Ariel Ben Avraham

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Writer/Educator/Facilitator
Location Kochav Yaakov, Shomron (Samaria), Israel
Introduction Ariel Ben Avraham (f. Zapata) was born in Cartagena, Colombia in 1958. After studying Cultural Anthropology in Bogotá moved to Chicago in 1984 where he worked as a television writer, reporter and producer for 20 years. In the 1990's he produced video documentaries related to art, music, history and culture such as "Latin American Trails: Guatemala" distributed by Facets.org. Most of his life he studied ancient spiritual traditions and mysticism of major religions, understanding the mystic experience as the individual means to connect with the Creator of all. Since 2004 he studies and writes about Jewish mysticism and spirituality mainly derived from the Chassidic tradition, and the practical philosophy of the teachings of Jewish mystic sages. The book "God's Love" is the compilation of many years studying and learning Jewish mysticism. The messages of his book are part of the content, exercises and processes of a series of seminars, lectures and retreats that he facilitates in Israel.
Interests Judaism, Jewish mysticism and spirituality, Chassidic tradition, Orthodox Judaism, Hebrew Theology of Love, Zionism, Ancient and Modern Israel History, Divine Love Awareness as individual and collective Redemption, Peace, Healing and Freedom.