Jan 25, 2022
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
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
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”.
EPISODE TIME STAMPS
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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ABOUT THIS PODCAST
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 (www.meormd.org), a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at www.meor.org.
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