Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • S2 Ep. 8: Halleluyah: Fueling Our Social Activism through Gratitude and Praise

    November 7th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 29 secs

    What drives us toward justice? Often, we're driven by a sense of the world's brokenness that keeps us up at night. In our conversation with Rabbi Alex Weissman, we explore an alternative motivation: what gets us up in the morning? In a conversation based on his essay for Evolve, Halleluyah, and his other work around spirituality and activism, we discuss how deeply-felt experiences of gratitude and blessing can move us toward empathetic action.

  • S2 Ep. 7: Discernment and Renewal at the High Holidays

    September 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 52 secs

    The holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur call us to deeply individual reflection while embedded and connected with community, and to a humility that nevertheless acknowledges that our choices matter. We speak with Rabbi Barbara Penzner about the spiritual dynamics of the High Holiday days, and their power to help us find discernment, connection and renewal.

  • S2 Ep. 6: Portraits of Resilience

    September 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 53 secs

    Daniel Jackson is an MIT professor and award-winning photographer who edited an extraordinary collection: Portraits of Resilience pairs images and first-person accounts of MIT community members who have struggled with mental health issues. We dig deeply into Judaism's powerful psychological and spiritual resources for resilience, particularly for those grappling with the isolation and shame that can come with depression.

  • 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.