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Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Godwrestling is Episode 100!

Godwrestling: Halachah and Aggadah, Law and Narrative is the 100th Episode of A Dash of Drash!  

Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43) includes the restless story of Jacob wrestling with an angel of God.  This has been interpreted in so many ways. Jewish life, spiritual life in general, is filled with dynamic tensions between what seem to be opposing polarities.  Integrity and balance between inner and outer, law and narrative, self and other are perhaps what living lives of meaning are all about. Even if it feels like we are wrestling. Yisrael, Israel, means the one who wrestles with God, so we are all Godwrestlers!

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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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