What It Is
The Wisdom Daily is Clal’s flagship media site. A place for political, cultural and spiritual commentary and analysis. It is the outlet by which our philosophy of “Making Jewish a public good” truly lives itself out. Although all of our writing comes from a Jewish perspective, it is meant to serve all the world.
Our approach is that our organization, publication, and writing come from an “inside-out” perspective. One in which we are informed by our beliefs but are motivated to turn them into improving the entire world. That means that every person on earth has something to contribute, and that wisdom is a shared reality.
In a world where more and more people are becoming “nones”, the type of people who are spiritual but not religious, or religious but not allowing themselves to be defined by the usual constructs, there is little if any wisdom shared among or with such people. We love this movement, and believe deeply that our role is to start sharing thoughts, wisdom, and reflections for those who love living in the grey instead of the black-and-white.
Some Of Our Writers
Breena Kerr is a journalist and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Vice and others. Always fascinated by mysticism and spirituality, her global wanderings have exposed her to philosophies and traditions from many corners of the earth. In her spare time, she plans her next trip, practices yoga and studies her tarot deck.
Eric Kaplan is an executive producer of (and writer for) the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory and the author of Does Santa Exist: A Philosophical Investigation. He studied Buddhist thought and practice at Wat Chulamani in Thailand, Jewish thought in New York and Jerusalem, and philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and existentialism at Columbia University and UC Berkeley.
Peter Himmelman is a Grammy and Emmy nominated rock and roll musician, visual artist, author, film composer, and speaker. He is also the author of a new book, Let Me Out (Unlock your creative mind and bring your ideas to life).
Rebecca is a painter, blogger and small island dweller. She is passionate about religious history, and has a special fondness for peculiar religious figures – those people whom, through their devotion and vision of the divine, challenged the religious establishments to which they belonged…sometimes being crushed by those establishments, other times irrevocably changing them.