25 episodes

Welcome to “Open My Heart: Living Jewish Prayer” from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Each weekday people associated with the Institute will offer a short prayer-practice, inviting you to join them. From one day to the next, the practice, the content, the words, and the voices will be different. No one presenter, and no one prayer, will necessarily work for everyone. But, our hope (and expectation) is that over time, joining in these prayers will lead you to find your own authentic and meaningful prayer practice at this time. Our hope is that these prayers will open your heart to prayer.

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Open My Heart: Living Jewish Praye‪r‬ Rabbi Jonathan Slater

    • Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to “Open My Heart: Living Jewish Prayer” from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Each weekday people associated with the Institute will offer a short prayer-practice, inviting you to join them. From one day to the next, the practice, the content, the words, and the voices will be different. No one presenter, and no one prayer, will necessarily work for everyone. But, our hope (and expectation) is that over time, joining in these prayers will lead you to find your own authentic and meaningful prayer practice at this time. Our hope is that these prayers will open your heart to prayer.

Look for us wherever you find your podcasts.

    Creating a Sacred Space to Pray

    Creating a Sacred Space to Pray

    Many of us know where to sit in our synagogues for prayer, and allow the space to lead us into prayer. But, what do we do when we are on our own, even if joining in Zoom-prayers? Cantor Shayna DeLowe shares her personal experience of creating a sacred space for prayer, so that we might pray with her, as well.

    • 30 min
    A Rabbi, Yehudah Amichai, and Leonard Cohen Daven Together

    A Rabbi, Yehudah Amichai, and Leonard Cohen Daven Together

    Weaving traditional liturgical melodies and the poetry of Amichai and Cohen, Rabbi Neil Blumofe walks us deep into the heart of love, through the morning/Shacharit service.

    • 24 min
    Expectancy -- not Expectation

    Expectancy -- not Expectation

    "All of Scripture is holy, but the Song of Songs is holy of holies" said Rabbi Akiva -- and also Rabbi Shefa Gold. She mines this book as a source of inspiration and personal teaching, through chant and silence. "Here comes my beloved!"

    • 16 min
    What Are We? The Redemptive Power of Prayer

    What Are We? The Redemptive Power of Prayer

    In the early part of the morning service, we meet a passage that carries us through a profound contemplation of our lives. Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell leads us through the prayer, and into it, to find our way to love.

    • 28 min
    Kissing the Mezuzah Opening the Door to Prayer

    Kissing the Mezuzah Opening the Door to Prayer

    Who doesn't like to kiss? But, how many extend that to kissing the mezuzah? Aviva Chernickk has -- as a practice when she comes home and leaves the house, and as a prompt to cultivate the love invoked in the Shema.

    • 20 min
    Chant as the Heart of Prayer

    Chant as the Heart of Prayer

    Cantor Audrey Abrams brings her background as a music therapist (and her self-awareness as a "shower davener") to help us use chant to open the heart, face our truth, and emerge more whole.

    • 25 min

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Accessible and Insightful

I appreciate how this podcast explores different approaches to prayer and provides clear examples to adopt and to adapt at a personal level.

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