I welcome back to the show the wonderful Rabbi Rami Shapiro. to discuss his new book is Judaism Without Tribalism: A Guide to Being a Blessing to All the Peoples of the Earth. We touch on a lot of topics here from Covid to the Ukraine and even the climate change/breakdown challenges we face. Rami is a beautiful soul and has some profound insights.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author of over two dozen books on religion and spirituality. He received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, and holds a PH.D. from Union Graduate School. A congregational rabbi for 20 years, Rabbi Rami currently co–directs One River Wisdom School, blogs at rabbirami.blogspot.com, writes a regular column for Spirituality and Health magazine called Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler, and hosts the weekly Internet radio show, How to be a Holy Rascal on Unity On-line Radio.
“To me, religions are like languages: no language is true or false; all languages are of human origin; each language reflects and shapes the civilization that speaks it; there are things you can say in one language that you cannot say or say as well in another; and the more languages you learn, the more nuanced your understanding of life becomes. Judaism is my mother tongue, yet in matters of the spirit I strive to be multi-lingual. In the end, however, the deepest language of the soul is silence.” – Rabbi Rami Shapiro
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