Downloading Torah from Jerusalem – Shavuot Special with Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan, founding Rabbi of Nava Tehilla in Jerusalem is Episode 67 of A Dash of Drash
This episode was recorded on a recent trip to Jerusalem before the current explosion in violence and the relocation of the US Embassy. The rabbis make a distinction between earthly and heavenly Jerusalem (Yerushalayim shel Ma’ata and Yerushalayim shel Ma’ala) and this conversation reflecting on the power of Shavuot from the heart of the world, has the hope of heaven and the prayer of healing. This last week of the Omer leads us into Shavuot, the 50th day, this Saturday night through Monday. Shavuot is the Festival of First Fruits, the wheat harvest and, for the rabbis, zman matan Torataynu, the Season of the Giving of our Torah.
Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan is the founding Rabbi of Nava Tehila in Jerusalem and in this conversation, she shares her musical vision of prayer along with deep insights on this Holiday of receiving the gift of Torah.
Thanks for listening with a generous heart and sharing with others!