Tag Archives: Rabbi Niles Goldstein

Courage, Creativity, and the Path to Self-Transcendence

Rabbi Niles Goldstein is the author of The Challenge of the Soul: A Guide for the Spiritual Warrior, an approach to spiritual learning as seen through his eyes as a black belt martial artist. In his last blogs, he told us about his history in the rabbinate and in martial arts, and the strength of stamina. He is guest-blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.


Over the past few months, I have been traveling around the country and talking about my newest book, The Challenge of the Soul: A Guide for the Spiritual Warrior. In it, I interweave the experiences I’ve had — and the lessons I’ve learned — in the course of both my 15 years in the rabbinate and during my 15 years of training in the martial arts (I have a black belt in karate). Continue reading here.

The Stamina of Spirit

Rabbi Niles Goldstein is the author of The Challenge of the Soul: A Guide for the Spiritual Warrior. In his last post he wrote about approaching spiritual learning as a black belt martial artist. He is guest-blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.
I recall a time in my life when I was tempted to give up, to walk away from something that I loved very much.  Continue reading here.

Plowing a “Gonzo” Road through the Rabbinate

Rabbi Niles Goldstein is the author of The Challenge of the Soul: A Guide for the Spiritual Warrior, an approach to spiritual learning as seen through his eyes as a black belt martial artist. He is guest-blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.
I recently had my ninth book published, The Challenge of the Soul: A Guide for the Spiritual Warrior.  Continue reading here.