This Day in Jewish History 2009: A Man Who Brought Buddhist Enlightenment to Jews Dies

Alan Lew found his heart was in Judaism after all – and founded the first Jewish Meditation Center.

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On January 12, 2009, Rabbi Alan Lew, whose path to the Conservative rabbinate began with an epiphany while he was preparing for ordination as a Buddhist priest, died at the age of 65. Although Lew had gone on...