Talking Love and Sex

What can Judaism and Jewish tradition teach us about love and intimacy? Our ownSeth Cohen asked Israel-born educator, writer and performer Amichai Lau-Lavie, who talked sex and relationships at Rekindle: A Shabbat Studio last month, to tell us. The founding director of Storahtelling and the founder of Lab/Shul, a New York City-based initiative focused on exploring experimental […]

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Activate the Longest Night & Shortest Fast

“What’s the secret of survival during a Scandinavian winter?” I ask my hosts, late this past Friday night, as we walked along Stockholm streets, the Baltic Sea winds blowing not so gently. “Layers” is the immediate answer, followed by “patience.” These seem to be the best answers to a lot of things – not only the long […]

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Shmita Is Everywhere, Not Just Israel

Shmita Is Everywhere, Not Just Israel A radical revision of the sabbatical year redefines the sanctity of soil. For a few quiet days in July 2014, I was laying in a hammock on a Brazilian beach, planning a year’s worth of Shmita study and action that will rebrand this ancient sustainability practice rooted in the […]

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20 Years Later: The Night That Changed My Life

On a Saturday night, November 4th 1995, I stood on a rooftop in Jerusalem and decided to devote my life to storytelling – the ambitious attempt of a 26 year old to save of the soul of society through the power of stories. Last night, in midtown Manhattan I got to retell the story. From […]

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Take an Ideological Backstage Tour of Lab/Shul

Join Lab/Shul for an ideological backstage tour as we delve into a Talmudic, post-patriarchy, post-feminist, interactive, neo-hasidic, neo-pagan-ish, queer, theological and practical exploration of spiritual practice in our God-optional reality. We’ll think out loud together in a historic temple, open some old books, have a drink, download the latest research, thing big, explore our spiritual vocabulary, question […]

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