Shot of Spirituality

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

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November 26, 2020 00:09:08
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#7 - Giving Gratitude

The heart of the American holiday of Thanksgiving resonates deeply with the heart of Jewish practice - active daily rituals for giving thanks that help us to cultivate a mindset of gratitude. Sources for further study: http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm https://forward.com/culture/books/414468/why-thankfulness-and-gratitude-are-jewish-emotions/ https://www.sefaria.org/Olat_Reiyah?lang=bi&p2=Olat_Reiyah%2C_Modeh_Ani.3&lang2=en ...

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November 19, 2020 00:08:31
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#6 - Harnessing Humility

Humility is a trait that has become devalued in the era of ‘any attention is good attention’. Bringing it back into our daily lives is a key component of our growth and development. Sources for further study: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/humility-in-judaism/ https://www.sefaria.org/Eruvin.13b.10-11?lang=bi https://www.sefaria.org/Orchot_Tzadikim.2?lang=bi https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/98230?lang=bi https://www.jstor.org/stable/40015015?seq=1 https://rabbisacks.org/greatness-humility-shoftim-5776/ ...

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November 04, 2020 00:11:07
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#5 - Acting With Intention

The Hasidic revolution popularized the idea that personal acts, done with intention, can restore order to the cosmos - or tikkun olam. For more study, feel free to follow the links here: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-baal-shem-tov/; https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/tikkun-olam ...

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October 30, 2020 00:10:35
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#4 - Facing Failure

The Lurianic Kabbalah's creation myth tells of God's failure and a broken universe - and allows us to understand that when we inevitably fail, we must face it and learn from it. ...

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October 20, 2020 00:06:45
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#1 - Embracing Vulnerability

The fall holidays give us a chance to come to terms with our vulnerability, and to know that we are OK nonetheless. ...

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October 20, 2020 00:08:19
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#2 - Cultivating Joy

The key to joy is cultivating a mindset that can find joy in every moment, or as Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav puts it, "It is a mitzvah to be in a constant state of joy." ...

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