Four Jewish leaders respond to critiques of" the new spirituality," including Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg's characterization of popular interest in Kabbalah and the teachings of the Dalai Lama as a "fad" that is "self-centered," and political scientist Charles Liebman's description of spirituality as a "privatized religion....Its emphases are interpersonal rather than collective." They discuss spirituality and the conflicts, if any, between personal spiritual fulfillment and the collective Jewish experience.
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Silow-Carroll, Andrew. Blanchard, Tsvi. Nelson, David. Brenner, Daniel S. The New Spirituality: Is it Selfish? A CLAL Roundtable. CLAL Special Features Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001: