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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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Are you leading a Meditation Sit Group?

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.

  • Playfulness Podcasts
  • Playfulness Source Sheets
Playfulness Podcasts

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Playfulness 14

Playfulness 13

Playfulness 12

Playfulness 11

Playfulness 10

Playfulness 9

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Playfulness 7


Playfulness 1

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Playfulness 3

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Playfulness 5

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Core Texts on Playfulness

On the Practice of Somersaults

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

Playfulness Source Sheets