The Leopard Roars!

“The Leopard Roars!” was shared with me by Lama Surya Das yesterday. I was so moved by it that I did some further research and found Rabbi Arthur Waskow‘s blog. The leopard locked in the cage of liturgy was definitely my experience growing up in a conservative synagogue in St. Louis. This feeling was definitely […]

Non-Violence

Ahimsa – non-violence, is a common thread in Hinduism and Buddhism. In Christianity and Judaism, we find the commandment, “Thou shall not kill!” We all know about all the religious wars that were fought in the name of God and the violent acts of killing that took place. Ahimsa is a comprehensive principle. We are […]

Meditation Practices of Musar

Being raised in a conservative Jewish home, I often tell people, “I am Jewish on my parents’ side!” I am a BuJew (see below)! Although our home was very observant, I didn’t absorb much, compared to my brother, David, who is now an orthodox Rabbi or my brother, Joe, who has lived in Jerusalem for […]

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