Top subscribe filter_none issues my account search apps login google-plus facebook instagram twitter pinterest youtube lock

Top 100 results for “Rabbi Rami”

Rabbi Rami
More…
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author, essayist, poet, and teacher. In the print version of our magazine, he has an advice column, “Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual T…
Headshot of Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Celebrations: Rabbi Rami Shapiro

10 Years of Roadside Assistance

Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Rabbi Rami: Are Psychics Worth It?
I’m seeing a psychic. She isn’t cheap, but she’s very helpful. My friends say she’s ripping me off. Are psychics real? Are they worth it? Rabbi Rami: If this woman is providing yo…
Rabbi Rami's Meditation Tips
 I know that meditation is good for me, but I can’t sit still for five minutes, let alone 20. Is there an alternative to meditation?Meditation is waking to God in, with, and a…
Rabbi Rami: Is It Trump's Fault?

Author and teacher Rabbi Rami Shapiro is encouraging Perennial Wisdom to lead us beyond alienation and isolation to integration and unity, based on Genesis 12:3: “You shall be a blessing to all the families of the earth.”

Would Humanity Be Better Off With Only One Religion?

In the latest installment of Roadside Assistance, Rabbi Rami answers questions about morality, atheism, and enlightenment (and that Allstate commercial).

ISIS: Rabbi Rami Answers Your Questions
Rabbi Rami’s inbox is full of questions about ISIS. In this special edition of Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler, here is a collection he compiled and comment below to…
Rabbi Rami: Is Easter an April Fools’ Prank?

Rabbi Rami answers your spiritual questions.

Rabbi Rami: Should I Thank Siri or Alexa?

Rabbi Rami answers your spiritual questions.

Rabbi Rami: How Do I Make Tough Decisions?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Podcast: Spirituality in the Time of Coronavirus, Part 1
In this special four-part series, Rabbi Rami gives counsel on how to stay healthy from social, psychological, and spiritual perspectives during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is …
Rabbi Rami: Should I Feel Guilty about Being Happy?

Rabbi Rami answers your spiritual questions.

Rabbi Rami: "Does what I eat really matter?"

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: My Morning Ritual
Before I share what I do regarding spiritual practice, let me share why I do it. I do it because I enjoy it. I don’t do it to get wise, enlightened, holy, or saved. I do it because…
Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami: 21st Century Spirituality

Former priest Matthew Fox speaks with Rabbi Rami Shapiro about his work, and his new book, modern spirituality, and intergenerational wisdom.

Rabbi Rami: Did Slaves Sell Their Souls to Get Free?

Rabbi Rami answers your spiritual questions.

Rabbi Rami: How Best to Live My Dying

Roadside Assistance for the spiritual traveler.

Rabbi Rami: Help! I’m Being Threatened with Hell

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: Should I Pursue a PhD in Islamic Studies?

Rabbi Rami answers your spiritual questions.

Podcast: Spirituality in the Time of Coronavirus, Part 4

Rabbi Rami looks at the practice of metta, which allows us to rest in a field of compassion and peace.

Rabbi Rami: What’s Wrong with Being a Disembodied Mind?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami:​ Am I Morally Bound to Chastise Meat Eaters?

Rabbi Rami answers your spiritual questions.

Rabbi Rami: Can God incarnate as both Christ and Krishna?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: Has Religion Primed Us for Fake News?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: What's a Horrified Catholic Mom to Do?

Author and teacher Rabbi Rami Shapiro is encouraging Perennial Wisdom to lead us beyond alienation and isolation to integration and unity, based on Genesis 12:3: “You shall be a blessing to all the families of the earth.”*

Ask Rabbi Rami: "Whose God is the Truest?"
My friends and I have different ideas of God. Is any idea of God truer than any other?Rabbi Rami: Let’s define “true” here as “that which makes me more kind and just.” The more you…
Rabbi Rami: Should I Prostrate Myself to My Teacher
Question: My teacher insists we prostrate ourselves to the Father and to him. As a woman, I am all too aware of how women have been made to prostrate themselves to male gods and th…
Podcast: Spirituality in the Time of Coronavirus, Part 3

Rabbi Rami speaks to a public health expert on how can we help ourselves, and others, during the pandemic.

Rabbi Rami: "Is My Friend Responsible for her Cancer?"
My closest friend has stage IV lymphoma. She’s always been a negative person. Could this be why she has cancer?Rabbi Rami: While our mental and spiritual states can impact our phys…
Rabbi Rami: How Do I Afford to Make a Pilgrimage?
Q: I long to go on a pilgrimage, but lack the funds to do so. Any suggestions?A: My understanding of pilgrimage comes from Genesis 12:1–3, where we are called to walk (lech) t…
Rabbi Rami: How Can I Get My Faith Back?
My dad is dying and angry and takes his frustration out on me. I don’t want to abandon him, but being with him is painful. How do I handle this?Rabbi Rami: Dr. David Reynolds, foun…
Rabbi Rami: How Do I Make My Space More Holy?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Podcast: Ben Nussbaum Interviews Rabbi Rami

S&H editor Ben Nussbaum turns the tables on Rabbi Rami and interviews the host of Essential Conversations.

Rabbi Rami: "I Find Myself Wishing My Dad Would Die?"

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: Everyone Says “Follow Your Heart.” But How?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: As a fundamentalist Christian, am I safe from Muslims?
Question: I consider myself a fundamentalist Christian, and I fear Muslims coming to America. Is Islam compatible with American values?Rabbi Rami: If by “Islam” you mean fundamenta…
ASK RABBI RAMI: How can I get my husband to follow my spiritual path?
Over the past few years, I’ve shifted from the material to the spiritual. My husband is supportive and loving regarding this shift but unwilling to make it with me. How can I bring…
How Can I Find a Simple Religion?

Looking for a simple religion to share with your friends? Read on.

A Blip in the Cosmos

Got questions? Rabbi Rami has answers.

Rabbi Rami's Guide to Life's 5 Biggest Questions
Let’s face it. The biggest unknown in a parent’s life is her child. These beings come into the world without papers. We have no idea who they are, where they came from, what they a…
Rabbi Rami: How Do I Keep My New Year’s Resolutions?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Is Love a Solution?

Is our capacity for compassion and kindness enough to resist the ‘dark psychic force’ threatening us?

Should I End My Marriage?

Rabbi Rami on love, marriage, and God.

How Do I Find My Authentic Self?

Rabbi Rami on being authentic, spirituality vs. religion, and aliens.

Podcast: Spirituality in the Time of Coronavirus, Part 2

Maintaining your psychological and spiritual health during the coronavirus crisis.

Great Jews
Rabbi David Wolpe, citing Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, asks a great question in his 12/29/11 blog post: When will Jews who are great also be great Jews? This questions begs an…
Trust the Ball
Now that we have two GOP contests under our belt I turned to my trustworthy Magic 8-Ball to determine the future. Here is what I learned:   -Will Mitt Romney be the next Pre…
Bra is Great
Sooraya Graham, a devout Muslim and an art student in British Columbia, took a photo of a woman draped in niqab and abaya (face veil and full-body covering), folding a bra while do…
Am I Not Kosher Enough for My Daughter?

Rabbi Rami responds to questions about white supremacy, a loving god, and Christian tracts, among others.

Breakfast at Noshville
I’m sitting at the counter in Noshville, Nashville’s New York-style  Jewish deli, talking to a well-dressed fellow who tells me he’s a lawyer. Our conversation turns to the ec…
Why Vote?
I just read that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed today not to raise taxes on the rich even if President Obama wins in November. So why vote? If the system is rigged …
Hosting an Interfaith Harmony Breakfast
The first week in February is World Interfaith Harmony Week. The week was proposed by the Jordanian delegation to the United Nations and established by the UN General Assembly in 2…
I Am Not a Robot ... I Think

“I love shouting into the phone screaming Agent! Agent! Agent! It never works.”

Is It Important To Find a Good Spiritual Teacher?
To these perennial questions, I offer some answers — not to close a conversation but to broaden one. I do not claim to know anything you don’t know, but if I can help you remember …
Is Being a Seeker a Poor Example for My Daughter?
To these perennial questions, I offer some answers — not to close a conversation but to broaden one. I do not claim to know anything you don’t know, but if I can help you remember …
Special Edition: Roadside Assistance

Rabbi Rami is answering your questions, with special editions of his online column Roadside Musings.

Peace & Harmony vs. Reality
I'm in India as part of a Peace & Harmony conference in honor of the 150th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's birth. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and I both spoke to the gathering o…
Weather or Not to Vote
I just spoke with my dad in western Massachusetts. He and my mom are praying that hurricane Sandy doesn't cause too much damage or take any lives. My dad isn't what I could call a …
I Have Failed, Part 1
I’m grading papers this week. One assignment in my Bible class was to rewrite the end of the Book of Job beginning with the premise that God actually tells Job the truth about Job’…
Special Edition: Roadside Assistance Part II

Rabbi Rami is answering your questions, with special editions of his online column Roadside Musings.

What Does Science Fiction Tell Us About the Future of Organized Religion?

“Can it be that Judaism will cease to evolve? Yes. The same is true of Christianity and Islam and any other religion that imagines a golden age that privileges the past over the present and the future.”

Pastor Tony Spell: Why I Love Him

“He knows God wouldn’t let the good folks at Life Tabernacle Church die when their only sin is their desire to demonstrate their love of God. God doesn’t act this way, does He?”

Show You Care—Wear a Mask

“Wearing a mask in public is a deliberate act of caring for others … a concrete way to live the challenge to love your neighbor as yourself.”

The Spiritual Traveler: Why Does God Hate Me?
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author, poet, and teacher. In this column, he answers reader-submitted questions pertaining to faith, morality, religious traditions, and oth…
Is Lying About God Okay?

“Lying about God and promoting a Pollyannaish understanding of religion isn’t going to help at all.”

Four Biblical Verses For This Time

“Life is wild and nothing is permanent. Now deal with it.”

This is War
War is hell. And hell—or at least heaven—makes war all the more hellish. Mohamed Merah the Islamic terrorist who recently murdered three French soldiers, three Jewish c…
If Meditation Isn’t Joyful, Don’t Do It

“You might ask, if I am meditating just to meditate—if there is no goal to it at all—why bother with it in the first place? Good question.”

Letter to a New Rabbi
[I can't remember who asked me to write this, or if it was ever published, but I wanted to get it out there. It is long, it is Jewish, and some of it might not make sense to those …
What I Want for My Grandchildren
I received an interesting questionnaire while I was away in India. I’m sharing my responses with you here as an invitation for you to share your own with us as well. The questionna…
Is Anything More Important Than Living?

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick doth proclaim: “There are more important things than living.” Are there?

Learning to Love
Peggy La Cerra’s “Why Relationships Are So Difficult” ends with a challenge: “Perhaps it’s time for a new approach to the problem [of human selfishness and self-centeredness] — an …
Heroes
“In a place where there are no heroes—be a hero!” This two thousand year old challenge by Hillel the Elder, whom many consider to have been Jesus’ rabbi, is a staple of Jewis…
Minimalist Religion, Maximalist Faith

Contributing editor Rabbi Rami asks whether you're a maximalist or a minimalist when it comes to religion and faith.

How Do I Not Get Angry with Fundamentalists?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Is There a Male Spirituality?
When my husband and I talk about spirituality, he just doesn’t get it—yet I think he’s a spiritual person. Is there such a thing as male spirituality?Rabbi Rami: Yes and no. Spirit…
When Will I Know It Is Time to Leave?

“I was not surprised when I got an email through my blog, asking me how we Jews will know when it is time for us to flee the United States for safer ground?”

The God Gap

It isn’t that Generation Z is godless, it’s that they no longer buy into (literally as well as figuratively) the God of the baby boomer generation.

Greta Thunberg as Mad Max

“There are two women tackling climate change in a big way. Michele Bachmann is one of them. The other is Greta Thunberg, the teen climate activist who was just named Time’s Person of the Year.”

Enjoy the Fun of Getting, But Teach the Power of Giving
To these perennial questions, I offer some answers — not to close a conversation, but to broaden one. I do not claim to know anything you don’t know, but if I can help you remember…
Chick-Lit
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy supports traditional Bible family values, and because he does many have condemned him and his company as being anti-homosexual and anti-marriage equ…
Keep the Doubt
I am often told to keep the faith. The truth is, however, I prefer doubt. Faith is about clinging to answers that cannot be proven, while doubt is about wrestling with questions th…
​Condolences in the Days of COVID-19

Someone you know has died due to COVID-19. Here’s the script on writing your gentle condolences.

Mrs. Jesus
What is it with these Coptic Christians? Last week one them started a murderous global protest with his asinine and offensive “movie” about the Prophet Mohammad (PUH), and now Harv…
Pewless in Seattle
Americans love God, but according to the new Barna Group survey on religion in America, we don’t care to visit him all that often. According to Barna, while the number of Americans…
Email is Great
Email is so great. Just this morning I opened my mail and found 85 messages waiting for me. Scanning the subject headings I learned that Michelle Obama wants to meet me. Seriously…
Jews for Krishna
The fall issue of Reform Judaism magazine contains a passionate, even angry, attack on Jesus, Krishna, and John Lennon’s song “Imagine” by Dr. Ze’ev Maghen of Bar-Ilan Un…
Pretty? Pay Up!
I’m not wealthy, nor did I ever think I would be, but I always felt I should have more money then I do. Now I know why I don’t: I’m not pretty. According to University of Texas ec…
The Promise of Interfaith
Where can interfaith dialogue take us? I was asked this recently, and want to share my answer with you here. There are many levels of interfaith dialogue: sharing accurate informa…
Religion By the Numbers
According to a study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Philip Schwadel, the higher one’s level of education is, the broader and more liberal one’s religious beliefs becom…
Concerning Christmas
Two people emailed me this morning with questions about Christmas. I thought I’d share both their questions and my answers with you here. I’m Jewish; my girlfriend is Christian. T…
Tablet Wars
Posting the Ten Commandments in government buildings may soon become legal in Tennessee, and I for one am all for it. After all this is a central Jewish document, and if Tennessee …
Redefine Yourself at Midlife

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Enlightening, Empowering, Innovative, Inspiring… Don’t Miss a Word!

Become a subscriber, or find us at your local bookstore, newsstand, or grocer.

Find us on instagram @SpiritHealthMag

Instagram @SpiritHealthMag



2020 Spirituality & Health MEDIA, LLC