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Rosh HaShana Through the Years

A bounty of teachings on how to prepare for Rosh HaShana and how to direct one's intentions on the day itself. Teachings about teshuva, prayer and shofar.
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Sifra, Sefer, Sippur

The Torah, says Sefer Yetzira, is really three in one. There’s the Torah of Bereshit, the Torah of Sinai, and the Torah of souls. Our job, says the Baal Shem Tov, is to unify these three Torot with every word we speak and breath we take.
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Shavuot through the years

Shavuot teachings over the years (2008-2016).
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The Reward of a Mitzvah

The Zohar is teaching that HaShem (so to speak) looked into Him/Her/Itself and articulated a will for a creation that would revel in the glory of G-d. That vision and all the myriad ways it could materialize and all the laws that define its parameters…that is the primordial Torah.
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A TEACHING FOR THE FAST OF TAMMUZ

This Torah of Atzilut was what Adam would have received had he not opted for duality, preferring Knowledge of Good and Evil over the Tree of Life’s non-dual Knowledge-of-the-Holy-One.  It is also the Torah that we received at Sinai, but forfeited when we too betrayed its calling.
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Black Fire on White Fire–Torah of Atzilut

This Torah of Atzilut was what Adam would have received had he not opted for duality, preferring Knowledge of Good and Evil over the Tree of Life’s non-dual Knowledge-of-the-Holy-One.  It is also the Torah that we received at Sinai, but forfeited when we too betrayed its calling.
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Converts: Unsung Heroes of the Oral Torah

Shavuot 5778 / 2018 Sarah Yehudit Schneider “And you shall know the soul
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The Transmutation of Shame though Teshuva

Rosh HaShana 2016 / 5777 Based on R. Tsadok HaKohen, Tikanat HaShavin 5:10-12,
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Meditation #10 – The Obstacle of Strange Fire (part 2 of 2)

A spiritual path asks its adherents to walk their talk.  Yet that is
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The Obstacle of Strange Fire — #9

One of the most difficult and subtle challenges of a spiritual path is
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Prayer as Meditation — #8

Prayer is called “service of the heart” because it’s challenge (and calling) is
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Textual Study as Meditation — #7

Textual Study as Meditation alternates study with meditation in a way that dissolves
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Meditation and Shabbat — Lesson #6

Our break from work on Shabbat creates an atmosphere of rest that permeates
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Hillel and Shammai’s Dispute about the Fruit Tree’s New Year

By Sarah Yehudit Schneider The first of Shevat is the New Year for
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Plagues by Land…Plagues by Sea

Pesach 2014 / 5774 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Rabbi Yosi the Gallilean said: The Egyptians
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A Tribute to Wheat for Tu B’Shvat

Sarah Yehudit Schneider It is customary to eat fruits and drink wine in
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Chanukka and the Feminine

by Sarah Yehudit Schneider In Jewish symbology, the masculine archetype conflates with the
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Sweetening the Dinim – Rosh HaShanna

Rosh HaShana 2013/5774 Sarah Yehudit Schneider  Our Rosh Hashana avoda—its soul-searching, lengthy prayers,
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Paradox #9 — Hashmal Jig 3/3

This illustrated video teaching, called The Hashmal Jig 3/3, is the ninth installment in
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Paradox 7 — The Hashmal Jig

This video teaching, called The Hashmal Jig 1/3, is the seventh installment in
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Dewdrops of Light–Shavuot 5773 / 2013

 When HaShem revealed the Torah at Sinai, the Israelites died at every word.
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Tsafun—Afikoman

Pesach 5773 / 2013 Sarah Yehudit Schneider The 12th step in our seder
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Illustrated Video Teaching #5 — The Kabbala of I-Centers

This illustrated video teaching is the fifth installment in our series on Paradox. 
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Paradox 4: Introducing I-Centers

This Illustrated Video Teaching introduces the concept of I-centers—an extremely useful tool for
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Paradox 3: The Cosmic Roots of Paradox

“The Cosmic Roots of Paradox” is the third in a series of video
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