Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Alabama and Akeida – Sacrificing our Children, Episode 79

Parshat Vayera (Genesis 18:1–22:24) includes towards the end the very challenging story of Akedat Yitzhak, the Binding of Isaac. The intense trip to Montgomery, Alabama with 35 rabbis and other Jewish leaders with T’ruah – The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, visiting The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice has had a huge impact on me and this is reflection on how it connects to this tough story in the Torah.
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About Rabbi Marc Soloway

Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in 2004 and has been the the spiritual leader at Bonai Shalom in Boulder ever since. Marc was a close student of Rabbi Zalman Schechter Shalomi and received an additional smicha (rabbinic ordination) from him in 2014, just two months before he died. He has been the host and narrator of two documentary films shown on PBS; A Fire in the Forest: In Search of the Baal Shem Tov and Treasure under the Bridge: Pilgrimage to the Hasidic Masters of Ukraine. Marc is a graduate of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, has traveled to Ghana in a rabbinic delegation with American Jewish World Service and co-chair of the Rabbinical Council and national board member of Hazon, which strives to create more sustainable Jewish communities. In 2015, Marc was among a group of 12 faith leaders honored at The White House as “Champions of Change” for work on the climate. Marc is a proud member of Beit Izim, Boulder’s Jewish goat milking co-op.

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