Rabbi Ariel Stone is the spiritual guide of Congregation Shir Tikvah, an independent shul on the East Side of Portland Oregon. Her widely popular weekly Torah study brings together Jews and others from all over Portland and beyond; her posts are a distillation of the teachings that emerge from it.
Rabbi Ariel teaches about Jewish identity, sacred community, and finding the self through thoughtful engagement in the world, guided by the insights of Torah. Her doctoral degree in Jewish mysticism was the starting point for her recently published book, Because All Is One, currently available on Kindle from Amazon and in paperback. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Because-All-Is-One-ebook/dp/B00AKJM74I
TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BOUGHT A COPY OF THE CURRENT EDITION OF THE BOOK: Unfortunately there is missing text on p. 190 of the paperback; p. 189 ends with an incomplete sentence and p. 190 is blank. What is missing is only the end of a sentence. Here is the the final clause of the sentence, with the last words on p. 189 appearing here in parentheses:
(and as individuals who seek a place) to belong, to find wholeness through attachment to a sense of self as part of All.
This concludes that section of the book. Apologies for the mistake.