#repost @asylumartsnetwork “At the Station”, 2017, #Ink on #woven#paper , 70x100 cm | We partnered with Asylum Arts to build a how-to guide to empower artists (and curious folks in general) to use Sefaria's library to enhance what they create. Dig in via the #linkinbio .
“Within ancient Hebrew writings there is no definite distinction between the body and #soul —only “living beings.” The Hebrew word for "living being" is nephesh (נֶ֫פֶשׁ). Nephesh is also translated as “soul,” “life,” “self” “person,” “desire,” appetite,” “emotion,” or “passion.” According to Jewish tradition, the nephesh is the totality of the human being. It is not the spiritual essence or the "truer" expression of the human person; it is the entirety of the person—physical and spiritual.” From my essay on “How Not to Hate Your Body”.
Guys I literally don't know how else to say this but Israel is awesome.
Also though, the people are beyond awesome.
We all got together and just had a BBQ after school in one of the most beautiful parks I've ever seen in my life.
Like literally how did I get so lucky?? B to the H.
It really must seem like I'm fake and just showing the good parts & I'm not really telling the truth, because it kinda looks, like, too good to be true but I promise it's really really like this.
It really really is this amazing.
Don't believe me?
I dare you to make aliyah yourself to find out.
The Yochanan Ben Zakai Synagogue is located in a complex which comprises of four adjoining Sephardic synagogues in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. One descends stairs in order to enter the synagogue which had to comply with 17th century Muslim restrictions for dhimmi houses of prayer not to be higher than mosques. The Four Sephardic Synagogues suffered the same fate as most of the synagogues of the area during the 19 year Jordanian occupation after 1948. When Israel gained control of the Old City in 1967, the synagogue was fully restored to its previous glory.
Count your blessings Wednesdays. 🙏 I recently heard some little children laughing and it ripped me out of my anxious thoughts about what I needed to do or who I needed to be and it just let me be present. I was so thankful for that moment. It's that feeling of lightness that I am counting as my blessing today. 🙌 What's a small blessing in your life from this week?
This Monday (October 22) Shalom/Salaam presents an evening of performance, comedy, discussion and conviviality around the strong and little known positive relationship between Muslims and Jews throughout history. It is co-hosted by Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, and Executive Director Michelle Koch. The evening is inspired by IHRAF's Founding Producer Tom Block's study of Sufi influence on Jewish mysticism, Shalom/Salaam: The Story of a Mystical Fraternity. The event will be generously ladled with humor, as IHRAF believes that laughter is, indeed, the best medicine, as well as an under-utilized tool in the activists (and mystic's, for that matter) toolbox!
The evening will comprise a physical storytelling with comedic elements, around Arab-Jewish themes by actor and writer Hannah Goldman; an improv comedy set around a shared Sufi-Jewish mystical tale (told about a Middle Eastern Sufi master in the 9th-13th century and retold almost verbatim about a European Hasidic master in the 17th-19th centuries); a reading by Eliezer Sobel from his fictional story about a medieval Jewish poet and contemporary of Rumi; a musical set on Setar by Amin Sarshar and a brief introduction to the Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, by Board Member Zena Schulman.
We will end the evening having laughed heartily, as well as deepened our appreciation for the strong spiritual, cultural and even religious ties which bind these two (stereotypically) contemporary political adversaries together. And we'll learn fun facts like: Moses is the most often cited historical figure in the Qu'ran and (as an Imam in Suburban Maryland once told Tom Block): "The Qu'ran is like 60% about the Jews."
The image is of "Abrahamic Family Reunion: Sara, Abraham, Isaac, Ishamel and Hagar," by Tom Block. #linkinbio
You complement me as a Sagittarius, but I see it as a false identity.
More like my inclination to be so selfless, and wonder why I'm feelin selfish.
In a healthy way.
I seek the immortal way knowing my body is a mortal with homosapien tendencies, a poet, a feen, a tzadik, a sinner, a shepherd, a wolf, a lamb, a lion with hands, a stoner, i'm damned, i'm blessed, a genius, a loco, a local.
Global, is the detrimental psychosis young adults are diagnosed with.
Are you mental or are you normal?
Are you abnormal or are you stressed?
Are you in truth or are you suppressed?
Is Baphy pimpin you to his own principle.
Be a soul rebel, step on his neck.
The father of lies, imitating the high priest hand signs.
Catch you slippin, or double dippin into his Charles Manson Acid Kool-Aid test, with lean, xanes, and laxatives.
Now your relatives love you, but you too vegtable to eat vegtables.
Medication is a double edged sword.
It can kill at will or help sustain your desire to live honestly.
If your feet are cold we can share shoes.
Львівський музей історії релігії. “Мойсей”. Юдаїзм.
Основоположник психоаналізу Зігмунд Фрейд також приділив увагу й скульптурі Мікеланджело, гіпсову копію якої ми можемо побачити у Львівському музеї історії релігії: “Однак чому я називаю цю статую загадковою? Адже ні в кого не виникає жодного сумніву, що зображено Мойсея, який тримає в руці скрижалі зі священними заповідями. Сумніви починаються далі. Ще зовсім недавно (в 1912 р) письменник Макс Зауерландт зазначив: “Ні про який інший твір світового мистецтва не було висловлено таких суперечливих думок, як про цього Мойсея з головою Пана. Навіть нескладний аналіз фігури викликає крайні точки зору … “На підставі зіставлення різних досліджень, що були опубліковані п’ять років тому, я викладу, які сумніви викликає аналіз фігури Мойсея”. Читайте далі на Оселедці...
October 17, 1933 Albert Einstein the famed German scientist comes to America to escape Nazi Germany. He went to Prinston, New Jersey to work which also had become a refuge for fleeing scientists. He had considered going to Oxford to teach in England as one of his long term plans but decided in 1935 to remain in the United States and apply for citizenship. In 1939 he famously signed a letter to Roosevelt to bring attention to the atomic bomb research being performed by Germany and recommended that America research the atomic bomb, which would ultimately start the work on the Manhattan project. ⠀
Leading up to his move to America, in February 1933 upon arriving in Belgium he learned the Nazis had seized his cottage and boat, in March he officially renounced his German citizenship, during the May book burnings his works were some of the targeted literature and he was made out to be an enemy of the state. In July while staying in England, he met Winston Churchill whom he told about what was being done to Jewish scientists which prompted Churchill to call upon physicist Frederick Lindemann to seek out Jewish scientists in Germany and to get them positions in English universities to protect them. ⠀
📸 Image from EDN | ⠀⠀
The Chabad of Hollywood West Social Media Committee is off and running! Follow @chabadhollywoodwest to stay in the know about Shabbat/holiday, learning, and growth opportunities in the WeHo area. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been an active Jew your whole life or are just beginning to explore your Jewish identity — our community is your community ✡️ Oh, and kudos to @joelenriques for going the extra mile to snap this 😂 ⭐️ #weho#chabad#jewish#judaism#inspiration#growth#torah#allarewelcome @chabadorg
So often we listen, only to reply. It’s so important that we learn to listen, not to respond, but to understand. Only through truly listening, we will understand. And only through understanding, will we be able to share more knowledge and truth with the world. #jewishquotes#thejewishheart#listen#vilnagaon