Krista, if you would like to understand the appeal of Chassidic Judaism and its vital capacity to lift the soul, I recommend you check out some of the Chabad Chassidic philosophy as articulated by the core work, the Tanya. Also, a wonderful interpreter of "Neo-Chassidic" movement is a writer named Jay Michaelson. He wrote a book called, "Everything is G-d" which speaks to the non-dualistic aspects of Jewish spirituality. This topic could be a wonderful segment of your program, OnBeing. Michaelson speaks to the return of many Jews to authentic Judaism after having been nourished in the desert by other non-dualistic traditions. Enjoy - you are in for a treat.
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