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I've written in the fields of comparative religion and spirituality, particularly Jewish spirituality, for many years. I'm currently a professor of Comparative Religion at the Academy for Jewish Religion California. I have written books on Kabbalah and prayer; my most recent book, LOVING PRAYER, is scheduled to appear in January 2017. Besides Jewish practice, I am actively involved in dream work and interfaith conversations. I'm married, a mother of 5 and grandmother of 8.

In Recovery – from Moral Trauma

In public writings and private conversations since November 8th, we’ve been trying to come to terms with shock and awe (whether you think it is awful or awesome). It’s more difficult for those whose side lost, but we should not underestimate the effect on all Continue reading In Recovery – from Moral Trauma


CES Asks the Big Question: What Does It Mean?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show draws thousands of consumers and retailers to explore more than 20,000 new appliances, gadgets, apps, and related products every year.  This time, however, the organizers from CTA are asking “what is technologically
meaningful, not what is technologically possible…. Now we focus on what does it mean, why does it matter, how does it change our daily life?” (Los Angeles Times, 1/5/16)

It reminds me of the scenario in the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man, when a dentist discovers Continue reading CES Asks the Big Question: What Does It Mean?