Episode 25: Tree Time (Amidah Middle Blessing 6) (with Hazzan Jessi Roemer)

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00:36 When do you feel the most connected to the earth?

01:51 Cornerstone 

01:56 Dr. Daniel Shore

05:26 Counting of the Omer

06:10 Why are we talking about trees and the earth?

06:17 Amidah 

07:53 Lev Shalem Conservitive Siddur

08:08 Text of Shanim blessing:

בָּרֵךְ עָלֵֽינוּ יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ אֶת־הַשָּׁנָה הַזֹּאת וְאֶת־כָּל־מִינֵי תְבוּאָתָהּ לְטוֹבָה, וְתֵן

Pesach- December 3rd


December 4th-Pesach

טַל וּמָטָר לִבְרָכָה

עַל פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה וְשַׂבְּ֒עֵֽנוּ מִטּוּבֶֽךָ/מִטּוֹּבָה וּבָרֵךְ שְׁנָתֵֽנוּ כַּשָּׁנִים הַטּוֹבוֹת: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהֹוָה מְבָרֵךְ הַשָּׁנִים:

Barech Aleinu Adonai Eloheinu Et Hashanah Ha’zoat, v’et kol minei t’vuatah l’tovah, v’tein 

Pesach- December 3rd:


December 4th-Pesach:

Tal u’matar livracha 

Al p’nei ha’adamah v’sabeinu mituvecha/ mituvah u’varech shnateinu kashanim hatovot. 

Baruch atah adonai, mevarech hashanim 

Adonai our g?d make this a blessed year for us. May its varied hardest harvest yield prosperity, may the land be blessed, or be blessed with the dew and rain and satisfy us with its goodness. Bless this year that it’d be like the best of yours. Baruch ata Adonai, Who is the source of blessing of each year.

09:12 Kol ha Shema the Reconstructionist Daily Siddur

10:33 This is about what is happening now

10:42 My People’s Prayer Book

11:16 The gifts that nature provides us are entirely dependent upon the seasons happening

11:44 The Jewish calendar adjusts itself to the seasons

12:24 Tov, means “good”

12:31 Mituvah, “its goodness” (meaning the land’s goodness,) vs Mituvecha, “your goodness” (meaning g?d’s goodness.)

13:45 Version of the prayer from the Cairo Genizah

15:30 The middle of the prayer changes based on the calendar.

15:40 Shanim- Years

16:42 Connection to the 2nd blessing in the Amidah, G’vurot, where we say in the winter time “mashiv ha’ruach u’morid hagashem,” “who causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall.” Many people add “bivracha,” “with blessing.” 

18:10 Shema

19:00 Shmita

19:14 Climate Change

19:54 Dedi Graucher Song: Lecha Eten et Ha’aretz Ha’zoat 

20:28 Genesis 13:15

כִּי אֶת־כׇּל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר־אַתָּה רֹאֶה לְךָ אֶתְּנֶנָּה וּלְזַרְעֲךָ עַד־עוֹלָם׃

for I give all the land that you see to you and your offspring forever.

20:52 The Experiment: The Problem with America’s National Parks

22:40  One Soil Farm

23:28 Pesach, Shavout, Sukkot: Three Pilgrimage Festivals

24:04 Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist, scientist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation

26:48 We are all Earthlings from Sesame Street 

29:34 Echad-ity, Ellen’s word for Oneness, using the Hebrew word for one, “echad”

30:27 Chazzan Jessi Roemer

31:08 chavurah

31:46 Rabbi Arthur Waskow

32:06 Z”l zikhronó liv’rakhá

32:42 The Aleph Program: The Renewal Movement’s Cantorial Program

36:58 Sej Anos

40:37 Ladino

40:57 Yiddish

44:05 Leviticus 25:3 

Vayikra 25:3: Hebrew and English

45:40 Cantor Jessi Roemer’s band, Ezuz 

40:25 Lyrics (Ladino) : Leviticus 25:3. Music: Jessi Roemer.

Video https://vimeo.com/552643853

Seij años sembraras

sembraras la tierra

Seij años podaras

podaras tu vinya

Pero el septimo

anyo la tierra

tendra completo

descanso para El Dio


For six years, till the land

For six years, prune your vineyards

But the seventh year

is for the land

a complete rest

for g?d

49:24 Bartrams Garden in Philadelphia

53:09  Hazon: Jewish Sustainability

Hazon Artists Shmita program

55:50   Olam Habah- world to come

Olam she’hayah- world that was

Ha’olam hazeh- this world 

57:51 Ki haAdam Hu Etz Hasadeh Deuteronomy 20:19 

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