Rabbi Ehrenkrantz discusses his Evolve essay, “Where Are You? A Beginners Guide to Spiritual Practice,” which is taken from his book. Where Are You? A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Spirituality, in which he leads the reader on a journey of transformation. Drawing from multiple traditions, each reader can find a spirituality that fits within every religion and within no religion. Readers are asked to place authority in their own experience
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About Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz
Dan Ehrenkrantz was ranked one of the 50 most-influential American rabbis by Newsweek magazine. He has been featured on radio and TV programs such as the PBS television series “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly”, the public radio program “Weekend America” and the “Montel Across America Show” with Montel Williams. Ehrenkrantz began his career as the rabbi of congregation Bnai Keshet in Montclair, N.J. From 2002 to 2013, he served as the president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has recently worked as a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the United States and overseas. His first book, Where Are You? A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Spirituality, won a 2022 Best Book Award and a 2022 Best Indie Book Award, and was named a finalist for a Wishing Shelf Book Award and a Foreword INDIE book award.
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