Supplemental information shared during the Forgiveness Challenge

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Supplemental information shared during the Forgiveness Challenge

Thank you for your participation during Rabbi Rami's 21-day Forgiveness Challenge! During the course of the Forgiveness Challenge, Rabbi Rami shared lots of great information in the live the sessions, but it was not broadcast to the group afterward. Until now. Thank you for your participation!

Below is a listing of supplemental information presented by our host.



Opening Chant:

Harachaman hare

“Behold the compassionate one”

Rami mentioned works by Andrew Newberg and Eknath Easwaran



Opening Chant:

Harachaman hare

“Behold the compassionate one”



Opening Chant:

Echad b' echad (3)

Echad b' echad (3)

One into One; One becomes One (2)

These chants come from Yofiyah, a marvelous Hebrew kirtan performer.


“Sunflower,” – a book by Simon Wiesenthal outlining the possibilities and limits of forgiveness as a result of Nazi concentration camp experiences.


“Ressurection” – a movie starring Ellen Burstyn


“The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness,” – a wonderful metta practice created by Pema Chodron and Sharon Salzberg


One of Rabbi Rami’s preferred daily metta practices:

“May you be free from fear

May you be free from compulsion

May you blessed with love

May you be blessed with peace.”


“Swing Kids” – a WW2-era movie that illustrates the oneness and resiliency of people beyond social distinctions.

Ubuntu – a Bantu term of Southern African origin that roughly translates  to "human kindness," and also means “I am what I am because of who we all are.”



Opening Chant(s):

echad b'echad
one into one one becomes one
Ha rachaman hare


“You Are Not the Target” – book by Laura Huxley, which makes the point that we are rarely the target we think we are.


Andrew Newburg's course: "The Brain on Religion" at, based in Chantilly, VA

Andrew Newburg: a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.”


“Relaxation Response” a book on the effects of TM (Transcendental Meditation) by Herbert Benson


Blue Mountain Meditation offered by

Offers instruction and guidance in meditation and allied living skills. The approach is nondenominational and nonsectarian.


“Climbing Jacob’s Ladder,” book by Alan Morinis

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Supplemental info

Thanks for sharing this Jaimes.  I also wish to add, for folks who enjoyed the spiritual practice of "Passage Meditation," Rabbi Rami has a new book, "Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent," where a portion of the book is passage meditations.

Also, "The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness," is Rabbi Rami's book which deals with the spiritual pratice of Metta meditation extolled by Sharon Salzberg and Pema Chodron.

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