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Bringing Spirituality Into the Synagogue

by Rabbi Avi Weiss (Posted on July 5, 2016)
Topics: God, Faith, Religiosity & Prayer, Machshava/Jewish Thought

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The purpose of this paper is to bring a particular approach to spirituality. There are other models. Still, it is an understanding that I have found to be of meaning, and one steeped in Jewish sources. We will analyze spirituality by first defining the term; second, offering a pathway to achieve spirituality; third, suggesting ways to bring spirituality into the synagogue; finally, outlining what rabbis need to do to bring spirituality into their communities.

This paper was originally delivered at a plenary of the Rabbinical Council of America Convention in May 2006, and is published in Milin Havivin. To read the full piece, click here.