Book Reviews, France, Spirituality

The Way of the Heart: Arnaud Desjardins

Last month, I returned to France for the first time in several years, and one of the highlights of my trip was getting to browse my favorite French bookstore. As you can see from the photo, I didn't leave empty-handed! The top three titles in the pile are all by a fellow named Arnaud Desjardins, well-known in France… Continue reading The Way of the Heart: Arnaud Desjardins

Book Reviews, Language, psychology, Spirituality, Travel

The boy who wanted to be a Jew

Julius Lester writes in his book Lovesong: Becoming a Jew that as a young black boy growing up in the American South his favorite piece to play on the piano was Kol Nidre, the song that opens the observance of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. "When I stop playing," he writes, "there is a painful yearning in my stomach,… Continue reading The boy who wanted to be a Jew