Episode Archive

Episode Archive

43 episodes of Hashivenu since the first episode, which aired on August 10th, 2017.

  • S2 Ep. 5: Raising Our Voices

    August 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 57 secs

    Dr. Koach Frazier is an audiologist, an activist, a rabbinical student and a powerful musician. We speak about singing and drumming, and explore how music can support us, uplift us, and lead us to transformation personally and collectively.

  • S2 Ep. 4: The Spiritual Activist

    July 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 53 secs

    Claudia Horwitz's life's work has focused on integrating spiritual practice with the work of social change. In this conversation, she shares the strains that social justice work can inflict on activists, and articulates the importance of deep inner work in anchoring and sustaining individuals and groups in their work of tikkun olam.

  • S2 Ep. 3: Changing the World from the Inside Out

    June 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 18 secs

    This compelling conversation with Rabbi David Jaffe explores the essential relationship between the pursuit of justice and the spiritual growth that comes from self-knowledge. We discuss his personal experiences of moral and spiritual awakening, as well as the tension between experiencing the brokenness of the world and opening ourselves to the unity of all creation.

  • S2 Ep. 2: Love Received, Love Extended

    April 28th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 22 secs

    This wide-ranging conversation with noted teacher of spirituality Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg begins by recounting the influences that led her toward integrating meditation and yoga into Jewish spirituality. She then digs deeply into the essential interplay between spiritual experience (love received) and spiritually-rooted justice (love extended not only to neighbors, but to strangers, even in the face of trauma and fear.) We conclude by discussing of the transformative practice of spiritual direction.

  • S2 Ep. 1: Trauma, Healing and Resilience

    March 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 54 secs

    Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg delves into her deep interest and growing expertise in the varieties of trauma and how trauma has informed Jewish experience on both the individual and the collective level. Equipped with this awareness, we then discuss ways to move beyond trauma and cultivate resilience, and how these approaches inform her development of Reset: Spiritual Practice for Social Justice Organizations.

  • Episode 21: Tikkun Middot

    February 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 3 secs

    This conversation with Rabbi Marc Margolius explores the spiritual practice of Tikkun Middot, a mindfulness-based approach to cultivation of character traits.

  • Episode 20: Choosing Life

    December 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 3 mins

    This special episode was recorded before a live audience at the Reconstructing Judaism convention in November 2018. I interviewed Susan Levine, an extraordinary person and a member of the Board of Governors of Reconstructing Judaism. Trigger Warning: Susan and I discussed resilience in the aftermath of a suicide attempt. Susan is wise and grounded and deeply reflective, both about her attempts to end her life, and about her decision to live with integrity and beauty afterward. We want listeners to be prepared for what's coming.

  • Episode 19: Gratitude

    November 8th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  15 mins 3 secs

    In the aftermath of the recent synagogue shooting attack in Pittsburgh, Rabbi Deborah Waxman shares a personal Jewish practice that sustains her in difficult times.

  • Episode 18: Fitness

    October 16th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 32 secs

    What's the connection between marathon training and prayer? Can CrossFit shed light on building meaningful communities? We speak with Rabbi Jason Bonder about the intersection between fitness and spirituality.

  • Episode 17: The High Holiday Season

    September 6th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 16 secs

    The holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur drive us to make sense of what's truly important, and sustain us as we strive to recapture those ideals. In this conversation recorded days before Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi David Teutsch and Rabbi Deborah Waxman share the meaning they find in deep themes of the High Holiday season, and reflect on their own evolving relationship with those ideas.

  • Episode 16: Multifaith Encounters

    July 9th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 35 secs

    Multifaith dialogue has the power not just to build bridges of understanding, but to foster personal spiritual growth and transformation. We speak with Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer and Professor Sa'ed Atshan, a Palestinian Quaker Christian, about their experiences in multifaith work.

  • Episode 15: Singing Together

    June 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 31 secs

    Singing together can be a profound and powerful experience. We speak with Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, an ethnomusicologist and a research professor at the music department at Tufts, about the role that music plays both in animating Jewish life and in helping us to cultivate resilience.

  • Episode 14: Midrash

    May 14th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 18 secs

    In this episode, Rabbi Mira Wasserman and I discuss Midrash, the way ancient rabbis read scripture in new and creative ways, giving old words new life, meaning and relevance.

  • Episode 13: Hebrew Poetry

    May 7th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 10 secs

    In this episode, I speak with Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz about modern Hebrew poetry, a recent expression of Jewish text. We talk about how modern Hebrew poets take apart traditional language and ideas and create something new from ancient building blocks.

  • Episode 12: Embodied Prayer

    April 24th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  26 mins 26 secs

    For Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, prayer is a whole-body experience, helping us reboot our awareness of how good it is to be alive even -- or especially -- in a troubled world. Join us for his deep conversation with Rabbi Deborah Waxman on this episode of Hashivenu.

  • Episode 11: Yom HaShoah

    April 10th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 44 secs

    In this special extended episode for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we hear from Rabbi Phillip Lazowski, who survived the Holocaust as a child. He shares experiences that shaped his vision and sense of purpose: amidst horror and loss, episodes of hope and humanity.