Modernity and Mysticism(50:51)
Rabbi Leff discusses the fundamentals and purpose of Jewish prayer, including how each type of prayer is necessary, and makes this ancient, spiritual practice relevant for the modern world.
Then, Ari and Jeremy mull over the challenges of the 21st century, as they commemorate the 442nd year since the passing of Rabbi Isaac Luria, the prolific Kabbalist. The co-hosts consider whether an understanding of reincarnation could help illuminate the difficulties of our time.
Finally, they raise the question of whether Israel is more globally isolated than ever before, and wonder if such solitude is a necessary stage in the spiritual evolution of the Jewish people.