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?  

 

Rabbi Sam has found a wealth of commentaries filled with contemporary relevance hidden in the treasures of our tradition not available to most Jews today.  Lifestyle Magazine