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Psalm Study w/ Rabbi Kleinbaum - Shared screen with speaker view
Rafaela Anshel
25:07
i'm seeing everyone at once. Rabbi's square is small
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
25:18
wow - what a great project!!
ira r
25:35
I created a short list of Psalm settings by various composers.
ira r
25:47
I can try to post it here if that’s possible.
eleanor
25:50
@rafaela, switch to speaker view, it's top right on my screen
sasha
25:59
Ira will you share that? yes send it to me if you can't
Donna Gray
26:14
Thank you, Ira.
ira r
26:17
Do I use the “file” function?
Allison Drew Klein
26:21
Everybody's a critic! You're perfect Rabbi.
Sharon Golub
26:22
That would be wonderful Ira!
sasha
26:30
try it Ira
Nora Isacoff
26:44
Yeah it's fine... go close!
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
26:50
You are at an ideal distance, Rabbi. No worries!
ira r
27:19
Let me know if that worked…
sasha
27:57
wonderful Ira, thank you, i got it, others can say if they can/can’t
lena
29:18
Thank you Ira, it worked!
Mickey
30:37
I posted zoom tutorial on my facebook page. Mica Sarokoff if anyone wants to friend
sasha
31:02
https://cbst.org/content/cbst-these-challenging-times
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
31:11
Thank you, Mickey.
bimershein
31:45
Also, could you post the translation version being used. thanks!
CBST
32:43
https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16222/jewish/Chapter-1.htm
CBST
32:49
This was the one from the screen
Jarod Rhine-Davis
32:50
Hi all, I’m Jarod from
Jarod Rhine-Davis
32:55
Melbourne Australia
sasha
33:15
welcome Jarod! so glad you are here.
Jarod Rhine-Davis
33:18
Can’t stay for too long as it’s already 1:15, but I’m enjoying this
J.B. Sacks
33:32
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.
sasha
33:58
you can always check out the recording, Jarod. be well.
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
34:20
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.
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
34:43
It’s so cool!!
J.B. Sacks
34:48
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.
iPhone gerry
35:02
what an amazing thing to do for all of us. Thanks to our Rabbi for making this happen.
J.B. Sacks
35:04
Notice that it's a double mention of Torah, not Hashem in v. 2
J.B. Sacks
35:36
Thanks, Katherine.
J.B. Sacks
36:18
Notice the play on words: Eitz, not eitzah (eitzat 'r'sha'im in v.1)
kkarpel_G4
36:41
And he shall…
sasha
36:41
he IS in JPS
Sharon
37:54
yes
J.B. Sacks
37:59
Definitely not "Is." Sorry JPS.
sasha
38:23
good to know, Rabbi Sacks!
J.B. Sacks
38:28
Psalmist always focuses upon our evolving, so almost never uses "is" but "will be."
sasha
38:56
that is so poetic and hopeful…
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
38:59
Yes, it’s an ever evolving process for all of us...
Sheldon Wertman
39:18
Artscroll he will not allow your foot to falter - Robert Alter And he shall be like a tree
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
39:28
Yes, it is, Sasha. Evolution is dynamic.
J.B. Sacks
39:38
Palgei comes from root meaning "divisions"--Notice when we're rooted then we overcome the divisions of the roiling waters.
sasha
39:41
thank you Sheldon, beuatiful.
sasha
40:07
and so with you Katherine
J.B. Sacks
41:17
I don't understand ArtScroll at all here.
Mickey
45:39
the plant you water grows
Lisa Padilla
45:46
that's why some people are addicted to anger or being abusive
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
46:03
Yes, indeed!
J.B. Sacks
46:11
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.
Jeany Heller
46:26
i went to barnard too1!
J.B. Sacks
46:31
The sense is that if we're not grounded in Torah, good aim, then we lose our path.
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
46:52
So good, J.B.
iPhone gerry
47:09
If the wicked chaff is blown away by the wind, this psalm offers hope for the November election
Nora Isacoff
47:19
My first thought was it's the idea of inertia in physics
bellabianchi
47:23
Practicing an instrument!
Ellen Poster
47:24
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.
ira r
47:54
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”
J.B. Sacks
48:40
Thanks, Ellen, for your comment.
Regina
48:45
For good nutrition, one needs not only to avoid bad stuff, but also consume the veggies.
bellabianchi
49:03
Even with the best of intentions, it takes a lot of time and effort to make the practice an intrinsic part of our beings.
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
49:16
Thank you, Ira!
Allison Drew Klein
49:21
Agreed with that Gandhi, patterns are baaad.
bellabianchi
49:22
It also takes time for our brains to process the practice.
J.B. Sacks
49:38
Great quote, Ira.
Donna’s iPad
49:45
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
49:52
Perfect quote
ira r
49:55
They are attributed to Gandhi
Gail Meister
50:06
Underscores that behavior can lead to values. Mutually reinforcing.
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
50:41
He went there! : - )
Naomi Hirsch
50:56
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.
J.B. Sacks
51:04
Touche, iPhone Gerry & Rabbi!
Diane Burhenne
51:20
The Buddhists also say “That your mind is the architect of your reality”
J.B. Sacks
51:35
Yes, Naomi--and this accords with Positive Psychology and the new field of character strengths.
J.B. Sacks
51:56
We can exercise our strengths of "kindness", "courage," et al
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
52:32
Hi, Donna! It’s Katherine - Kat - I used to be one of your chaplain colleagues at NYU. : - )
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
52:39
Welcome!
Diane Burhenne
53:06
The Buddhists also say “That your mind is the architect of your reality
Jose Luis
53:14
Can you please send reference to the Musar book?
Johanna Sanders
53:28
We’ve found that groups of 4 are quite small
J.B. Sacks
53:42
You can find breakout groups on toolbar
J.B. Sacks
53:49
You can randomly assign.
Alicia
54:58
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!
sasha
01:03:29
this is beautiful Harold
Shayna Caul
01:03:48
night, also includes dreams and the unconscious. What we do in the daytime affects our unconscious
Hanna
01:03:57
we can see you
Harold Levine
01:04:15
We all need to get some exercise!
Rafaela Anshel
01:04:53
yes Harold I'm not getting enough
Harold Levine
01:04:54
I can share mine!
Rafaela Anshel
01:05:19
nice Shayna
Sara's iPad
01:05:23
I enjoyed the breakout session
Naomi Hirsch
01:05:32
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.
Tim
01:05:36
I was alone in my breakout session.
Naomi Hirsch
01:05:44
This was written in 1742!
Johanna Sanders
01:05:50
Harold, that is so beautiful!
Naomi Hirsch
01:05:59
The translation is by Mordechai Kaplan.
J.B. Sacks
01:06:01
Fantastic, Harold!
Gail Meister
01:06:02
please post that rewrite
Rafaela Anshel
01:06:03
sorry Tim. I was with one person
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
01:06:10
Well done, Harold!
Hilary Nudell
01:06:23
Loved, "Will not survive scrutiny."
Marcy Kahn
01:06:25
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
Harold Levine
01:06:35
I was the scribe. It was my whole group!
sasha
01:06:43
Peter Klein will you share yours tomorrow?
randallaxelrod
01:06:43
Hannah I enjoyed studying with you.
J.B. Sacks
01:06:45
Can we publish our translations on a CBST page? or some other forum?
Harold Levine
01:06:45
Good
eleanor
01:06:52
can you send out the links for the other translations ahead of time?
Harold Levine
01:07:05
No … it’s a nightmare when we’re all unmuted.
Joseph
01:07:19
If we all unmute, we will echo each other through our speakers
eleanor
01:07:54
there is too much lag for group singing
Naomi Hirsch
01:08:57
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).
Jose Luis
01:09:16
amen
sasha
01:09:38
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
J.B. Sacks
01:09:38
'Yasher koach, Rabbi!