We’ve been staying at my parent’s house in the “Five Towns,” on Long Island, NY. For those who are not familiar, here there is an entire town dedicated to every physical need a religious person may have! It’s amazing, but also very easy for me to get sucked in when I come back and “stock up” for the year ahead.
This week on the Podcast, I explore the Jewish perspective on physicality and materialism. I share ideals to strive for and pitfalls to watch out for. In doing so, I unpack the idea of the “yetzer hara,” the evil inclination, within all of us. I also tell stories from my own life and from Rebbe Nachman to bring the learning to life.