Posts tagged "LIVES"

Big House Buddha

Noah Levine is the latest Buddhist darling, son of bestselling Buddhist author Stephen Levine, and a tattooed punk who returns an edge to the tradition that has moved from the margins to the comfy mainstream. An interview with Levine about his new memoir, Dharma Punx, in Satya, a New York do-gooder mag with spiritual overtones, reveals him as more...

The Education of Aviel Barclay

As Leah Eichler tells it in Moment, a Jewish monthly, the story of Aviel Barclay — poised to become the first woman to scribe a Torah scroll — is a bit like that of Goldilocks. Barclay’s first yeshiva expelled her when it learned of her ambition; she left her next school when teachers and students started whispering of “heresy”; but the...