A Partner in Holiness, volume 1
Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater
Number of pages: 250
Contemporary mindfulness and classical Hasidic spirituality are brought together to inspire a satisfying spiritual life of practice.
The soul yearns to feel connected to something greater and to know happiness despite personal suffering. The teachings of nineteenth-century Hasidic spiritual teachers offer a radically different Jewish theology that speaks to contemporary spiritual seekers whose faith has been shattered by modernity and the Holocaust. These masters taught of interdependence, interconnectedness, selflessness, service and joy, anticipating the insights of contemporary science and twenty-first-century spirituality.
Mindfulness meditation directs practitioners to focus on each moment. The spiritual practice offers the possibility of inner peace, fearlessness and concern for the well-being of others.
These volumes bring the two together, providing a practical mindfulness method for applying the spiritual teachings of the Hasidic masters to everyday spiritual life. They present accessible translations of selections from Kedushat Levi, the Hasidic Torah commentary of Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev. His Torah commentary emphasizes our spiritual capacity to transform consciousness and so our life experience. The selections are paired with Rabbi Jonathan Slater's commentaries.