Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Is fake meat the work of Lucifer? Hmm, probably not a spiritual emergency.
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It isn’t that Generation Z is godless, it’s that they no longer buy into (literally as well as figuratively) the God of the baby boomer generation.
In these heartbreaking times, being together during life's passages is often impossible. Rabbi Rami shares a prayer to bring comfort to those who are passing.
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“While I do my best to honor people’s pronoun preferences, the pronouns that really matter to me are the three spiritual pronouns: I, You, and It.”
“I come to see it for what it is: a ceaseless swirl of mental flotsam and jetsam outside my willful control.”
Spirituality and prayer: What’s the precise connection? “When asked if I pray, I used to say ‘no.’ ... Now when such a question is posed, I ask what the questioner means by prayer before I answer.”
Rabbi Rami was relieved when a fake prophecy did not come to pass. Still, “It makes me wonder what the authors of the warning are thinking now that their prophecy failed.”
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In Roadside Musings, Rabbi Rami draws from the well of the world's religious and spiritual traditions, covering life passages, answering sticky questions, and sharing comfort.