Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. ET Thursday, August 4, 2022.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author of over thirty-six books on religion and spirituality. A Jewish practitioner of Perennial Wisdom, the four-fold truth at the mystic heart of all religion, he received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds a PH.D. in Religion from Union Graduate School. A rabbinic chaplain with the USAF for 3 years, a congregational rabbi for 20, and a professor of religious studies for 10, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs the One River Foundation (www.oneriverfoundation.org). Rami is also a Contributing Editor at Spirituality and Health magazine, where he writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for the print magazine, the Spirituality & column for the digital magazine, and hosts the magazine’s bi-weekly podcast, Spirituality & Health with Rabbi Rami (www.spiritualityhealth.com).
Rabbi Rami is an author, teacher, and speaker on the subjects of liberal Judaism and contemporary spirituality. Also educated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Tel Aviv University, McMaster University, and Smith College, he served for ten years as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Middle Tennessee State University. He is a founding member of the Snowmass Group, an annual gathering of contemplatives from various religions held at St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, under the auspices of Father Thomas Keating. A prolific author on wisdom and spirituality, he is the author of Holy Rascals: Advice for Spiritual Revolutionaries.
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