Have you ever wondered what the meaning of all the Jewish stuff is? After all, we are a cool ancient crowd with so many Jewish holidays, Shabbat every week, and far-out Jewish customs... but, what does it all mean?
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What does kavanah mean?
Kavanah is a Hebrew word meaning intention . mindfulness . direction of the heart. It is a text message to focus ourselves on what we are doing.
Why is kavanah cool to have?
Kavanah is a gift we give to ourselves and who doesn't like gifts? Kavanah delivers instant meaning to our actions, it gives a reason for doing something, it provides relevance. Said in a different way, why do anything without Kavanah when having it is so much better?
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