“The Earth God Has Given” – Blessings as Mindfulness and Gratitude

The practice of saying blessings is very ancient in Judaism. In this Talmudic text, the sage Rabbi Levi gives a beautiful explanation and meaning for the practice: Rabbi Levi raised a contradiction between two texts in the Psalms: On the one hand, it is written: “The earth and all it contains belongs to the Eternal”Continue reading ““The Earth God Has Given” – Blessings as Mindfulness and Gratitude”

10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 6)

NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page TEXT 6 – Mishneh Torah, Laws ofContinue reading “10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 6)”

10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 5)

NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page TEXT 5: Talmud, Shabbat 153a Rabbi EliezerContinue reading “10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 5)”

10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 4)

NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page. TEXT 4: Talmud, Sanhedrin 37a Only oneContinue reading “10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 4)”