Shot of Spirituality

A short-form podcast from Goucher Hillel focusing on Jewish spiritual concepts relevant to the present moment.

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May 20, 2021 00:10:36
#19 - Siyyum: Torah, Talmud and Life-Long Learning

#19 - Siyyum: Torah, Talmud and Life-Long Learning

Deep learning never ends.  When we close a book, a tractate of Talmud, or a podcast, or finish a course or a degree, we celebrate with siyyum - a recognition that what we learned will forever be a part of us.  ...

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May 03, 2021 00:07:07
#18 - Tzedakah and Philanthropy

#18 - Tzedakah and Philanthropy

Tzedakah - the Jewish concept of philanthropy - balances the strategic needs of support for the vulnerable, sustaining the community, and seeking justice - with the spiritual and emotional impact of giving with joy.  To support Goucher Hillel during Hillel Global Giving Week (May 2-7), when gifts are matched 2:1 for triple the impact, click here. ...

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April 25, 2021 00:07:00
#17 - Love of the Earth

#17 - Love of the Earth

A deep and fundamental aspect of Judaism is our connectedness to the earth.  It is our sacred responsibility and a dynamic source of spirituality.  For more resources on the connections between Judaism and the Environment beyond this episode, check out the following links as possible points of departure: http://www.ellenbernstein.org/shomrei-adamah https://www.pearlstonecenter.org/jofee/ https://hazon.org/judaism-and-the-environment-101/ https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/green-jews/ ...

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April 15, 2021 00:08:01
#16 - Ahavat Yisrael (Love of Israel)

#16 - Ahavat Yisrael (Love of Israel)

What does the concept of love of Israel entail today?  What does sharing a sense of peoplehood mean to how Jews relate to one another, and how the world relates to them? You can watch Andrew Lustig's "What it Means to Be Jewish" here.   ...

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April 06, 2021 00:11:30
#15 - Spiritual Resistance

#15 - Spiritual Resistance

This Yom HaShoah, we connect with the idea and memory of spiritual resistance during the Holocaust.  By the simple act of living and holding onto humanity through art, faith, and expression, Jewish people under Nazi tyranny participated in an audacious and powerful act of resistance. For more reading, click on the following links:   https://www.yadvashem.org/education/educational-materials/lesson-plans/spiritual-resistance.html   https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/ringelblum/index.asp ...

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March 23, 2021 00:06:20
#14 - Exodus and Return: Passover 2021

#14 - Exodus and Return: Passover 2021

Passover is an opportunity to leave our own personal Egypt-state-of-mind, to see ourselves in the span of generations and to declare 'next year in Jerusalem'. ...

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