Episode 17: Everyday Holiness (Amidah-Kedushah)

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(3:17) Mechayeh – מחיה – a back to life moment. 

(3:33) Nigun – ניגון – spiritual melody. 

(4:50) Root: ק.ד.ש

(5:30) Kedusha – קדושה – holiness. 

Kiddush – קידוש – prayer over wine or grape juice. 

Kaddish Yatom – קדיש יתום – Mourners Kaddish. 

Chatzi Kaddish – חצי קדיש – Half Kaddish. 

Kidushin – קידושין – marriage. 

Asher kidshanu bemitzvotav – אשר קדשנו במצותיו – Who makes us holy through commandments. 

(6:42) Bikrovai ekadesh – בקרובי אקדש – Through those that draw near to Me, I show Myself holy. Explore more about Nadav and Avihu here

(9:47) Genesis 2 – Shabbat as a holy time. 

Exodus 3 – Holy space. 

Leviticus 19 – The holiness code. 

(11:18) Kabbalistic – of a particular strain of Jewish mysticism. 

(12:17) Listen to “Alabanza” from In the Heights here.

(12:49) Learn more about Rabbi Ed Feinstein here.

(12:57) Learn more about havdalah here.

(12:59) Chol – חל – sand & “every-day” or the opposite of “kadosh”

(13:47) Follow along with Josh’s gematria explanation with this helpful chart.  

קדש = 100 + 4 + 300 = 404

דעת = 4 + 70 + 400 = 404

(15:44) Learn more about the Conservative Movement here.

(16:14) Atah kadosh v’shimcha kadosh, ukdoshim b’chol yom hehalelucha sela. Baruch atah adonai hael hakadosh. 

אתה קדוש ושמך קדוש וקדושים יום יהללוך סלה. ברוך אתה יהוה האל הקדש. 

Holy are You and holy is Your name. Holy are those who praise you each day. Praised are You Adonai, Holy G?d. (Translation from Sim Shalom Siddur) 

Alternate translation: Kadosh are You and Kadosh is your name. Kadosh are those who praise you each day. Praised are you Adonai, Kadosh G?d. 

Alternate translation: Holy ones praise You each day (Lev Shalem Siddur)

(18:22) Learn more about the differences between services here.

(19:07) Minyan – מנין – prayer quorum of at least 10 adults. 

(22:26) Learn more about Birkot Hashachar here.

(22:31) Nisim bechol yom – ניסים בכל יום – everyday miracles. 

(24:03) Learn more about Marcia Falk here.

(24:52) Asher kidhsanu b’mitzvotav – אשר קדשנו במצותיו – Who has commanded us to observe mitzvot 

(26:14) Find My People’s Prayer Book Vol 2 here.

(27:26) Nekadesh et shimcha baolam, b’shem shemakdishim oto bishmei marom, kakatuv al yad neviecha, vekara ze el ze veamar. Kadosh kadosh kadosh adonai tzevaot melo chol ha’aretz kevodo. 

נְקַדֵּשׁ אֶת־שִׁמְךָ בָּעוֹלָם כְּשֵׁם שֶׁמַּקְדִּישִׁים אוֹתוֹ בִּשְׁמֵי מָרוֹם. כַּכָּתוּב עַל־יַד נְבִיאֶֽךָ וְקָרָא זֶה אֶל־זֶה וְאָמַר: קָדוֹשׁ קָדוֹשׁ קָדוֹשׁ יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת מְלֹא כָל הָאָֽרֶץ כְּבוֹדוֹ:

We proclaim Your Holiness on earth, as it is proclaimed in the heavens above. We sing the words of heavenly voices as recorded in your prophets vision. Holy, holy, holy, Adonai tzevaot, the whole world is filled with G?d’s glory. (Translation from Sim Shalom Siddur)  

Alternative translation: Let us sanctify Your name as it is sanctified in the heavens above, as is written by your prophets. Holy, holy, holy is Adonai Tzevaot.G?d’s presence fills all the earth (from Mishkan Tefila Siddur) 

Alternative translation: Let us all make Your name holy in the world. I love that. Justice, celestial beings make it holy on high, as your prophets wrote, holy, holy, holy, is the deity of multitudes. Deity of multitudes, the whole earth is full of Divine Presence (from Rabbi Jill Hammer) 

(31:06) Isaiah 6

(33:50) Leumatam baruch yomeru, baruch kevod adonai mimkomo, uvedivrei kodshecha katuv lemor, yimloch adonai leolam elohayich tzion ledor vador haleluyah.

לְעֻמָּתָם בָּרוּךְ יֹאמֵֽרוּ: בָּרוּךְ כְּבוֹד־יְהֹוָה מִמְּ֒קוֹמוֹ:וּבְדִבְרֵי קָדְשְׁךָ כָּתוּב לֵאמֹר: יִמְלֹךְ יְהֹוָה לְעוֹלָם אֱלֹהַֽיִךְ צִיּוֹן לְדֹר וָדֹר הַלְ֒לוּיָהּ:

They responded in blessing, Blessed is the presence of G?d shining forth from where G?d dwells. In Your Holy scripture it is written, Adonai will reign forever, G?d of Zion for all generations, Hallelujah. (Translation from Mishkan Tefila Siddur) 

(35:45) Vatisaeni ruach vaeshma kol raash gadol baruch kevod adonai mimkomo

ותשאני רוח ואשמע קול רעש גדול: ברוך כבוד יהוה ממקומו: 

Then a spirit carried me away or there was a great spirit. And behind me, I heard a great roaring sound, blessed ןs the presence of the Holy One in G?d’s place.

(36:29) Listen to “Ezekiel Saw The Wheel” by Woody Guthrie here.

(36:54) Psalm 146  

(39:24) Ledor vador nagid godlecha ulenezach netzachim kedushatcha nakdish, veshimchacha eloheinu mipinu lo yamush leolam vaed, ki el melech gadol vekadosh atah, baruch atah adonai, hael hakadosh.

לְדוֹר וָדוֹר נַגִּיד גָּדְלֶֽךָ וּלְנֵֽצַח נְצָחִים קְדֻשָּׁתְךָ נַקְדִּישׁ וְשִׁבְחֲךָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מִפִּֽינוּ לֹא יָמוּשׁ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד כִּי אֵל מֶֽלֶךְ גָּדוֹל וְקָדוֹשׁ אָֽתָּה: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהֹוָה הָאֵל הַקָּדוֹשׁ:

We declare Your greatness through all generations, hallow Your Holiness to all eternity. Your praise will never leave our lips for You, our G?d and Sovereign are great and holy. Praised are you Adonai Holy G?d. (Josh’s translation) 

May we be telling of Your abundance for all generations. Through many ages, may we be part of Your holiness, may Your praise never leave our mouths, for you are the ancient El, the is of our present, and the holy abundance of our future. Blessed, are You, Oh G?d becoming holy. (From the Romemu Siddur) 

(43:14) Learn more about Rabbi Rachel Adler here.

(44:50) Listen to our episode on Avot V’Imahot here, and our episode on gvurot here.

(45:34) Hamelech hakadosh – המלך הקדוש – a substitution for between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 

(46:44) Nusach – נוסח  – the musical style of a community.  

(47:28) Listen to “On and On (L’Dor Vador)” by Nefesh Mountain here.

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