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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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ZOOM EICHA READING FOR WOMEN PLUS CLASS AFTERWARDS

WOMEN’S EICHA READING by Hanna Yaffe CLASS afterwards by Sarah Yehudit Schneider Given
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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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Chanukka through the years

Just as eyes are windows to the soul, so the Chanukka lights are windows into the soul of the chag.
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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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The Seder as a Meditation on MATZAH

The matzah itself is a neutral object.  It is simple flat bread that sits at the center of the table and doesn’t talk or move and yet, even still, it goes through changes.  As we evolve and enlighten in the course of the evening we project a whole string of meanings and transformations onto that matzah, just like we do in real life vis a vis the world around us (and also vis a vis our conception of G-d).
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Chanukka through the years

Just as eyes are windows to the soul, so the Chanukka lights are windows into the soul of the chag.
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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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A Chanukka Meditation from the Zohar

This Chanukka teaching is dedicated to Yaku, daughter of Heltcha: “Thank you for
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The Torah of Atzilut — The Torah of Souls

Shavuot 2016 /5776 Sarah Yehudit Schneider The Torah revealed at Sinai (on Shavuot) is
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A (Short) Discourse on Freedom

Pesach 2016 /5776 Sarah Yehudit Schneider “The reward phase of history called the
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Topsy-Turvy Gluon Dance ~~ Purim 2016 /5776

A Model for Ahavat Yisrael Sarah Yehudit Schneider כִּי הָמָן בֶּן-הַמְּדָתָא הָאֲגָגִי צֹרֵר
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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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“These Lights are Holy…”: An Instruction for Meditatioin

Chanukka (2015 / 5776) Sarah Yehudit Schneider Based on teachings by R. Tsadok
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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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Kabbalistic Underpinnings of Speaking Truth to Lie — Meditation #5

This FIFTH video teaching on Jewish meditation explains how meditation, and in particular the
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Master of Prayer — Tisha b’Av, 5773 / 2013

“Everything that the Merciful One does is good.”[1] That means everything, without exception.
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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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Shavuot 5772 / 2012 (Inspired by Meor v’Shemesh)

Jacob’s ladder reaches up through the worlds to the inwardness of G-d called
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Tisha b’Av, 5771 / 2011

Tisha B’Av 5771 / 2011 Sarah Yehudit Schneider We are about to observe
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