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Tune in and hear the machshavos of Dr. Reb Yoni, integrating both yeshivish and chassidishe kabbalistic traditions to provide a holistic approach to connecting to HaShem in an intimate relationship. Experience frum hashkafa and inspire your neshama. Welcome to the life of a chassid. Support this po… read more

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Episode 178: Mevatel the Klipa Noga

August 8th, 2022

11:35

How does one handle the klipa noga with all the growth we’ve been working on?

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Episode 177: Types of Love

August 1st, 2022

11:15

Just as there are levels of fear, so too love.

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Episode 176: Refined and Quiet

July 25th, 2022

12:10

Let’s dive in to the middah of being quiet. Part of our bilvavi series.

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Episode 175: Building Ratzon

July 18th, 2022

13:27

Build your ratzon to have emunah.

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Episode 174: Yiras HaOnesh

July 11th, 2022

13:53

In Bilvavi, we look at yiras haonesh and its essential component to deveikus.

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Episode 173: Levels of Yirah

July 4th, 2022

9:30

In Bilvavi, we discover there are levels of yirah (fear).

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Episode 172: Belief in Divine Providence

June 27th, 2022

17:11

In Bilvavi, the concluding remarks on Divine Providence.

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Episode 171: Perspective on Creation

June 20th, 2022

10:58

Continuing in Bilvavi, one’s perspective on creation influences their belief in Divine Providence.

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Episode 170: What place is there for anger?

June 13th, 2022

12:57

Let’s eradicate anger - it’s proof we lack emunah.

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Episode 169: 50 Levels & Anger Check

June 7th, 2022

11:59

Post-Shavuos, what do we do now? Keep growing. Also, let’s use an anger check to gauge growth.

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Episode 168: Sefirah of Malchus

May 30th, 2022

6:58

This Sefiras Ha-Omer, let’s discuss simple inspirations to work on ourselves, not just count up. This week is Malchus.

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Episode 167: Sefirah of Yesod

May 23rd, 2022

6:16

This Sefiras Ha-Omer, let’s discuss simple inspirations to work on ourselves, not just count up. This week is Yesod.

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Episode 166: Sefirah of Hod

May 16th, 2022

10:13

This Sefiras Ha-Omer, let’s discuss simple inspirations to work on ourselves, not just count up. This week is Hod.

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Episode 165: Sefirah of Netzach

May 9th, 2022

8:51

This Sefiras Ha-Omer, let’s discuss simple inspirations to work on ourselves, not just count up. This week is Netzach.

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Episode 164: Sefirah of Tiferes

May 2nd, 2022

13:45

This Sefiras Ha-Omer, let’s discuss simple inspirations to work on ourselves, not just count up. This week is Tiferes.

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Episode 163: Sefirah of Gevurah

April 25th, 2022

9:50

This Sefiras Ha-Omer, let’s discuss simple inspirations to work on ourselves, not just count up. This week is Gevurah.

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Episode 162: Sefirah of Chesed

April 18th, 2022

13:15

This Sefiras Ha-Omer, let’s discuss simple inspirations to work on ourselves, not just count up. This week is Chesed.

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Episode 161: Small Stuff & HaShem in the Picture

April 11th, 2022

11:34

Do we have emunah with even the small things?

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Episode 160: Words of Emunah & Shopping with HaShem

April 4th, 2022

12:07

To foster emunah, it must permeate our very nature, every word and every action.

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Episode 159: Kosher Vessels

March 28th, 2022

11:00

How we kasher a kli is indicative of what we need to do to purify our own neshamos. Learn how.

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Episode 158: Music is an Avodah

March 21st, 2022

10:04

All music is Avodah. But what is that service aimed at, HaShem, or not-HaShem?

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Episode 157: AMaLeK Within

March 14th, 2022

10:47

We’re commanded to hate AMeLeK. Who is that today? Also, Chag Purim Sameach!

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Episode 156: Simcha is an Avodah

March 7th, 2022

9:38

Simcha, joy, is not a feeling - it’s an avodah. This Adar, practice this avodah…

Episode 155: Emunah, Bitachon, and Coronavirus

February 28th, 2022

18:17

How to we balance our emunah, bitachon, and coronavirus? Let’s take a look to remind us of how we should approach it.

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Episode 154: Taking Time to Reflect Emunah

February 21st, 2022

10:38

We need to sit down and spend time thinking thoughts of emunah in our circumstances.

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Episode 153: I’m Not in Control

February 16th, 2022

11:22

Who runs the show, you or HaShem?

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Episode 152: Actions of Emunah

February 7th, 2022

11:31

Continuing in Bilvavi, we look at how emunah has necessary actions to it that are shy of bitachon.

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Episode 151: Emunah in the Details

January 31st, 2022

12:17

Emunah isn’t just for big stuff - it’s also for literally every moment of life. Everything is divine circumstances. We just need to learn to see it.

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Episode 150: Fearing Aveiros

January 26th, 2022

11:10

What does it mean to fear HaShem. Let’s see what the Bobover Ruv has to say, with a story about R’ Zisha.

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Episode 149: (Super)Powers of Kedusha

December 20th, 2021

9:42

You have sparks of Kedusha all over and around you. You leave them everywhere. Supercharge your impact on true Tikkun Olam!

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Episode 148: Frequency in Recognition and Extending to the Self

December 13th, 2021

11:25

As if our homework on recognizing the basics of creation wasn’t enough, now we cranking it to 11. We need to recall throughout the day, every day, …

Episode 147: The Subliminity of Chanukah

December 6th, 2021

10:50

As a holiday wraps to a close, we review how to keep the inspiration through the coming year.

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Episode 146: Renewal During the Days of Joy

November 29th, 2021

11:36

It’s that time of renewal. Find an inspiration to recognize the renewal in your own neshama this Chanukah.

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Episode 145: Who Created the Sky? You, HaShem, You Created the Sky.

November 22nd, 2021

11:15

We need to constantly return to the simple question and answers of creation to create a firm foundation of simple faith.

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Episode 144: The Root Cause is Emunah

November 17th, 2021

8:57

Continuing in Sefer Bilvavi Mishnah Evneh, we learn the simple emunah is the root cause of our growth with HaShem, and chas v’shalom, our distance.

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Episode 143: Rebranding the Podcast

November 10th, 2021

5:31

In this episode we discuss the rebranding of this podcast. Stay tuned and stay subscribed!

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Episode 142: Bilvavi - Stop & See

October 27th, 2021

11:46

Join Yoni on a short talking hisbodedus in the redwoods on recognizing the Creator.

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Episode 141: Bilvavi - Simple Emunah

October 18th, 2021

9:50

The key to defeating the Pharaoh in our soul is through simple emunah.

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Episode 140: Bilvavi - The Pharaoh in our Soul

October 11th, 2021

8:58

Torah narratives have many purposes. Within you is the potential of every avos and every rasha we find in our mesorah.

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Episode 139: The Power of Speech

October 4th, 2021

10:02

As we take a quick break from our current discussion on Bilvavi, we turn to look to the power of speech and how it affects our deveikus to HaShem.

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Episode 138: Bilvavi - Below & Above

September 26th, 2021

9:20

What we do here needs help from Above to come to fruition. So ask.

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Episode 137: Bilvavi - Breaking Down the Stone

September 19th, 2021

9:41

In this episode we continue learning Bilvavi and discuss creating the constant awareness that there is a Creator.

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Episode 136: Yom HaKippurim & Removing the Schmutz

September 12th, 2021

10:22

Join me as we prepare for Yom Kippur. Let’s take a refreshing view on our potential for this day of prayer and fasting.

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Episode 135: Elul: Erev Rosh Hashanah

September 5th, 2021

12:02

The last episode in this year’s Elul series, let’s find our starting point for closeness this Rosh Hashanah.

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Episode 134: Elul: Purpose of Mitzvos

August 30th, 2021

10:37

What is the purpose of mitzvos? What if every mitzvah had a reason, and they were all chok?

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Episode 133: Elul: Focus on the Purpose of Life

August 23rd, 2021

13:07

What is the purpose of life? Deveikus. As David HaMelech said, closeness to HaShem is my good.

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Episode 132: Elul: Closeness to HaShem

August 16th, 2021

13:27

The King is in the fields. Now is the time to draw near.

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Episode 131: The Beginning of Deveikus

August 10th, 2021

10:08

Welcome to the month of Elul. The King is in the fields. So what do we do about it?

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Episode 130: A Loving G-d, Part 2

August 2nd, 2021

8:32

We continue the conversation on how HaShem is loving, not hateful, and appreciates every mitzvah we do when it has the right devotion to it.

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Episode 129: A Loving G-d, Part 1

July 26th, 2021

10:47

Join me in this episode as we discuss how true relationship with HaShem is one of love, not terrified fear.

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Episode 128: In the Midst of Trauma

July 19th, 2021

10:54

The 3 weeks are behind us, but the signs we’ve seen for the past two years say we need to look again.

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Episode 127: Kabbalah is Yiddishkeit

July 12th, 2021

8:21

Every part of Jewish observance is rooted in Kabbalah. By learning these connections, we can learn how to improve our relationship with HaShem.

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Episode 126: Lifting Kedusha & National Priesthood

July 5th, 2021

8:40

Every action we take either brings kedusha or removes it. How does this relate to Israel being a nation of priests?

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Episode 125: Aquariums & the Neshama

June 2nd, 2021

10:31

Did you know environment affects growth? It’s a scientific fact observed in nature. How is your environment growing, or squashing, you?

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Episode 124: Don’t Count Your Blessings

May 26th, 2021

6:50

How can we apply the measure against a census of the Jewish people to our own lives in a way to multiple the goodness in our lives?

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Episode 123: Cleaving & Magnetism

May 19th, 2021

6:29

It is beautiful how science works and proves spiritual truths. How to we cleave to HaShem? By following the laws of magnetism to defy the …

Episode 122: Torah Lishmah on Shavuos

May 13th, 2021

6:19

Shavuos. Is. Coming. Are you ready to accept Torah anew? What does that really mean anyway?

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Episode 121: Water, Fire, and the Pinecone

May 3rd, 2021

10:05

The pinecone is an example of balance and harmony in the world. For it to grow, it needs both water and fire. The same, too, for us. We need both the fire of emotion and the water of logic to temper and guide our body …

Episode 120: Hisbodedus & Conversing with HaShem

April 26th, 2021

14:27

Join Yoni in the Redwoods as he discusses having a relationship with G-d and how conversation (hisbodedus) is a necessary component in that growth.

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Episode 119: Counting Up & Hishtadlus

April 20th, 2021

7:54

In this episode, we look at counting up for the Omer and the personal work we need to do in our faith with HaShem.

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Episode 118: Still in Slavery

March 22nd, 2021

15:05

Join me in this episode as we discuss Passover, the Seder, and your role in spiritual slavery today.

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Episode 117: Rofay Chol Bosor

March 1st, 2021

8:55

There’s a simple blessing we recite throughout the day that talks about healing the inner body and it’s complexities. Never before has it been more applicable for me.

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Episode 116: Power & Real Power

February 26th, 2021

8:44

It’s not until you have a power outage that you realize a staple in today’s world compares nothing to real power.

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Episode 115: How the Little Kite Learned to Fly

February 8th, 2021

13:16

To sort great heights on the wings of eagles, we must first overcome our fears and trepidations about the world around us. Join me, as we learn in the parsha, the power of overcoming our self-doubt.

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Episode 114: Half-Shekels & Inoculation

February 1st, 2021

13:54

In this episode Yoni discusses the mitzvah of the half-shekel.

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Episode 113: You Are The Rose

January 5th, 2021

12:23

It may be 2021 now, but that doesn’t mean that everything is sunshine and happiness. We still have a ways to go. After all, this begin with Rosh …

Episode 112: Light in the Darkness

December 9th, 2020

10:23

These are dark times, but hope is not lost. Let us celebrate the holiday of Chanukah, a holiday that reminds us a single light can triumph over all.

Episode 111: Baruch Atah HaShem

November 16th, 2020

12:14

The first three words of a beracha have more meaning then we realize at first. It is crucial that we grab onto this knowledge and I have the right kevanah.

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Episode 110: Not a Rasha

November 9th, 2020

13:00

We all mess up, but we all can recover and move forward.

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Episode 109: Election and BDE

November 2nd, 2020

11:23

It may feel like uncertain times, but we need to remember the HaShem still in control.

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Episode 108: Don’t Lose Sight

October 19th, 2020

11:23

This year, and this season, we have a fine line we have to walk: how do we rejoice yet hold back? How do we have a muted or reduced joy? How can we …

Episode 107: Reflections on Rosh Hashanah 5781

September 24th, 2020

7:59

Join me in this episode as I reflect on the significance of Rosh Hashanah for the year 5781, and how COVID-19 has impacted it.

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Episode 106: Rosh Hashanah

September 15th, 2020

11:25

It’s the birthday of the world. It’s also a time of judgment, yet renewal and promise of a better tomorrow. All of this is fated on your relationship with HaShem. Is He Avinu (father), Malkeinu (king), or both? How do …

Episode 105: Static vs Clarity

August 31st, 2020

12:19

In this episode I discuss how involved static is in every part of our lives, and how essential it is that we remove it during the month of Elul.

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Episode 104: Same Podcast, New Leg of the Journey

August 18th, 2020

6:13

I’m scheduled to go to the Beis Din tomorrow and make the way back to Portland.

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Episode 103: Traveling, Retreat, and Meditation

August 12th, 2020

9:50

On the road, thinking about hosting a retreat, and some thoughts on meditation.

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Episode 102: Glass Half What?

August 3rd, 2020

6:44

Is your glass half full, or half empty? Maybe it’s neither…or both.

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Episode 101: Fasting & Repenting

July 9th, 2020

11:38

The Fast of Tammuz and the Three Weeks are upon us. Engage in repentance a meaningful way.

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Episode 100: Infect with Joy

June 30th, 2020

10:23

Thank you for helping me reach 100 episodes! I’d love to get feedback, iTunes reviews, and shares. This episode is about COVID-19, maintaining joy, and being a light to others.

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Episode 99: Healthy Diet & Healthy Life

June 22nd, 2020

10:10

The Kabbalistic view of how to eat and live life shows us a life coaching model baked into our Torah existence.

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Episode 98: Partners in Maintenance

June 16th, 2020

10:05

The world is a scary place right now with turmoil from protests, corruption, and COVID-19. Despite that, we can find our purpose and peace in our existence when we remember we are partners in creation and maintenance …

Episode 97: Sefirah of the Day

June 1st, 2020

18:55

There is a Kabbalistic practice to recognize each day of the week has its own theme, based on which sefirah associates to that day. How do these sefiros connect to the entire week and what does that mean for me? How can …

Episode 96: Shavuos and the Power of 50

May 26th, 2020

15:40

We are finishing up our counting of the Omer for 5780. As we learn the limitations of our physicality from COVID-19, we reach our penultimate moment …

Episode 95: Torah in Wealth & Poverty

May 18th, 2020

10:29

Pirkei Avos teaches us that if we study Torah in poverty then we will study Torah in wealth, and if we do not study Torah in wealth then we will surely not study Torah in poverty. The same lesson applies to our …

Episode 94: COVID-19 Follow Up

May 13th, 2020

11:30

I’ve been off the air while recovering from COVID-19. This is my first episode back and some thoughts regarding the spiritual why to this virus.

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Episode 93: Connectedness, Sefiros, & Shabbos

March 23rd, 2020

9:07

The Sefiros are a resonant harmony. So are the days of creation. Let’s use those metaphors to drive us to be more connected to HaShem.

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Episode 92: Connectedness & COVID-19

March 18th, 2020

7:09

The recent pandemic has shown us how interconnected we truly are. How can we use this as a lesson to be more connected to Ein Sof?

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Episode 91: The Fast of Esther

March 9th, 2020

10:05

Purim has a hiddenness to it that we have to uncover. We begin that with the Fast of Esther.

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Episode 90: Power of the Tongue

March 2nd, 2020

10:09

We were given life from breath. This breath is part of our inner core. As a result, our words have power. That’s why Shmiras HaLashon (guarding the …

Episode 89: Iterations

February 18th, 2020

8:05

The Daf Yomi cycle teaches us something critical about the life cycle: we accomplish great work through slow iterations over period of time. What do your iterations look like?

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Episode 88: Tu B’Shevat & Our Duty

February 12th, 2020

12:49

We have a duty to care for our planet. When is a better time to realize and improve on this than the birthday of Aytz Chaim, the Tree of Life?

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Episode 87: The Darkness of Assimilation

February 4th, 2020

13:16

During the plague of darkness, the darkness is so thick that many couldn’t move, except for the observant Jews. Even the Jews who assimilated into …

Episode 86: Conversing with HaShem

January 27th, 2020

8:52

Davening isn’t the end-all of our communication with HaShem. We can actually communicate with Him, and do, all the time.

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Episode 85: Cutting Back Imperfection

January 23rd, 2020

9:23

We aren’t made perfect. We’re made intentionally imperfect in order to give our neshama work to accomplish with our guf. This isn’t just spiritual. Like everything Jewish, everything spiritual has a physical …

Episode 85: Kabbalah & Halacha

January 15th, 2020

10:19

In this episode, I discuss the correlation between Kabbalah and Halacha. They relate more than you realize.

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Episode 84: 20/20

January 6th, 2020

11:56

It’s been a while so let’s review: who am I, what is the podcast, how am I qualified to do this podcast, and what’s coming next. I’m Dr. Yoni, and you’re listening to Kabbalah Pod. I’m excited so I hope you are too.

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Episode 83: Machpiel

December 30th, 2019

9:42

Machpiel relates to the term parallel. As it is in heaven, so on earth. As it is on earth, so it is in heaven. How do we connect to that relationally?

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Episode 82: Internal and External Torah

December 23rd, 2019

9:12

There are two levels to Torah knowledge: external and internal. To know both one must engage not only in study but also in spiritual work.

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Episode 81: Not Practical Kabbalah

December 16th, 2019

10:03

Kabbalah Pod is relational or semiotic Kabbalah based on traditional theoretical, not practical, Kabbalah, if we needed to put a label on it.

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Episode 80: Spiritual Work Without Spirituality

December 9th, 2019

13:37

Spirituality is an essential part of any meaningful spiritual work. To lack spirituality deprives the work of meaning.

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Episode 79: Highest Level of Torah

December 2nd, 2019

9:48

The Ramchal calls Kabbalah the highest level of Torah. What are the implications of this statement?

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Episode 78: Meditation & Single-Tasking

November 25th, 2019

12:02

Life is busy. We’re everywhere doing everything. Multitasking. And it’s bad for us. Slow your roll and consider being meditative instead. Have …

Episode 77: Heart & Mind

November 19th, 2019

12:11

Some days are better than others. Some days, our hearts and minds are in sync. Other days, they aren’t. When we feel that our heart and our mind are not in sync, that is when need to trust in HaShem.

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Episode 76: The Mountain High and the Valley Low

November 11th, 2019

11:36

In this episode, I discuss the mountaintop experience of the holidays compared to the everyday life in the valley.

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Episode 75: Shabbos featuring Guest Eliyahu

November 4th, 2019

15:05

In this episode my guest speaker and I discuss Shabbos and part of how we make it special. Featuring Eliyahu.

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Episode 74: 100 Brachos

October 30th, 2019

8:52

Many brachos do we need each day? That’s a great question on the letter of the law versus the intent of the law, and in this cause more of a recommended guideline.

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Episode 73: Walls and Struggles

October 23rd, 2019

11:03

You can go through every wall and obstacle in your way, as long as you recognize it’s not really there.

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Episode 72: Sukkos and Our Temporal Nature

October 16th, 2019

11:45

Our lives are temporary, but it does not mean our spiritual growth has to be.

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Episode 71: Give It Your All - Yom Kippur

October 7th, 2019

9:34

Take what you gained over this holiday and keep moving forward.

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Episode 70: Insignificant Mitzvos

October 2nd, 2019

10:30

No mitzvah is Insignificant if the relationship is healthy.

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Episode 69: Connect This Rosh Hashana

September 23rd, 2019

12:52

So many details for the new year, so don’t forget to be in relation with HaShem and identify how that relationship can grow this next year.

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Episode 68: The Greatest Wisdom is Not to Be Wise

September 16th, 2019

11:39

Wisdom doesn’t cut it when facing G-d. By the very un-nature of Ayn Sof, we have to go beyond wisdom. Rebbe Nachman shares profound insight on what HaShem really seeks from us.

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Episode 67: Elevate the Meal

September 9th, 2019

10:57

Food is a way for us to connect the physical and spiritual through brachos and mindfulness. Specifically, kosher food in a CJOTH lifestyle.

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Episode 66: Elul and Personal Progress

September 2nd, 2019

10:46

It’s that time again: taking stock of where you are. This year, find yourself, not someone else’s view of you, and work on your relationship with HaShem.

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Episode 65: Thunder and Lightning

August 26th, 2019

11:27

Are you a fan of storms? I am. I love thunderstorms. I love the booms and flashes of lightning. They’re simply amazing.

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Episode 64: Tov and Hara

August 19th, 2019

11:20

What is a dualistic nature? Let’s explore man’s dualistic creative ability and how they need to be in harmony.

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Episode 63: Object of Our Faith

August 12th, 2019

16:13

Where is your faith, in HaShem and the creative ability to heal or in Tylenol? We can take pain medication, but only trust in G-d for the ability to …

Episode 62: Tisha B’Av and Teshuva

August 5th, 2019

14:57

This Tisha B’Av, don’t look for an angry man in the sky. That’s Avoda Zarah. Look instead for redemption and repentance, taking us forward in our …

Episode 61: Too Much or Too Little Faith

July 29th, 2019

17:40

Faith in everything? Faith in nothing? How about a holistic, mandorla harmonization?

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Episode 60: Joy, Teshuva, and the Three Weeks

July 22nd, 2019

13:07

How does joy connect with teshuva, and what does that have to do with the Three Weeks? Let’s unpack some thoughts of Rabbi Nachman and look to King David for insight.

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Episode 59: Spiritually Developed or Striving for Truth?

July 15th, 2019

11:11

Who should we learn from and when? Must a chavrusa be an expert, or just one who desires to learn?

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Episode 58: Everywhere and in Everything

July 8th, 2019

11:16

HaShem is Ayn Sof. How does that computer in a physical and finite realm? Where is G-d?

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Episode 57: Attaching One’s Thoughts

July 1st, 2019

12:47

To have relationship with HaShem requires attaching ourselves to Him. How? By our thoughts. Then how? By those above us. Stand on the shoulders of …

Episode 56: Inspiration of Modim

June 24th, 2019

11:55

What inspires us to give thanks? Better yet, who and why?

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Episode 55: BDB & CJOTH

June 17th, 2019

16:07

Lots of acronyms but essential way of living and Kabbalistic integration. Be good, Do good, and Be holy. Consciously and Joyously Observant of Torah …

Episode 54: Open My Lips

June 11th, 2019

7:47

A simple phrase at the start of Shemoneh Esrei (Amidah) sets the stage for how we ought to come before HaShem’s throne.

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Episode 53: Mattan Torah

June 6th, 2019

17:37

As Sefiras HaOmer concludes, we look forward to Mattan Torah. Tune in to this cumulative discussion on Sefiros, Torah, and Tikkun Olam relation to …

Episode 52: Week Seven of the Omer

June 3rd, 2019

13:13

Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Malchus.

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Episode 51: Week Six of the Omer

May 27th, 2019

17:30

Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Yesod.

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Episode 50: Week Five of the Omer

May 20th, 2019

17:28

Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Hod.

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Episode 49: Week Four of the Omer

May 16th, 2019

27:21

Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Netzach.

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Episode 48: Week Three of the Omer

May 6th, 2019

15:11

Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Tiferes.

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Episode 47: Week Two of the Omer

May 2nd, 2019

15:11

Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Gevurah.

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Episode 46: Week One of the Omer

April 30th, 2019

20:35

Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Chesed.

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Episode 45: Counting the Omer

April 24th, 2019

15:12

It’s Pesach, which means it’s time to count the Omer. This simple statement during arvit has major Kabbalistic implications. Let’s take a gander...

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Episode 44: The Four Sons & PaRDeS

April 15th, 2019

8:40

The Pesach Haggadah tells us of four sons. The PaRDeS Aggadah tells us of four men that journeyed through the four levels of the garden. These narratives are metaphors to show us a path. Do you see the connection?

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Episode 43: Education vs Experience

April 8th, 2019

9:31

The bird in the pan or the bird in the bush? PhD or MD? Where does Kabbalah fit in?

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Episode 42: Revisiting Balance vs Harmony

April 2nd, 2019

7:42

Balance isn’t the right Kabbalistic concept - Harmony is. It’s an essential difference that changes how we understand yachad - unity - and HaShem.

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Episode 41: Lifecycle & Leavening

March 25th, 2019

8:55

Pesach is coming. We clear the physical of chametz, but what does it mean to deal with spiritual leavening as well? Tune in to find out!

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Episode 40: Shalom as a Mantra

March 18th, 2019

10:19

Learn more about TM, Jewish TM, mantras, and shalom in this episode.

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Episode 39: You Get What You Give

March 12th, 2019

6:25

We reap what we sow. Just like a bank account, there is a return on dividends, in a way. How much do we invest in our pursuit of relationship with HaShem? That helps define the quality and depth of our spiritual tether.

Episode 38: Beyond the Mask - the Power of Purim

March 6th, 2019

4:31

Drinking, masks, and costumes. Is this really all Purim is about, or is there something more? Tune in to this episode to learn about the power of Purim, beyond the mask…

Episode 37: Rabbi & Rebbe

February 27th, 2019

5:14

In this episode I discuss the mandorla roles of Rabbi and Rebbe.

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Episode 36: Deaf & Mute

February 18th, 2019

3:01

The resonant harmony of Torah requires us to hear and speak. How does this affect those both deaf and mute?

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Episode 35: Meditative Prayer

February 12th, 2019

4:13

Or is it prayerful meditation? You’ll have to decide for yourself. This episode hashes out a prayer and meditation concept by Rabbi Nachman Breslov.

Episode 34: The Meaning of Parsha Mishpatim

February 8th, 2019

3:57

Why all these civil laws in the midst of religious life? What’s that have to do with being Jewish?

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Episode 33: Havdalah

January 7th, 2019

5:20

Judaism teaches separating sacred and mundane. How does that apply in our lives? Can we take it too far?

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Episode 32: Gates & Tehillim

December 24th, 2018

3:02

There are 50 gates to HaShem and mankind can access 49 of them. When we can’t find our gate, what do we turn to? The Psalms.

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Episode 31: The Brace

December 17th, 2018

5:23

Rabbinic fences have value. My own experiential metaphor of the brace connects.

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Episode 30: Habit

December 13th, 2018

6:49

I’ve been off the air due to an accident. During this time l learned the value, and struggle, of habits. Tune in to learn more.

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Episode 29: Eliezer and Meditative Prayer

November 5th, 2018

5:30

We see one of the first direct references to meditation being connected to prayer in Parasha Chaiyay Sarah.

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Episode 28: Pittsburgh

October 30th, 2018

2:39

Time the time to mourn. We are mishpacha - family.

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Episode 27: Balance & Harmony

October 23rd, 2018

5:15

Don’t rely on just knowledge, emotion, or spirituality to connect to HaShem. Find a holistic and unified approach.

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Episode 26: O What A Wondrous World

October 15th, 2018

8:07

Take a moment and enjoy the beauty and magnificence of creation. Transform it into praise.

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Episode 25: Commercialization

October 4th, 2018

5:10

Don't judge Judaism by the media - judge it by the Torah. Don't live a fast food faith - live a meaningful connection to the Infinite.

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Episode 24: Temporary Dwellings

September 26th, 2018

8:09

Sukkos is a holiday if remembrance and a foreshadow of what’s to come. Our temporary dwelling is more than a sukkah - it’s our life.

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Episode 23: Kabbalah is Necessary

September 21st, 2018

4:46

Kabbalah is necessary, but credible sources are essential.

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Episode 22: Judgement & Grace

September 17th, 2018

3:54

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur recall holiness and judgement. At the same time, we’re supposed to have faith in a loving G-d. How do we reconcile these …

Episode 21: Meniscus

September 4th, 2018

4:30

Meniscus. A big scientific word for a small spiritual barrier. How do we break through?

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Episode 20: Rain

August 31st, 2018

4:43

Rain is one of the most beautiful expressions of weather HaShem can give us. However, it needs a harmonious balance.

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Episode 19: Living Torah

August 20th, 2018

6:21

We don't need motivational speakers or snazzy Instagram quotes. We have Torah - our living relationship with HaShem.

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Episode 18: Taking Stock in Elul

August 13th, 2018

3:12

In this month of Elul we take stock. We seek relationship with HaShem. Take advantage of that jump-start and keep it going throughout the year.

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Episode 17: Words Matter

August 8th, 2018

7:09

How we act and speak has spiritual impact. Listen to learn more about this circle.

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Episode 16: Time and Place

July 24th, 2018

3:55

In this episode, I discuss the spiritual association of Tisha B'Av on the calendar.

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Episode 15: Hidden Art

July 20th, 2018

7:46

Relationship with HaShem isn't an equation - it's an art form.

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Episode 14: Three Weeks

July 17th, 2018

5:42

In this episode I talk about the Three Weeks from an inner heart perspective. How do these twenty-one days impact you?

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Episode 13: Echad

July 11th, 2018

6:03

The Shema is a statement. Is it One, Alone, or One & Only? How about all of them?

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Episode 12: The Danger of Kabbalah...?

July 9th, 2018

7:07

In this episode we discuss what is dangerous, and what is safe, in Kabbalah and meditation.

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Episode 11: Don’t Get Caught on the Small Things

July 2nd, 2018

5:54

Judaism is not a checklist - it’s a relationship. Find beauty in the mitzvoth and help others succeed too.

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Episode 10: Davening

June 27th, 2018

5:58

Prayer is a critical part of a relationship with HaShem. Davening is our manual and starter's guide.

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Episode 9: Inner Wonders

June 26th, 2018

3:37

The body is an amazing wonder we often overlook. That is why we need to say Asher Yatzar.

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Episode 8: Ascend

June 25th, 2018

4:26

How do we ascend? How do we live how HaShem wants us to? It's easier than you may think.

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Episode 7: Expectations & Impact

June 21st, 2018

2:55

In this episode I discuss my visit to the Kotel and how it impacted me.

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Episode 6: Meaning To The Action

June 21st, 2018

2:40

Orthodox Judaism tells us what and how. But what about the why?

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Episode 5: Keeping Sinai in Our Hearts

May 24th, 2018

4:42

Don’t let the mountaintop experience fade away when you experience the valleys of everyday life. Keep it real and in your heart, everyday.

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Episode 4: Approaching Sinai

May 18th, 2018

2:28

Make this Shavuos a special time to connect.

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Episode 3: Being the Child

May 17th, 2018

3:30

Are we G-d’s Children?

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Episode 1: Who and What is Kabbalah Pod?

May 9th, 2018

6:01

In this introductory episode, meet Yoni, learn what this podcast is about, and how Yoni is qualified to talk on the subject.

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