Bereishit: A Teaching from the Netivot Shalom, Rabbi Sholom Noach Berezovsky

Posted by Yiscah Smith on October 2, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Bereishit (Genesis), Bereishit


In this podcast for parshat Bereishit, Yiscah Smith discusses a teaching from the Netivot Shalom, Rabbi Sholom Noach Berezovsky, the Slonimer Rebbe, d. 2000, Jerusalem. The podcast explores the spiritual and deeper meanings of the phrase “V’yehi Ohr – Let There Be Light” and how this phrase becomes a powerful resource in our spiritual toolbox.

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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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