Shot of Spirituality

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

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March 15, 2021 00:07:21
#13 - Approaching Service

#13 - Approaching Service

Service is at the heart of Jewish observance, and yet it is often moved out of the spotlight in favor of ritual.  How can we center ourselves and find space for service in our busy lives? ...

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March 09, 2021 00:08:56
#12 - From Awareness to Action

#12 - From Awareness to Action

Mussar is a Jewish method of character development through reflection and intentional practice. We explore some of the key mussar practices, like chanting phrases with 'lips aflame', studying reflexively, and real-world assignments. For more mussar resources, you may want to explore these links: https://jewishcamp.org/making-mensches/https://contemporarymussar.org/https://mussarinstitute.org/https://mussarblues.com/about-mussar-chanting ...

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February 28, 2021 00:06:54
#11 - Building Self-Awareness

#11 - Building Self-Awareness

Mussar, the Jewish discipline of ethical self-improvement, begins with building in a simple daily check-in for awareness of one's own actions and motivations. ...

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February 21, 2021 00:07:04
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#10 - The World Turned Upside Down Purim & The Pandemic A Year Later

We are approaching Purim, on which we read the Book of Esther, which speaks of confronting challenges that turn our world upside down. This coincides with the anniversary of the arrival of the global pandemic. How can Purim enlighten us on how to mark this moment? ...

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February 14, 2021 00:05:18
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#9 - What's Love Got To Do With It?

Judaism requires of us to tap into our experiences of love in order to fulfill its most important commands ...

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December 23, 2020 00:04:57
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#8 - Hope Following Hannukah

As Hanukkah ends and winter sets in, we carry forth an inner flame of light and hope kindled ever brighter over the holiday. Sources for further study: https://www.sefaria.org/Kedushat_Levi%2C_Leviticus%2C_Kedoshim.1?ven=Kedushat_Levi_translated_by_Rb._Eliyahu_Munk&lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en https://www.sefaria.org/Shabbat.21b.6?lang=bi&with=Chasidut&lang2=en ...

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