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The Roots of Mindfulness

How a group of Jews turned a Buddhist spiritual practice into a distinctly American phenomenon—and a multi-billion-dollar industry

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Yom Kippur in a Buddhist Monastery

I thought I’d left Judaism behind during my spiritual retreat in India. Think again.

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Religion and Identity in the 2012 Elections

A new American  portrait emerges

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Man Bites Dog

This week’s parasha—a careful account of the ritualistic sacrifice of animals—has much to teach us about animals, compassion, forgiveness, and Michael Vick

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The Literatures of the Two Easts

Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?

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Dreams of the Father

Rodger Kamenetz’s latest spiritual trip is into the subconscious

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