Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels

Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels Ph.D. is the founder and executive director of Or HaLev: Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation, which offers online and physical Jewish meditation and spirituality courses, sitting groups and retreats. He has been studying and teaching meditation and Jewish spirituality for almost 25 years. He received his doctorate in Jewish studies from the University of Chicago and rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes, the rosh yeshivah of Pardes. He has taught and innovated programs in Jewish thought, mysticism, spiritual practices and meditation at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Haifa University, Yeshivat Hadar and in a variety of settings around the world. He strives to integrate his study and practice and to help teach and live Judaism as a spiritual discipline.

Articles by Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels

Two Sufferings That Are One

Exile and suffering are only too present in contemporary society.

Change is Possible

The younger son and the enslaved people need not stay downtrodden forever.

Noah Vs. Abraham

Why the rabbis were more positive about the latter biblical figure.