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    Contemplative Jewish practice increases our capacity for connection, joy and inspiration, and we want the same for you. In this weekly podcast, Rabbi James Jacobson Maisels shares his own journey of practice with us, and coaches us on bringing practice to bear on the full human experience.

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    Or HaLev encourages members of our community who are leading Meditation Sit Groups to share this podcast and the Jewish Wisdom they contain with your groups. The Source Sheets below contain many of the texts explored by Rav James, in both Hebrew and English, along with practice prompts and questions for deepening, exploration and discussion.

    Softness Podcasts
    Softness Source Sheets
    Playfulness Podcasts
    Playfulness Source Sheets
    Softness Podcasts

    Introduction  - Podcast 1

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    Introduction to Softness 

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    Introduction to Softness 

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    Introduction to Softness 

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    Softness Source Sheets
    Softness 1
    Softness 4
    Softness 7
    Softness 10
    Softness 13
    Softness 2
    Softness 5
    Softness 8
    Softness 11
    Softness 14
    Softness 3
    Softness 6
    Softness 9
    Softness 12
    Softness 15
    Softness 16
    Softness 19
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    Softness 25
    Softness 17
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    Softness 26
    Softness 18
    Softness 21
    Softness 24
    Softness 27
    Softness 28
    Softness 31
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    Softness 29
    Softness 32
    Softness 35
    Softness 30
    Softness 33
    Playfulness Podcasts

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    Core Texts on Playfulness

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    On the Practice of Somersaults

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    Listen here to the extended version of the Somersaults Podcast, where Rav James explores the textual foundations of this creative spiritual technique. 

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    Playfulness Source Sheets
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