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Empowered Jewish Living with Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum

Empowered Jewish Living with Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum

By Shlomo Buxbaum
Exploring the depth of Jewish wisdom, the beauty of Jewish life, and how to live a more empowered life. Classes and interviews with great Jewish authors and influencers by Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum.
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R' Yehoshua Gerzi: Practical Tools to Upgrade Your Mind, Body, and Vitality... every single day!
R’ Yehoshua Gerzi is an international lecturer, community rabbi, a musician, a martial artist, and sport & physical therapist. He is widely embraced for his unique contribution to Jewish mystical thought, particularly in practical day to day living. He is also the founder of the Founder of Pilzno Work-Inspired program, helping people achieve financial and career success while living with with more balance, fulfilment, and peace of mind. His mission is to create growth and change in the consciousness of humanity, upgrading people’s normative everyday experience to a life of purpose and intention. In this episode we speak about holistic growth in many different areas of our life including nutrition, exercise, meditative breathing, and more! Special for our podcast listeners!!! You can now purchase my book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" with a 15% discount at MosaicaPress.com using the special discount code: EMPOWER! When you purchase the book, aside from the joy it will bring you, you are also supporting this podcast and our work! So THANK YOU!!!
01:02:20
May 24, 2022
Energy of the Jewish Months (Part 7): Journey Through the Months of Iyar and Sivan
This is the seventh of a monthly series based on the energy and wisdom of the Jewish calendar. Each of the Jewish months, we explore the central themes of that month and set our intention to how to fully tap in to the months energy and maximize its potential. This episode we focus on the connection between two of the months, Iyar and Sivan, the time of Sefirat Ha'Omer and the holiday of Shavuot, and the close partnership between the tribe of Issachar and Zevulun. What does all this mean for you and I? Join us for the ride!!! This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Thanks for listening!
35:03
May 18, 2022
Lag B'Omer: The birth of Kabbalah and its place within Judaism
In this class, Rabbi Shlomo discusses Lag B'Omer and what it is all about. We explore the life of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and how his teachings spread to the world and evolved over the centuries. We speak about the place of Kabbalah in Jewish study and why there has been a movement towards greater Kabbalistic study in recent years.
46:08
May 13, 2022
Aliza Bulow: Social Activism, Women's Empowerment, Grief, and a Never-Ending Quest for Greatness!
Aliza Bulow has been a Jewish Educator for over twenty five years. She is the founder and director of Core, an organization that connects Jewish women and strengthens Jewish homes and communities, and travels regularly to offer guidance, leadership training, and strategic planning for Jewish organizations and communities throughout the continent.  In this episode Aliza shares with us her incredible journey from her upbring as an activist in the civil rights movement, her rejection of the church to become a Jew, he time in the IDF, traveling to Russia to help Soviet Jewry, and, ultimately, dealing with the tragic loss of her son to mental illness.  This was a powerful conversation with lots of laughs, lots of tears, and lots of powerful lessons!  This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Instagram: @shlomobuxbaum Facebook: @shlomobubxaum Thanks for listening!
01:06:27
May 09, 2022
The Omer & The Mystical Roots of Rabbi Akiva and his Students
In this class given in 2021, Rabbi Shlomo explores why there is sadness mixed in to Sefirat HaOmer, a time which should be purely festive. The class delves into the story of Rabbi Akiva, some of the mystical roots of Akiva and his students, and what are some lessons that we should apply to our own lives during this time of year. 
44:52
May 03, 2022
R' Zac Kamenetz: Expanded Consciousness, Spiritual Experiences, and the Possibilities/Risks of the Psychedelic Revolution
Rabbi Zac Kamenetz is the founder and CEO of Shefa: Jewish Psychedelic Support with its mission to build a Jewish framework to integrate expanded states of consciousness and psychedelic therapy & experiences. Shefa provides Jewish integration support and opportunities for the Jewish community to ground their experiences within Jewish tradition, creating educational and leadership development offerings for the broader community, and teaching the Torah of consciousness, creativity, and healing. This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Instagram: @shlomobuxbaum Facebook: @shlomobubxaum Thanks for listening!
01:09:17
April 26, 2022
Benji Elson LMSW: Healing Through the Energy of Sefirat Ha'Omer
Benji Elson, LMSW is a psychotherapist, Torah educator, and author living in Jerusalem where he has a private therapy practice specializing in trauma, anxiety, and depression. He also is a senior therapist at Genesis Jerusalem, a premier mental health clinic with a residential program for the treatment of addictions and substance use. Benji gives a weekly class about the healing cycle of the Jewish calendar and Jewish wisdom to young professionals in Jerusalem. His book, Dance of the Omer, is a widely popular aid for inspiring self transformation during Sefirat HaOmer in people all around the world.  For more episodes about the energy of Sefirat Ha'Omer and the Sefirot, check out: A Kabbalistic Introduction to Sefirat Ha'Omer and the Divine Sefirot Kabbalah, Sefirot, and The "Image" of God This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.  Instagram: @shlomobuxbaum Facebook: @shlomobubxaum Thanks for listening!
01:03:37
April 19, 2022
A Kabbalistic Introduction to Sefirat Ha'Omer and the Divine Sefirot
In this class, Rabbi Shlomo gives an overview of the Sefirot. What are they? Why do they matter? And why do they connect to the time of year between Passover and Shavuot known as Sefirat HaOmer. More on this topic coming up in the next podcast featuring special guest Benji Elson author of Dance of the Omer.  Also on this topic: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shlomo-buxbaum7/episodes/Kabbalah--Sefirot--and-The-Image-of-God-eliocd Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kabbalah-sefirot-and-the-image-of-god/id1537507236?i=1000496181807 Follow us on Instagram: @shlomobuxbaum The Book: The 4 Elements of an Empowered Life
55:27
April 13, 2022
Rav Gav Friedman: Passover and the Art of Engaging Your Audience in Jewish Ideas
Rabbi Gavriel Friedman has spent the last two decades lecturing in Jerusalem and to audiences across the globe. He is a lecturer at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem and one of the most sought-after Jewish motivational speakers. Rabbi Friedman’s charisma captivates audiences of all ages and across the Jewish spectrum, as he presents deep Torah concepts in an intriguing and entertaining way. Rav Gav currently resides in Jerusalem, with his wife and children. Here are some more great Passover episodes: Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 1 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 2 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 3 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 4 This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Thanks for listening!
01:07:32
April 07, 2022
Energy of the Jewish Months (Part 6): Month of Nissan, Renewal, and the Birth of the World
This is the sixth of a monthly series based on the energy and wisdom of the Jewish calendar. Before the beginning of each of the Jewish months, we explore the central themes of that month and set our intention to how to fully tap in to the months energy and maximize its potential. This is the month of Nissan. It has the zodiac sign of Aries and is connected to the Tribe of Yehudah. What does all this mean for you and I? Join us for the ride!!!  If you would like to delve deeper into the deeper significance of the Exodus story, enjoy these episodes:  Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 1 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 2 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 3 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 4  This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Thanks for listening!
36:37
April 04, 2022
Relationship Secrets from the Passover Seder with Devorah Buxbaum (Part 2): Connecting withour Kids
This is part two of a series that Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah gave for Project Inspire's Mindflex program, originally posted before Passover 2021. In this class, we discuss 5 ideas from the Passover seder that will help take your parenting to the next level and connect deeply with your children.  If you would like to delve deeper into the deeper significance of the Exodus story, enjoy these episodes: Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 1 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 2 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 3 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 4
45:02
March 28, 2022
Relationship Secrets from the Passover Seder with Devorah Buxbaum (Part 1): Marriage
This episode was originally posted before Passover 2021. It is a special pre-Passover class that was given for Project Inspire's Mindflex program. Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah discuss the 5 stages of the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt and how each stage can be used as a lesson to transform our marriages from good to great! If you would like to delve deeper into the deeper significance of the Exodus story, enjoy these episodes: Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 1 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 2 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 3 Passover and the Four Steps to Personal Breakthrough- Part 4
46:22
March 22, 2022
Barry Shore, The Ambassador of Joy: How to Slay Stress and Overcome Challenges
Barry Shore, a.k.a the Ambassador of Joy, is the founder of the Joy of Living Institute and the author of, The Joy of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy. His Mission is to transform the world through JOY. He is also a successful serial entrepreneur. In September 2004, he became a quadriplegic overnight from a rare disease. His journey to regain mobility pushed him to Go MAD (Make A Difference). He set out to build a platform to teach people to LIVE in JOY, daily. No matter the situation. To that end The JOY of LIVING Institute ™ was born, with its signature KEEP SMILING brand and his radio show/podcast which is heard worldwide by hundreds of thousands. In the process of recovering from full paralysis he has become an avid swimmer and by swimming 2 miles/day 6X/week has accumulated more than 7,223 miles over 12 years. This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.
01:00:02
March 20, 2022
The Depth of Purim (Part 3): Wine, Women, and the Garden of Eden
In this class (given in 2021), Rabbi Buxbaum explains the deeper meaning behind the four Purim traditions and why the Book of Esther is the grand finale of the Torah, bringing rectification to the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. For more ideas related to Purim, listen to "The 3 Happiness Practices with Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah" podcast by following this link: https://anchor.fm/shlomo-buxbaum7/episodes/The-Three-Happiness-Practices-with-Devorah-Buxbaum-er2isv This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.
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March 10, 2022
The Depth of Purim (Part 2): Esther's Hidden Mission
In this class (given in 2021), Rabbi Shlomo explores the background story of Queen Esther. What was the flaw of the Jewish people that they became vulnerable to Haman's decree and why was Esther the best person for the role of heroine of the story? Plus, the deep connection between Eve in the Garden and Esther in the Purim story.  This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.
40:46
March 06, 2022
Internet Sensation Meir Kay: Life Lessons from Bringing Joy to the World (co-hosted with Devorah Buxbaum)
This is the second episode in a series on joy as we interview various guests who are known for their ability to bring joy to others! Stay tuned for future episodes as we prepare for the holiday of Purim with great guests and Purim classes. Meir Kay, is a filmmaker and Internet sensation whose viral videos have amassed over 350 million views and his social media presence has upwards of one million followers. He makes videos that focus on spreading positivity, emphasize the importance of being happy and showcase random acts of kindness. He is also a marathon runner, world traveler, motivational speaker, social activist and mental health advocate.   If you enjoyed this episode, we highly recommend our "Three Happiness Practices" episode with Shlomo and Devorah where we discuss achieving happiness in your life. This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.  
01:00:08
February 28, 2022
The Depth of Purim (Part 1): The Doubt before the Breakthrough
In this class (given in 2021), we explore the depth of the joy of Purim, the roots of Haman in the Garden of Eden and in the Biblical nation of Amalek. We discuss how every spiritual journey has in in moments of doubts and how to manage them when they surface.  This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.
38:18
February 21, 2022
Award-Winning Hollywood Writer David Sacks: Laughter, Leadership, and Elevating Your Life
This is the first episode in a series on joy as we interview various guests who are known for their ability to bring joy to others! Stay tuned for future episodes as we prepare for the holiday of Purim with great guest and Purim classes.  David Sacks gives the weekly Torah podcast “Spiritual Tools for an Outrageous World” and has spoken to enthusiastic crowds, opening the hearts of people across the US, Europe, Israel and South Africa. His topics range from the meaning of life, to Hollywood’s impact on the world, to achieving happiness. Born and raised in New York City, David Sacks attended Harvard College, graduating with a degree in Government. While there he began his comedy writing career for the school’s humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon. Upon graduating, David moved to Los Angeles and began writing for television. Among the shows he’s worked for are “The Simpsons”, where he won an Emmy Award, and “Third Rock from the Sun” for which he won a Golden Globe Award, “Malcolm in the Middle”, and “Final Space” on Adult Swim. David is the co founder and Senior Lecturer of The Happy Minyan of Los Angeles. David is married and raises his family in Beverly Hills, CA. This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.
01:07:44
February 15, 2022
Slovie Jungreis-Wolff: Transforming Your Home into a Sacred Space
In this episode Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah interview Rebbetzin Slovie Jungreis-Wolff about her life and tips about building a happy home and emotionally healthy children!  Slovie Jungreis Wolff is a noted teacher, author, and world-renowned lecturer on parenting and relationships. She is the daughter of the famous author and lecturer,  Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis ob”m,  a holocaust survivor who tirelessly worked to bring Jews back to Judaism through her organization Hineini. Slovie now leads Hineini couples, carrying on the legacy of her parents. She is the author of the parenting book, Raising A Child With Soul and has lectured throughout the U.S.,Canada, Mexico, Panama, and South Africa. Previous podcasts with Rabbi Shlomo & Devorah on similar topics: Soul Construction: Ruchi Koval on Shaping Your Character, Radical Acceptance, and Dealing with Difficult People 5 Ideas to Transform Your Parenting 5 Ideas to Transform Your Marriage This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.
01:00:46
February 08, 2022
Energy of the Jewish Months (5): Month of Adar, Pisces, and the Deep Waters of our Emotions
This is the fifth of a monthly series based on the energy and wisdom of the Jewish calendar. Before the beginning of each of the Jewish months, we explore the central themes of that month and set our intention to how to fully tap in to the months energy and maximize its potential. This is the month of Adar. It has the zodiac sign of Pisces and is connected to the Tribe of Naftali. What does all this mean for you and I? Join us for the ride!!! In this episode we reference a previous podcast episode on Happiness, so be sure to give that one a listen. Here is a link: The Key to Happiness and the Power of Being Present  I also reference my book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", which can be purchased here: https://mosaicapress.com/product/the-four-elements-of-an-empowered-life/ Or on Amazon Books Thanks for listening!
33:31
February 01, 2022
Harry Rothenberg: How to Build a Life that Your are Beyond Proud Of
Harry Rothenberg, Esq., a partner at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, represents victims of catastrophic injury, helping them to rebuild their shattered lives. Although best known for his successes in the courtrom, Harry is equally passionate about speaking on Jewish topics. A sought-after lecturer for his crowd-pleasing talks, Harry's signature project is a popular weekly vlog about Jewish holidays and the Torah portion of the week. This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Past guests: R. Shlomo Katz, Ruchi Koval, Yaakov Klein, R. Judah Mischel, R. Moshe Friedman, R. Doniel Katz, Moshe Gersht, R. Dov Ber Cohen, Adrienne Gold, Rochel Goldbaum, R. Tzvi Sytner, Menachem Poznanski, and more!!!
01:02:02
January 25, 2022
Rabbi Dr. Yosef Lynn & Rabbi Jack Cohen: Finding Your Unique Path to a Vibrant Judaism
Rabbi Dr. Yosef Lynn and Rabbi Jack Cohen are co-authors of "Nurture their Nature: The Torah’s Essential Guidance for Parents and Teachers". Rabbi Lynn is Dean of Students and senior lecturer at Mechon Yaakov in Jerusalem, a Career Discovery & Executive Coach, author, and adjunct professor of Positive Psychology at Touro College in Jerusalem. Rabbi Cohen is the Director of Education for Olami, working directly with Jewish outreach professionals on innovative educational approaches that resonate with young, 21st century Jews. He is also the author of a weekly theexpressionoflife.com. This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast, consider donating at levx.org and getting your copy of R. Shlomo's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life". Enjoying the podcast? Please subscribe and share! Past guests: R. Shlomo Katz, Ruchi Koval, Yaakov Klein, R. Judah Mischel, R. Moshe Friedman, R. Doniel Katz, Moshe Gersht, R. Dov Ber Cohen, Adrienne Gold, Rochel Goldbaum, R. Tzvi Sytner, Menachem Poznanski, Chaya Lester, R Shmuel Reichman, and more!
01:02:02
January 18, 2022
The Deep Roots of Tu B'Shvat and What To Learn From It [Repost]
Rabbi Buxbaum explores some of the Kabbalistic ideas behind Tu B'Shevat and what we can learn from this mystical day. This class was originally given live and posted in January 2021. Enjoy!  This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.
46:19
January 11, 2022
R' Shlomo Katz: Getting in Touch with the Song of our Souls
Rav Shlomo Katz is an internationally-acclaimed author, teacher, and musician who has led thousands of people around the world on transformative journeys into Torah, Jewish music, Chassidut, and Jewish mysticism. His unique style empowers individuals to develop authentic relationships with themselves, those around them, and God. Beyond his active online learning community, Rav Shlomo Katz is the spiritual leader of the Shirat David synagogue in Efrat, Israel, where he lives with his wife and five children. This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Other recent podcast guests include: Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval, Author Yaakov Klein, Rabbi Judah Mischel, Rapper/Rabbi Moshe Friedman, Rabbi Doniel Katz, Author Moshe Gersht, Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen, Adrienne Gold, Rochel Goldbaum, Rabbi Tzvi Sytner, Menachem Poznanski, LCSW, Chaya Lester, Rabbi Shmuel Reichman, and more!
56:11
January 10, 2022
Energy of the Jewish Months (4): Month of Shevat, Aquarius, and the Source of Creativity
This is the fourth of a monthly series based on the energy and wisdom of the Jewish calendar. Before the beginning of each of the Jewish months, we explore the central themes of that month and set our intention to how to fully tap in to the months energy and maximize its potential. This is the month of Shevat. It has the zodiac sign of Aquarius and is connected to the Tribe of Asher. What does all this mean for you and I? Join us for the ride!!! In this podcast, we also make reference to a previous series, "The Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet". You can find that full series in earlier episodes of the Empowered Jewish Living podcast.  Enjoying the podcast? You can support it by making a donation to The LEV Experience at Levx.org! And please subscribe, follow, share, and rate it on Apple podcasts. Learn more about Rabbi Shlomo's book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", as well as one-on-one learning and coaching at RabbiShlomo.com
39:27
January 03, 2022
The Spiritual Path to Recovery: Menachem Poznanski LCSW on Addiction, Inner Pain, and Lessons from Exodus
Menachem Poznanski, a licensed clinical social worker and author, has worked in the field of substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and recovery support for 20 years. He is the director of The Living Room, a clubhouse program for Jewish young adults and couples, in recovery from addictions. Menachem is the author of Consciously: 6 Steps to Living Vibrantly with our Creator and co-author of Stepping Out of the Abyss: A Jewish Guide to the Twelve Steps, and editor at The Light Revealed and Consciously, two social media publishers focused on youth and the messages of Jewish spirituality. Menachem lives in Cedarhurst NY with his wife Naomi and their children Zoe and Tani. This podcast is a project of The Lev Experience. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Other recent podcast guests include: Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval, Author Yaakov Klein, Rabbi Judah Mischel, Rapper/Rabbi Moshe Friedman, Rabbi Doniel Katz, Author Moshe Gersht, Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen, Adrienne Gold, Rochel Goldbaum, Rabbi Tzvi Sytner, and more!
01:05:53
December 27, 2021
Marriage, Mikvah, and Intimacy Secrets with Rochel Goldbaum and Devorah Buxbaum
Rochel Goldbaum is a highly sought-after international speaker and the founder of My Gift of Mikvah, a division of Mikvah USA that is dedicated to enhancing marriages by unwrapping the mysterious, enchanted and beautiful gift of Mikvah through workshops, trainings, and Mikvah tours. Her effervescent joy and engaging style has drawn many to her classes and lectures focusing on topics of parenting, self development, marital harmony and intimacy in the Jewish home.  In addition to her teaching, Rochel is a dating and relationships coach and mentor of other professionals.    To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Other Marriage podcasts with Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum: Transform Your Marriage The 3 Agreements of a Masterpiece Marriage Other recent podcast guests include: Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval, Author Yaakov Klein, Rabbi Judah Mischel, Rapper/Rabbi Moshe Friedman, Rabbi Doniel Katz, Author Moshe Gersht, Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen, Adrienne Gold, and more!
01:07:58
December 21, 2021
Energy of the Jewish Months (3): Month of Teves, the Goat, and the Meaning behind the Fast
This is the third of a monthly series based on the energy and wisdom of the Jewish calendar. Before the beginning of each of the Jewish months, we explore the central themes of that month and set our intention to how to fully tap in to the months energy and maximize its potential. This is the month of Teves. It has the zodiac sign of Capricorn and is connected to the Tribe of Dan.  What does all this mean for you and I? Join us for the ride!!! Enjoying the podcast? You can support it be making a donation to The LEV Experience at Levx.org! And please subscribe, follow, share, and rate it on Apple podcasts. Learn more about Rabbi Shlomo's book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", as well as one-on-one learning and coaching at RabbiShlomo.com
36:27
December 13, 2021
R. Yaakov Klein: Searching for the Lost Passion of Judaism
R’ Yaakov Klein is an author, musician, and lecturer devoted to sharing the inner light of Torah through his books, music, and lectures. R’ Yaakov is the author of “Sparks from Berditchov”, “Sunlight of Redemption”, and his seminal work based on Rebbe Nachman's tale of "The Lost Princess", entitled "The Story of Our Lives". His popular classes in a wide range of Chasidism and classical Jewish thought have been played tens of thousands of times by Jews across the globe who appreciate the depth, beauty, optimism, and relevance of the material as well as R’ Yaakov’s honest and engaging style. In May 2020, R' Yaakov founded the Lost Princess Initiative, an educational platform based on the primary messages of the book. Through its many projects and programs, this broad initiative seeks to provide a guiding compass to a generation searching for the "Lost Princess" - a Jewish experience bursting with feeling, connection, depth, beauty, expansiveness, and burning relevance. To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Connect with Rabbi Shlomo on Facebook and Instagram! Other recent podcast guests include: Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval Rabbi Judah Mischel Rapper/Rabbi Moshe Friedman Rabbi Doniel Katz Author Moshe Gersht Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen and more!
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December 07, 2021
Chanukah 2: The Hidden Message of the Menorah, the Dreidel, and the Moon
This is part 2 of a 2-part series that was given live via zoom in 2020 for Project Inspire. Why is the Menorah and the holiday of Chanukah seemingly connected to the Moon? What do the letters of the dreidel really stand for? What is the main takeaway for us from Chanukah to apply in our lives? To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Connect with Rabbi Shlomo on Facebook and Instagram!
34:43
December 02, 2021
Chanukah 1: Looking Inwards to Reignite the Inner Flame
This is part 1 of a 2-part series that was given live via zoom in 2020 for Project Inspire. We explore the deeper meaning of the Chanukah story, some of the symbolisms of Chanukah, and how it applies to our own life. We speak about how to look inward and discover inspiration within one's own heart rather than always relying on outside influences and experiences which may or may not be present when we need them.  To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Connect with Rabbi Shlomo on Facebook and Instagram!
39:30
November 29, 2021
Rise! R. Tzvi Sytner on Reinventing Self-Esteem and Inspiring Hope
Rabbi Tzvi Sytner is a Rabbi, therapist and motivational speaker on the topics of Discovering Your Self Identity and Achieving Personal Greatness. He has delivered inspiring lectures worldwide, including South Africa, Australia, Chile, the U.S., and Canada. He has a popular video blog and podcast called “Inspiring Hope” viewed by close to 10,000 per month. He grew up in LA, and is the Senior Rabbi of The Village Shul in Toronto. In this episode, we cover wide-ranging topics such as "Jewish outreach" and how to bring Jews of all backgrounds together, how to not only survive but to thrive during these uncertain times and, Tzvi's seminar "Rise: Reinventing self-esteem".  To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Connect with Rabbi Shlomo on Facebook and Instagram! Other recent podcast guests include: Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval Rabbi Judah Mischel Rapper/Rabbi Moshe Friedman Rabbi Doniel Katz and more!
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November 22, 2021
Four Elements Book Club 3: The Chanukah Menorah, Joseph, and the Ego
The third of a series of virtual talks based on Rabbi Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life". This talk was given on November 10th, 2021, a few weeks before Chanukah. Rabbi Buxbaum discusses the connection between the different parts of the menorah and their connection to the four elements, the connection between the story of Joseph and the Chanukah story, and  how to channel our ego and passion towards their true holy purpose. You can purchase "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" at Levx.org, Amazon, or wherever Jewish books are sold. To support this podcast, you can donate at Levx.org/donate
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November 16, 2021
The Power of Dreams and Getting in Touch with Your Inner Mystic: A Conversation with Chaya Lester and Devorah Buxbaum
Chaya Lester is a psychotherapist, inspirational speaker and spiritual guide. She and her husband Hillel, are the directors of The Shalev Center in Jerusalem, which offers an array of classes, workshops and retreats for locals and visitors alike, as well as caring individual and group therapy. She is also a wordsmith, performance artist and an unapologetic mystic; passionate about bringing Torah to life. As a spiritual tour guide, Chaya has had the honor of guiding thousands of visitors in Israel; among them are VIP visitors such as pop-star Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, Chinese billionaires and US Senators. Chaya lives with her husband, Rabbi Hillel Lester, and their 4 energetic children in the vibrant heart of Jerusalem. In this episode, also featuring Devorah Buxbaum we discuss Chaya's personal journey from a secular kid in Memphis to becoming a spiritual teacher, as well as her powerful work in guiding people to connect to their spiritual sides and listen to their dreams.  You can learn more about Chaya Lester's work on her website Chayalester.com To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Connect with Rabbi Shlomo on Facebook and Instagram! Enjoyed this episode? Here are some similar topics that you may enjoy: Rav Doniel Katz on Reaching Higher Consciousness and the Power of the Mind Boardroom to Bedroom: R. Judah Mischel on Finding Spirituality in Every Moment Moshe Gersht on Mindfulness, Equanimity, and Finding Your Bliss
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November 09, 2021
Energy of the Jewish Months (2): Month of Kislev, the Bow, and the Hidden Flames
This is the second of a monthly series based on the energy and wisdom of the Jewish calendar. Before the beginning of each of the Jewish months, we explore the central themes of that month and set our intention to how to fully tap in to the months energy and maximize its potential. This is the month of Kislev. It has the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, corresponds to the Fire element, and is connected to the Tribe of Benjamin. What does all this mean for you and I? Join us for the ride!!! Enjoying the podcast? You can support it be making a donation to The LEV Experience at Levx.org! And please subscribe, follow, share, and rate it on Apple podcasts.  Learn more about Rabbi Shlomo's book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", as well as one-on-one learning and coaching at RabbiShlomo.com
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November 01, 2021
Soul Construction: Ruchi Koval on Shaping Your Character, Radical Acceptance, and Dealing with Difficult People; Co-hosted with Devorah Buxbaum
Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval is the co-founder and director of the Jewish Family Experience, a congregation in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a certified parenting coach, motivational speaker, musician, and author of two books, Conversations with G-d and her brand new book Soul Construction: Shape Your Character Using 8 Steps from the Timeless Jewish Practice of Mussar. She is a Trip Leader for Momentum, inspiring hundreds of women on their journeys in Israel, as well as a columnist for the Cleveland Jewish News. In this episode, co-hosted with Devorah Buxbaum, we hear Ruchi's story and delve into the themes of her new book, focusing on shaping your character through the study of the ancient wisdom of Mussar, the practice of radical acceptance, dealing with difficult people, and so much more! To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others. Connect with Rabbi Shlomo on Facebook and Instagram!
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October 26, 2021
Rapper/Rabbi Moshe Friedman (AKA Rav Mo): The Music, The Message, and The Process
Rabbi Moshe Friedman is a rabbi, a rapper, and spoken word artist and has produced music videos with international acclaim. His journey has taken him from a searching Jewish kid from New York, to studying to become a Rabbi in Israel, while developing his unique way of expressing his messages through rap music. He was the lead singer of the band "The Living Wells" and now produces and performs under the stage name Rav Mo.  Here are links to the music that is shared in this podcast: Flicker | The Process | The Flow | Response to Wiley Other podcast episode referenced in our conversation: Moshe Gersht on Mindfulness, Equanimity, and Finding Your Bliss To support the podcast please consider donating at Levx.org, picking up a copy of Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", and, most importantly, subscribing and sharing the podcast with others.  Connect with Rabbi Shlomo on Facebook and Instagram!
01:02:50
October 18, 2021
Boardroom to Bedroom: R. Judah Mischel on Finding Spirituality in Every Moment
A widely admired inspirational teacher and guide, Rabbi Judah Mischel is Executive Director of Camp HASC, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children – the Jewish community’s premier Summer program for individuals with special needs. He is also a spiritual leader at the Orthodox Union and NCSY youth organization and the founder of Tzama Nafshi, an organization dedicated to fostering Jewish education and inspiration, committed to working to connect Jews with their Heritage, and each other. In this episode we delve into themes from his new book entitled, "Baderech: Along the Path of Teshuva" which is a vital companion for spiritual “travelers” at every stage, yearning to uncover their own path toward uncovering their true selves. We speak about the 5 mindsets that are necessary to find the spirituality in every moment.  If you enjoy the podcast, please feel inspired to subscribe, share, rate, and review the podcast, and to reach out to Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum on any social media platform. To support the podcast please go to Levx.org, where you can make a donation and check out Rabbi Shlomo's new bestselling book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life".  Enjoy!
01:08:40
October 11, 2021
Energy of the Jewish Months (1): Month of Cheshvan, the Scorpion, and the Duality of Water
This is the first of a monthly series based on the energy and wisdom of the Jewish calendar. Before the beginning of each of the Jewish months, we will explore the central themes of that month and set our intention to how to fully tap in to the months energy and maximize the potential of that month. This is the month of Cheshvan, also know as MarCheshvan (the "bitter" Cheshvan). It has the zodiac sign of Scorpio, corresponds to the Water element, and is connected to the Tribe of Menashe. What does all this mean for you and I? Join us for the ride!!! Enjoying the podcast? You can support it be making a donation to The LEV Experience at Levx.org! Learn more about Rabbi Shlomo's book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life", as well as one-on-one learning and coaching at RabbiShlomo.com
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October 05, 2021
Four Elements Book Club 2: The 4 Species of Sukkot & The 4 Elements
The second of a series of virtual talks based on Rabbi Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life". This talk was given on September 23rd, 2021 during the intermediary days of Sukkot. Rabbi Buxbaum discusses the deeper meaning of the mitzvah to wave the 4 species of Sukkot- the Lulav, esrog, Hadassim, and Aravos- and how these four species are connected to the 4 elements. You can purchase "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" at Levx.org, Amazon, or wherever Jewish books are sold. To support this podcast, you can donate at Levx.org/donate
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September 24, 2021
Sukkot: The Joy of the Broken-Hearted and the Symbol of the Sukkah
Enjoy this 30-minute solo episode recorded just for you!!! In this class, we will take a look at the essence of the days leading up to Sukkot and the holiday of Sukkot itself. We will explore the symbolisms of the Sukkah and how it builds joy on the foundation of the broken-heartedness of Yom Kippur.  If you are enjoying the podcast please consider supporting it by making a donation to The Lev Experience at Levx.org/donate and/or buying Rabbi Buxbaum's new book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life".
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September 17, 2021
R' Daniel Friedman on How To Have a Transformative Rosh Hashanah and New Year!
Rabbi Friedman is leaving his mark on the world! Born in Manchester, and raised in Sydney, Australia, he has served communities in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.  His articles have appeared in the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, the Jewish Press, the Jerusalem Post, Aish.com, and numerous other outlets.  He was the inaugural chair of the National Holocaust Monument of Canada and is a world-renowned expert on the intersection of halachah and international relations. He is author of the new book “The Transformative Daf” based on the Daf Yomi cycle (the practice of learning one page of Talmud a day and completing studying the entire Talmud every seven and a half years). In this new book, Rabbi Friedman explores Tractate Rosh Hashana and shares thoughts about how to make each page (called a "Daf) relevant and practical in our lives.   In this episode, we take a peak into Rabbi Daniel's world and some of his thoughts about how to make Rosh Hashanah and the upcoming year a truly transformative one.  And, on the topic of transformation... have you picked up a copy of my new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life"?  If you haven't, I would love to recommend it to you in building your personal spiritual strategic plan for the new year. It will give you deeper insight into yourself, your purpose, and offers real strategies for long-lasting change. It is available on Amazon and wherever Jewish books are sold. 
01:04:08
August 31, 2021
You are the Shofar! A deeper look at the essence of Rosh Hashana (Part 2 of the Mindflex Talk)
Enjoy another special 20-minute episode! This is Part 2 of a set of talks that I gave for Project Inspire's Mindflex program on the topic of "Rosh Hashana: Season of Change". More classes and conversations coming up later this week!
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August 29, 2021
The First Step of Teshuva (Talk given for Project Inspire's Mindflex program)
Enjoy this special 20-minute episode! This is Part 1 of a set of talks that I gave for Project Inspire's Mindflex program on the topic of "Rosh Hashana: Season of Change". More classes and conversations coming up next week!
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August 25, 2021
Venture Capitalist Michael Eisenberg on the Torah Path to Prosperity
Widely considered one of Israel's top venture capitalists, Michael Eisenberg is co-founder and General Partner at Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund with over $500 million under management. Michael, has been a venture capitalist for twenty-five years. Aleph focuses on partnering with great Israeli entrepreneurs to build large, meaningful companies and impactful global brands. Since its founding in 2013, Aleph has invested in more than forty companies. Since 2006, Michael has been writing the blog Six Kids and a Full Time Job, on topics ranging from politics to technology, Judaism, and macroeconomics. Michael has also published five books in Hebrew: The Vanishing Jew, Ben Baruch, The Tree of Life and Prosperity, Everyone can be Moses, and Roaring Tribe. He lectures frequently on venture capital, Israel, and entrepreneurship. He is set to release The Tree of Life and Prosperity in English this August.   In this episode we discuss his own journey to success and how he balances his career, his writing, and his family of a wife and 8 children. We speak about his new book and what he feels are the Biblical secrets to creating wealth. We get into why Israeli startups are so success ful and what we can learn from them. And much more!  And, on the subject of living a successful life... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available which focuses on living your most successful life by discovering our inner spiritual elements of fire, wind, water, and earth! You can order it on Amazon, MosaicaPress.com or our website: https://levx.org/four-elements/ or wherever books are sold! If you are enjoying these podcasts, please support out efforts by donating at Levx.org/donate. And don't forget to reach our to me on any of the social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram.
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August 16, 2021
Rav Doniel Katz on Reaching Higher Consciousness and the Power of the Mind
Born and raised in Australia, Rav Doniel abandoned his award-winning film and theatre career in his mid-twenties after a year of intensive spiritual awakening.  Since then, he has spent nearly two decades immersed in the world of Torah and Kabbalistic teachings, learning from some of the world’s great rabbis and spiritual masters. He is the founder of The Elevation Project which brings together Jews and seekers from all walks of life to explore the Torah’s definitive map of human psychology and consciousness on an experiential level, synthesizing the most profound teachings of 4,000 years of wisdom into a unified system that makes these high-level spiritual teachings accessible to seekers of all backgrounds. Rav Doniel has lectured extensively around the world including at the Mind & Life Institute in Massachusetts; the Sinai Indaba conference in South Africa, and the Wisdom 2.0 conference in Tel Aviv. His mission is to reveal the unity among different paths of Torah — to allow all people, everywhere, to experience its spiritual depth, beauty, and transformative power. In this episode we speak about achieving higher consciousness, meditation, the power of the mind, the law of attraction, manifesting, and so much more.  And, on the subject of transformation... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available which focuses on transforming your life by discovering our inner spiritual elements of fire, wind, water, and earth! You can order it on Amazon, MosaicaPress.com or our website: https://levx.org/four-elements/ or wherever books are sold! Lastly, if you are interested in more podcasts about meditation, here is a link to two previous classes that were posted on this podcast about this topic: Jewish Meditation Techniques (Part 1)| Jewish Meditation Techniques (Part 2)| Poetry of Prayer (Part 2): Belief and the Law of Attraction If you are enjoying these podcasts, please support out efforts by donating at Levx.org/donate. And don't forget to reach our to me on any of the social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram.
01:07:11
August 09, 2021
Shmuel Reichman on Self-Awareness, Self-Mastery and the Truth About Self-Help
Rabbi Shmuel Reichman is an author, educator, speaker, and coach who has lectured internationally on topics of Torah, psychology, spirituality, medical ethics, philosophy, and leadership. He is the founder and CEO of Self-Mastery Academy, the transformative online self-development course that is based on the principles of high-performance psychology, Torah, and leadership. After suffering from a near death experience, overcoming heartbreak, and experiencing multiple medical difficulties, Shmuel began asking himself the questions he never before considered: "Am I living with purpose? Why did God put me in this world? What difference am I creating with this life I've been given?" This led him on a spiritual journey of self-development, with many years full of both personal struggles and breakthroughs, and ultimately to his life's mission of helping others find their inner purpose and live their greatest lives. And, on the subject of finding your purpose... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available which focuses on living a beautiful life full of purpose and meaning by discovering our inner spiritual elements of fire, wind, water, and earth! You can order it on Amazon, MosaicaPress.com or our website: https://levx.org/four-elements/ or wherever books are sold! If you are enjoying these podcasts, please support out efforts by donating at Levx.org/donate.
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August 01, 2021
Four Elements Book Club 1: Identifying Your Life Mission and Purpose
This is the first of a series of virtual talks based on Rabbi Buxbaum's book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life". This talk was given on July 22nd, 2021. Rabbi Buxbaum discusses the different areas of life where we all encounter our mission. He also speaks about the evolution behind the ideas in the book, and shares insights into the Jewish book of Av.  You can purchase "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" at Levx.org, MosaicaPress.com, Amazon, or wherever Jewish books are sold. To support this podcast, you can donate at Levx.org/donate
50:47
July 26, 2021
Yaffa Palti & Devorah Buxbaum on #MyOrthodoxLife, Netflix, and Stepping "Out of the Box"
From Brooklyn to Israel to Mexico City to San Diego and now Miami, Rebbetzin Yaffa Palti has been actively involved in community affairs, teaching, lecturing, and has led challah bakes for thousands of women across the US, for many years. As a speaker, Yaffa lectures on many diverse topics, mostly inspirational, motivational and transformational; all profound, enlightening and unique and filled with humor and amusement. She is a singer/songwriter and often blends together her lectures and melodies. She is also a trained educator as well as a certified substance abuse professional. In this episode, Shlomo and Devorah speak with Yaffa about her personal story and her mission as well as her response to the new Netflix series, "My Unorthodox Life". Yaffa was influential in starting the #MyOrthodoxLife movement, with Orthodox women all across the world creating social media posts highlighting the beauty of a Torah observant life.  And, on the subject of a beautiful life... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available which focuses on living a beautiful life full of purpose and meaning by discovering our inner spiritual elements of fire, wind, water, and earth! You can order it on Amazon, MosaicaPress.com or our website: https://levx.org/four-elements/ or wherever books are sold! If you are enjoying these podcasts, please support out efforts by donating at Levx.org/donate.
01:03:14
July 20, 2021
Tisha B'Av featuring Rabbi Yaakov Meyer: How to connect deeply to one of the most important days in the Jewish calendar
Rabbi Yaakov Meyer is the Founder and Director of Aish of the Rockies and a pioneer in Jewish community development. He is an enthusiastic and charismatic Rabbi who has inspired thousands of Jews throughout the greater Denver area. He is also the father-in-law of Rabbi Buxbaum! In this episode, we discuss the upcoming day of Tish B'av, the 9th of Av, the most somber day in the Jewish calendar. We discuss how to connect to the day in theory and in practice, what it means to be in Exile, and what we need to create a better future for the Jewish people and for humanity. If you are enjoying these podcasts, please support out efforts by donating at Levx.org/donate.   Lastly... if you have not yet purchased a copy of Rabbi Shlomo's new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life, you are missing out on a book that has already impacted so hundreds of readers. It is not too late to order your copy here.
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July 13, 2021
From Prada to Prayer: A Conversation with Adrienne Gold Davis and Devorah Buxbaum
Adrienne Gold Davis was a fixture on Canadian Television for over 15 years, both as host of her own daily Fashion and Beauty program, and as a regular contributor on scores of others. An amazing journey led her to finding herself captivated by the spiritual wisdom of Judaism, and wanted to share that wisdom, much as she shared her passion for fashion! She spent the past 15 years as Senior Lecturer and Community Liaison for The Village Shul in Toronto, and lecturing around the world. Today, she is a Trip Leader for Momentum (formally the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project) and travels extensively speaking to group about the beauty of a more spiritual lifestyle.  In this episode, we discuss Adrienne's journey and how she uses her past and her gifts to light the fire in so many people's hearts.  And... on the subject of fire... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available which focuses on discovering our inner spiritual elements of fire, wind, water, and earth! You can order it at: https://levx.org/four-elements/ or wherever books are sold!
59:52
July 06, 2021
Parenting Adolescents During Turbulent and Anxiety-Provoking Times with Dr. Michael Milobsky
Dr. Michael Milobsky is a board certified pediatrician with special training in treating chronic pain, addiction and pediatric mental health and behavior disorders. A former college basketball star, Michael went on a Jewish journey and while playing in the Maccabee games in Israel and is know a pillar of the Denver Jewish community. In 2020, he and his wife founded The Way Center to address the national teen mental health crisis.  In this episode, Rabbi Shlomo and Dr. Michael discuss how parenting is changing in these times and what are the keys to raising children who are strong enough to overcome anxiety, unhealthy stress, and mental health struggles.  And, on the topic of overcoming struggles... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available which focuses on overcoming the four major struggles of all human beings! You can order it at: https://levx.org/four-elements/
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June 29, 2021
David Sussman on Surviving Lebanon, the Beauty of Israel, and Lessons from the band Phish
David Sussman is a dynamic tour guide in Israel known for his spellbinding stories and incredible wealth of knowledge of the history of the land of Israel. He is also an international speaker who speaks about a variety of subjects pertaining to Israel. He is the writer and host of the popular TV show on the Daystar Network, "Land of The Bible." David was born in Boston, Massachusetts, came to Israel in 2001, and served in the Israeli Army as a combat soldier in the Second Lebanon War. After a near-death experience in in battle, he realized the importance of educating people around the world about Israel.  David eats, breathes, and sleeps the land of Israel and just wants to show you all what the Holy Land has to offer.  In this episode, we speak about the current situation in Israel today and the world's perception and misconceptions about Israel. We also get into David's fascinating story and the life-lessons that he learned that brought him to where he is today.  You can learn more about David on his websites: https://davidsussmanisraeltours.com and http://landofthebibletours.com and connect directly with him on his Facebook page.  And, by the way... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available!  You can order it at: https://levx.org/four-elements/
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June 22, 2021
Moshe Gersht on Mindfulness, Equanimity, and Finding Your Bliss
Rabbi Moshe Gersht is a sought out spiritual teacher in Jerusalem and a Wall Street Journal bestselling author. A student of Torah, Kaballah, and Chasidus, he shares ancient mystical and philosophical wisdom in a way that is practical, relatable, and enjoyable. For nearly a decade Moshe toured the states as the singer and songwriter for a popular Los Angeles based rock band. After having a spiritual awakening he chose to pursue a life of truth and meaning on a different stage. Today, Moshe seamlessly connects and expresses fundamental spiritual ideas with universal principles of psychology, spirituality, and self-development. He recently released his national bestseller book, It’s All The Same To Me: A Torah Guide To Inner Peace and Love of Life, which has garnered the attention of many other spiritual leaders, Deepak Chopra and Rabbi Manis Friedman among them. Visit www.MosheGersht.com & YouTube. And, on the subject of books... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available! You can order it at: https://levx.org/four-elements/
01:02:54
June 14, 2021
Preview of my new book- Part 2! (Talk given for Project Inspire's Mindflex program)
Enjoy this special episode! This is Part 2 of a virtual class that I gave for Project Inspire's Mindflex program based on the core concepts of my new book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life". Check it out! The book is now available! You can order it at: https://levx.org/four-elements/
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June 07, 2021
Preview of my new book- Part 1! (Talk given for Project Inspire's Mindflex program)
Enjoy this special episode! This is Part 1 of a virtual class that I gave for Project Inspire's Mindflex program based on the core concepts of my new book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life". Check it out!  The book is now available! You can order it at: https://levx.org/four-elements/
46:54
June 02, 2021
Marion Haberman on becoming a Jewish influencer and making your voice heard through online content creation
Marion is the writer and content creator for the most popular ‘Mommy YouTube’ channel focused on being a Jewish mom. With over 4 million total views on her YouTube/MyJewishMommyLife channel and Instagram @MyJewishMommyLife page Marion shares her experiences as a mother focused on living a meaning-FULL Jewish family life. Her award winning social media platform is a unique community full of lifestyle inspiration, Jewish family home ideas and conscious parenting advice. Marion’s first book, a non-fiction guide to Judaism and pregnancy titled “Expecting Jewish!” is currently available! And, on the subject of books... My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available! You can order it at: https://levx.org/four-elements/
54:50
June 02, 2021
Jacob Rupp on Shifting Gears to Become Your Authentic Self
In this episode, Rabbi Shlomo hosts special guest Rabbi Jacob Rupp. Jacob is an executive coach, syndicated columnist, podcast host, speaker, and business strategist who helps clients achieve clarity on goals and strategies, become honest and forgiving with themselves and others, and to live more spiritually connected lives. Rupp draws from the gamut of cutting edge business, relationship, and leadership strategy and roots them in ancient Jewish tradition. Jacob shares why he changed careers from being a successful Rabbi to building his coaching business and the importance of being true to yourself if you want to live a life that you are truly proud of. Jacob also share lots of his own habits and mindsets that he uses in his endless pursuit of greatness.  My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available! You can order it at: https://levx.org/four-elements/
42:17
May 20, 2021
Dov Ber Cohen on Becoming an Enlightened Jewish Warrior
Having spent six important years living in Asia immersed in Eastern philosophy and tradition, Dov Ber Cohen returned to his Jewish roots and the profound wisdom and insight to be found in the teachings of the great Jewish Sages throughout the generations. After becoming a Rabbi, Dov Ber has continued traveling the world, running programs to aid people in tapping into their greatest potential and guide their own journey through life in an empowered, mindful, and joyous way. He is currently a lecturer in Jerusalem and the author of Mastering Life: A Unique Guidebook to Jewish Enlightenment.  In this conversation we discuss what it means to be an "Enlightened Jewish Warrior", how to find spirituality in Judaism, the difference between Rabbis and Gurus, how to become more happy and calm, and some powerful mindfulness practices.  My new book, "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available! You can order it here: https://levx.org/four-elements/ Some of the resources quoted in the podcast include: Seeing God by David Aaron  Living in the Presence By Benji Epstein You can learn more about Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum's classes and coaching on Levx.org or RabbiShlomo.com. Let's connect!
47:49
May 15, 2021
Shavuot Customs and the Kabbalah of Dairy
A deeper look in to the four customs of Shavuot and the hidden message of milk.
34:25
May 15, 2021
Making the Shavuot customs meaningful: From practical to mystical
In the class, Rabbi Buxbaum explains the Shavuot traditions and the deeper meaning behind them. 
44:09
May 13, 2021
Shavuot and Burning Down the Spiritual Barriers!
In this episode, Rabbi Shlomo discusses the essence of Shavuot. What exactly happened on this day and what is being celebrated or commemorated on this day? The answer may be surprising! Rabbi Shlomo's new book "The Four Elements of an Empowered Life" is now available for pre-order! Pre-order your copy today!!! 
35:40
May 05, 2021
Reaching out, Reaching in, Reaching Up: The 3 Pillars of Jewish Living
In this class recording, Rabbi Shlomo explores a teaching from the book Pirkei Avot (Ethics from our Forefathers) that discusses the 3 pillars of Judaism. We explore the importance of balancing priorities, the difference between personal growth and trying to change the world, and what it means to be a Jewish influencer. 
35:06
April 14, 2021
Passover and the 4 Steps to Personal Breakthrough (Part 4)
In this series we are going to show how the four cups correspond to the four stages of the Exodus and how we experience each of these stages in our own life. We explore how Egypt represents the 4 main roots of fear that we enslave us and how the Passover story teaches us how to overcome those fears.
42:17
March 25, 2021
Passover and the 4 Steps to Personal Breakthrough (Part 3)
In this series we are going to show how the four cups correspond to the four stages of the Exodus and how we experience each of these stages in our own life. We explore how Egypt represents the 4 main roots of fear that we enslave us and how the Passover story teaches us how to overcome those fears.
32:01
March 18, 2021
Passover and the 4 Steps to Personal Breakthrough (Part 2)
In this series we are going to show how the four cups correspond to the four stages of the Exodus and how we experience each of these stages in our own life. We explore how Egypt represents the 4 main roots of fear that we enslave us and how the Passover story teaches us how to overcome those fears.
42:25
March 10, 2021
Passover and the 4 Steps to Personal Breakthrough (Part 1)
In this series we are going to show how the four cups correspond to the four stages of the Exodus and how we experience each of these stages in our own life. We explore how Egypt represents the 4 main roots of fear that we enslave us and how the Passover story teaches us how to overcome those fears.
33:18
March 10, 2021
The Three Happiness Practices (with Devorah Buxbaum)
In honor of Purim 2021, Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum take you through the 3 practices that will help you live in a constant state of deep happiness!
37:43
March 03, 2021
Three Agreements for a Masterpiece Marriage (with Devorah Buxbaum)
This is a talk that Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah gave for My Gift of Mikvah. They share three powerful lessons in maintaining and reawakening the freshness and renewal in your marriage.
42:58
March 03, 2021
The Key to Happiness and the Power of Being Present
In honor of the Jewish month of Adar, Rabbi Shlomo discusses joy and happiness and how they are rooted in one's ability to be completely present in whatever activity they are doing. 
27:48
February 16, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 6): The Amidah and God's Attributes
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
40:01
February 09, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 5): Count your blessings and make your blessings count
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
40:35
February 02, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 4): Ancient Text or Freestyle from the Heart?
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
32:08
January 14, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 3): Every Word Matters
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
36:05
January 07, 2021
Poetry of Prayer (Part 2): Belief and the Law of Attraction
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
38:50
December 29, 2020
Poetry of Prayer (Part 1): Defining Prayer
In this series, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum explores the deeper workings of prayer, how it contributes to our spiritual growth, and how to make it a powerful experience in your life.
34:54
December 29, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 6
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe, the hiddenness and revelation of God in creation, and our journey through life.
47:19
November 26, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 5
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe, the hiddenness and revelation of God in creation, and our journey through life.
45:47
November 19, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 4
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe, the hiddenness and revelation of God in creation, and our journey through life. (First 7 minutes are Q & A about free will and Divine providence.)
44:09
November 13, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 3
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe, as well as the hiddenness and revelation of God in creation.
45:56
November 05, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 2
How the Hebrew letters tell the story of the creation of the universe and the hiddenness of God in creation. 
46:54
October 29, 2020
Kabbalah of the Hebrew Alphabet 1
Kabbalah considers the Hebrew Alphabet to be the building blocks of reality. It is with these letters that Creation became reality and it is through the use of these letters in our prayers, blessings and meditations that we can awaken the spiritual force inside of us. Much of Kabbalistic thought revolves analyzing the words of the Torah based on the letters that they contain. Join Rabbi Buxbaum to explore how the letters become the spiritual DNA of our universe and in the process, learn more about ourselves and our world. No previous Hebrew knowledge is necessary.
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October 27, 2020
How Shabbat Traditions Transform us (with Devorah Buxbaum)
Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum speak about how through the traditions of Shabbat we develop a mindset that help us overcome much of the stress, anxiety and turmoil that exists in our heads.
44:27
October 26, 2020
Standing at Sinai: How to Have a Spiritual Experience
What exactly did the Jewish people experience at Sinai and how can we get it back? Why we feel inspired sometimes but not others. 
39:06
October 16, 2020
Adam & Eve: Lessons in Getting High and Feeling Low
What the story of Adam and Eve teach us about human consciousness, the desire for spiritual experiences and the need for human struggle. Learning how to accept ourselves even when we are feeling low.
29:04
October 09, 2020
Kabbalah, Sefirot, and The "Image" of God
What does it mean that man is created in the image of God? In this episode we explore the concept of the image of God and introduce the concept of Sefirot, a central theme in Kabbalah. 
38:26
October 02, 2020
Reboot your Spirituality with Devorah Buxbaum
This is Part 4 of a powerful 4-part pre-Rosh Hashana webinar, where Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum discuss real strategies to reboot your habits, mindsets, relationships, and spirituality and get into the High Holiday spirit!
40:58
September 05, 2020
Reboot your Relationships with Devorah Buxbaum
This is Part 3 of a powerful 4-part pre-Rosh Hashana webinar, where Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum discuss real strategies to reboot your habits, mindsets, relationships, and spirituality and get into the High Holiday spirit!
30:56
September 03, 2020
Reboot your Mindset with Devorah Buxbaum
This is Part 2 of a powerful 4-part pre-Rosh Hashana webinar, where Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum discuss real strategies to reboot your habits, mindsets, relationships, and spirituality and get into the High Holiday spirit!
37:04
September 02, 2020
Reboot your Vitality with Devorah Buxbaum
This is Part 1 of a powerful 4-part pre-Rosh Hashana webinar, where Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Buxbaum discuss real strategies to reboot your habits, mindsets, relationships, and spirituality and get into the High Holiday spirit!
32:14
September 01, 2020
Jewish Meditation Techniques (Part 2)
In this class we explore meditation techniques from the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and other Chassidic masters involvoing using verses and phrases as mantras as well as swaying and movement. 
25:35
June 10, 2020
Jewish Meditation Techniques (Part 1)
Exploring a classic Jewish meditation technique to quiet one's mind and enter into a more spiritual inner state. 
29:30
June 03, 2020
Welcome to the Empowered Jewish Living Podcast!
Welcome to the Empowered Jewish Living Podcast! This episode is a short intro to what we are trying to accomplish together. And here is a little bit about the host, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum:  Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum is a dynamic Jewish educator, motivational speaker, life coach, and author with the ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds in a language and style that they feel at home with. He lectures on a wide range of topics including daily spirituality, love and relationships, law and ethics, Kabbalah/mysticism, Jewish mindfulness and more, encouraging each and every individual to discover their unique potential and to always find the joy in their Judaism. Rabbi Shlomo and his wife, Devorah, live in the Greater DC area where they co-founded and direct The Lev Experience. They have 6 beautiful children.  You can learn more about Rabbi Shlomo by visiting his website, RabbiShlomo.com.
05:35
May 01, 2020