JTalk this week: Ishvara Dhyan on Yiddish as the language of the heart

JTalk – Mama Loshen – the language of the heart

Following the service on Shabbat mornings, Beit Emanuel hosts an interesting and informed speaker on a thought-provoking topic. Sessions run for approx. an hour starting at approx. 11.15 am.

30 January – Ishvara Dhyan Yiddish ” Mama Loshen ” the language of the Heart .

He will discuss the origins and the demise of Yiddish as a language and as a culture. How the language influenced American Culture. Who still speaks it. Yiddish Theatre. Yiddish Humour . Yiddish Politics. Yiddish revival and why we cannot abandon our Mama Loshen.

6 February – Tuly Flint – a Clinical Social Worker, therapist , Narrative ,Couples & Family therapist and a Storyteller. Uses stories to help people in cases of need and in recovering from trauma. “Homo Narrativus”-the “Magid” or “Teller” as a therapist

Human Beings as “storytelling animals” and the use of the Bible stories in therapy.

Narratives and narrative making is an essential part of human existence. Throughout history people used stories and narratives to convey ideas, thoughts, values and beliefs not only to each other but through the generations, continents and cultures. The Bible is a perfect example of such a case. In this talk we will learn/hear about the important role of stories in our lives, especially our mental lives and see how we use the Bible stories and other tales to enhance and generate healing and mental health.. Nowadays we need to find a way that these stories and tales will keep echoing in our lives


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