Raising Holy Sparks
By Reb Misha Clebaner - Educator of Judaism and Spirituality
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Celebrating the beauty in the seemingly mundane. Discovering the extraordinary amidst the "ordinary" in the world around us. So much wonder out there! Let's get started! Reb Misha Clebaner is a passionate educator of Judaism and Spirituality.
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Creativity To Get You On Stage In Front Of 10k w/Andrew Lustig||Spoken word artist Andrew Lustig has had his poetry reach millions in viral videos and has presented in hundreds of live performances. In this episode I speak with Andrew about nervousness before speaking in front of large groups, creativity and much mo||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Inviting All To Participate; Inclusion and Disability Advocacy w/Rabbi Lauren Tuchman||In this episode I speak with Rabbi Lauren Tuchman, the first blind women to ever enter the rabbinate. We discuss the elements from her childhood that made her feel welcome, double standards around accommodations, and making holidays sensory experiences.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: How to Tackle Huge Projects; On The Talmud and Haiku creation w/Rabbi Avi Strausberg||A Haiku: we discuss talmud, and studying the whole thing, and writing haikus. If that's not 17 syllables feel free to email me at email@example.com. I speak with Rabbi Avi Strausberg about her 7.5 years of reading and writing her way through talmu||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Travel and Global Jewish Communities w/Rabbi Elie Lehmann||Did you know that there is a Jewish community in Uganda? Guess how big it is! Tune in to find it. We also discuss diversity in American Jewish spaces. We chat logistics for getting ready to travel, and what it means to feel at "home".||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Bravery Needed to Lead As Your Authentic Self w/Rachel 'Bluth' Rosenbluth||A community builder, artist, and pioneer. Rachel "Bluth" Rosenbluth is a student at Yeshivat Har-El, an Orthodox Rabbinical program. From leading Shabbat services on the beaches of TLV to getting into the thick of peacework, she's there with a full hear||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Discussing Depression, Growth and Surviving Suicide Loss w/Dr. Natalya Bogopolskaya||Coping with loss after the passing of a loved one or struggling with depression - what are the tools that we can use to grow? Dr Natalya Bogopolskaya touches on the well-known PTSD but also introduces the relatively newer concept of post-traumatic growt||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Power of Habits in Business and Religion w/Jevin Eagle||Once the CEO of DavidsTea and a senior executive at Staples, Jevin Eagle left behind a successful career in business to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a Rabbi, Jevin shares with us his journey from the boardroom to the study hall.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Struggles of Being Religious||In this episode I talk about the moments in my life where I doubted everything. I kept asking myself why bother continue going forward with.. prayer if it doesn't help me feel, with Torah if it isn't historically true, etc. Have you had moments like thi||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean929 Weekly Roundup: Leviticus 11-15||The torah portions of Shemini, Tazria, Metzora. "It's all about what comes in and what goes out". Chapter 11 spells out kosher food laws, so I explore what that means. Ch 15 talks about the body and whether or not it's gross. Here are my thoughts, enjoy||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean929 Weekly Roundup: Leviticus 6-10||, In this source sheet, I talk about the proper way to bring our gifts into this world, the importance of sharing, letting your actions speak for themselves, holiday time consumerism, and martyrdom.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Resources and tools for spiritual seekers||In Episode 3 I share some of the resources and tools that I have used along the windy and ongoing journey that is spiritual life. I share some accessible ways to approach shabbat and why it shouldn't matter that meditation leads to tangible benefits.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean929 Weekly Roundup: Leviticus 1-5||The torah portion Vayikra. In this episode I talk what it means to be called, whether or not hierarchies are a good thing, and how talking about how much you've changed is meaningless unless there are tangible actions to back it up.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean929 Weekly Roundup: Exodus 36-40||The torah portions of Vayakhel & Pekudei. In this episode I talk about artistry in the torah and whether that resonates with audiences, elevating the stories of women, seeing the light in every person, and not being afraid to share that light with other||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMussar Mondays: Not letting perfectionism get in the way of our passions||In this episode, we take a look at Pirke Avot 4:2 which teaches that a mitzvah (commandment, positive deed) creates a momentum for doing more mitzvahs later down the road. With that in mind - what does it mean to let perfectionism interrupt our progress||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Extra Addition to Intro - Special Guest Anabelle Harari - Building Community, Prayer, Being Our Truest Self||Originally this was going to be a sound check for the first official episode of Raising Holy Sparks, but it turned out to be a really fun and interesting conversation. Topic: creating community as a millennial, what is prayer, and being our truest self.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Introduction and Welcome to Raising Holy Sparks||Hello and welcome to the first ever episode of Raising Holy Sparks. In this episode I share the meaning behind the name of the show, what you can expect in future episodes, and a nutshell version of my journey towards becoming a rabbi. Hope you enjoy it||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Rabbi Clebaner does a great job talking about the big ideas in plain English. Can’t wait to hear more!
Inspirational and Uplifting
Reb Misha’s podcast shines a light into my week with his teachings, stories, and inspirational commentary. A must listen for anyone interested in learning more about Jewish wisdom.
Comforting for the soul, stimulating for the mind
Reb Misha's podcast is sorely needed in today's hectic world of social media and seemingly never ending noise. I really his enjoy his fresh take on spirituality and Judaism and look forward to each new episode. Give it a try you won't regret it!