4 episodes

What does the coronavirus pandemic teach us about Rosh Hashanah,Yom Kippur and Sukkot? In “HINENI”, the new podcast of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem, Rabbi Mishael Zion invites innovative spiritual leaders from across America to discover together how to enter this Jewish New Year. Through story and song, text and discussion, we will seek to build a gate to a sweeter new year.

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What does the coronavirus pandemic teach us about Rosh Hashanah,Yom Kippur and Sukkot? In “HINENI”, the new podcast of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem, Rabbi Mishael Zion invites innovative spiritual leaders from across America to discover together how to enter this Jewish New Year. Through story and song, text and discussion, we will seek to build a gate to a sweeter new year.

    HINENI #4: Sukkot - Shelter in Place | Rabbi Mishael Zion and Architect Esther Sperber about what makes a home

    HINENI #4: Sukkot - Shelter in Place | Rabbi Mishael Zion and Architect Esther Sperber about what makes a home

    "HINENI", a podcast brought to you by Beit Avi Chai for the Jewish High Holidays with Rabbi Mishael Zion. 
     
    How can we celebrate the High Holidays in a time of social distancing? What does the coronavirus pandemic teach us about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot? 
    In “HINENI”, the new podcast of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem, Rabbi Mishael Zion invites innovative spiritual leaders from across America to discover together how to enter this Jewish New Year. Through story and song, text and discussion, we will seek to build a gate to a sweeter new year. 
     
    Sukkot: Shelter in Place", with Architect Esther Sperber 
    Having spent so much of the last six months at home, a festival celebrating temporary Homes feels especially timely for this COVID-19 world. In this discussion inspired by the holiday of Sukkot, New York-based architect Esther Sperber combines her architectural work with psychoaanalytic analysis, bringing new insights into what makes a home. Having recetnyl re-designed a New York City school for a COVID-19 school year, Esther will bring fresh insight into how we share space, build at homeness and exercise connection in an era of social distancing.  
     
    Artistic Director: Amichai Chasson,
    Producer: Eyal Levit and Shir Sharoni
    Research: Avishai Huri
    Audio editing: Nir Leist
    Sound Design: Mor Sivan  
     

    • 46 min
    HINENI #1: Selichot - The Wake Up Call | Rabbi Mishael Zion and Rabbi Ebn Leader about the chasm between guilt and longing

    HINENI #1: Selichot - The Wake Up Call | Rabbi Mishael Zion and Rabbi Ebn Leader about the chasm between guilt and longing

    "HINENI", a podcast brought to you by Beit Avi Chai for the Jewish High Holidays with Rabbi Mishael Zion. 


    How can we celebrate the High Holidays in a time of social distancing? What does the coronavirus pandemic teach us about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot? 
    In “HINENI”, the new podcast of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem, Rabbi Mishael Zion invites innovative spiritual leaders from across America to discover together how to enter this Jewish New Year. Through story and song, text and discussion, we will seek to build a gate to a sweeter new year. 
     
    Rabbi Ebn Leader is a world renowned  teacher of prayer. From Jerusalem to Boston, he has founded path breaking communities of prayer, and has been training rabbis in an avant grade but ancient tradition of spiritual leadership. 
    “A COVID-19 High Holidays means we cannot depend on our Rabbis, cantors and synagogues to lift us up in the same way,” says Ebn Leader. “It’s going to depend on us. It’s going to depend on proper preparation.” Together Mishael and Ebn explore the unique custom of reciting Selichot at 5 in the morning. They discuss the chasm between guilt and longing. The episode ends with a discussion of Leonard Cohen’s song, “If it be Your Will”, a prayer of brokenness fitting for these Coronavirus times. 
     
    Artistic Director: Amichai Chasson
    Producer: Eyal Levit and Shir Sharoni
     Research: Avishai Huri
    Audio editing: Nir Leist 
    Sound Design: Mor Sivan  
     
     

    • 38 min
    HINENI #3: Yom Kippur - When Prayers Get Too Real | Rabbi Mishael Zion and Rabbi Noa Kushner about a new resonant approach to religious life

    HINENI #3: Yom Kippur - When Prayers Get Too Real | Rabbi Mishael Zion and Rabbi Noa Kushner about a new resonant approach to religious life

    "HINENI", a podcast brought to you by Beit Avi Chai for the Jewish High Holidays with Rabbi Mishael Zion. 
    How can we celebrate the High Holidays in a time of social distancing? What does the coronavirus pandemic teach us about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot? 
    In “HINENI”, the new podcast of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem, Rabbi Mishael Zion invites innovative spiritual leaders from across America to discover together how to enter this Jewish New Year. Through story and song, text and discussion, we will seek to build a gate to a sweeter new year. 
     “Yom Kippur: When Prayers Get Too Real", with Rabbi Noa Kushner 
    Rabbi Noa Kushner has founded in San Francisco a unique spiritual communtiy, “The Kitchen”, which is building a new resonant approach to religious life in San Francisco. As COVID-19 forces us all to find new resonant approaches to life’s challenges, Rabbi Kushner offers powerful teachings for using Yom Kippur to charge us into action and awareness in this new year. In their conversation, Mishael and Noa go through the stages of Yom Kippur and find new meanings in the high points of Kol Nidrei, Yizkor and Neilah - the seminal services of the Day of Atonement. 
     
    Artistic Director: Amichai Chasson
    , Producer: Eyal Levit and Shir Sharoni
    Research: Avishai Huri
    Audio editing: Nir Leist
    Sound Design: Mor Sivan 
     
    “Rachamana” performed by The Kitchen, Noa Kushner and Jessica Meyer.
    Thank you to The Kitchen for permission to use this recording. 
     

    • 45 min
    HINENI #2: Rosh HaShana - Handle with Care | Rabbi Mishael Zion hosts Rabbi Arthur Green and Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

    HINENI #2: Rosh HaShana - Handle with Care | Rabbi Mishael Zion hosts Rabbi Arthur Green and Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

    "HINENI", a podcast brought to you by Beit Avi Chai for the Jewish High Holidays with Rabbi Mishael Zion. 
     How can we celebrate the High Holidays in a time of social distancing? What does the coronavirus pandemic teach us about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot? 
    In “HINENI”, the new podcast of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem, Rabbi Mishael Zion invites innovative spiritual leaders from across America to discover together how to enter this Jewish New Year. Through story and song, text and discussion, we will seek to build a gate to a sweeter new year. 
     Rosh HaShana: Handle with Care, with Rabbi Arthur Green and Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld 
    Where will we get to hear the sound of the Shofar this year - and what will it mean to us? Join world-reknowned Spiritual leader and author Rabbi Arthur Green, and President of Boston’s Hebrew College, Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, for a heartfelt conversation about the many meanings of the Shofar. Using the insights of poetry and Chassidism, personal stories and sweet family recipes, these two master teachers share insights for facing this season of crises - and drowning it in sweetness. 
     
    Artistic Director: Amichai Chasson
    Producer: Eyal Levit and Shir Sharoni 
    Research: Avishai Huri
     Audio editing: Nir Leist
    Sound Design: Mor Sivan  
     
    "Ki Hine KaHomer" performed by Kehillat Hadar, arrangement: Ebn Leader and Julia Andelman;  from “Pri Eitz Hadar”
    Thank you to Kehilat Hadar for permission to use this recording. 

    • 47 min

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Reblb ,

Stunning

These 4 episodes were stunning and a powerful way to begin the new Jewish new year of 5782. I’m eager for season 2 to arrive.

Swensen26 ,

A meaningful way to start 5781

It’s inspiring to hear Rabbi Zion share his thinking about the process of making the high holy days meaningful - particularly during these chaotic times.