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When Leonard Cohen Was a Buddhist Monk

By On February 28, 2016

  Wearing aviator sunglasses and a monk’s robe, Leonard Cohen sits, smoking a cigarette, and recites a poem. “I am too old to learn the names of the new killers,” he says,… Read More

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Do Jews Meditate?

By On February 15, 2012

How did the prophets of the Bible receive their prophecy? Aryeh Kaplan, who was a rabbi, author, and physicist, responds to this question at the start of his book Meditation and the Bible. He suggests that meditation is… Read More

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Praying in the Fields

By On December 29, 2011

In the sixteenth century, kabbalists living in Safed developed an elaborate ritual for welcoming the Sabbath. Dressed in white garments, they would leave the city limits and go into the fields, singing psalms and the mystical song “Lekhah Dodi.” Today we… Read More

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