S2 Ep. 8: Halleluyah: Fueling Our Social Activism through Gratitude and Praise
What drives us toward justice? Often, we're driven by a sense of the world's brokenness that keeps us up at night. In our conversation with Rabbi Alex Weissman, we explore an alternative motivation: what gets us up in the morning? In a conversation based on his essay for Evolve, Halleluyah, and his other work around spirituality and activism, we discuss how deeply-felt experiences of gratitude and blessing can move us toward empathetic action.
See below for a link to a guided meditation led by Rabbi Weissman for the 2018 cohort of Reset: Spiritual Practice for Activists.
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Special Guest: Rabbi Alex Weissman.
- Evolve: Halleluyah — Through practicing gratitude and recognizing the complexities of privilege, we are better suited to pursue the work of changing the world. (Essay by Alex Weissman)
- Evolve: Jewish Approaches to Justice Work
- Video from Reset: Meditation by Rabbi Alex Weissman — Video of guided meditation along the themes of this episode, led by Rabbi Alex Weissman for the 2018 cohort of Reset: Spiritual Practice for Activists
- Ritualwell: 10 Resources to Inspire Gratitude
- Shlomo Wolbe - Wikipedia