World Religions Conference: The Dalai Lama and words from the Scripture

Last Wednesday I attended the World Religions conference in Montreal featuring his Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Prof. Robert Thurman, Prof. Tariq Ramadan, Prof. Gregory Baum, and Prof. Steven T. Katz.

Deepak Chopra advised that although most of the world does follow some religion, the religion brand on the internet reaching millions is not very positive. The questions from the audience were mostly earnest questions wondering how religion could address real life issues such as poverty etc. The question really is, do religious texts and practices have any value in the modern world? Rabbis are scholars of Jewish text and practice and they also publish on the internet. I share with you here one teaching based on a source torah text, written yesterday.

Every week, Jews all over the world chant and study the same portion of the torah text. This teaching addresses the text which will be read in synagogues all over the world this coming Sabbath.