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Holy Beyond Borders: FallowLab Monthly Study Salon 6

  • 06:30 PM

Holy Beyond Borders.

Is there one scale to weigh and compare all homelands and all holy places? Or is everywhere on earth equally sacred?


Join Lab/Shul’s Amichai Lau-Lavie and special guest Nigel Savage of Hazon for the Sixth Monthly FallowLab Study Salon, featuring a Mid- Shmita Year conversation about the surprising role of Shmita in the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what holy beyond borders may look like.

“…What we learn from Shmita is that open fences make good neighbors, and that resting means living in peace, with brothers and sisters, cousins and strangers, humans and animals, and with the holy land. And those who cannot recognize this will never taste what it means to call the land holy.” (Rabbi David Seidenberg)

Join us for  a monthly exploration of the Shmita year as part of Lab/Shul’s Fallow Lab Project.

The Fallow Lab Project, spearheaded by Amichai Lau-Lavie and the Lab/Shul NYC Community, in partnership with artists, social media innovators, educators and community leaders worldwide, reclaims and reimagines Shmita for the 21st Century.


The Fallow Lab Project will include a year-long process of learning and practicing methods and models for more responsible, healthy and empowering use of technology in our personal and professional lives. This process will enable us to rest, reset and restore – encouraging better balance of work/life, connecting us deeper into the wisdom of our traditions, and cultivating tools for more mindfulness, happiness and global responsibility.

Each month, starting in Tishrei (September 2014) and ending with Elul (August 2015) will feature study with Amichai on key passages from Jewish literary sources on the Shmita and spotlight one area in our digital lives that could benefit from observation, improvement, and possibly, partial or complete release.

LOCATION: The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37th Street – 5th Floor
6:30pm to 8:30pm – BYO Potluck! 

FREE for Lab/Shul SeasonPass Holders
Click HERE for ticket reservation to individual study salons or the full series
RSVP required.