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LSJS
London School of Jewish Studies

Is Judaism Good for You?

  • Subject: Jewish Culture
  • Start date: 18 July
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Start time: 8:00 pm
  • End time: 10:00 pm

How Jews are meeting the well-being revolution

Well-being in mind and body extends way beyond traditional ideas of health. Well-being is now recognised as a vital consideration in all areas of our lives: schools and employers encourage it, governments are measuring it while yoga studios and mindfulness centres sell it – but how is it shaping Judaism?

This course explores the fascinating and worrying aspects of the well-being revolution: is it really that new? How important is happiness? Why does exercise and eating matter so much? Is well-being independent of our beliefs? Should we integrate it into our religious practice? How can we live well?

8 Nov
Ancient beginnings: the “good life” – then and now, East & West…

15 Nov
Emotional health: ideas of mind, soul, emotions, happiness and empathy

22 Nov
Meditation & mindfulness: directing attention – techniques old and new

29 Nov
Exercise and the body: a religious value? Changing perceptions of the body

6 Dec
Food & nutrition: culture, history and eating as a sacred ritual

Pre-book for this 5 week course by clicking on ADD TO BASKET. Pay at the door per session £12 (concession £10).