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Spiritual Wisdom for Your New Year with Amy Eilberg - Shared screen with speaker view
Rachel Sheinin
13:32
joining from Toronto. meditation
Ruth Kopikis
13:34
Shalom and Shana tova from La Jolla, CA
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
13:48
I'm in Brooklyn, challah and honey
ERIC B GOLDMAN
13:51
Hello from Salt Lake City
Judy Kaye
13:53
Providence. Leading services in my backyard
Melodie Land
13:59
Hello from Charlotte, NC and I have been nourished by my temple Zoom community.
Lynn Rosen
14:07
Lynn Rosen Bozeman MT—Congregation Beth Shalom’s YouTube & zoom intimacy in a beautifully created series of services
Marla Richmond
14:10
hello from Westford, MA
Lainie Friedman
14:13
Hi, Lainie Friedman, in Laguna Niguel, CA.
Randi Stein
14:14
I am from Amherst, MA. My Jewish community has created some beautiful meaning ful services during this time.
R' Alex Weissman | he/him/his | T'ruah
14:21
alex, in providence, RI, leading nei’lah from this office
Sharon Schumack
14:22
Watertown, MA is where I am based but Ihave really enjoyed dropping in on several different services during the HH, including in different countries.
Barbara Symons
14:28
Monroeville, PA (outside Pittsburgh); Nourished: being able to be at home to lead worship
Amy Eilberg
14:28
Amy Eilberg - - SF Bay Area - my grandson!
Deborah Weissman
14:32
I am sitting in Jerusalem. Rabbi Amy was my first Havruta here many years ago. What has nourished me is both my community here and re-connecting with many friends abroad. Shana Tova to all!
Suzanne Aboulfadl
14:43
Suzanne Aboulfadl , Missoula, mt. Shofar Project, IJS
Steve Hart
14:43
Rabbi Steve Hart joining from the nw suburbs of Chicago...
Donna Malamud
14:51
Venice Beach, CA Zooming with family & hearing RBG recite the prayer for our country with Central Synagogue
John Berman
15:08
John Berman, Brooklyn, USA!
Ellen Mandelberg
15:08
Hi, Ellen here from Simsbury, CT. The world Jewish community has been a source of nourishment and connection both in services and Israeli dancing.
Eva Hutt
15:15
Eva Hutt Denver - nourished by in-person outdoor services at my shul
Lainie Friedman
15:25
I’ve been lucky to have been nourished by beautiful services from B’nei Yeshurun and Lab Shul Congregations for the High Holidays.
Julie Adler
15:30
Julie Pelc Adler, Evanston, Illinois
Eliot Baskin
15:32
Shalom Eliot from Denver, the land of elk and honey. Loved being with my family, some in person and some virtually
Yehezkel Landau
15:36
From Bethel, CT. Shanah Tovah and Chag Sameiach to all.
Bev Shurman Lavitt
15:43
Northbrook, Ill. IJS meditation, services from our synagogue, reading.
Beth Turetsky
15:57
Hi— I’m in NJ. Highlighting RBG’s commitment to Judaism was nourishing.
Amy Herren
16:23
NYC, I remember reading about Rabbi Eilberg’s ordination when I was in high school. She’s a hero of mine.
Sarah Cohen
16:30
Philadelphia Pa
Amy Herren
17:02
Thank you for this.
Eva Hutt
17:13
being afraid, but moving forward anyway
Jill Zimmerman
17:16
strength of conviction
R' Alex Weissman | he/him/his | T'ruah
17:16
vulnerability
Elliot Helman
17:24
speaking truth to power especially when your voice cracks
Rhonda Otten
17:29
taking a risk
Judy Kaye
17:30
Doing something hard
Lainie Friedman
17:31
when you stand up for what you believe in and reach out about it to make change.
ERIC B GOLDMAN
17:36
Stepping forward
Amy Herren
17:36
Fighting injustice
Faith Joy Dantowitz
17:37
Faith in action
Melodie Land
17:40
Authenticity in action
Marla Richmond
17:43
doing what you know is right even if it scares you
Michael Kennis
17:46
not turning away from the uncomfortable /difficult
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
17:47
my kids--knowing I have to build the world they wlill grow up in
rivkah Glick
17:48
faith
Katie Greenberg
17:48
pushing beyond what feels safe
Eliot Baskin
17:51
standing up when I feel like sitting down
Beth Fine
18:00
acting despite fear
Steve Hart
18:01
Inner strength and conviction
Randi Stein
18:05
courage: risking conflict and speaking up about what I believe to be true.
Chana/Ann Ellen Dickter
18:12
speaking two power, sanding up and saying what needs to be said even if you are the only one
Sarah Cohen
18:23
Standing up for justice in the face of danger
Aura Ahuvia
18:24
speaking truth
Katy Dickinson
18:27
standing against own fears against something stronger than I am
Linda Blachman
18:36
Not giving up. Ever.
Donna Malamud
18:45
being an activist
Carol Glass
19:06
big heart, pride, holding hands, risk
Judy Brown
19:19
acting or speaking despite my own fear of reprisals or vulnerability
John Berman
19:21
These are inspiring!
Beth Turetsky
19:22
being willing to stand up for what you believe in even if it doesn’t help you personally, or might hurt your in some way.
Judy Brown
21:04
but more than fear for myself, fear that my actions will cause actions against my family… yet I feel the need to act or speak my truths anyway.
Jill Zimmerman
25:31
we were in that 1989 earthquake. and it was the most vulnerable time. you could feel out on the air
Rain Zohav
27:39
Rain ZOhac, from Rockville, Md.
Jill Zimmerman
31:02
is this text in pdf we can download?
Rabbi Joan Sacks
31:35
I was about to ask the same question.
JODY SHIFFMAN
31:56
Me too!
Barbara Symons
32:04
Maybe because even the animals don’t have it all?
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
32:24
No, we don't have it set up for download now. Amy wanted to move through it at her pace. We will email it out after the webinar.
Debra Cash
32:41
thank you
Jill Zimmerman
32:45
thanks lev
Rabbi Joan Sacks
33:04
Thanks Lev. Very much appreciated.
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
33:05
(Zoom makes it impossible for the over-eager student to look ahead in the source sheet! :)
Katy Dickinson
33:13
Thanks for sending it out after!
Jill Zimmerman
35:01
I can’t help myself - just like the debate - no internal control
Sheila Sonnenschein
36:29
I highly recommend Amy’s book From Enemy to Friend!
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
41:49
A reminder to put questions or comments here as Amy prepares to pause.
rivkah Glick
42:26
wise heart
Eva Hutt
42:31
thanks for naming the rage
Eva Hutt
43:49
here is a link to a nonviolent action training that starts tonight https://choosedemocracy.us/training/#.X3YuUe17nIX
Katy Dickinson
44:13
How did she describe the nonviolence training of John Lewis? (could not understand the word)
Rain Zohav
44:16
Gathering the courage to be ready to non-violently resist if Trump refuses to leave office
Eric Goldman
44:35
Phyllis had her hand up
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
44:37
Kingian nonviolence
Rain Zohav
44:52
How to make sure we ground our actions is love?
Shana Chandler Leon
45:13
How does a pulpit rabbi, who is bound by restraints of not being "political," speak out and act for justice?
Rabbi Joan Sacks
45:17
By staying non-violent, it meant the contrast with the actions of the people and the police was strong. Had they been violent, then the message would have been muddied.
Katy Dickinson
45:24
Thanks! I am a jail chaplain and interested in this Kingian (as in MLK?) training
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
45:55
I presume Kingian yes, as in MLK.
John Berman
46:05
But what about everything in Torah that contradicts? All the violent acts and "eye for an eye"
Randi Stein
46:15
I wrote I need courage in navigating a new relationship— not moral courage, just courage to go forth into the unknown, an unknown which promises to be very positive actually— but moving toward happiness can also be as hgard as moving toward conflict.
Carol Glass
47:13
Can you comment on the role of Placing dignity front and center in the ability to not respond in kind? Do you have any suggestions for how to maintain that ‘stance’ when someone or something ‘triggers’ you?
Rain Zohav
49:48
What about stepping up with prayer in the public space?
Judy Brown
50:37
Can you talk about courageous action when the consequence to others — eg. family — means that the action implies some level of selfishness
Rabbi Joan Sacks
54:48
The question becomes when to “stand up” to a bully, and when to use the “still small voice.” By the last, I am thinking of the power of contrast. In many fights both are needed.
John Berman
55:11
The lines are not always clear...right?
Michael Kennis
55:34
gentle warriorship
Rabbi Joan Sacks
55:36
I absolutely agree!
Rabbi Joan Sacks
55:44
I meant that last to John.
John Berman
55:48
We need some level of self-righteousness but also humility--delicate balance...
Rabbi Joan Sacks
55:59
But also to Michael.
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
56:03
what a beautiful image, the gentle warrior
Rain Zohav
56:05
this quote about receiving holy boldness from G-d reminds me of Standing Rock.
Yehezkel Landau
57:17
The Israeli religious peace movement is called OZ veSHALOM (Ps. 29:11) since it takes great courage to make peace, even more sometimes than to wage war. OZ is not the same as KOACH, physical force or might.
John Berman
57:33
I am seeing it a lot when I am hearing folks talking about "burning down the White House" It is about rage talking with realism or thoughtfulness.
Elizabeth Sandler
57:48
could you please show the words of Rebbe Nachman???
John Berman
58:06
I meant talking "without realism or thoughtfulness," of course not "with"
Reuven Greenvald (he/him)
58:19
I’m wondering if the phrase wants us to recognized the boldness as coming from the divine who is the source of holiness. in using our boldness are we sanctifying it as being from the Source?
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
59:10
Yehezkel--interesting--and we know "Adonai OZ le'amo yiten." Also that Torah is equated with Oz in midrash.
Randi Stein
59:31
I think of Combatants for Peace— courage in the ability to say “No”. No, I won’t wage war.
Rabbi Joan Sacks
59:45
One of the problems with arrogance or ego, is that the person assumes that, by speaking as though everyone should agree, by being shrill, they get in their own way. People are more likely to get to the hoped for point if they feel heard and respected.
John Berman
01:00:31
Yes, but...there are many truly horrific white supremacists emboldened by Trump who you can not talk with and should not respect
Eva Hutt
01:00:51
Seems like ego is unavoidable and part of what moves us forward. The key is, are the goals consonant with what we know The Source demands of us
Eva Hutt
01:01:26
And can we minimize the ego to help us stay calm, dignified, focused, humble
Jill Zimmerman
01:01:44
Amy this is fabulous
Rabbi Joan Sacks
01:03:43
Also, there are fine lines and sometimes no lines between Arrogance and Self-Righteousness.
Marla Richmond
01:05:04
heneni
Rabbi Joan Sacks
01:05:18
Being able to find a way to imagine or learn how the person became who they became. This is not always possible. And sometimes in the presence of “evil” that won’t work. But, who decides what is evil.
Eric Goldman
01:05:53
It seems to me that at times anger can be acceptable, and appropriate, in response to arrogance and injustice. It’s how we channel that anger.
Rabbi Joan Sacks
01:07:03
That is true. But, that is the value of looking at heroes such as MLK or John Lewis. To learn from examples, also textual examples. How do you know when and how and to or with whom.
Jill Zimmerman
01:08:28
our two grown sons are volunteering to be poll workers. the proud boys & other white nationalists are taking threatening to go to the polls and “watch”. this is going require my sons to be brave but knowing they as Jews may be targets
Rabbi Joan Sacks
01:08:53
Those of us who have worked in domestic abuse situations, we’ve had to struggle with what is going to endanger the victim and what is going to insure their safety.
Jill Zimmerman
01:09:33
sorry. white nationalists are taking trumps “stand by” as a call to action to go “protect the polls” with arms.
Barbara Symons
01:09:42
How do we stand up with courage and remain nonpartisan?
Lynn Rosen
01:09:43
how do we stand up to the Bullies who are endangering Others? the Environment? Democracy?
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
01:11:01
On te nonpartisan front, there is a lot we can do and say about electoral integrity and democratic norms without treading on partisan ground.
Rabbi Lev Meirwitz Nelson (he/him), T'ruah
01:11:11
T'ruah will be putting out more material on that in the coming weeks.
Rain Zohav
01:11:54
I tihink speaking our truth with love is maybe the way to stand up in a role modeling way to stand up to bullies and hateful speech
Shana Chandler Leon
01:12:16
Rabbi Amy, you are a balm to my hurting soul. Bless you for holding us with love and dignity.
Rain Zohav
01:12:18
Nava Tehlia has a great chant to Shivit; I place G-d before me.
Jill Zimmerman
01:12:32
fabulous teaching Amy! thank you
Rabbi Joan Sacks
01:12:34
It is so good to see you again Amy.
Eva Hutt
01:12:40
thank you everyone, this is the most useful hour I've spent in the last month
Suzanne Griffel
01:12:46
Thanks so much!!
R' Alex Weissman | he/him/his | T'ruah
01:12:47
yashar kochech!
Reuven Greenvald (he/him)
01:12:50
thank you so much.
Rabbi Joan Sacks
01:12:52
Hope we’ll have other opportunities to learn from you, especially in this age of turmoil.
Aura Ahuvia
01:12:53
Thank you so much!! Wonderful teaching.
Judy Kaye
01:12:54
Yaaser koach!!
Rhonda Otten
01:12:54
Thank you for your grace!
Katy Dickinson
01:12:54
Thank you for your gift of time and reflection
Judy Brown
01:12:56
Thank you!
Beth Turetsky
01:12:59
Thank you so much Rabbi Amy— this was so incredibly helpful and beautiful.
Deborah Weissman
01:13:01
Toda Rabbah to Amy and to T'ruah--hizku v'imtzu!
Deborah Swearingen
01:13:02
Thank you from Lincoln, Nebraska.
Beverly Pincus
01:13:11
how do we access the recording?
Eliot Baskin
01:13:11
Toda raba!
J S
01:13:18
Thank you both.
Rabbi Joan Sacks
01:14:02
Thank you Lev.
Chana/Ann Ellen Dickter
01:14:22
Todah!
Beverly Pincus
01:14:23
how do we access the recording?