Why are You Here? Truth, Comfort, and Religious Motivation

Looking around synagogue–particularly on Yom Kippur–we see some people who’ve come searching for God and we see those people who’ve come because they want to socialize. And we see ourselves judging those people. Dovid Bashevkin looks at why people seek religion, who is right, and what we can do when we’re feeling judgey during the Days of Judgement.

Filmed at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

David Bashevkin is the director of education for NCSY and a clinical assistant professor of Jewish values at Yeshiva University's Sy Syms School of Business. You can find more of his ideas on his 18forty podcast or on twitter @dbashideas.

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