Psalm Study w/ Rabbi Kleinbaum - Shared screen with speaker view
i'm seeing everyone at once. Rabbi's square is small
wow - what a great project!!
I created a short list of Psalm settings by various composers.
I can try to post it here if that’s possible.
@rafaela, switch to speaker view, it's top right on my screen
Ira will you share that? yes send it to me if you can't
Thank you, Ira.
Do I use the “file” function?
Allison Drew Klein
Everybody's a critic! You're perfect Rabbi.
That would be wonderful Ira!
try it Ira
Yeah it's fine... go close!
You are at an ideal distance, Rabbi. No worries!
Let me know if that worked…
wonderful Ira, thank you, i got it, others can say if they can/can’t
Thank you Ira, it worked!
I posted zoom tutorial on my facebook page. Mica Sarokoff if anyone wants to friend
Thank you, Mickey.
Also, could you post the translation version being used. thanks!
This was the one from the screen
Hi all, I’m Jarod from
welcome Jarod! so glad you are here.
Can’t stay for too long as it’s already 1:15, but I’m enjoying this
The root of Torah = y/r/h = "to aim." Torah thus helps us keep our aim--both forward, on our own path, and, at the same time, aim high in life.
you can always check out the recording, Jarod. be well.
Btw, that concept is largely backed up by neuroscience today. By the power of habit, positive or negative, we create new neuro-pathways in the brain. Then, it gets easier and easier to repeat those patterns - again, whether positive or negative. : - ) What we used to address strictly in terms of ethics can now be backed up by psychology.
It’s so cool!!
Here the double mention of Torah is the counter to the three different types of things that might lead us wayward: bad counsel, joining the wrong company, and scorn. When we double down on Torah, we avoid slipping into someone else's universe and ensure we are authentically ourselves.
what an amazing thing to do for all of us. Thanks to our Rabbi for making this happen.
Notice that it's a double mention of Torah, not Hashem in v. 2
Notice the play on words: Eitz, not eitzah (eitzat 'r'sha'im in v.1)
And he shall…
he IS in JPS
Definitely not "Is." Sorry JPS.
good to know, Rabbi Sacks!
Psalmist always focuses upon our evolving, so almost never uses "is" but "will be."
that is so poetic and hopeful…
Yes, it’s an ever evolving process for all of us...
Artscroll he will not allow your foot to falter - Robert Alter And he shall be like a tree
Yes, it is, Sasha. Evolution is dynamic.
Palgei comes from root meaning "divisions"--Notice when we're rooted then we overcome the divisions of the roiling waters.
thank you Sheldon, beuatiful.
and so with you Katherine
I don't understand ArtScroll at all here.
the plant you water grows
that's why some people are addicted to anger or being abusive
v. y "wicked is doomed"--The "wicked" comes from a root meaning "ill-regulated." The word for doomed means "lost"--very appropriate since talking about a "path," or life journey.
i went to barnard too1!
The sense is that if we're not grounded in Torah, good aim, then we lose our path.
So good, J.B.
If the wicked chaff is blown away by the wind, this psalm offers hope for the November election
My first thought was it's the idea of inertia in physics
Practicing an instrument!
the tree reminds me of the seferot. Shekinah is at the base of the tree and with us in exile. Our good deeds energize the flow of divinity which helps us thrive.
There’s a quote attributed to Gandhi: “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words; keep your words positive because your words become your behavior; keep your behavior positive, because your behavior becomes your habits; keep your habits postive because your habits become your values; keep your values postiive because your values become your destiny”
Thanks, Ellen, for your comment.
For good nutrition, one needs not only to avoid bad stuff, but also consume the veggies.
Even with the best of intentions, it takes a lot of time and effort to make the practice an intrinsic part of our beings.
Thank you, Ira!
Allison Drew Klein
Agreed with that Gandhi, patterns are baaad.
It also takes time for our brains to process the practice.
Great quote, Ira.
I am Donna Schaper from Judson church who has always wanted to study with Rabbi Kleinbaum. What a great study. Habitual goodness.
Allison Drew Klein
They are attributed to Gandhi
Underscores that behavior can lead to values. Mutually reinforcing.
He went there! : - )
Interesting, Rabbi, that you mention muscles. What you just spoke about, i.e. what we do in private affects what we do in public (and everything that has been said while I typed this) is central to the study of Mussar. In the Center for the Contemporary Mussar’s terminology is that we need to exercise our Mussar Muscles to do the right thing.
Touche, iPhone Gerry & Rabbi!
The Buddhists also say “That your mind is the architect of your reality”
Yes, Naomi--and this accords with Positive Psychology and the new field of character strengths.
We can exercise our strengths of "kindness", "courage," et al
Hi, Donna! It’s Katherine - Kat - I used to be one of your chaplain colleagues at NYU. : - )
The Buddhists also say “That your mind is the architect of your reality
Can you please send reference to the Musar book?
We’ve found that groups of 4 are quite small
You can find breakout groups on toolbar
You can randomly assign.
unfortunately I have to go class myself! But just want to also give a plug to Adele Berlin's book about the dynamics of biblical parallelism in poetry!
this is beautiful Harold
night, also includes dreams and the unconscious. What we do in the daytime affects our unconscious
we can see you
We all need to get some exercise!
yes Harold I'm not getting enough
I can share mine!
I enjoyed the breakout session
Mussar reference that someone wanted: Mesillat Yesharim The Path of the Upright by Moses Hayyim Luzzatto. I recommend the edition published in 2010 by JPS with Intro and Commentary by Rabbi Ira Stone.
I was alone in my breakout session.
This was written in 1742!
Harold, that is so beautiful!
The translation is by Mordechai Kaplan.
please post that rewrite
sorry Tim. I was with one person
Well done, Harold!
Loved, "Will not survive scrutiny."
Scott, thank you for your help. This is a great idea. I want to tell you that I was the only person in my breakout group, however. It was Group 20. Thank you. Marcy Kahn
I was the scribe. It was my whole group!
Peter Klein will you share yours tomorrow?
Hannah I enjoyed studying with you.
Can we publish our translations on a CBST page? or some other forum?
can you send out the links for the other translations ahead of time?
No … it’s a nightmare when we’re all unmuted.
If we all unmute, we will echo each other through our speakers
there is too much lag for group singing
One more Mussar: The rabbi mentioned Israel Salanter who lived in 19th century Lithuania. He authored Iggeret HaMusar (Ethical letter), (with which I am not familiar).
i have to hop off - remember to look for the link to past sessions and notes here: https://cbst.org/content/cbst-these-challenging-times
'Yasher koach, Rabbi!