Published: April 20, 2020

Professor Samuel BoydSamuel Boyd, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, recently spoke with NPR's On the Media podcast about the long tradition of religious communities adapting when they're denied access to their houses of worship.

He explains that there's a tension common across faith traditions between the idea that God dwells in specific holy places, and the idea that God can be found in all places and things. According to Boyd, Zoom seders, Facebook Live Jummah prayers and online Mass all feel new, but virtual worship has historic roots.

Listen to the podcast episode, published on April 15, 2020, on the NPR website or through Apple Podcasts.

Listen to Professor Boyd's Podcast Episode on NPR