About Rabbi Seinfeld

Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Classics and Anthropology. Having exploring numerous traditions, he began his return toward a Jewish path after living in rural Mississippi, “surrounded by folks who knew my people's book better than I did!” He eventually journeyed to Israel, where he studied for seven years and was ordained. After three years in Northern California, he recently relocated to the East Coast with his wife and children and founded Jewish Spiritual Literacy, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Jewish education. Rabbi Seinfeld is author of the popular Penguin paperback, The Art of Amazement: Judaism’s Forgotten Spirituality and engages audiences from all Jewish backgrounds with his humor and depth of insight into spiritual and philosophical topics.

“Just L—ing!”

“Just L—ing!”
By June 8, 2007

“Just looking.” What is wrong with just looking? Does it harm anyone just to look? I had said that I would blog about evil today, but certain events this week have led me to write about lust instead. One of … Read More

Please Just STOP!!!

Please Just STOP!!!
By June 7, 2007

A riot in Palmdale, California. Pandemonium on the streets of Boston. Hundreds of people camping out for days outside toy stores to be the first on the block to own a new $500 video game machine. You missed out? Couldn’t … Read More

What’s a Mitzvah and What’s the Difference?

By June 6, 2007

If you think that a mitzvah is a good deed then you've come to the right blog. Let's start by addressing common misconceptions: A mitzvah is not a good deed. A mitzvah is not a commandment. A mitzvah is not … Read More

Your Greatest Stumbling Block

Your Greatest Stumbling Block
By June 5, 2007

I’m creating an SIQ-test. It stands for “Spiritual IQ”. So far, I've only written one question: What was the greatest impediment to Jewish spirituality in all of history? A. Idolatry B. The destruction of the Temple C. Persecutions D. False … Read More