Episode 16: Activating Shechina (with Rishe Groner)

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(0:50) Learn more about Rishe Groner here.

(1:32) Explore Genesis here.  

(2:20) Listen to Rishe’s podcast Just Pray here.

(5:15) Tractate Berachot is the first section of the Talmud, and discusses questions about prayer. Learn more here.

(5:19) Keva – קבע – routine. Kavanah –  קבנה – intention. Learn more here

(6:29) Learn more about the Chabad movement here.

(6:39) Learn more about Chabad Shluchim (emissaries) here.  

(6:44) Chinuch – חינוך – education. 

(6:54) Shema Al Hamitah – שמע על המיטה – saying Shema before right going to sleep. Learn more here

(6:58) Find the 12 Pesukim here

(8:12) Benching birkat hamazon – ברכת המזון – saying the prayers after a meal. Learn more here.

(8:38) Learn more about birkot hashachar – ברכות השחר –  here

(9:24) Nigunim – ניגונים – wordless spiritual melodies. Learn more here

(10:32) Minyan – מנין – prayer group. Learn more here

(11:06) Davening – Yiddish word for praying. 

(11:20) Our next episode will be all about Kedusha – stay tuned! 

(13:33) Rebetzin – Rabbi’s wife. 

(14:02) Bubbe – Yiddish word for grandmother. 

(14:21) Maariv – מעריב – the evening service. Learn more here

(14:53) Mashpia – משפיע – spiritual mentor. 

(15:41) Ana bekoach – אנא בכח – a prayer for spiritual renewal. Learn more here

(15:48) Matbeach – מטבע – the set of prayers for a certain service. 

(16:49) Tehilim – תהילים – The Book of Psalms. You can find them here

(17:40) Kvetchy – Yiddish adverb for complaining. 

(18:46) Find Shir Hashirim – שיר השירים – Song of Songs here.

 (19:48) Hodu l’adonai ki tov ki leolam chasdo – הודו לה’ כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו – Give thanks to G?d for G?d is good. From Psalm 136:1

(20:23) You can find Episode 11: Pool of Blessings (Baruch Atah Yud-Hey-Vav-Hey) here.

(21:21) Shehakol nihiye bidvaro –  שהכל נהיה בדברו – everything is in existence through the word of the Divine (Rishe’s translation). This is a blessing said over certain foods. Learn more here

(22:41) Shefa – שפע – abundance.

(23:56) Learn more about Nava Tehila here. Stay tuned for our upcoming episode with Daphna Rosenberg! 

(29:10) Learn more about 5rythms here.

(29:54) Shechinah – שכינה – From the root “to dwell;” the manifestation of g?d in this earth; the femenine aspect of g?d

(33:52) Read more about the Genesis Tu B’av experience here.

(34:26) Parasha – פרשה – weekly Torah reading. Learn more here.

(35:12) Sefirat Haomer – ספירת העומר – a ritual of counting the days between Passover and Shavuot. Learn more here

(42:18) Halachic sources – Jewish legal sources. 

(42:24) Mitzvat aseh shehazman grama – מצות עשה שהזמן גרמא – a positive time-bound mitzvah. Meaning a commandment to complete an action within a certain time frame. Learn more here

(44:12) Learn more about techines – Yiddish prayers written by women – here.

(44:17) Learn more about Ladino here.

(46:35) L’sheim Yichud Kudsha Brich Hu U’shchintei- an aramaic phrase meaning “for the sake of the unification of the Holy Blessed One and the Divine Presence.” There is a mystical tradition that by doing mitzvot on earth, we are reunifying the masculine and femenine aspects of the Divine. 

(48:43) Yihiyu leratzon imrei fi vehegon libi lefanecha adonai tzuri vegoali. 

 יהיו לרצון אמרי פי והגון ליבי לפניך אדני צורי וגואלי.

May my words be found favorable before You, my divine rock and redeemer (Rishe’s translation).   

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