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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1999
It's been a long journey for poet and author Rodger Kamenetz since he attended Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in his youth.He embarked on an odyssey, both physical and spiritual, that took him to Dharamsala, India, to discuss mysticism with the Dalai Lama, to learning from Buddhist masters in the United States and finally to Judaism's own mystical tradition of cabala.And now, it's back to the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Upper Park Heights, where Kamenetz will serve this weekend as scholar-in-residence, a program that brings in a speaker each year who delivers the sermon during the Friday night service and leads Torah studies over the weekend.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2004
In a sign that religion and pop culture are mixing in increasingly curious ways, music superstar Madonna is flying to Israel this week to celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with 2,000 other students of Kabbalah, an ancient form of Jewish mysticism. The singer will join pilgrims from 22 countries on a trip organized by Los Angeles' controversial Kabbalah Center, which espouses its brand of Jewish mysticism to all comers, regardless of faith. The tour opens as Jews around the globe celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, which begins at sundown today.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1996
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein is a kabbalist, a scholar of Jewish mysticism who helps people see what is hidden from them."Like every science, kabbalah looks at what is inside," said the 51-year-old man, who is descended from disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, the 18th-century founder of the Hasidic movement. "Kabbalah shows how the power of God watches and guards and leads everything. It reveals what is hidden to the naked eye, the spiritual force which is leading the world."Brandwein, who lives in the Old City of Jerusalem, is meeting privately in Baltimore this week with more than 75 people seeking guidance on everything from marriage to business to souls that have known nothing but restlessness for as long as they can remember.
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January 4, 2002
About 1,500 Mormons plan to meet Sunday at Ellicott City chapel About 1,500 members of the Columbia Maryland Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at their chapel, 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City. Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a former justice of the Utah Supreme Court, will speak. He will meet with groups of local Mormon church leaders tomorrow. Information: 410-715-4544. Francisco Friars to offer Mass of Healing tonight The Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, will offer a Mass of Healing in the presence of a major relic of St. Anthony of Padua at 7:30 p.m. today.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1999
JERUSALEM -- The crowd gathered on the steps of the Kabbalah Learning Center joyously sang of Jerusalem. Some came to celebrate the newest facility for the study of Jewish mysticism. Others came in search of a celebrity student.Television comedian and talk-show host Roseanne Barr easily could have been mistaken for one of the religious women at the event. Dressed casually, her hair covered in a pink scarf in the custom of married, Orthodox Jewish women, Barr stood alongside men in black velvet skullcaps and joined in the chant, "Yerushaliyim."
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May 10, 1995
The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education will sponsor a communitywide Lag B'Omer barbecue and bonfire at 6 p.m. May 18 at 10126 Rodona Drive.Lag B'Omer is the 33rd day in the counting of the Omer between the Jewish holidays Passover and Shavuoth.The day is traditionally celebrated outside to re-enact a time in Jewish history when Jews were forbidden by the Romans to study Torah. They secretly studied while pretending to play with bows and arrows.Lag B'Omer is also the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, the foundation for Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.
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December 28, 2001
Spiritual center set to hold day of prayer to mark end of year The Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, will offer its annual year-end day of prayer, "Finding God in Unexpected Places," from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday. The event will include silence, facilitated sharing, group and individual prayer, and time for reflection and journal-writing. The cost is $35, including lunch. The Bon Secours Labyrinth will be open from 7 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
January 4, 2002
About 1,500 Mormons plan to meet Sunday at Ellicott City chapel About 1,500 members of the Columbia Maryland Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at their chapel, 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City. Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a former justice of the Utah Supreme Court, will speak. He will meet with groups of local Mormon church leaders tomorrow. Information: 410-715-4544. Francisco Friars to offer Mass of Healing tonight The Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, will offer a Mass of Healing in the presence of a major relic of St. Anthony of Padua at 7:30 p.m. today.
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville | September 29, 1995
As the result of a schedule change by Baltimore Hebrew University, an item in Religion Notes yesterday stated incorrectly that a lecture on Jewish mysticism tomorrow would begin at 7:30 In fact, it will begin at 7 p.m.The Sun regrets the error.An expert in Jewish mysticism will explain his perspective on the High Holy Days theme of repentance in a public program Sunday night at Baltimore Hebrew University.The free 7:30 p.m. lecture by Shimon Shokek comes just two days before the start of Yom Kippur, the most solemn observance on the Jewish religious calendar.
NEWS
By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2004
In a sign that religion and pop culture are mixing in increasingly curious ways, music superstar Madonna is flying to Israel this week to celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with 2,000 other students of Kabbalah, an ancient form of Jewish mysticism. The singer will join pilgrims from 22 countries on a trip organized by Los Angeles' controversial Kabbalah Center, which espouses its brand of Jewish mysticism to all comers, regardless of faith. The tour opens as Jews around the globe celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, which begins at sundown today.
NEWS
December 28, 2001
Spiritual center set to hold day of prayer to mark end of year The Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, will offer its annual year-end day of prayer, "Finding God in Unexpected Places," from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday. The event will include silence, facilitated sharing, group and individual prayer, and time for reflection and journal-writing. The cost is $35, including lunch. The Bon Secours Labyrinth will be open from 7 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1999
It's been a long journey for poet and author Rodger Kamenetz since he attended Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in his youth.He embarked on an odyssey, both physical and spiritual, that took him to Dharamsala, India, to discuss mysticism with the Dalai Lama, to learning from Buddhist masters in the United States and finally to Judaism's own mystical tradition of cabala.And now, it's back to the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Upper Park Heights, where Kamenetz will serve this weekend as scholar-in-residence, a program that brings in a speaker each year who delivers the sermon during the Friday night service and leads Torah studies over the weekend.
FEATURES
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1999
JERUSALEM -- The crowd gathered on the steps of the Kabbalah Learning Center joyously sang of Jerusalem. Some came to celebrate the newest facility for the study of Jewish mysticism. Others came in search of a celebrity student.Television comedian and talk-show host Roseanne Barr easily could have been mistaken for one of the religious women at the event. Dressed casually, her hair covered in a pink scarf in the custom of married, Orthodox Jewish women, Barr stood alongside men in black velvet skullcaps and joined in the chant, "Yerushaliyim."
NEWS
By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1996
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein is a kabbalist, a scholar of Jewish mysticism who helps people see what is hidden from them."Like every science, kabbalah looks at what is inside," said the 51-year-old man, who is descended from disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, the 18th-century founder of the Hasidic movement. "Kabbalah shows how the power of God watches and guards and leads everything. It reveals what is hidden to the naked eye, the spiritual force which is leading the world."Brandwein, who lives in the Old City of Jerusalem, is meeting privately in Baltimore this week with more than 75 people seeking guidance on everything from marriage to business to souls that have known nothing but restlessness for as long as they can remember.
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville | September 29, 1995
As the result of a schedule change by Baltimore Hebrew University, an item in Religion Notes yesterday stated incorrectly that a lecture on Jewish mysticism tomorrow would begin at 7:30 In fact, it will begin at 7 p.m.The Sun regrets the error.An expert in Jewish mysticism will explain his perspective on the High Holy Days theme of repentance in a public program Sunday night at Baltimore Hebrew University.The free 7:30 p.m. lecture by Shimon Shokek comes just two days before the start of Yom Kippur, the most solemn observance on the Jewish religious calendar.
NEWS
May 10, 1995
The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education will sponsor a communitywide Lag B'Omer barbecue and bonfire at 6 p.m. May 18 at 10126 Rodona Drive.Lag B'Omer is the 33rd day in the counting of the Omer between the Jewish holidays Passover and Shavuoth.The day is traditionally celebrated outside to re-enact a time in Jewish history when Jews were forbidden by the Romans to study Torah. They secretly studied while pretending to play with bows and arrows.Lag B'Omer is also the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, the foundation for Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.
NEWS
September 30, 1995
As the result of a schedule change by Baltimore Hebrew University, an item in Religion Notes yesterday stated incorrectly that a lecture on Jewish mysticism tomorrow would begin at 7:30 p.m. In fact, it will begin at 7 p.m.The Sun regrets the error.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 28, 1999
'Sherry Glaser, whose show ``Family Secrets'' played to sold-out audiences at the Gordon Center last year, returns Saturday with her latest one-woman show, ``Oh My Goddess.''The new show is described as a combination of feminist theology, Buddhism, Jewish mysticism and a satirical take on pop culture. In it, Glaser portrays two characters - a Latino waiter named Miguel and the spirit he channels, that of Ma, the great Jewish mother who is co-creator of the universe.``Oh My Goddess'' will be presented for one performance only, at 8 p.m. Saturday.
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