Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Keep Breathing is Episode 104

Keep Breathing is Episode 104 of A Dash of Drash.  

In the fear, anxiety and uncertainty of these days, we so need to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Our external worlds are getting smaller and smaller as we stay in our homes, but our inner worlds can expand if we stay present.  There is a lot of wisdom out there that reminds us of the importance of daily rituals and practices and routines as we endure these days.  For some of us daily prayer and meditation is really important, for others creativity, being outside, eating good, healthy food.  It all helps and it all heals. 

This week, we begin Vayikra/Leviticus, the third book of Torah whose main focus is the system of animal sacrifices in all their gory details.  Sacrifice in Hebrew is korban, which is about coming close and the sacrifices were replaced by prayers and spiritual practices; our offerings of the heart.  
This podcast offering includes a meditation on Divine Breath becoming our breath, taught by Reb Zalman. Let’s all keep breathing as deeply as we can and stay as present as we can through and beyond this moment.  

Listen here on Soundcloud or on itunes here.
Thanks for listening with a generous heart and sharing with others!

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About Rabbi Marc Soloway

Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in 2004 and has been the the spiritual leader at Bonai Shalom in Boulder ever since. Marc was a close student of Rabbi Zalman Schechter Shalomi and received an additional smicha (rabbinic ordination) from him in 2014, just two months before he died. He has been the host and narrator of two documentary films shown on PBS; A Fire in the Forest: In Search of the Baal Shem Tov and Treasure under the Bridge: Pilgrimage to the Hasidic Masters of Ukraine. Marc is a graduate of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, has traveled to Ghana in a rabbinic delegation with American Jewish World Service and co-chair of the Rabbinical Council and national board member of Hazon, which strives to create more sustainable Jewish communities. In 2015, Marc was among a group of 12 faith leaders honored at The White House as “Champions of Change” for work on the climate. Marc is a proud member of Beit Izim, Boulder’s Jewish goat milking co-op.

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