Joy Levitt


When Reb Zalman Met the Dalai Lama

By Joy Levitt

The Dalai Lama speaks during a visit to Germany. / Getty Images Read More


Israel Philharmonic Makes Spectacular Debut in Its New Home

By Joy Levitt

Israel Philharmonic Makes Spectacular Debut in Its New Home
The Israel Philharmonic turns music into a transcendent experience on a regular basis. But there was something extra special about its debut in a new home.Read More


Remembering Debbie Friedman: Showing Up and Being Present

By Joy Levitt

I hadn’t spoken to Debbie Friedman in many weeks and had only seen her once since she moved back to California. Still, I had to try. I sent her an email asking if she was coming to New York anytime soon, that I needed her. Ten minutes later, she emailed me back. “Is it Deb?” she asked. I’ll never know how she remembered that my cousin, whom she had seen at many Healing Services that she and I led together at the JCC in Manhattan, was ill. I’ll never know how she knew that my cousin was dying. I only know that everyone who knew Debbie has a story like this.Read More



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