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“I Sleep But My Heart Wakes”: Sleep in Classical Jewish Texts
Day: Thursday
Date: May 9 - May 30, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Suggested Contribution: $25
Humans spend an incredible amount of our lives sleeping, and when we don’t get enough of it – challenges abound. How do classical Jewish texts conceptualize sleep? Is good sleep a value? Do we cherish it the way we cherish other life-nourishing and pleasant elements of our lives like food and clothing? Or does it represent a human limitation that we should attempt to overcome? What resources does our tradition provide for times in our lives when sleep feels difficult due to small children, anxiety, hormones, workload, etc? Join Rabbanit Leah Sarna for a tour of classical Jewish texts about sleep as we explore these questions.

Rabbanit Leah Sarna is the Associate Director of Education and Director of High School Programs at Drisha.