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The Judah Reverberations

House of JacobEditor’s Note: As I have been preparing this biblical story for web-posting from Marc Gafni’s teachings in his book, Certainty, I have been stunned and deeply moved to find so much of my personal story in the tale of Jacob, Leah, Judah and Reuben. I want to particularly recommend that if your family biography included an insecure attachment with your mother, and an undermined sense of self emerging from your childhood, go back to the first post of this series on February 21, The Judah Moment, and begin the story there. It is a perfect description of Attachment Theory that is more than 2000 years old. – SR

This is Part 6 of the series thus far… Continuing with Marc’s teaching…
We continue with our discussion of Certainty and Uncertainty…

Leah experiences the existential-religious moment of feeling safe in God’s hands, of being loved by God, with her newborn baby in her arms. The unconditional love Leah is able to impart to the baby Judah provides him with a sense of certainty about himself, his value, and his place in the world. This sense of core certainty is the greatest gift that a parent can give a child, because it prepares the child to live and operate in a radically uncertain world. This love is the basis of the Judah Moment.

The Judah Moment is the acknowledgment of core certainty of being and its application. Leah does not only understand her own core certainty of being, she is also able to pass this certainty on to her child Judah. In this sense the Judah Moment can be seen as both the formative breakthrough moment and its reverberations. To fully unpack this idea further we need only draw a brief comparison between the lives of Judah and Leah’s first son, Reuben. Parents often find that their children incarnate, in sometimes exaggerated form, both their splendor and their pathologies. Such is the case with Leah and her children Reuben and Judah. [Continue reading]

Certainty is Emunah… the Faith that You are Held

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by Dr. Marc Gafni from the English version of his book Certainty, which is already published in Hebrew and which will be re-released as part of his two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. A friend of mine, a prominent scholar in medieval … [Continue reading]

The Modeh Ani Lafanecha – Prayer of Certainty

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by Dr. Marc Gafni from the English version of his book Certainty, which is already published in Hebrew and which will be re-released as part of his two-volume series entitled Integral … [Continue reading]

Achieving Authentic Certainty in the Divine

Michail Grobman

by Dr. Marc Gafni from the English version of his book Certainty, which is already published in Hebrew and which will be re-released as part of his two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. And so... we continue our discussion on … [Continue reading]

Uncertainty is a Revelation of the Divine

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by Dr. Marc Gafni from the English version of his book Certainty, which is already published in Hebrew and which will be re-released as part of his two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. When we discuss an Embodied Certainty of God, we … [Continue reading]