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Meditation by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER8

Jewish Meditation

In This Chapter

  • A brief history of Judaism and Jewish meditation
  • The importance of seeking “closeness to God”
  • How Jewish meditative practices can enrich your life
  • Engaging in Jewish contemplative prayer
  • Ways to deepen your sense of connection and devotion

Judaism has had a rich tradition of meditative practices since its beginning. Throughout the millennia, Jews have looked for ways to deepen and intensify their sense of closeness to God. While all Jewish practices—including prayer services, ritual observances, and putting aside one day a week for rest— are essentially aimed at developing a relationship to God, meditation ...

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