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

Cantor Lisa Levine
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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
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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
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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
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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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On Rosh HaShanah, Jews traditionally throw pieces of bread into the water as a symbolic gesture of casting away our sins. The first of January can be a time to see which sins have have stayed away and which returned from their watery grave.

Courtney Naliboff
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This song of the spiritual traveler carries an echo of Hanukkah, a time we yearn to be a source of light and hope for the world.

Alden Solovy

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