About the Author


Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Rabbi Adam Jacobs was born and raised in New York and has lived in Boston and Jerusalem, where he received his rabbinic ordination. He completed his B.A. in Music from Brandeis University and has a Masters of Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory. His writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, the Times of Israel, the Algemeiner Journal and in his own blog – Shaken Faithless. He has self-published three small books and was one of the teachers featured in the documentary film Kabbalah Me. His life’s work is to introduce the beauty, meaning and Joy of Judaism to all who are interested. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Penina and 5 children.


The Secret Chord: The Complex, Heroic Act of Forgiveness

An exploration of the process of forgiveness, through the prism of music and Jewish wisdom.

The Secret Chord: Jimi Hendrix's Message to Love

The rock legend had a tough childhood but used music to heal himself and, ultimately, to discover the power of love.

Music is Not Normal

Why do we love music? Is there something deeper than sound?

Prophet

The film Noah has been banned by some Islamic authorities for depicting a prophet of God. What is the Jewish view of prophecy?

The Great Ocean of Truth

Despite the staggering discoveries made by science, the universe is still shrouded in awesome mystery.

Small Nation, Big Difference

Israel isn’t perfect, but it’s working hard to implement the Jewish ideal of repairing the world.

Why You Don't Understand the Bible

The Jewish sages of antiquity were in the best position to interpret and comprehend the Torah.

Why We Dance

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." ~Martha Graham

Atheism and Morality

Why do so many atheists make moral proclamations?

Don’t Burn the Day

Dave Matthews, two funerals and one wake up call.

A Taste of Slow

We are losing the ability to savor food and ideas.

Man on a Wire

Can you imagine taking this step?

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