Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Episode 85: Singing through Chaos – Shemot

Singing through Chaos with Special Guest Rabbi Aviva Richman, recorded live at BJ in New York, is Episode 85 of A Dash of Drash.

This week I have been a participant in Hadar Institute’s “Singing Communities Intensive.” Hundreds of people are gathered together at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun (BJ) in Manhattan to sing, teach, learn and listen, led by the amazing Joey Weisenberg and other inspiring teachers. Rabbi Aviva Richman, a teacher of Talmud at Hadar, integrates heart and song into her teaching and taught a two part class called Singing through Chaos.  As we begin Sefer Shemot, The Book of Exodus, join our discussion on the role of music and song through chaos and into redemption.  My apologies for some of the background noise as we recorded as a community was gathering to learn!

Listen here on Soundcloud or on itunes here.
Thanks for listening with a generous heart and sharing with others!

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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