Topsy-Turvy Gluon Dance ~~ Purim 2016 /5776

A Model for Ahavat Yisrael Sarah Yehudit Schneider כִּי הָמָן בֶּן-הַמְּדָתָא הָאֲגָגִי צֹרֵר [צורר] כָּל-הַיְּהוּדִים חָשַׁב עַל-הַיְּהוּדִים לְאַבְּדָם וְהִפִּיל פּוּר הוּא הַגּוֹרָל לְהֻמָּם [...]

Meditation #10 – The Obstacle of Strange Fire (part 2 of 2)

A spiritual path asks its adherents to walk their talk.  Yet that is easier said than done. Most of us are challenged by the obstacle of Strange Fire.  Meditation, and in particular the practice [...]

“These Lights are Holy…”: An Instruction for Meditatioin

Chanukka (2015 / 5776) Sarah Yehudit Schneider Based on teachings by R. Tsadok HaKohen[1] and R. Yitzchak Ginsburgh[2] …הַנֵּרוֹת הַלָּלוּ קֹדֶשׁ הֵם. וְאֵין לָנוּ רְשׁוּת לְהִשְׁתַּמֵּשׁ [...]

Kabbalistic Underpinnings of Speaking Truth to Lie — Meditation #5

This FIFTH video teaching on Jewish meditation explains how meditation, and in particular the practice called Speaking Truth to Lie,  is a powerful agent of Tikun Olam (mending the world). This [...]

Prayer Before Study

אבי, אדוני, דודי We (I) enter into this study in order to draw close to you – for the sake of holy service and the fulfillment Your will for us (me) and for all of Israel and for this entire [...]

Studying Prayerfully

This essay can also be viewed in pdf format. This essay was published in Bread and Fire: Jewish Women Find God in the Everyday, Rivkah Slonim (editor), (Urim Publications, Jerusalem), p. 75-79, [...]