Entries tagged with “Judaism”

13 Steps to a Holy Day

Lessons from one family’s Shabbat ritual

7 Spiritual Lessons from a Thief

Grow spiritually ... with inspiration from a thief? Read on.

A Little Light Overcomes Much Darkness: Seeking Good Points

Adapted from Changing the World from the Inside Out

A New Way to Worship

I am all about being a human awake to God manifesting as all life.

Ask Rabbi Rami: "Whose God is the Truest?"

My friends and I have different ideas of God. Is any idea of God truer than any other?Rabbi Rami: Let’s define “true” here as “that which makes me more kind and just.” The more you…

Asking for Forgiveness During Elul

Rabbi Rami explains why he encourages everyone to take part in asking for forgiveness during Elul, whether they practice Judaism or not.

Experience the Jewish Renewal Movement with Music

Kallah 2018 is a "gathering of the sparks" celebrating Aleph's transdenominational identity

Film Review: A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and DarknessNatalie PortmanFocus FeaturesAdapted from Israeli writer Amos Oz’s hefty 2002 memoir, this intimate historical drama is set in the years immediately foll…

Film Review: Because I Was a Painter

Because I Was a PainterDirected by Christophe CognetUNIFRANCE FILMSChristophe Cognet’s quiet, almost experimental documentary asks that eternal question, “Can an artistic depiction…

Film Review: One of Us

“Nobody leaves unless they’re willing to pay the price,” says one subject in Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s documentary about three former Hasidic Jews who have left their communit…

Great Jews

Rabbi David Wolpe, citing Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, asks a great question in his 12/29/11 blog post: When will Jews who are great also be great Jews? This questions begs another: Wha…

How Do I Not Get Angry with Fundamentalists?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

How Jewish Are You?

Being Jewish in America today has less to do with religious belief and more to do with cultural attitudes like “having a good sense of humor,” according to a major survey released …

Kippah Calm and Carry On

After a German official warned Germany’s Jews against wearing kippot in public, Rabbi Rami revisits his long-ago decision to stop wearing one.

Pennies From Heaven

“I have come to welcome those found pennies and to use the act of picking them up as a reminder to stop for a moment and think about my dad.”

Podcast: Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Hollywood to the Himalayas

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, acclaimed author, speaker, and spiritual leader discusses encounters with the Divine Mother, coming home to spirituality and to oneself, non-denominational experiences of god.

Pushed Out of the Nest

The surprising challenge when your spiritual home closes

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan's 13 Wants

I found this online and wanted to share it with you. I wrote my MA thesis on the work of Rabbi Kaplan, and learned from him privately in Jerusalem in 1976. I had not seen this text…

Rabbi Rami: Help! I’m Being Threatened with Hell

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Shefa Gold: Giving Voice to Sacred Texts

The author of The Magic of Hebrew Chant, Rabbi Shefa Gold is also a recording artist and the director of the Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in New Mexico. She…