Show Notes

Episode 36: The Poetry of Prayer (with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman)

Join our new Facebook group to discuss all things T’fillah and T’fillah education here! Register for the Deep Dive: Shema series here! (0:55) Learn more about Rabbi Reuven Kimmelman here.  (6:13) Learn more about Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel here.  (7:39) Lehitpalel – להתפלל – to pray.  (8:09) Ahava Raba – אהבה רבה – Click to …

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Episode 35: Holy Glue (Amidah Middle Blessings 9&10)

Join our new Facebook group to discuss all things T’fillah and T’fillah education here! (0:50) Learn more about Svara and their Queer Talmud Camp here. (2:45) Refuah Shlema – רפואה שלמה – a wish for complete healing. Learn more here. (2:59) Learn more about B’nai Torah Congregation here.  (3:03) Learn more about Beth Sholom Synagogue …

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Episode 33: From Narrowness to Freedom (with Rabbi Minna Bromberg, PhD)

(0:22) Learn more about rosh chodesh here.  (0:31) Mar cheshvan – מר חשון – “bitter cheshvan” – this is how some people describe the month because there aren’t any holidays.  (0:57) Chagim – חגים – holidays. Learn more about the holidays we celebrated over the last month here. (1:17) Learn more about Rabbi Mina Bromberg …

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Episode 32: Sharing Jewish Joy (with Tony J. Westbrook, Jr.)

(0:03) Today’s episode is sponsored by our friends at Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, New Hampshire.  (1:00) Learn more about Sukkot here.  (1:05) Moadim l’simcha – chagim uzmanim l’sason  מועדים לשמחה – חגים וזמנים לששון   Happy holiday greeting and response used on chol hamoed, the “in-between” days. Learn more by listening to Eliana’s song here!  …

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The Light Lab Podcast Episode 31: Achat Sha’alti (with Chava Mirel)

(0:09) Learn more about our sponsor for this week, Rabbi Jon Spira-Savett & the Tov Podcast, here! (0:17) Teshuva – תשובה – returning. Learn more here.  (1:09) Learn more about Chava Mirel here! (2:01) Kittel – קיטל (Yiddish) – a traditional white garment worn by some during certain holy moments. Learn more here. (3:10) Avinu …

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Episode 30: Not a “T’fillah Person” (with Maharat Rori Picker Neiss and Rabbi Shai Held-live at Ramah Darom)

(1:32) Learn more about Ramah Darom here. (2:23) Learn more about Hadar here. (2:28) Learn more about the Jewish Theological Seminary here.  (2:36) Learn more about the Covenant Award here. (3:33) Learn more about the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis here. (3:50) Learn more about Yeshivat Maharat here. (3:59) Learn more about Religions …

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Episode 28: Excavating the Secrets (with Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz)

(0:59) Our guest today is Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz You can find Deborah’s music on bandcamp, spotify, and YouTube  (1:05) The Hadar Institute empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah (service), and Hesed (loving kindness). (1:44) Deborah is part of Joey Weisenberg Hadar Ensemble (1:52) You can spot and …

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