The Meaning of Shalom

The Meaning of Shalom

 The renowned Jewish mystic, The Maharal of Prague, offers a fascinating visual explanation to the meaning of Shalom. In Hebrew, unlike other languages, the names for things are more than just arbitrary, culturally-agreed upon terms used to communicate. Each word has...
B.Y.O.B.F. (Be Your Own Best Friend)

B.Y.O.B.F. (Be Your Own Best Friend)

I was recently working with a client who was very resentful. Towards himself. He would beat himself up over all his failures, and felt inadequate despite his successes. When I asked him if he’d consider a different way of going about life, he asked me “what else is...
How to Meditate With Your Eyes Open

How to Meditate With Your Eyes Open

This short video illustrates a simple yet effective technique for meditating in any situation – even if you can’t close your eyes.  Don’t do this while driving or at any other time that requires your full awareness.  Do practice this when you find...
Hishtalmoot Meditation Featured on Israel Radio

Hishtalmoot Meditation Featured on Israel Radio

Israeli radio host Yishai Fleisher sat down with Hishtalmoot Jewish Meditation Coach Rabbi Shalom Shore to discuss the practical benefits of Jewish meditation.  The interview discussed Jewish sources regarding meditation and fascinating case studies of people who have...
Jewish Meditation at The Western Wall

Jewish Meditation at The Western Wall

We asked 10 strangers to give us 5 minutes of their time and experience a powerful Hishtalmoot Jewish meditation to connect more deeply to the spot. All sorts of people participated- men, women, French, British, American, Italian. And the feedback  was overwhelmingly...
The Most Offensive Word in the English Language

The Most Offensive Word in the English Language

The most offensive word in the English language starts with an S. But it’s not a four letter word. In fact, it’s quite unassuming at first. It’s the word “should”. Should implies expectation, from either yourself or other people. And expectations are always caustic,...
I Think, Therefore I’m Not

I Think, Therefore I’m Not

I distinctly remember, when I first ventured into meditation and attempted to quiet my thoughts, that I had a fear that I would completely disappear. My brain chatter was my identity. I had to have a continuous train of thought at any given point in my life, in order...
The Two Types of Perfection

The Two Types of Perfection

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia are in full swing. And everyone seems particularly into it.  The excitement, the spectacular light and sound shows, and the hilarious Russian glitches.  After all, in Russia, Olympics watch you.  Everyone wants to see the...