Welcome to HaMaqom | The Place (Ha-Mah-Kohm)
Sharing Jewish Wisdom
HaMaqom | The Place creates inclusive communities through Jewish learning and practice.
This unique offering weaves together self-care/massage, tai-chi, brain balancing, and traditional yoga poses, along with breathing techniques for stress reduction and optimal health.
As we read or write them, poems can let us access kinds of knowledge other than what we get from internet searches: in the images and rhythms we might talk to the dead, or listen for their echoes. In recent years, more and more books have come out by Jewish poets writing in English who are working at similar projects. My hunch is that many of us have come to understand that, with Hillel, we have to begin our engagement with our moment in history by being each of us “for myself.” I believe reaching for who, and where, we come from is foundational for to being for ourselves, and thus for others.