Henry Shukman grew up in an academic family and was on the path to an academic career, but a mystical experience and the spontaneous healing of a chronic illness set him on a different path.
The P’urhépecha people were once part of a major empire, contemporaneous with the Aztecs. Their rituals and beliefs have survived to the present day, and have been documented by two Santa Fe filmmakers.
Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev is author of the new book, The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now. We talk about the relevance of the teachings of the Torah to our lives today, and the continuities between ancient and modern social and political problems.