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Open book of the Koran on a small bench atop a colorful embroidered rug

I always find interfaith encounters provide myriad ways to evaluate and deepen my own faith and who better to learn about the Koran than one who has never read it?

Sofi Hersher
Flat gray and black rocks balanced on top of one another

Musar connects my Jewish learning and burgeoning spiritual awakening with what I used to call my “regular” life, the bridge between my two previously separated worlds.

Jared Goldin
Cupped hands emitting sparkles against a dark blue sky

Do you really think God talks to us? Hearing the Divine is not easy work, and we don’t have a map or a knowledgebase to work from.

Stephen Berer
Large, ornate, multi-colored stained glass window

Krista Tippett is the creator and host of the radio show and podcast On Being. Learn what draws her to conversations about faith, ethics, and moral wisdom.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Sunlight shining upon a footbridge in a forest

I first found my voice at a dying woman’s bedside during a unit of clinical pastoral education.

Cantor Lisa Levine
Torah with kippah and yad

The rabbi invited me to help with hagbah, an honor usually reserved for a strong man because some scrolls are extremely heavy – and the last thing anyone wants is for a Torah scroll to fall or be dropped.
 

Jane E. Herman
Martin Buber

Spirituality thrives in homes, offices, and synagogues, hiding in plain sight -- in small talk, and in extended conversations. Jewish thinker Martin Buber called this spirituality “I-Thou.”

Rabbi Dennis S. Ross
man watching sunrise at dawn

After dawn but before sunrise, I pick up my notebook to write. Sometimes, an idea arrives; sometimes, I scan my list of yet-unwritten prayers for inspiration.

Alden Solovy
family photo of mother father two kids and one set of grandparents

Always a proud Israeli and Jew, I nonetheless felt something was missing in my life. Meeting religiously modern, dedicated Jews helped me see the missing piece.

 

Cantor Inbal Sharett-Singer
sparkling sunlight

When our ancestors experienced darkness, they lit a fire. Today, as we battle apathy in response to fear and doubt, we seek direction in light.

Cantor Brad Hyman

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