How Parenting Can Become a Spiritual Practice

What was your spiritual life like before you became a parent? Did it change when you became a parent?

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg argues that raising children can be its own form of spiritual practice. Your children can help you reimagine your experience of wonder, prayer and even God.

This video is part of a series made possible by the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah.

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Danya Ruttenberg was named one of The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” in 2010, and the same year was named one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis by The Jewish Daily Forward. She also has a parenting book called, “Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting.”


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