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Jews You Should Know

Jan 25, 2022


Sara Yoheved RIgler is a person whose spiritual journey has taken her down an unconventional path. From her studies in India with a guru who was both a mystic and an acclaimed Sanskrit scholar, to her 15 years living in the oldest ashram in America, to becoming an observant Jew and moving to Jerusalem, Sara has absorbed wisdom from the many facets of her life.

She is an acclaimed international lecturer, and has published six books, the most recent titled “I’ve Been Here Before”, which examines the evidence that those that walk among us may be reincarnated souls of Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust.  Provocative and thought provoking, Sara Yocheved Rigler is a “Jew You Should Know”.



4:10  Sara’s background, growing up in Philadelphia

4:51  College, then a trip to India, where she meets a mystic

8:36  Life at Brandeis, and the beginnings of an examination of a spiritual path 

12:08 Sara returns from India, then joins an ashram in Massachusetts

14:56 Maintaining Jewish traditions within an ashram

19:55 Life and spiritual growth while residing at the ashram

21:11 Jerusalem calls, and with it, a new calling

41:29 Sara discusses her reasons for writing “I’ve Been Here Before”

45:50 The process of writing about relationships and personal growth

49:50 Discussion of upcoming projects, and the importance of acknowledging the soul and afterlife

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Information about Sara’s books, the Kesher Wife Webinar, and more can be found at  Her latest book, “I’ve Been Here Before” can be found at


Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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