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Audio: FIDDLER ON THE WOOF: DERECH ERETZ FOR ANIMALS


Heartwarming stories on animals rescued from the effects of Hurricane Isaac.
9/3/2012, 11:44 PM

A7 Radio's "The Derech Eretz Show" with Rabbi Elan Adler
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FIDDLER ON THE WOOF: DERECH ERETZ FOR ANIMALS
Heartwarming stories from the effects of Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana, as dogs and cats - and even cows - are rescued by caring teams of animal lovers. "God is good to all, and His mercies extend to all His creations," wrote King David in the Psalms. Our Torah in last week's portion of Ki Teitze records several laws relating to the humane treatment of animals. The hurricane rescuers seem to have that "Derech Eretz for animals" DNA as they give the abandoned pets a second chance at life. Also, Elan pontificates about the abysmal lack of civility at the National Conventions held in America prior to the elections in November. Shouldn't it be possible to prop up one candidate without insulting and ripping apart the other? How are children supposed to be behave when they run for middle school student council? What role models do they have for a clean, civil campaign? 
Be in touch with Elan at rabbiadlerinisrael@gmail.com and keep that derech eretz thing going!







Rabbi Elan Adler served as a pulpit Rabbi for 25 years in Stamford, Ct and Baltimore, Md prior to making aliyah in 2010. Rabbi Adler received his Smicha from Yeshiva University, had the privilege of being an aide to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik for two years, was an activist Rabbi in support of Israel and aliyah, and served as the President of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis. During his tenure as a Rabbi, he was known for being an engaging speaker and teacher, never failing to make easy connections with Jewish people as well as the non-Jewish and African American community. While serving congregations, he was appreciated for being welcoming, embracing of all people, and bringing congregants closer to their Jewish heritage. For more information on Rabbi Adler visit http://elanadler.com/
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