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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Worship, Conversion, Intermarriage (5/12)
Section - Question 9.5: Is there a distinctly Jewish form of meditation?

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                                  Answer:
   
   Yes. Meditation has long been a part of Judaism. Today, there is a
   revival that is discovering the richness of the Jewish meditative
   tradition. Part of this comes from regularity of practice (think of
   this like the repeating of a "mantra" in other cultures, although
   there is much more). Meditation and reconnecting yourself to G-d
   occurs through daily and regular Jewish observances such as daily
   prayer, kashrut (keeping kosher), Shabbat and holydays. The silent
   "shemoneh esrei" prayer is also a form of meditation.
   
   There is much information on Jewish Meditation available on the web:
     * [5]Kavannah. The Kavannah site ([6]www.kavannah.org or
       [7]http://www.crosswinds.net/~kavannah/) provides a collection of
       resources for Jewish Meditation.
     * [8]Jewish Mystical Traditions. Zos Imos has a page on Jewish
       Mystical Traditions at
       [9]http://www.mnsmc.edu/merton/zos/jewish.html
     * Chocomat Halev. This organization has an [10]online bibliography
       specifically about Jewish Meditation at
       [11]http://www.chochmat.org/biblio.htm
       
   Readers might also consult Section [12]4.10 of this FAQ, which
   contains a discussion of [13][KQ]abbalah. You might also look at some
   of the books in the [14]"mysticism" portion of the reading list.

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