Purim
March 18, 2011
Purim
On Purim, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, the more you can poke fun at the gravitas of life, the better.
March 18, 2011
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf Extended Interview
March 18, 2011
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf Extended Interview
Purim is a bittersweet holiday with a powerful spiritual message, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC. A story about Esther that seems to be all about chance is really about "God's presence working itself out in ways we can't quite understand."
March 18, 2011
Meditation
February 18, 2011
Meditation
"Just sit down and feel your breath," suggests teacher and author Sharon Salzberg. "We tune in, we connect, we come back."
February 18, 2011
Sharon Salzberg on Meditation
February 18, 2011
Sharon Salzberg on Meditation
"I think there is something beautiful and magnificent in silence," says meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. "Meditation opens up our attention so we can see things differently."
February 18, 2011
Hanukkah’s Light
December 3, 2010
Hanukkah’s Light
Hanukkah is "a good time to think about the miracles in our own lives," according to Dr. Erica Brown of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
December 3, 2010
A Poet on the Psalms
November 24, 2010
A Poet on the Psalms
"The psalms continue to be wholly relevant to our spiritual quests today," says poet, writer, and former rabbinical student Pamela Greenberg.
November 24, 2010
Pamela Greenberg Extended Interview
November 24, 2010
Pamela Greenberg Extended Interview
Watch more of producer Susan Goldstein's interview with writer Pamela Greenberg, whose new translation of the Book of Psalms is being praised for its literary beauty.
November 24, 2010
Shofar Family
September 3, 2010
Shofar Family
The blast of the shofar during the High Holy Days, says Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum, "sends a shiver. We can be better than we are."
September 3, 2010
A Poet on the Psalms
July 2, 2010
A Poet on the Psalms
"The psalms continue to be wholly relevant to our spiritual quests today," says poet, writer, and former rabbinical student Pamela Greenberg.
July 2, 2010
Pamela Greenberg Extended Interview
July 2, 2010
Pamela Greenberg Extended Interview
Watch more of producer Susan Goldstein's interview with writer Pamela Greenberg, whose new translation of the Book of Psalms is being praised for its literary beauty.
July 2, 2010
Pilgrimage to Chartres
June 11, 2010
Pilgrimage to Chartres
St. John's University history professor John Rao, a traditionalist Roman Catholic, has made the three-day pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres Cathedral more than half a dozen times and says the experience is filled with ritual, ceremony, and spiritual fervor.
June 11, 2010
Stephen Prothero: All Religions Are Not the Same
May 10, 2010
Stephen Prothero: All Religions Are Not the Same
Watch religion scholar Stephen Prothero, author of the new book "God Is Not One," discuss why all religions are not different paths to the same God and why distinctions among religions matter.
May 10, 2010