Philadelphia, PAUSA 19130
February 1, 2013
I intend to meet my life partner -- a deep, playful, intellectually brilliant but heart-centered & vibrantly alive woman who loves her real self & is passionately & knowledgeably Jewish. (I am also happy to meet other wonderful people in the group!) Here is my vision of my both conscious & consciously Jewish mate: You are a sexy female Jewish genius...! Kidding. Maybe not genius, but very smart & somewhat of an original & independent thinker when it comes to the philosophical, the psychological, the literary, the historical, & the political/societal. You are also caring, kind & compassionate: Kindness is at least as valuable to you as the 'heady' brilliance you may long to share. You are also sensual: not just "in your head". You have an open heart and you know how to be present. You are a good, open, no-blame communicator of your feelings, thoughts & desires. You feel good about yourself & know your own intrinsic value & equality w/ everyone (continued below...)
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…& WITH that love & self-awareness, you are comfortably authentic, open, & self-revealing - & creatively playful & fun! … Now: *THIS* question's answer! : Many, but w/ the emphasis on kavannah - inner intention - not on ritual alone. I care about an awareness of J. history & identity & the meaning of these, & sharing that is itself a sp. practice. I also speak some Hebrew, & would love to share that w/ others. I go to a Hebrew 'kirtan' chanting service that my friend, a very unusual, & amazingly musical rabbi, leads; & he & I used to co-lead that synagogue's retreat program for 10 years: 4x/year, we took 40 12 & 13 year-olds on 3-day retreats for holistic Jewish learning. (Do you know what it's like to lead FORTY *12* & *13* year-old JEWISH girls & boys for 3 days?!!)
No. Pan-Judaic. : ) I was brought up in a Conservative synagogue, yet I have gone to Reform and Reconstructionist and Renewal congregations. I have spent substantial time in Israel and as a progressive, social-justice Zionist, despite all its flaws, I love Israel and what it is in its true heart, behind the fear and armoring: what it should and can be.
How could it not?!!
Hi! I'm Marcus, and I am a personal growth counselor in private practice (Relation-Shift.org) in W.Mt. Airy - the very green & progressive part of Philadelphia. I lived in Manhattan for 2 years &, after moving to Philly, I discovered I love it here.