Why Be Grateful?



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss the connection between gratitude and:

  • Prayer
  • Food
  • Thanksgiving
  • How others benefit us

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Going Forth to a New Place



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we explore transitions.

We discuss:

  • What it’s like to enter a new place
  • What tools we have to ease the stresses of transition
  • Adapting to new ways of working and living
  • Whether change is a good thing
  • How we can keep moving forward in the face of obstacles

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Coming Out of Our COVID Cocoon-Part 2



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss part two of our reflections of the last year.

We discuss:

  • What the year ahead will look like
  • What will help us get through the next year
  • How we have changed – or not

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Coming Out of Our COVID Cocoon-Part 1



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss part one of our reflections of the last year.

We discuss:

  • Adapting the Biblical parallels to a new reality
  • Changing social dynamics
  • Our very personal experiences of the last year

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Destigmatizing Mental Illness



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss mental illness and how it is viewed in society.

We discuss:

  • Stigma surrounding mental illness
  • Lack of adequate mental healthcare
  • The importance of therapy
  • Biblical representations of mental health

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Seeing Ourselves in the Israelite Journey



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we reflect on how our lives and perspectives have changed in the past year. We discuss:

  • Our need for material objects
  • What our display of material objects at the Passover seder means to us
  • The meaning of “Let all who are hungry come and eat”
  • How our memories of this year may lead to a reframing for us in the future
  • Ways we want to think bigger this Passover

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Why Does Knowing Our Story Matter



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss the power of history and telling the tale:

  • Why complain? The story of the Israelites crossing the Sea of Reeds
  • How we relate to the complaints of the former slaves
  • Remembering vs. telling the story

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End of Year Reflections



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:

  • Our reflections on 2020, as we conclude the book of Genesis and the calendar year
  • Where we feel most compelled to invest our energy and resources in the next year
  • What we have learned about what is important to us
  • What we want to hold onto from the past year
  • Our hope for the coming year

 

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Hanukkah Can Light the Way Forward



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:

  • What comes to mind when we think of Hanukkah
  • How Hanukkah might be different during the pandemic
  • How the meaning and imagery of Hanukkah help us with our current challenges
  • How we can bring light into our community
  • Why light and darkness are powerful for humans
  • Some of the Hanukkah traditions that we follow
  • Our acts of kindness and our wishes for Hanukkah

 

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Creating Community in the Time of COVID



In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:

  • Our experiences and feelings about online High Holiday services
  • Some of the tools that we developed to enhance our online services
  • Our reflections about Kristallnacht in the context of current world events
  • The power of speech and how it affects our behavior

 

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