Why some Orthodox Jews are nervous about yoga, and why they’re right to be.
For Judaism, the outward life of religious behavior comes first.
Doggedly universalistic, obligation-free, and relentlessly focused on self-revelation.
The tale of the flattened shtrayml.
“When science finally peers over the crest of the mountain, it will find religion has been sitting there all along.”
It takes hard work to get to the divine.
“I’ve little doubt about the Boss’s power as a galvanizing spiritual personality.”
Halakhah vs. the dictates of the self.
In a recent book, Edith Brotman seeks to combine yoga with musar, a Jewish pietistic movement founded in 19th-century Russia that focused on rigorous introspection. . .
A new collection of essays argues that the early rabbis succeeded by offering ordinary Jews the opportunity to be spiritual without renouncing a worldly way of life.