|Judith Margolis - Aliyah/Going Up|
In addition Judith Margolis wrote (p.10-11) about how a particular drawing accompanied her through a painful time of grief. And how art continues to serves as both a witness and a guide, in her wrestling with religious observance and faith.
|Mirta Kupferminc - In Front of the Aleph|
This month, Sh'ma focuses on the many different meanings of spirituality. Rabbi Arthur Green, rector of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, opens up the issue with a powerful call for spiritual engagement that seeks to update the tropes of Hasidism — where the focus of attention is on the personal encounter with the divine. Several rabbinical seminary heads — as well as other rabbis and spiritual leaders — respond to his call and raise their own questions and challenges: How spiritual practice works without a commanding God, and whether such exercises are serious — perhaps even narcissistic — are among the questions explored. In these next pages, mysticism, a farm, the Shabbat dinner table, a painter's canvas, and FaceTime, all play a role in this conversation.
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