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Psalm Study w/ Rabbi Kleinbaum - Shared screen with speaker view
J.B. Sacks
20:57
Yasher ko-ach, Judy!
Kat's iPhone
23:16
That’s so beautiful. I dedicate my study today to my Aunt Robin, who passed on some years ago. May her memory be for a blessing~ 🙏🔥
Hanna
26:46
no
Harold Levine
27:09
My study is dedicated to Terrence McNally.
Hilary Nudell
27:28
Father Herbert Nudell
ora ezrachi
27:30
For my Mother, whp
Sarah Siegel
27:34
In memory of my parents (z”l)
Elona Gagani
27:36
in memory of my dad
Allison Drew Klein
27:39
In honor of my extraordinary mother!
Mereto Program
27:40
My study is dedicated to Susan McClanahan
Julia
27:40
Yes, Harold, Terrence McNally
Stefanie Siegmund
27:40
In honor of my mother, z”l
Gail Winter
27:46
Friend Stanley Lindwasser
Tim
27:51
In honor of Rabbi Laurie Green.
jpavl
27:53
in memory of my Grandparents Rose & Max Scheiner
sasha
27:58
in honor of Vera Sud
gailmeister
28:01
in honor of my sister, Susan, who loves NYC and recently joined Rodef Sholom
bellabianchi
28:03
In memory of my father and in honor of my mother.
simon & sherri
28:04
healing for Stacy Ivers
J.B. Sacks
28:05
I want to, like Harold, dedicate today's study to Terence McNally, z"l.
Sharon Sonnenschein
28:05
to my late husband Marc Sonnenschein
Shayna Caul
28:08
Studying in the memory of Nararhit Connie Reider who passed yesterday morning ay 8:18am
Ruth Messinger
28:11
with Harold for Terrence McNally. and also Alan Finder a great NYT journalist and a real mensch who died yesterday from the virus.
Tasha
28:13
in memory of my Great Aunt who loved the psalms
Rafaela Anshel
28:21
in memory of my niece Nina
iPad
28:21
in memory of my mother
Sara's iPad
28:22
in memory of my sister Viv whose 10th yahrtzheit was this week
Sandy Warshaw
28:22
For my father
Maryann King
28:25
In memory of Susan Kleckner
steven’s iPad
28:39
in honor of my father Gerald Gert Raphael
Ellen Poster
28:41
My memory of my parents Ruth and Seymour Matuson
Laurie Krotman
28:54
In memory of Stan Moldovan who enabled us to study in his home for so many years
Amy Prince
28:54
My study today is dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, who did psalm study every morning—when other things in life didn’t get in the way:)
Max Leader
29:14
My father, Howard Leader, and stepmother, Diane Leader, currently fighting COVID-19 in Texas
steven’s iPad
29:37
im grateful for this psalm study
marsha melnick’s iPad
29:57
For my cousin’s husband, Jonathan Minond, who died this week at age 39, of pancreatic cancer, leaving his wife Lisa and his beautiful one-year old Gabriel, z »l
Randi Sarokoff
30:00
Studying today in honor of my Grandpa Frank who 36th Yortzeit is Nisan 7
Donna Gray
30:07
I'd like to share something
J.B. Sacks
30:24
Often in biblical poetry when you have a chain, the second builds upon the first, with the second building upon the third. So it's not merely three things.
J.B. Sacks
30:40
Rather, it's 1, then 1+1, then 1+1+1
sasha
31:10
Donna i am making a note of that
sasha
31:16
and Lise I see your hand is raised
Naomi Hirsch
31:20
I’m studying IHO of my friend Shulamit Yehudit bat Miriam who is recovering from ovarian cancer and will be starting chemotherapy next week. May her health be fully restored!
sasha
31:29
and Simon and Sherri
J.B. Sacks
32:03
In this case the r'sha'im, the Ill'regulated, then, then those same people if they keep it up, become hata'im--those who go off their own path, then become lei-tzim, people who scorn life, because their in the wrong place based upon their bad choices.
Harold Levine
32:45
I just noticed that where I would expect the Hebrew word “derech” or “way” be used with the verb “halach” or “walk,” actually the word “atzat” or “counsel” is used in the first phrase, and “derech” is used in the second phrase, with “amad” or "stand."
sue ros
32:48
the 3rd stanza is included in Ayelet Cohens prayer for our country, i think
J.B. Sacks
32:51
r'fuah sh'leimah to Shulamit, Naomi!
Hanna
33:19
waters is also referred to as mayim chaim- living waters or waters of life
Harold Levine
33:21
Six days on this one psalm and I’m still seeing new things.
J.B. Sacks
33:45
Harold, maybe once someone starts following bad advice, they go off on a misguided path.
Kat's iPhone
33:54
So good, Harold - the sensitive eye sees many things....
sasha
34:41
Donna - are you wanting to respond about Alter ?
Donna Gray
35:02
no about Mitchell
sasha
35:19
ok cool will come back to you
steven’s iPad
35:53
i wanted to say to Simon...that a few weeks ago when played the flute with joyce on the piano was so beautiful...and I never got a chance to tell him that in person.
J.B. Sacks
37:07
The movement is from going (in the wrong direction), then standing (i.e. sticking with) the wrong things, the sitting/settling (making a home in those wrong things.
Tim
38:01
Isn't this Norman Fischer?
Tim
38:13
I'm looking at the title bar.
Tim
38:55
Thanks! I wasn't able to be here yesterday.
Shayna Caul
39:41
is Mitchell Reform?
Hanna
39:48
the first verse seems like a very personal interpretation
bellabianchi
40:23
There is not a separation between “wicked” and others.
Stefanie Siegmund
40:32
Stefanie -
Marilyn Greenberg
40:37
I am struck by "finding delight in the way things are"
Sharon Sonnenschein
41:39
The concept of study is also missing from this version
Randi Sarokoff
41:41
Seems this version leaves out the contrasts with the wicked or people who decrease holiness
gailmeister
41:57
This version also banishes talking directly about the wicked and what they do—a missing realty.
Laurie Krotman
42:03
Great Donna. We need to be with what arises and stay there long enough to be in the moment
Marilyn Greenberg
42:09
as opposed to :delighting in the loveliness of things" in Norman Fischer
bellabianchi
42:12
“Wicked” is placed as the other, but in this version, this is not so.
Nina Luban
43:11
The JPS translation makes us agents of evildoers. This translation makes it our responsibility.
simon & sherri
43:22
here the evil is internal, not external
Kat's iPhone
44:15
Thank you; likewise.
Kat's iPhone
45:33
Amen. That’s a solid confirmation of your internal guidance.
J.B. Sacks
46:47
The idea of readiness: Do we have to wait until things are ready or can we ready ourselves? This is the debate between Buber and Rosenzweig. Buber does not believe that I-Thou encounters and events can ever be readied for; Rosenzweig believes Tradition, etc., can help open us up to such encounters and events.
peterklein
48:49
Let us not neglect the David Rosenberg mutation of Psalm 1 as a striking modern poem.
Kat's iPhone
49:25
You raise a good point, J.B. Sacks — I’ve had both experiences....both within Buber’s framework and within Rosenzweig’s framework. Though perhaps Rosen.... wins this one, since when I did not have a context in heaven or in hell for the awe that I’d just experienced, I utilized my theological framework (tradition, in a sense), to provide me with some context, hence understanding. Hope that makes sense. : - )
J.B. Sacks
49:30
The root of the Hebrew word means "to advance" in some way.
Hanna
49:32
it seems that the succeed can refer to the deed not the doer
Harold Levine
49:52
Does anyone have the Mitchell book, to see if there is an introduction talking about his process and approach?
J.B. Sacks
50:30
Thanks, Kat, for your comment!
J.B. Sacks
51:19
Yes, Hanna, the "advancing" does indeed refer to the actions/deeds of the person, not the person themselves.
J.B. Sacks
51:32
at least in the Hebrew
Donna Gray
51:50
You're doing a great job, Sasha!
Hanna
52:01
I am an Hebrew speaker
Stefanie Siegmund
52:07
Can someone please tell me how to “raise my hand"?
J.B. Sacks
52:31
Thanks, Hanna.
Donna Gray
52:45
Write in the chat, Stephanie. Now you have.
Stefanie Siegmund
52:56
tx
peterklein
53:07
I have a commnent
Diane Burhenne
53:14
go to participants. on the bottom left is ‘raise hand’
Tim
53:16
You can also click on Participants at the bottom of your screen to get a list of participants. In that list, there is a "Raise hand" button.
Donna Gray
53:57
Thanks
Hanna
54:49
I have a hard time with him choosing the “wrongs” I think they are more generic in the Hebrew
J.B. Sacks
56:20
Ashrei, in my understanding, comes from a root meaning "to advance, to move forward, to step," which makes it particularly apt for this psalm. I understand it to refer to a person who continues to grow and evolve and deepen themselves, hence "advance."
Rafaela Anshel
56:48
I would like to see, blessed is the person.
J.B. Sacks
57:03
This is supported by biblical verses, and this is how it is understood by Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, the great 19th. c. founder of Orthodox movement.
Hanna
57:40
Sh reminds me of Shadai which is god
Mereto O
59:32
They cannot occupy their place! Thoughts about that….
Hanna
59:49
I don’t like it 😀
gailmeister
01:00:25
Interesting that oblivion is the ‘punishment’, undesirable consequence of heedlessness/wickedness.
George Perlov
01:01:11
Love the use of “otherwise” as almost iconoclastic. and heedless as well. Both are such elegant words for these poems.
Ellen Poster
01:01:23
heedless is the opposite of kavenah - with intention we can reach to see the loveliness of things
J.B. Sacks
01:01:45
Great point, Ellen!
Judy Ribnick
01:02:09
Our song for today: Min hameitzar, karati ya, annani vamerchav ya.

Adonai li, lo ira, mah ya'aseh li adam.
 
מִן-הַמֵּצַר, קָרָאתִי יָּהּ, עָנָנִי בַמֶּרְחָב יָהּ.

יְהוָה לִי, לֹא אִירָא, מַה-יַּעֲשֶׂה לִי אָדָם.

Translation:
Out of my straits I called upon the Lord; He answered me with great enlargeme​nt.

The Lord is for me; I will not fear; what can man do unto me?

JPS 1917 Translati​on (public domain)

Information:
Psalm 118:5-6
Sarah Siegel
01:02:14
Nice, Ellen.
Naomi Hirsch
01:03:16
In the more traditional translations that we started with, the wicked seemed united in their being scattered like chaff, but in the Fischer translation, all the “heedless” seemed to be scattered separately. This is interesting to me in terms of Mussar thoughts about the wicked and how the Yetzer HaRa functions.
Marilyn Greenberg
01:03:27
what is the name of te prayer Judy is singing?
sasha
01:03:39
This is Psalm 118
Stephen Dym
01:03:47
The stream and the river are forever, They was there before we were here. It is up to us to plant ourselves in a safe space where we can catch the nourishment, and and use every drop. We the tree haver the ability to be a factory for creating LIFE by collecting the Solar Stream and bearing fruit. The foolish do not plant themselves and search in the desert for water and burn in the heat.
Marilyn Greenberg
01:03:49
thank you
Jose Luis
01:04:12
this is beautiful
Naomi Hirsch
01:04:23
Along the lines of what RSK said earlier in our studies about Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah and Aveirah Goreret Aveirah. A Mitzvah leads to a Mitzvah and a Sin leads to a Sin, so the wicked usually are portrayed as being together.
Ruth Messinger
01:05:18
judy ribnick you make my entire day
Naomi Hirsch
01:05:23
In that strange way, I think the Fischer translation has some positivity to it, because, if indeed the heedless are scattered separately and not all together, they may have more chance of turning to the Tov, the good. Kein y’hi ratson!
Elona Gagani
01:05:30
take care
Maryann King
01:05:31
Thank you!
J.B. Sacks
01:05:32
Yasher koach, Rabbi and Judy and Sasha!
Gail Winter
01:05:33
Thank you
Rafaela Anshel
01:05:40
thaankyou
Ellen Poster
01:05:42
so beautiful, Judy! thank you
Marasu
01:05:43
Thank you everyone
Max Leader
01:05:51
Be well <3
Mickey
01:05:51
bye
Lena Magnone
01:05:57
Thank you!
Naomi Hirsch
01:11:27
Have a GREAT DAY. Love from Philadelphia, the city of brotherly and SISTERLY love!