Joel Hecker

Joel Hecker is a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.


Articles by Joel Hecker

How to Acquire the Right Mental State for Prayer

The pursuit of proper kavanah, the Hebrew term for directed attention, has long captured the attention of Jewish thinkers.

Kiddush: Holding the Divine Presence in Our Hands

Jewish mysticism sees the sanctification of wine as a spiritual practice to manifest God's presence in the world.