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Hashivenu is a podcast about Jewish teachings and practice around resilience. Cultivating resilience in challenging times, both individually and collectively, is an essential path to personal renewal. Find out more about the show at About (https://hashivenu.fireside.fm/about), and learn about our theme song at Theme Song (https://hashivenu.fireside.fm/theme-song). Subscribe by Email This podcast is produced by Reconstructing Judaism. Visit us at ReconstructingJudaism.org (https://ReconstructingJudaism.org)
||CleanEpisode 15: Singing Together||Singing together can be a profound and powerful experience. We speak with Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, an ethnomusicologist and a research professor at the music department at Tufts, about the role that music plays both in animating Jewish life and in helpin||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Midrash||In this episode, Rabbi Mira Wasserman and I discuss Midrash, the way ancient rabbis read scripture in new and creative ways, giving old words new life, meaning and relevance.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Hebrew Poetry||In this episode, I speak with Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz about modern Hebrew poetry, a recent expression of Jewish text. We talk about how modern Hebrew poets take apart traditional language and ideas and create something new from ancient building blocks.||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Embodied Prayer||For Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, prayer is a whole-body experience, helping us reboot our awareness of how good it is to be alive even -- or especially -- in a troubled world. Join us for his deep conversation with Rabbi Deborah Waxman on this episode of Has||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Yom HaShoah||In this special extended episode for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we hear from Rabbi Phillip Lazowski, who survived the Holocaust as a child. He shares experiences that shaped his vision and sense of purpose: amidst horror and loss, episodes||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10. "You Were Strangers in Egypt": Passover and Sanctuary||On Passover, we retell our history as strangers and slaves in Egypt. What obligations flow from this memory? We speak with Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, whose congregation recently decided to serve as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. Join us as we di||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Purim and #metoo||The Book of Esther contains striking examples of women speaking out against oppression in ways that both empower and imperil them. Are there parallels to the #metoo movement? Join Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive, in||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Hineni —Being Present||How do we pull ourselves together when we feel scattered or unfocused? In this episode of Hashivenu, Rabbi Myriam Klotz and Rabbi Deborah Waxman invite us into the spiritual practice of "hineni" -- being present and responsive.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Special Announcement||This is Rabbi Deborah Waxman. Thanks so much for listening to our podcast, “Hashivenu: Jewish teachings on resilience.” Our next regular episode is on its way in February. But I wanted to take a moment to let you know about our organization’s new||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Ecology||In a wide-ranging conversation about ecology, Tu B'Shvat and _shmittah_ (sabbatical year) Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb and Rabbi Deborah Waxman explore the ways in which Jewish tradition and ecological consciousness provide compelling models for resilien||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Mindfulness||In challenging times, we often search for firm ground to stand on. In this interview with Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Rabbi Deborah Waxman explores mindfulness as a path that can anchor us, nourish our Jewish liv||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Activism||The story of Hanukkah invites us to kindle lights in the darkness, and to overcome despair with hope and action. In this spirit, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum reflects on the extraordinary work of her community, and how it embodies the fundamental connection b||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Chanting||According to Rabbi Shefa Gold, “Chant is the bridge between the inner life and the outer expression; between the solitary practice and the shared beauty of fellowship.” She has set verses from Jewish liturgy and from the Hebrew Bible to chants that||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Humor||The upcoming holiday of Sukkot is known as z'man simkhateynu, the season of our joy. In keeping with that theme, Rabbi Seth Goldstein joins us for a special episode on humor. Whether opening us to laughter and joy, or easing the way in difficult times,||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Teshuvah and Forgiveness||As the High Holiday season approaches, Jewish people across the world begin to reflect on their behavior of the past year. They wonder: what does it mean to forgive? What does it mean to seek forgiveness? In a conversation with Rabbi Vivie Mayer, we exp||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Shabbat||In this episode, Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D., talks about one of the deepest and best known of Jewish practices, Shabbat. We read about this ancient practice in Genesis, with God creating the world in six days and then resting on the seventh—and from th||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I work in government public health on preventing childhood adversity and trauma and fostering resilience. This and other podcasts are helping me understand and value all the tools in my Jewish tradition for building community and individual resilience.