Tag Archives: Erica Brown

An Empty Mental Space

Earlier this week, Dr. Erica Brown asked, “What are the Three Weeks, anyway?”, and wrote about learning to mourn. Her new book, In the Narrow Places, is now available.


Jewish law
 is based generally on the assumption that our emotions follow our actions. If we act charitably, we will become, over time, more compassionate human beings. Continue reading here.

 

Learning to Mourn

On Monday, Dr. Erica Brown asked, “What are the Three Weeks, anyway?” She will be blogging all week forMyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council‘s Author Blog.
We have become who we are as a people not only by celebrating our most joyous collective occasions, like Passover and Shavuot, but also by our capacity to mourn as a group for that which we’ve lost or never experienced.  Continue reading here.

What Are the Three Weeks, Anyway?

Dr. Erica Brown is the author of In the Narrow Places, a daily meditation for each day of the Three Weeks. She will be blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council‘s Author Blog.

I recently spoke at a Melton graduation that marked a two year commitment of adults studying Judaism seriously through a global curriculum out of the Hebrew University.  Continue reading here.