Jewish meditation


Unknown to many, Jewish meditation has been part of the Jewish tradition since thousands of years. For two reasons it went underground. In ancient times it was deemed too dangerous for common people and became esoteric teaching for the scholarly elite. The haskalah, the Jewish Enlightenment movement, which arose end of the 18th century, aimed at a rational Judaism. It is high time we reclaim our spiritual heritage and bring it out into the open for all to practice!

From the time of the Torah till today, meditation, next to prayer, has been a way of coming nearer to the Holy One. Meditation also will help you to get more grip on your life, to reach your heart’s  desire with less effort, to deal more effectively with frustrations, and to improve your relationships.

Judaism knows many kinds of meditation. In 12 monday nights we will study them and practice them.

Dates: Monday nights 8-10 pm:  Oktober 19, November 2, 16 and 30, December 14 and 28 2020,  Januari 18 , Februari 1 en 15, March 1 en 15, April 5  2021.

Teacher: rabbi Hannah Nathans

Location: in cooperation with  PaRDeS in the Yehuda Ashkenasy library, De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 2, 1082 MD Amsterdam. That is, by the time we can meet again physically. Till then we will meet on zoom.

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12 lessons 210 euro

You can also register for 6 lessons in 2020 or  2021, or pay in 2 instalments:

6 lessons 2020  120 euro

You can register by sending an email to, and transferring the amount  to bank account  NL 80 RABO 0129 9836 59 , Stichting PaRDeS. Please mention ‘Jewish Meditation’.

Location: in cooperation with Pardes, in principle in the  Yehuda Aschkenasy-library, De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 2, Amsterdam. Depending on corona developments classes can be given on zoom. You will be informed in time.