Stalking Elijah

Adventures with Today’s Mystical Masters

Rodger Kamenetz continues the dazzling spiritual adventures he began in The Jew in the Lotus, his bestselling account of the historical dialogue between rabbis and the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. In Stalking Elijah, Kamenetz takes his wild mind on the road, seeking the counsel of spiritual teachers across the country as he searches for his own Jewish truth. Entertaining, illuminating, and deeply moving, Stalking Elijah takes us all on a remarkable journey through the new landscape of Jewish practice.


“Kamenetz unveils the fascinating secret world of Jewish mysticism in its uniquely American idiom. Combining the crystalline wit of the poet and the guideless honesty of the seeker, Kamenetz renews our faith in God and the human heart.”
— Ellen Frankel, author of The Five Books of Miriam

“Valuable not only for Jews interested in the mystical tradition as practiced today but for Jews yearning to find a clearer expression of the divine in their lives. In fact, Judaism is not a prerequisite for learning from this book.Kamenetz’s message is: If I can do it, so can you.”
New York Times Book Review