May 21, 2019

Is True Religious Emotion Possible in the Modern World?

“Today, one can find religiously devout Jews, and certainly Jews who are ritually observant. Likewise, one can hear much talk of spirituality. But, explains Meir Soloveichik, none of this is tantamount to the feelings of awe and dependence on God that, even a century ago, were commonplace among Jews and non-Jews alike. Soloveichik, in conversation with Jonathan Silver, maintains that such emotions, although rare in the modern world, can nonetheless still be experienced. (Video, 9 minutes.)”

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