Episode 6 · January 7th, 2018 · 25 mins 37 secs

About this Episode

In challenging times, we often search for firm ground to stand on. In this interview with Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Rabbi Deborah Waxman explores mindfulness as a path that can anchor us, nourish our Jewish lives, and sustain us as we strive to fulfill our Jewish values.

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  • 10 Mindfulness Rituals and Meditations from Ritualwell — In honor of the launch of the new podcast Hashivenu: Jewish teachings on resilience, created by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, we are highlighting rituals that have sustained the Jewish people throughout history. In the January 2018 episode we learn about Jewish mindfulness and meditation from Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell. Below are 10 mindfulness rituals and meditations recommended by Ritualwell. 
  • On Resiliency: Cedar and Reed (Video) — A Jewish mindfulness teaching and practice based on the Talmud, Ta'anit 20a. There are different models for how to be strong in the midst of a storm -- try that of the reed. With Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
  • Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Cultivating Mindful Leaders. Revitalizing Judaism. — We believe that leaders who engage in Jewish spiritual practices that are grounded in mindfulness are better equipped to contribute to building Jewish communities that are vibrant, resilient, and wise; they are able to meaningfully address the brokenness of our world.
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