Kabbalah Pod

Episode 47: Week Two of the Omer

An episode of Kabbalah Pod

By Dr. Yoni @ YidBrik

Tune in to experience Kabbalah within Orthodox Judaism via an unorthodox method, integrating both yeshivish and chassidic styles to provide a holistic approach to connecting to HaShem in an intimate relationship. This is a beginner's approach basic to Kabbalah concepts and relational living with the intention of immediate and practical application in your own life.

- Dr. Yoni

This podcast is a project of YidBrik - Building Jewish Bridges. Learn more at YidBrik.com/Kabbalah.
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Episode 72: Sukkos and Our Temporal Nature
Our lives are temporary, but it does not mean our spiritual growth has to be.
October 16, 2019
Episode 71: Give It Your All - Yom Kippur
Take what you gained over this holiday and keep moving forward.
October 7, 2019
Episode 70: Insignificant Mitzvos
No mitzvah is Insignificant if the relationship is healthy.
October 2, 2019
Episode 69: Connect This Rosh Hashana
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.
September 23, 2019
Episode 68: The Greatest Wisdom is Not to Be Wise
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.
September 16, 2019
Episode 67: Elevate the Meal
Food is a way for us to connect the physical and spiritual through brachos and mindfulness. Specifically, kosher food in a CJOTH lifestyle.
September 9, 2019
Episode 66: Elul and Personal Progress
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.
September 2, 2019
Episode 65: Thunder and Lightning
Are you a fan of storms? I am. I love thunderstorms. I love the booms and flashes of lightning. They’re simply amazing.
August 26, 2019
Episode 64: Tov and Hara
What is a dualistic nature? Let’s explore man’s dualistic creative ability and how they need to be in harmony.
August 19, 2019
Episode 63: Object of Our Faith
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 heal. After all, HaShem creates the world every minute.
August 12, 2019
Episode 62: Tisha B’Av and Teshuva
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 collective yahrzeit to a greater future.
August 5, 2019
Episode 61: Too Much or Too Little Faith
Faith in everything? Faith in nothing? How about a holistic, mandorla harmonization?
July 29, 2019
Episode 60: Joy, Teshuva, and the Three Weeks
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.
July 22, 2019
Episode 59: Spiritually Developed or Striving for Truth?
Who should we learn from and when? Must a chavrusa be an expert, or just one who desires to learn?
July 15, 2019
Episode 58: Everywhere and in Everything
HaShem is Ayn Sof. How does that computer in a physical and finite realm? Where is G-d?
July 8, 2019
Episode 57: Attaching One’s Thoughts
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 giants.
July 1, 2019
Episode 56: Inspiration of Modim
What inspires us to give thanks? Better yet, who and why?
June 24, 2019
Episode 55: BDB & CJOTH
Lots of acronyms but essential way of living and Kabbalistic integration. Be good, Do good, and Be holy. Consciously and Joyously Observant of Torah and Halacha. Tune in and harmonize with me.
June 17, 2019
Episode 54: Open My Lips
A simple phrase at the start of Shemoneh Esrei (Amidah) sets the stage for how we ought to come before HaShem’s throne.
June 11, 2019
Episode 53: Mattan Torah
As Sefiras HaOmer concludes, we look forward to Mattan Torah. Tune in to this cumulative discussion on Sefiros, Torah, and Tikkun Olam relation to Counting the Omer. 
June 6, 2019
Episode 52: Week Seven of the Omer
Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Malchus.
June 3, 2019
Episode 51: Week Six of the Omer
Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Yesod.
May 27, 2019
Episode 50: Week Five of the Omer
Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Hod.
May 20, 2019
Episode 49: Week Four of the Omer
Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Netzach.
May 16, 2019
Episode 48: Week Three of the Omer
Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Tiferes.
May 6, 2019
Episode 47: Week Two of the Omer
Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Gevurah.
May 2, 2019
Episode 46: Week One of the Omer
Let’s chat about the Omer, Sefiros, and the unification of Chesed.
April 30, 2019
Episode 45: Counting the Omer
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...
April 24, 2019
Episode 44: The Four Sons & PaRDeS
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?
April 15, 2019
Episode 43: Education vs Experience
The bird in the pan or the bird in the bush? PhD or MD? Where does Kabbalah fit in?
April 8, 2019
Episode 42: Revisiting Balance vs Harmony
Balance isn’t the right Kabbalistic concept - Harmony is. It’s an essential difference that changes how we understand yachad - unity - and HaShem.
April 2, 2019
Episode 41: Lifecycle & Leavening
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!
March 25, 2019
Episode 40: Shalom as a Mantra
Learn more about TM, Jewish TM, mantras, and shalom in this episode.
March 18, 2019
Episode 39: You Get What You Give
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.
March 12, 2019
Episode 38: Beyond the Mask - the Power of Purim
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…
March 6, 2019
Episode 37: Rabbi & Rebbe
In this episode I discuss the mandorla roles of Rabbi and Rebbe.
February 27, 2019
Episode 36: Deaf & Mute
The resonant harmony of Torah requires us to hear and speak. How does this affect those both deaf and mute?
February 18, 2019
Episode 35: Meditative Prayer
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.
February 12, 2019
Episode 34: The Meaning of Parsha Mishpatim
Why all these civil laws in the midst of religious life? What’s that have to do with being Jewish?
February 8, 2019
Episode 33: Havdalah
Judaism teaches separating sacred and mundane. How does that apply in our lives? Can we take it too far?
January 7, 2019
Episode 32: Gates & Tehillim
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.
December 24, 2018
Episode 31: The Brace
Rabbinic fences have value. My own experiential metaphor of the brace connects.
December 17, 2018
Episode 30: Habit
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.
December 13, 2018
Episode 29: Eliezer and Meditative Prayer
We see one of the first direct references to meditation being connected to prayer in Parasha Chaiyay Sarah.
November 5, 2018
Episode 28: Pittsburgh
Time the time to mourn. We are mishpacha - family.
October 30, 2018
Episode 27: Balance & Harmony
Don’t rely on just knowledge, emotion, or spirituality to connect to HaShem. Find a holistic and unified approach.
October 23, 2018
Episode 26: O What A Wondrous World
Take a moment and enjoy the beauty and magnificence of creation. Transform it into praise.
October 15, 2018
Episode 25: Commercialization
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.
October 4, 2018
Episode 24: Temporary Dwellings
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.
September 26, 2018
Episode 23: Kabbalah is Necessary
Kabbalah is necessary, but credible sources are essential.
September 21, 2018
Episode 22: Judgement & Grace
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 opposites?
September 17, 2018
Episode 21: Meniscus
Meniscus. A big scientific word for a small spiritual barrier. How do we break through?
September 4, 2018
Episode 20: Rain
Rain is one of the most beautiful expressions of weather HaShem can give us. However, it needs a harmonious balance.
August 31, 2018
Episode 19: Living Torah
We don't need motivational speakers or snazzy Instagram quotes. We have Torah - our living relationship with HaShem.
August 20, 2018
Episode 18: Taking Stock in Elul
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.
August 13, 2018
Episode 17: Words Matter
How we act and speak has spiritual impact. Listen to learn more about this circle.
August 8, 2018
Episode 16: Time and Place
In this episode, I discuss the spiritual association of Tisha B'Av on the calendar.
July 24, 2018
Episode 15: Hidden Art
Relationship with HaShem isn't an equation - it's an art form.
July 20, 2018
Episode 14: Three Weeks
In this episode I talk about the Three Weeks from an inner heart perspective. How do these twenty-one days impact you?
July 17, 2018
Episode 13: Echad
The Shema is a statement. Is it One, Alone, or One & Only? How about all of them?
July 11, 2018
Episode 12: The Danger of Kabbalah...?
In this episode we discuss what is dangerous, and what is safe, in Kabbalah and meditation.
July 9, 2018
Episode 11: Don’t Get Caught on the Small Things
Judaism is not a checklist - it’s a relationship. Find beauty in the mitzvoth and help others succeed too.
July 2, 2018
Episode 10: Davening
Prayer is a critical part of a relationship with HaShem. Davening is our manual and starter's guide.
June 27, 2018
Episode 9: Inner Wonders
The body is an amazing wonder we often overlook. That is why we need to say Asher Yatzar.
June 26, 2018
Episode 8: Ascend
How do we ascend? How do we live how HaShem wants us to? It's easier than you may think.
June 25, 2018
Episode 7: Expectations & Impact
In this episode I discuss my visit to the Kotel and how it impacted me.
June 21, 2018
Episode 6: Meaning To The Action
Orthodox Judaism tells us what and how. But what about the why?
June 21, 2018
Episode 5: Keeping Sinai in Our Hearts
Don’t let the mountaintop experience fade away when you experience the valleys of everyday life. Keep it real and in your heart, everyday.
May 24, 2018
Episode 4: Approaching Sinai
Make this Shavuos a special time to connect.
May 18, 2018
Episode 3: Being the Child
Are we G-d’s Children?
May 17, 2018
Episode 2: Chocolate & Repercussions
When we save a sin for later.
May 11, 2018
Episode 1: Who and What is Kabbalah Pod?
In this introductory episode, meet Yoni, learn what this podcast is about, and how Yoni is qualified to talk on the subject.
May 9, 2018
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