How to Fix a Soul in 30 Days

Episode 4: A Direct Approach

The Hebrew month of Elul is here, and this week, Kylie tries ‘hitbodedut,’ and goes to nature to talk to God

August 20, 2021

Over the last two episodes, Kylie tried to see if traditional prayer would get her in the right place for Elul. Now she’s going right to the source.

How to Fix a Soul in 30 Days
Episode 4: A Direct Approach
The Hebrew month of Elul is here, and this week, Kylie tries 'hitbodedut,' and goes to nature to talk to God
August 20, 2021
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Kylie delves into the history of hitbodedut, a form of prayer that will take her out into nature to speak to God directly. Hitbodedut, which translates to “self-seclusion,” has its roots in the beginnings of Hasidism, and in particular with Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.


In preparation, Kylie talks to someone who calls herself a neo-Hasid and regularly practices hitbodedutOneTable founder and Executive Director Aliza Kline.
Kylie might have thought she knew what she was in for when she agreed to do hitbodedut, but the more she learns, the more it seems the experience might not be what she thought.

In this 10-part podcast, Kylie Unell, a doctoral student in Jewish thought, a thinking Jew, and a perpetually wondering person, will try anything, from doubling down on prayer to the Hasidic practice of hitbodedut, to try and fix her soul, and help you fix yours. Join her and a crew of unexpected and wise guides on this journey, a one-month journey to figuring out the hardest bits about being human.

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