Jay McCrensky

Jay McCrensky is author of Understanding Evil: Insights from Kabbala and a Ph.D. candidate in Kabbalah and Jewish Studies at the Baltimore Hebrew University. He and his wife, Barbara Hess, are founders of Machaya Klezmer Band, a Jewish band that masters the style, feeling and dynamism of authentic East European Jewish music. Jay is also the founder and President of the Contemporary Kabbalah Institute (CKI), a new rabbinic and scholarly center for the development and promotion of contemporary Kabbalah.

Articles by Jay McCrensky

Ancient Rituals, Enduring Values

The rituals described in this week's portion remind us to allow our values and principles to guide us in balancing our physical and emotional imbalances.