Norman R. Davies

Norman R. Davies is a former music teacher who specialised in Javanese Gamelan, teaching in schools in the UK and in South East Asia. Since 2003 he has been living a solitary contemplative lifestyle (as a Dedicated Jewish Contemplative) in Granada. He is the administrator of a small global community of “Jewish Contemplatives,” and maintains a website on the subject of Jewish monastic renewal and contemplative prayer at

Faith and Practice

Dedicated Jewish Contemplatives: A Jewish Monastic option?

Norman R. Davies is a Dedicated Jewish Contemplative – a Jewish monk. He writes for Zeek on what’s that like, and the possibilities in Judaism for a monastic lifestyle.

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