Personal Growth During Sefirat HaOmer
In this course with Rabbi Joseph Rosenfeld on the path and teachings of The Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Chassidic movement, we will focus on their relationship to personal growth during Sefirat haOmer and applicability to the inner life of the modern spiritual experience.
Rooted in the Ukrainian mountain side of the 18th century, the Baal Shem Tov revealed an ancient spiritual path of simplicity, inner life, and the pathways of inner contemplation. While these teachings illuminated the world in their time, they continue to shine their light upon the many difficulties and sensibilities of modern experience.
Rabbi Joseph (Joey) Rosenfeld is a practicing psychotherapist currently working as the Spiritual Director at the Harris House Foundation Substance Abuse Treatment Center in St. Louis, MO. Joey's main interest is the interface between psychology, philosophy and spirituality. A frequent lecturer on such topics as Kabbalistic psychology and Continental philosophy, he attempts to graft together disparate threads of thought, creating a new constellation of thinkers from various disciplines. With a primary focus on addiction, Joey attempts to uncover the philosophical themes underlying the addictive phenomenon in all of its facets. Joey lives in St. Louis with his wife Alana and their four children.