Spirituality & Health Magazine

Tue, January 24 2017

The Pursuit of Meaning with Emily Esfahani Smith

Rabbi Rami talks to author Emily Esfahani Smith about her book The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters. A review of his book appears in the January/February 2017 issue of Spirituality & Health.

Emily Esfahani Smith has written about culture, psychology, and relationships for The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Daily Beast, The New Criterion, and other publications. She is also an editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where she manages the Ben Franklin Circles project, a collaboration with the 92nd Street Y and Citizen University to build community and purpose across the country. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in positive psychology. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, she grew up in Montreal and lives in Washington, DC with her husband.


  • Atlantic University
  • Expand Adventures
  • Marina De Nadous
  • Celebrant Institute & Foundation
  • Omega Institute
  • Vitamin Angels