Always Already There

Rabbi Aviva Richman

The Futile Search for God?

In what might be considered a Jewish version of original sin, we will explore the significance of the golden calf in the Hasidic spiritual practice of the Sefat Emet.  What does it mean to be both a sinner and someone incapable of sin?  How do we search for God when God is at once entirely inaccessible and at the same time so close that the idea of searching in the first place is ridiculous? 

Recorded live at our 2017 Summer Yom Iyyun, The Search for God: In Our Lives and in Our Communities