why do the heathens rage
What’s with all this shpeilchas?
because rulers thrive on our panic
Reminds me of the tone of Ecclesiastes !
i think it is because we have to live day o day.
sounds psychological Id impulses
As we post translations, maybe we could also post their source. That way, if there is no source, we will know they are your interpretations!
We want to avoid facing the fact that life is...hard.
counsel of the wicked- people plot vain things ; joined the company of the insolent - nations assemble; seem to be parallel or are they?
in the now there are rewards along the way - what is a holy way to think of this?
..Letzim… (Psalms 1-1) as kibitzers engage in idle conversation “yehegu reik” Psalms 2-1
Karl Shapiro in the 151st Psalm uses the language of beasts and a dog to describe HaShem following us
I wrote a 3:00 AM rendition, hoping to share.
Does Psychology actually cover the area of evil? When humans collect to express greed or power that decimates others?
21 Cent will be expressed in information tech
Almaas Facets of Unity: "Relative truth...tells us the facts of what is happening now...Essential (holy) truth..is the presence of essence itself...not a thought, an idea, a reaction or an action...an ontological presence"
To some degree, Noreen — check out studies on sociopaths and certainly psychopaths. For example, many psychologists assert that “the President” is a real sociopath.
I get that but his behavior draws in vast numbers of people who are not psychopaths. It is that I think religious language works
Thank you Rabbi.
Thank you Marsha!
Yes, I concur, Noreen. I concur. That is the fascinatingly seductive energy that evil can have - it can even draw “good” people in....especially if they have not studied history, at least not in detail.
I am Rabbi.
Yes, that is a strength of religious language - it really goes there, in terms of the human condition.
Idolatry = putting anything in G-d’s place — which is actually really easy to do. I mean, I don’t walk around calling myself an idol worshipper, yet I’ve been guilty of this, at times, in my life.
The Kings deny what is happening“Let us remove their bands and cast away their cords” they pronounce.As they must. For soon they will be Kings of nothing.And in Heaven the holy one laughs at their plan to escape100,00 dead 200,00? How many?Beyond counting. Beyond imagining.“In his rage he will terrify them.”
Thank you Jeremy.
The grammar stuff is my favorite!
me too Nora!
like the chaff the wind blows away
Another example: Beit-Lechem (Bethlehem) becomes Beit-Lachem. Only 8 weeks until we read Ruth on Shavuot!
can you promise us that Trump won’t last?
marsha melnick’s iPad
the One will laugh - any other translations for laugh
I have wondered why some of my siddurim have "Mashiv ha-ruach u'morid ha-gashem" and others have "...ha-geshem". I think this grammar point may be why!
We can have a Psalms grammar geek group! Yes, TIM, that’s it!
he who is enthroned in heaven laughs
enthroned in heaven
He who is enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord mocks them
But the One who sits in heaven laughs. God will ridicule them
that's why Marx called it the opiate of the people.
who is enthroned in heaven laughs
He that sitters in heaven laugheth
he that sitteth in heaven will laugh
He that sitteth in heaven laugheth
He wrote sits in heaven will laugh, God will mock them
He who, not wrote
Alter: He who dwells in the heavens will laugh, the Master derides them"
Allison Drew Klein
the master derides them
You laugh at them, hold them up in derision
He who sits in heaven will laugh the Lord will mock them
unfortunately, we need to see results in our daily lives, not
But He, who presides over the Heaven
...just laughs, Yah derides them
In my version of Fischer Psalm 2 isn't there,
Fischer says "You speak your anger for them, terrifying thenm in your confoundedness"
That’s the version I have
opposite of mindfulness and kavenah
I see G-d's anger as the bit of reality.
Also, to mirror what the Rabbi rejected, to make a stark contrast between the “angry” G-d of the First Testament and the “loving” G-d of the Second Testament is inaccurate, since Yeshua - the face of God to those who identify as Christian - got angry at times (righteous anger), according to the Second Testament text. He could put his foot down! : - )
Wondering about this: We are created in G!d’s image. We humans get angry, so G!d does as well. It makes sense to me that humans writing Psalms, would want an explanation for their strong emotion of anger, as well as looking to find a way to control it. So they attribute that quality to G!d.
So the line from verse 6 about mt. zion is from a different perspective?
Yes, Hilary - righteous anger aligned with reality, versus indulgent anger....
I just want to thank you Rabbi. This is very informative.
Could be their accents.
Wow, somebody Sephardic here!
Shep, I don’t know why, but I’ve heard it and seen it in their Siddurim as well.
It’s like global warming, the Nations exploit our home by drilling and burning and “The Infinite” shows her anger in the natural way by fighting back with hurricanes, rising tides…When
Wow, now to find some Bulgarian Sephardic Jews to ask...
Very true for music. The musician brings meaning to the notes.
True, Naomi - in psychology that is called “Oedipal Religion,” AKA projecting our human qualities and tendencies onto G-d. That being acknowledged, perhaps there is an essential truth in there, too - that is, something deeper than our projection....since, yes, we are made in G-d’s image.
For the grammar geeks among us: http://considerthesource2.blogspot.com/2011/11/geshem-and-gashem.html I Googled “Sephardic liturgy and pausal form” (without the quotes). I skimmed this and they point out that the pausal form is an Ashkenazi “thing”: “Much of Ashkenazi liturgy was recast into biblical style in recent centuries, and we sometimes go hog wild, as it were, with the pausalities.”
The classic?: Traduttore? Traditore! And yet, how else can we understand one another as no matter what one may say or intend, the understanding is never exactly the same.
If we can’t make it to this class in real time, can we watch it later?
Steve Fruh/Paul Marsolini
Thank you everyone for a great morning.
Thank you, thank you Harold!!! So wonderful to have you do this for us!!
Recordings of all the classes will eventually be put up on the CBST website. I’ll check to see where we are. Visit the FB page for an update.
🙏😇☺️🙏 Beautiful! Wow: Thanks!
Thank you, Rabbi and all.
Thank you to everyone!
Thank you. Stay healthy.
Thank you, Rabbi~
Thank you Rabbi.
thanks so much rabbi and Harold!
I realize most of us hung up. For music geeks: Great article re Mah Nishtana melodies! https://www.jewish-music.huji.ac.il/content/four-melodies-four-questions-some-new-findings
The Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/CBSTPsalms/