Spirituality

Spirituality

What is Jewish Meditation?

"Truly, you are where your mind is,” taught the Baal Shem Tov.

Spirituality

The Jewish Spiritual Path to Character Development

We humans come factory-equipped with latent godly qualities and the capacity to actualize them through our words and actions. 

Spirituality

How to Talk to God

The Hasidic prayer practice of hitbodedut — talking to God freely in one's native tongue — helps to build intimacy over time.

Prayer as Spiritual Practice

Ask most people about their long-term goals for prayer and they often lack even the vocabulary to venture an answer.

36 Questions for Jewish Lovers

Rabbi and marriage counselor Ari Sytner offers 36 questions for Jewish couples to achieve greater intimacy and harmony.

The Kabbalistic Secret of Kissing

What the Zohar teaches about love-making and the coming of the messiah.

The Power of Hebrew Chant

Chanting brings the sacred phrases of Jewish tradition alive and enables them to be known in the body.

How to Have Mindful Sex

The secret is not to scratch the itch of desire as soon as it arises.

A Jewish Guide to Dealing With Loneliness

Human loneliness is baked into the fabric of creation, but we do have tools to lessen its sting.

God is Suffering

A close read of four biblical verses offers a powerful insight into one of the most challenging questions religion has to answer.

Torah from the Holy Fire

The rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto, Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira, left behind a wealth of spiritual resources for facing life's most intense challenges.

How to Experience Shabbat as Redemption

The sea of Sabbath rules and restrictions can be overwhelming. Here's how to experience them as joy and freedom.

The Earth as a Source of Wonder

The Jewish practice of blessing natural phenomena awakens us to the fact that the earth is a wonder, a witness, and a spiritual mystery.

Creativity as Spiritual Practice

Judaism teaches that each of us is endowed with creative capacity simply by being human.

How to Experience God in Your Body

Jewish wisdom isn't just meant to be intellectually understood, but embodied. Here's how.