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"Chant," or "Tune"? (Schindler's List opening scene)

Here’s the opening scene of Schindler’s List (1993), which presents viewers with an essential moment in Jewish para-liturgical practice, the qidush (Heb. קידוש, commonly spelled Kiddush), or the blessings recited at the eve of the Sabbath (and of other Holidays, albeit with slightly different texts) around the family table. 123 more words


Sekhmet's Song


‘The grapes of my body can only become wine after the wine-maker has trampled me. I surrender my spirit like grapes to his trampling so my inner-most heart can blaze and dance with joy.’ 1,043 more words


Dinacharya - Top Me Up

Thousands have lived without love,

Not one without water

- W H Auden

After scraping your tongue and brushing your teeth, it is time to replace some of the water that your body has lost while sleeping.

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Week 5 | Listening Guide

This week we continue to explore the world of “Jewish music” (keeping in mind that this expression is a construct, rather than a definite cultural entity). 614 more words


Dinacharya - Stick out Your Tongue and say Ahh

Congratulations on getting up earlier so that you have more time to take care of yourself. Now get out of bed and get thee to the bathroom. 251 more words

Dinacharya - The Importance of a Daily Routine

Dinacharya is the Sanskrit word for daily routine. It a component of Ayurveda, a traditional Hindu medicine system. This routine is based on doing the right things at the right time and when practiced consistently leaves one feeling healthy, calm and  centred. 94 more words