Why are You Here? Truth, Comfort, and Religious Motivation

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Half Truth
26 Dec 2017

Looking around synagogue–particularly on Yom Kippur–we see some people who’ve come searching for God and we see those people who’ve come because they want to socialize. And we see ourselves judging those people.

NCSY Director of Education Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin looks at why people seek religion, who is right, and what we can do when we’re feeling judgy during the Days of Judgement. Filmed at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.