Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Downloading Torah from Jerusalem – Shavuot Special Episode 67

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.

Listen here on Soundcloud or on itunes here.

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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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