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August 23, 1991 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-08-23

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MUST GO!

SAVE 53%

All 7 pieces111•

WEEKS
LEFT! *VI

Visit any of our 3
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savings on summer
floor models and
clearance groups.
Hurry, these sets are
going fast!

NOW $998.

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TO 60%!

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Unbelievable
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off

Att.\

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The "Odsyee" Sbc tarp, cushioned aluminum chairs

with a rope twist detailed frame. The all aluminum table features a
generous 40'x72' rectangular tempered glass top.

Rabbi David Zeller: Calming the mind to find Judaism.

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SALE ENDS SAT., AUG. 31, 1991 AT 8PM • HOURS:

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1 mile north of 1-696

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Federal Fireplace)

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Have you
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heard the
news?

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1991

Continued from preceding page

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557-3344

Mystical

WEST BLOOMFIELD • MICHIGAN

Orchard Lake Road • North of Maple

Taoism in school, Rabbi
Zeller finally chose Judaism
as his area of primary con-
sideration and of personal
growth.
"I realized Judaism was
my tradition and it was my
path. When this occurred, I
was able to put all the pieces
together," Rabbi Zeller said.
Rabbi Zeller also
discovered that Judaism as a
whole is a mystical tradi-
tion, but that most Jews
practice on faith rather than
searching for the experien-
tial level.
Judaism was the first re-
ligion to break from idol
worship. By observing
Sabbath, Jews take the in-
tangible concept of time and
make it holy. According to
Rabbi Zeller, both of these
statements are mystical in
essence for they call upon
experience as primary.
"Many Jews study and
devote their lives to religion
without ever truly experien-
cing God. The mystic Jew ac-
tively pursues the experi-
ence of God without deman-
ding it," Rabbi Zeller said.
Rabbi Zeller said the Jew-
ish mystic is not without
faith, but instead finds re-
ligion through the emotional
and spiritual rather than the
mental. Most mystics are
observant Jews, he added.
The mystic Jew may enter
the experiential realm
through prayer, meditation
on a Hebrew letter or the
name of God, and calming
the body, thus clearing the
mind of distraction. Study of
Torah and Talmud can also

be a form of meditation
when the student allows his
or her mind to expand and
plug into the timeless realm
of knowledge, Rabbi Zeller
said.
"The goal of experience is
to quiet the mind, stop
distraction and gain focus,"
he said. "Stilling the body
and mind allows the soul to
be experienced."
Rabbi Zeller likens this
calming of body and mind to
water. When water is choppy
and rough, nothing can be

"As a mystic, I
reexamine the
practices of
discipline to find
the deeper
intentions of
Judaism."

Rabbi David Zeller

seen in it. However, when
water is still, reflections of
mountains and sun can be
seen.
These practices and views,
which to the Western mind
scream of South Asian in-
fluence, are Jewish in origin
dating back to the Chasidic
mystics of the 1600s and
1700s. In small numbers,
mysticism is again gaining
popularity both in Israel and
the United States.
Rabbi Zeller lives and
teaches in Israel. He travels
back to America twice a year
to share his mystical ap-
proach to Judaism in con-
ferences and workshops.

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