Last week, I went on a spiritual tour of Israel with some of our students from around the world. We visited many places, including the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron—the burial place of the patriarchs and matriarchs (from the Bible), and the Idra Rabba—the place where Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai revealed the Zohar, the primary text of Kabbalah.
In Bethlehem, we visited the Church of the Nativity where we had lunch with the priest who is responsible for the church, the governor of Bethlehem, and many other amazing people of different faiths and walks of life. Together we spoke of peace, tolerance, human dignity, and the spark of Light that exists within all of us, regardless of who we are, what we believe, or where we come from.
I've mentioned this before, but we will never be able to bring peace to this world or create any real lasting change unless we can establish a binding of people based on the spark of the Creator that is within each of us. Whether we pray lying down, standing up, or on... Read More