We live in times that call for hope and wisdom to help us face our pressing societal challenges. In this workshop, we will study Biblical wisdom in an intimate learning community, and together discover creative and wise ways to approach these challenges.
Our learning journey will include an examination of prophetic expression and prophetic action as found in the Hebrew Bible and in contemporary prophets like Martin Luther King, Martin Buber and bell hooks. Our study will culminate in a clear understanding of what is prophetic action today. We will also explore spiritual practices that support our capacity for prophetic action. We will also explore spiritual practices that support our capacity for prophetic action. The week will conclude with the celebration of Kabbalat Shabbat, the Jewish rituals for welcoming the Sabbath.
This workshop is based on Rabbi Ward-Lev’s book, The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now.
|All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath||$1,540.00|
|All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath||$1,465.00|
|All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath||$1,195.00|
|Rio Arriba Commuter||$675.00|
Nahum Ward-Lev is a rabbi who has taught scripture at synagogues, churches, and retreat centers across the country, including Ghost Ranch. He is also the Scholar-In-Residence at Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe, NM.
Download Welcome Letter – Prophetic Action Welcome Letter
Dear Ghost Ranch Friends,
I am delighted that you have registered for our workshop, Prophetic Action: A Journey in Love. I am looking forward to our time together. We will be exploring the prophetic tradition, both in the Hebrew Bible and in contemporary liberation writers, and applying these insights directly to the great societal challenges that we all face. I am hoping that our learning together will provide you with perspectives that are helpful, and even inspiring, as applied to both your personal life and your involvement in social justice ministry.
You might want to read my book, The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now, but prior reading of the book is not necessary for our workshop. You can learn about the book at RabbiNahum.com.
In our morning sessions we will explore major prophetic themes through text study, conversation, experiential exercises and meditation. For some of our evening sessions my wife Shelley and I are reaching out to artists and activists who are doing prophetic work and might like to present to our group about their work.
I am looking forward to a rich learning experience together.
Look forward to being with you soon,
Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev
Author of The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now (Orbis Books May, 2019)