prayer: Sh'ma. Why does the commonplace act of listening provide the basis for renewing and affirming a spiritual connection? The injunction reminds us that we bring the world into our own experience when we listen and we relate to the great mysteries of our universe through an ongoing process of actively reaching out.

Topic: Prayer, Spirituality

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.663

Page Number(s): 8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Mukamel, Eran. The Mystery of Our Sensory World. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. October 2009: 8. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6979


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