Hasidut Track: Bitterness causes refinement

Posted by Yiscah Smith on March 15, 2021
Topics: Pardes Daily, Pesach

Pardes Daily – Hasidut Track: Bitterness causes refinement

Episode 13

Sources: Olat Reiyah, Haggadah 31

Course Description: Prepare to Experience Inner Freedom and Liberation: We will explore excerpts from Rav Kook’s deep and spiritually infused commentaries on the Passover Haggadah. These profound teachings will guide us as we move along the path to discover aspects of our true essence – the image of the Divine in Whom we have been created and Who continues to dwell within us. This awareness will allow us to not only approach the Seder experience in a more informed, inspired and indeed prepared way, but also to experience individual and personal spiritual redemption, as we celebrate the “time of our freedom.”

Credits
Host: Yiscah Smith
Yiscah Smith teaches Jewish meditative practice and spiritual texts at the Pardes. To learn more with Yiscah, click here.
Producer: Amira Mintz-Morgenthau
Podcast Editor: Evan Feist

About Yiscah Smith

Yiscah is a Jewish educator, spiritual activist and published author who addresses the spiritual practice of encountering the Divine spark within, the foundation of authentic living. She employs her personal story of ​the joys and struggles with her spirituality, Jewish tradition and commitment to authentic living. As a spiritual trailblazer, 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. Yiscah encourages, ennobles and empowers others to do the same. Yiscah is adjunct faculty and teaches Jewish meditative practice and spiritual texts at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and in her home in Jerusalem. She provides as well spiritual mentoring 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. Yiscah is teaching the practice of Authentic Jewish Living. To learn more and support the creation of more podcasts please visit Yiscah Smith on patreon.

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