Shelach: Cultivating the Spiritual Practice of Humbled Self-Confidence

Posted by Yiscah Smith on June 4, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Bamidbar (Numbers), Shelach

In this podcast, Yiscah Smith discusses the high value that the Jewish tradition places on bitachon atzmi–self-confidence–and being able to trust in one’s self and one’s judgment. The shiur is based on the verse in Numbers 14:24, referring to Calev as possessing “a different spirit.”

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Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

About Yiscah Smith

Yiscah is a Jewish educator, spiritual activist and published author who addresses the spiritual practice of encountering the Divine Presence within, the foundation of authentic living. She employs her personal story of the joys and struggles with her spirituality, gender identity and commitment to authentic living. As one who transitioned from a Chabad man to an observant woman, she exemplifies what it means to carve one’s own path, understanding one’s inner being and cultivating the integrity to remaining faithful to that understanding, unapologetically. As a spiritual trailblazer, while carving her own path, Yiscah encourages, ennobles and empowers others to do the same. Yiscah is adjunct faculty and teaches Jewish spirituality at Pardes and provides as well spiritual guidance to individuals seeking an awareness of the Divine spark within. Yiscah is also a public speaker, both in Israel and abroad. Click here to read more.

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