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Join us in the Torah of Conversation (formerly known as A New Conversation with Chanie and Peretz) as we dive deeply into life and journey into its avoided spaces through the torah of conversation. Along the way, you will learn the lost art of conversations and the skills to incorporate it into your life. Much love, Chanie and Peretz Co-Founders of M54

Join us in the Torah of Conversation (formerly known as A New Conversation with Chanie and Peretz) as we dive deeply into life and journey into its avoided spaces through the torah of conversation. Along the way, you will learn the lost art of conversations and the skills to incorporate it into your life. Much love, Chanie and Peretz Co-Founders of M54

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United States

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Join us in the Torah of Conversation (formerly known as A New Conversation with Chanie and Peretz) as we dive deeply into life and journey into its avoided spaces through the torah of conversation. Along the way, you will learn the lost art of conversations and the skills to incorporate it into your life. Much love, Chanie and Peretz Co-Founders of M54

Language:

English


Episodes

Moving Forward - Reflecting on 21 Years

6/1/2022
Over the past 14 months, since we published our last podcast, we have been hard at work developing, applying, and teaching the pedagogy and skills of self-reflection and growth through language and finding voice. This will be the last episode of a New Conversation with Chanie and Peretz. Moving forward our podcast will be called the Torah of Conversation! This episode, recorded in front of a live audience, is a reflective conversation on our 21 years at Brandeis and our dream for the future....

Duration:01:02:24

3 Steps to a Conversation

3/8/2021
Grab a drink of your choice and join us in the Chein living room! In this episode you will hear exactly what a conversation using the three steps of ‘let-it-land’, ‘tell- me-more’, and ‘name the thing’ can sound like. Through a real conversation about concerns surrounding the upcoming Passover holiday, we move away from the abstract to explicitly model what happens when using these three tools and demonstrate how it can lead to a more productive conversation.

Duration:00:18:41

Conversation Creator - Name the Thing

3/1/2021
‘Naming the thing’ is critical in taking a conversation to a new level and greater depth. In this episode, we share what naming the thing has done to our relationships with others and each other. ‘Naming the thing’ is about putting forward what is unsaid but fully present, taking up space, or weighing heavily on either of the participants. We explore what prevents “naming the thing” and what can happen when done well.

Duration:00:14:06

Conversation Creator - Tell Me More

2/22/2021
In this episode, we share three simple words that can make any conversation deeper, more thoughtful, and more productive: Tell Me More. When you invite someone to “tell me more,” you’re inviting them to look within themselves and open up another layer to the conversation. The listener’s role becomes less about offering advice or solutions to a problem but supporting the other’s own exploration. Not only does this help the one sharing their feelings, but it also strengthens the relationship...

Duration:00:11:25

Conversation Creator - Let it Land

2/15/2021
Think about a recent conversation you had with someone. Did you find yourself formulating a response in your head before the other person finished their thought? In this episode, we talk about the value of “letting it land” - taking in what someone is offering to you in a conversation, pausing, and then engaging with a response. We also discuss how important it is to have conversations with those you love, even when a relationship feels perfectly fine as is. It is about digging deeper and...

Duration:00:16:07

What's Preventing Conversations?

2/9/2021
What prevents someone from having a conversation? Often people want easy life fixes; they turn to self-help books or TED Talks or lectures telling them how to solve their problems. This keeps someone from looking inside themselves, considering their reality, and engaging with it alongside another person. In this podcast, we discuss these conversation preventers and others. Instead of turning to others for fixes, we encourage the practice of conversation.

Duration:00:13:40

What's Compelling Us?

2/1/2021
Chanie and Peretz continue the conversation about approaching Judaism and life from a healthy, wholesome perspective. Chanie shares what has driven her to speak on this topic - her upbringing in a community that often demanded her identity be completely centered around Jewish expectations, as well as her current roles as a mother, a wife, and a mentor. Both also share how their approach to engaging students and adults with Judaism has evolved to allow a broader discussion not based on Jewish...

Duration:00:15:08

Navigating the Intersection of Life and Judaism

1/25/2021
In this episode, Chanie and Peretz frame an ongoing conversation about what it means to consider the interplay of life and Judaism. They suggest that for many, the demands of life can take priority, relegating Judaism to the backseat. The opposite also occurs - Judaism is the only way one knows how to approach the world, which can prevent them from taking an honest look at the dynamics in their lives and their relationships. With these possibilities, how can one live Jewishly, so to speak,...

Duration:00:17:09

Raw Intimacy in the Bedroom

8/30/2020
The raw intimacy between a committed couple nurtures their overall relationship and also reflects it, for better or worse. In this episode we reflect on conversations we had with committed couples exploring this critical yet often insufficiently discussed topic. A video recording of this conversation can be viewed at https://anewconvo.com/wp-admin/www.M54.co (www.M54.co). We welcome your thoughts and feedback.

Duration:00:13:01

Our Narratives

8/16/2020
In this episode titled, 'Our Narratives', we begin a new series of conversations on topics we’ve explored with various groups, or as we call them pods, in M54. Our narratives guide us through life and usually enter the room before we do. The narratives handed to us are layered with the ones we create on our own. Some we adapt and others we discard. Our navigation through them is perhaps the story of our lives. In this conversation we explore some of the dynamics that make up our narratives....

Duration:00:12:54

The M54 Story

8/6/2020
We've not published a podcast since the onset of Covid-19 in March. At first, like many, we were bewildered and living in a sort of haze. Then in the later weeks we began exploring something we've been dreaming of for some time. Here is that story. A video recording of this conversation can be viewed at www.m54.co.

Duration:00:12:31

OT: The Balancing Challenge of a Torah Educator

2/19/2020
Being in a healthy relationship with someone demands that the character of the people be present and vibrant. Paying someone to begin a relationship with Judaism taints the potency of it. In this podcast we discuss our drive and commitment to nurture people’s characters in order to be in a healthy relationship with Judaism. *OT [Our Thoughts] are episodes in which Chanie and Peretz discuss the previous episode’s conversation with a guest.

Duration:00:11:45

A Debate on Pay-to-Pray (actually study)

1/26/2020
Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld is a pioneer in Jewish college student engagement who introduced a new, yet old method, to engage college students in Jewish learning. Namely, to pay them. His success has spawned other organizations, including Chabad, to imitate it. We disagree with this approach and in this episode the issue is debated.

Duration:00:24:59

OT: Community Keeps. Community Kills.

1/12/2020
Community is deeply formative in people's lives and how we navigate it plays a large part in forming who we are. Identifying its complexities is vital in knowing how to harness its benefits and avoid its landmines. In this episode we explore it from our personal observations and experiences. *OT [Our Thoughts] are episodes in which Chanie and Peretz discuss the previous episode’s conversation with a guest.

Duration:00:15:03

The Undercurrent of Chabad

12/20/2019
Listen to the story of a person belonging to a prominent Talmudic and Chassidic family, and deeply immersed in Torah learning and Mitzvot observance, whose Jewish void was filled by Chabad. For anyone who cares to understand Chabad beyond the hugs and chicken soup, his tale is a window into the undercurrent of Chabad.

Duration:00:35:56

The Undercurrent of Chabad

12/16/2019
Listen to the story of a person belonging to a prominent Talmudic and Chassidic family, and deeply immersed in Torah learning and Mitzvot observance, whose Jewish void was filled by Chabad. For anyone who cares to understand Chabad beyond the hugs and chicken soup, his tale is a window into the undercurrent of Chabad.

Duration:00:35:56

OT: High Time for a New Type of Institution

12/3/2019
Engaging in an immersive Jewish learning experience can be transformative but at times also unhealthy. It also seems off putting to the average individual who desires to engage in immersive Jewish learning. An institution that can dance between being immersive but not yet transformative does not exist. It's hight time it does. Perhaps this will bridge the enormous gap between the huge number of students connecting to Judaism on college campuses and the relatively small number engaging in...

Duration:00:10:40

Stepping Out of the Herd’s Stampede

11/18/2019
The stampede towards a career begins with college graduation, and perhaps even earlier. Andrew Jacobson ’19 stepped out of that rush and dedicated a year to Torah study. What was his calculation? What does he fear about this decision? Why is he so unconventional amongst today’s young adults?

Duration:00:22:50

Under the Hood of our Podcasts

11/2/2019
A view under the hood of the making of a New Conversation with Chanie and Peretz as we conclude our first year and two seasons of podcasting.

Duration:00:11:29

The SynaGym – Synagogue & Gym; Prayer in a new perspective

10/6/2019
Often, for both the frequent and infrequent visitors to the synagogue, it feels more like entering a classroom where you’re expected to follow the instructions of the Prayer Book and Rabbi, than a place of spiritual connection to the Divine. Listen to a new language that transforms the experience from a classroom to a playground. Have fun!

Duration:00:13:56