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Yom Kippur 2021

In less than two hours, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar—Yom Kippur—will start. Twenty-five hours of fasting, prayers and attunement. Below is a video that my wife, Lisa, and I prepared for the Holy Day. Chatima Tova—may we all be sealed in the

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Where Is God?

On May 16 this year (2021) I gave the talk below at the Manhattan JCC. The context was the holiday of Shavuot, that takes place fifty days after Passover (Shavuot later incarnated as the Christian holiday Pentacost). In the talk, a mystical perspective on

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Judaism’s Launching Pad

[The following post is based on a presentation that I made at a minyan, a prayer group, on Nov. 8 this year, the week of the weekly Torah portion of Lech Lecha.] This week’s Torah portion, Lech Lecha, the third in the Torah, could

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God and the Big Bang–in Hebrew!

God and the Big Bang by Dr. Daniel Matt has just appeared in the bookstores in Israel, translated by yours truly. What a pleasure it was to work with the author. If you have not read the English book, it’s highly recommended. You may

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Politics with Spirit

[The following is a translation of an article that I wrote in Hebrew for the Israeli monthly magazine Chayim Acherim. Published on June 1 2019. The entire issue was dedicated so politics and spirituality. A PDF of the original Hebrew article can be viewed

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In My Flesh I See God

[The following is a translation of an article that I wrote in Hebrew for the Israeli monthly magazine Chayim Acherim. Published on July 1 2019. The entire issue was dedicated an exploration of the body. A PDF of the original Hebrew article can be

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Feeling At Home

[The following is a translation of an interview that I conducted with Thomas Hübl, which was published in Hebrew in the Israeli monthly Chayim Acherim on June 1 2019. A PDF of the original Hebrew article can be viewed here .] What does it mean

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