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Sunday, April 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ritual Magic and the Modern Rabbinate

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For years I have been quietly meditating and creating amulets, putting the evil eye on trial and crafting rituals of liberation and healing for interested congregants. I have kept this practice very close to my chest, not out of fear of what others would think, but because deep down I am a rationalist. This discussion/workshop will explore various modes of ritual as well as the context and understanding of the place of folk ritual/magic in a progressive liberal congregation. We will also touch my initial impetus for entering this practice as well as how it has evolved over the years.

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Harry Brechner

Rabbi Harry Brechner is the father of two amazing young men. He is married to RaeAnn Witkin Brechner who is a counsellor and social worker as well as an incredible life partner. For the past 13 years Harry has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Emanu-El in Victoria, B.C. on... Read More →

Sunday April 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room E