The Light Lab Podcast
Episode 7: The Jewish Space-Time Continuum (with Yoshi Silverstein)
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(0:25) Learn more about Mitsui Collective here.
(0:59) Learn more about Repair the World here.
(6:21) Tefillah – תפילה – our word for both prayer and prayers, liturgy and personal practice.
(12:43) Shabbat – שבת – is the Jewish day of rest.
(24:37) Watch Victoria Hanna’s 22 Letters here.
(35:23) Sukkot – סוכות is an eight day holiday, a harvest festival in the fall. Part of the tradition of Sukkot is that we build a sukkah – סוכה – a temporary dwelling.
(46:20) Learn more about Resmaa Menakem here. He’s the author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.
What Somatic Abolitionism Is (website)
Read: Healing Ancestral Trauma to Heal Our Democracies — Resmaa Menakem & Rabbi Tirzah Firestone
Listen: Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence — Resmaa Menakem Interview (June 4, 2020) — On Being with Krista Tippett.
(52:49) Neshama – נשמה – is the Hebrew word for soul. Neshima – נשמה – is the Hebrew word for breath. Notice how they both have the same letters.
(56:05) Btselem Elohim – בצלם אלוהים – in G!d’s Image.
(58:13) Mitzrayim – מצרים – Egypt.
(59:18) Shamati – שמעתי – I heard.
(59:31) Midrashim – מדרשים – interpretations.
(1:04:23) Kabbalah – קבלה – is Jewish mysticism. You can learn more here.
(1:06:21) Siddur – סידור – is a prayer book.
(1:07:20) Mitsui – מיצוי – is the Aramaic word for the activation of potential. The following words come from the same root word:
Matzah – מצה – the name for the unleavened bread eaten on Passover
Motzi – מוצי – is the prayer we say for bread
Limtzo – למצוא – to find.
(1:09:10) Mourner’s Kaddish – קדיש יתום – is a prayer recited for the dead. It is recited in the presence of 10 people, known as a minyan – מנין. You can learn more here.