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The transcendental power and value of immersive spiritual retreat

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz | Special to the Jewish News | Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:28 am

Part of the modern condition is the constant lurch toward burnout. The grinding hours at work are long and stressful. Deadlines for important work projects never seem to stop piling up. Commitments to family and for networking events and the demands to have an active life on the social scene places so much pressure that people are forced to spend nights away from significant others or, indeed, one’s sense of inner tranquility.

Indeed, much of the burden of contemporary society is placed on those who are having the most difficult time trying to navigate their way in the world. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of institutional support — and barely any spiritual support — for those seeking to escape from the dispiriting obsessions of work. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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