Rabbi Wolpe

"Blurring the Religious Borders"


“It means nothing if all you do is SAY you're spiritual - you have to actually DO something in the world." – Rabbi Wolpe

Please join us in welcoming author, lecturer, and religious leader Rabbi David Wolpe to this week’s episode of DENtalks Podcast! Rabbi Wolpe has been named the Most Influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek, and one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post. In this episode, we dive into both finding and losing faith, the difference between religion and spirituality, and the common thread that runs between belief systems around the world. Rabbi Wolpe humbly shares insights and perspectives that stem from both his experience supporting others through death and hardship, to his very personal battle with cancer. And while he and Tal discuss the many depths, perspectives and diverging viewpoints spirituality can open up, Rabbi Wolpe never lets us forget just how little we ultimately know.

“We all have a gun to our head, we just don’t know when it’s going to go off.” – Rabbi Wolpe



  • PASSAGE from T.H. White


  1. Favorite Book: Man’s Search for Meaning,” “The Denial of Death” 
  2. Inspirational Teacher: My professor Eliezer Slomovic from the American Jewish University.
  3. First thing you do when you wake up: I walk outside to get the newspaper and say the Jewish prayer of thanks, Modeh Ani. It’s when I feel the most grateful.
  4. Daily Practice: I pray every morning and usually go to the synagogue.


  1. Inspirational Teacher 
    Martin Luther King 
  2. Favorite Documentary or Movie
    What Dreams May Come
  3. Current Obsession 
    Omad Lifestyle
  4. Food, Drink, or Object you can’t live without 
    Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Type of Meditation you rely on most?
    Psychic Meditation which is energy tools, visual meditation which is also her personal practice
  2. Helpful tip for valuable meditation?
    Focus on your breath, take the pressure off yourself that you have to do it right. Keep showing up and try different meditation to find what works for you.
  3. Self-Care Hack? 
    I make sure to clear everyone out of my space every night and get out into nature. I clear people’s energy by creating a bubble out infront of you, putting everyone from the day in that bubble, and then blow up the bubble. This gives the person their energy back.
  4. If you could give any piece of life advice what would it be?
    If you don’t like how things are going, believe that you can change your perception and everything else will change.