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Psalm Study w/ Rabbi Kleinbaum - Shared screen with speaker view
haroldlevine
18:59
Can’t hear you rabbi.
CBST
19:13
Yes
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
19:14
Thank you!!!
CBST
19:26
This is Scott and yes
Hanna
20:08
thank you Judy. your voice is always comforting
Sheldon
20:20
Which book of Psalms are you working with
Elizabeth Cooper
20:51
Amen to Hanna’s comment!
Donna Gray
23:03
It's like the AA serenity prayer
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
23:48
Yes - agreed. So much of life is about surrender. At least a spiritualized life.....
sasha
25:12
thank you Harold!
Donna Gray
27:08
try putting your book on top of the computer screen
Miriam Lauter
27:08
If you have a laptop stand or can order one online, that could be a good way to prop up a book while still keeping your face visible on the web cam!
Miriam Lauter
27:16
Thank you for doing this!
Hilary Nudell
27:22
You are doing very well, Rabbi.
haroldlevine
27:32
https://www.amazon.com/Metsudah-Tehillim-Pocket-Rabbi-Avraham/dp/B0032LO2YO/ref=pg_c_d_dps_0_1/135-5671339-7771553?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0032LO2YO&pd_rd_r=f1a9c321-0169-4d27-a8d4-cae8efec2f2e&pd_rd_w=aBEQc&pd_rd_wg=NJMz3&pf_rd_p=00752db1-0e55-4051-89f8-9ae62f3baf17&pf_rd_r=KVJF4FBG08M2CSKXD5K4&psc=1&refRID=KVJF4FBG08M2CSKXD5K4
J.B. Sacks
28:16
The order is very significant, as Rabbi says. At the Jewish core is Nevi'im prophets--so what's important is authenticity, personal integrity and social weal. In Christian tradition the core is the birth of Jesus in Matthew. It is preceded by the prophets who are therefore not for their messages to people in their time, but how they predict Jesus' birth.
Randi Sarokoff
30:08
It is fine to look at your text when reading. If you are able to to hold it next to or behind your computer, it may help to look towards the camera. Either way, you are doing great!!
haroldlevine
30:13
So interesting it begins with the negatives, who the happy person is NOT. The three instances of “lo” (not) in Hebrew emphasize that.
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
30:17
Hi, J.B.~ Respectfully, as a Jesus follower (diversity LOL),
ira r
30:24
Can someone post the link to the Hebrew here, please? Thanks.
J.B. Sacks
30:34
The phrase "ben-adam" as a person is very "generic." The word ish is each person in their own specificity
Tim Kynerd
30:36
https://www.sefaria.org/Psalms.1?lang=bi
eleanor
30:39
why does it say eesh and not adam?
ira r
30:42
Thanks, Tim!
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
30:49
I see it as a non-binary both/and — yet, I realize that I may be the minority within my dominant tradition. : - )
david
31:02
Does Hebrew word "ish" refer to a certain status of human being-ness, as opposed to Hebrew "adam", for instance? Does "ish" infer a higher level of beingness or consciousness?
haroldlevine
31:13
https://www.sefaria.org/Psalms.1?lang=bi
eleanor
31:34
i'm using mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt2601.htm
Julia Irene Porper
31:41
How do we know who is wicked and who is a sinner?
J.B. Sacks
31:49
Notice the movement: Don't stand, sit, or move if you are doing it in a way that is Rasha--"ill-regulated." We should strive for intentionality and purpose.
Arlene's iPad
31:52
just joined. what psalm are we reading?
sasha
31:57
1
eleanor
31:59
psalm 1
Nora’s iPhone
32:09
Yesterday when you said it, it reminded me of the Selichot service, where first we have to feel okay before we can move forward.
sasha
32:11
mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt2601.htm
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
33:22
So good.....
Nora’s iPhone
34:09
Geoffrey if youif you can, push your screen down
J.B. Sacks
35:03
Geoffrey--this is amazing! Wow! Thank you!
megancossey
35:07
can someone please share the link to the hebrew versions online with the trope marks?
haroldlevine
35:12
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_cantillation
Alyssa
35:34
Sepharia is a free, downloadable resouce
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
35:39
Yes - very amazing. thank you.
Martha Ackelsberg
36:48
https://www.sefaria.org/Psalms.1?lang=bi
J.B. Sacks
36:52
The word for counsel (Eitzah) has, as its first two letters the word for "tree." So the psalmist asks us not to take the counsel of the wayward, so that we don't get "rooted" in their gestalt
david
37:24
Leitzim can mean disparaging everything.
Julia Irene Porper
37:25
My translation says cynics
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
37:29
Do not congregate with them, so to speak...?
sasha
37:55
wicked sinners insolent in JPS
J.B. Sacks
38:03
Don't take on their reality--it's not yours. The word for tree (Eitz) will appear in verse three
Tim Kynerd
38:09
Wicked, offenders, scoffers in the Alter.
Mickey
38:31
TY Sasha I found it but am glad you confirm it was a good source
megancossey
38:33
wicked sinners insolent
Hanna
38:39
I like this - walk, stand, sit.
ira r
38:41
heedless, twisted, scornful in the Fischer translation
J.B. Sacks
38:46
So eitzah (counsel) and eitz (tree) is definitely a play on words.
haroldlevine
38:46
wicked sinners scornful
Joseph Frankel
39:54
Rashi on psalm 1 in case anyone is interested: https://www.sefaria.org/Rashi_on_Psalms.1.1?lang=bi
Sarah Siegel
40:04
Linkage to my comment of yesterday on “Ashrei yoshvei vaytechah”: A chet/sin removes G-d from our presence, or us from God’s house. Doing good keeps us in G-d’s house. And doing good right now also requires us primarily remaining in each of our own homes. Or all of us who stay in our homes primarily right now are praise-worthy a la Rashi :-)
Randi Sarokoff
40:28
Alter uses wicked, offenders and scoffers
Joseph Frankel
40:37
Felicement
haroldlevine
40:51
Felicment - happily, not happy
haroldlevine
41:01
I’ll pronounce it!
Julia Irene Porper
41:19
How do you know who is wicked, who is sinner, who is a cynic?
Randi Sarokoff
41:25
Hi Renee!
Tim Kynerd
41:38
Julia, I think this is one of the reasons we ask God for discernment in the Amida.
Nora’s iPhone
41:43
I like Julia’s question
haroldlevine
41:51
But
Martha Ackelsberg
41:55
rather
Julia Irene Porper
41:55
instead
Alyssa
41:56
rather
Hanna
41:59
rather
haroldlevine
41:59
As, because
Naomi Hirsch’s iPhone
42:23
Is there a way to copy or save the chat at the end of a call? I’m on an iPhone. Thanks
sasha
42:39
yes Naomi we will save it it is juicy!
megancossey
42:47
Mine is “rather"
haroldlevine
42:48
I think the whole thing is being recorded. Sasha?
sasha
43:02
yes video is recorded and chat is captured also
peterklein
43:06
David Rosenberg’s “A Poet’s Bible” provides a very modernist expression of Psalm 1. Lovely, surprising and refreshing.
Sarah Siegel
43:28
Thanks, Peter.
Martha Ackelsberg
43:36
studies
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
43:40
Thank you for the clarification, Sasha. : )
Tim Kynerd
43:45
Alter actually uses "murmur" for the verb "hagah".
haroldlevine
43:52
What is the difference between Yom and Yomam?
Donna Gray
43:52
I like Stephen Mitchell's A Book of Psalms
david
43:55
My translation of "Yehgeh" = ponder.
Sarah Siegel
44:12
Yomam=their day
Sarah Siegel
44:23
Yom=day
lisebrown
44:41
Alter’s interpretation interesting b/c counterpoint to standing/sitting is constant movement.
haroldlevine
44:57
Tetragrammato
sasha
45:00
nice Lise
haroldlevine
45:08
Tetragrammaton
Sheldon
45:32
Sheldon to everyone, I have two different books one is Artscroll The self edition Psalms and 2nd book is Book of Psalms by Robert Alter each book has different interpretations
Rafaela Anshel
45:52
ok i fixed my messagiing
sasha
45:56
cool that you can reference both, Sheldon!
sasha
46:00
see you Rafaela!
J.B. Sacks
46:01
Good. David. It comes from root meaning "to ruminate, to muse"
RMessinger
46:44
and Arthur Waskow says it is "pronounced" as a breath, it is the sound we make if we vocalize a breath.
haroldlevine
46:55
Can this be 45 minutes instead of 30? It always feels so short!
ira r
47:07
The Fischer version, which is Zen inspired, doesn’t even mention God or Lord at all
RMessinger
47:23
yes but. the 30 min is itself attractive.
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
47:37
this is so good!! so grateful for this, all. thank you. and a special thanks to the Rabbi and Sasha.
david
47:52
I believe the tetragrammaton's pronunciation is different in every moment, unique to that specific moment. The high priest was clued into that on Yom Kippur in the Holy of Holies. What do you think?
lisebrown
48:01
Agree with Harold - 45 min would be good and leave a little time for summary/introduction.
Rafaela Anshel
48:05
yes
Hanna
48:16
what about: היה יהיה הווה. is this a made up explanation for יהוה
haroldlevine
48:24
This class is such a lifeline to those of us sheltering alone.
Rafaela Anshel
48:31
grateful
Allison Drew Klein
48:33
45 minutes minimum!
Sarah Siegel
48:40
Harold: Best practice of live virtual or online learning (or any learning)= Leave ‘em wanting more!
haroldlevine
48:57
Sarah, I sure want more every day!
Sarah Siegel
49:05
:-)
Randi Sarokoff
49:06
Thank you RSK! Well done teaching!
CBST
49:07
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-esaeinai.htm
Jose Luis
49:09
Thank you so much from Spain!
sasha
49:22
Esa einai el heharim,me'ayin me'ayin yavo ezriEsa einai el heharim,me'ayin me'ayin yavo ezriEzri me'im Hashem,Oseh shamayim va'aretzEzri me'im Hashem,Oseh shamayim va'aretz
J.B. Sacks
49:25
Judy is a treasure.
RMessinger
49:37
god bless judy
Jose Luis
49:42
confined since Saturday. hard times here
Sarah Siegel
49:43
Thanks for another great interlude, Rabbi Kleinbaum, Judy and all.
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
49:51
welcome, Jose! and yes - Judy is a treasure. : )
sherryfyman
49:51
This class is beyond perfect. I didn’t realize how much I needed it.
iPad
49:52
thank you, Rabbi!
Jose Luis
49:55
this class means a lot to me
Sara's iPad
50:03
thanks for this and also for Sasha’s excellent class
Katherine Katsanis-Semel
50:05
Yes, it is perfect, Sherry.
ira r
50:13
Thank you Rabbi, Sasha, Judy and have a good day, everyone!
Noemi's iPhone
50:40
thank you all.
Brian Cohen
51:12
Thank you Rabbi, Sasha, and Judy R!
pierre
51:15
Blessings!
pierre
51:22
Rabbi, you are the best!
simon & sherri
51:30
thank you all
Tim Kynerd
51:31
Thanks so much, everyone, and greetings from Stockholm!
Lisa Padilla
51:32
Thank you Rabbi and this minyan!
julia
51:33
Thank you Rabbi from Julia and Kristen
J.B. Sacks
51:35
Yasher koach, Rabbi
Julia Irene Porper
51:37
Thank you
Jane Gronau
51:39
Thank you!
Joseph Frankel
51:41
Thank you Rabbi!