About the Author
Niles Elliot Goldstein is the founding rabbi of The New Shul in Greenwich Village, New York. He lectures widely on Jewish mysticism and spirituality and has taught at New York University and the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. Goldstein is the national Jewish chaplain for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and was the voice behind “Ask the Rabbi” on the Microsoft Network. His essays and poetry have appeared in Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications, and he is the author or editor of five previous books, including God at the Edge: Searching for the Divine in Uncomfortable and Unexpected Places. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.