I share a powerful message from Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Grossman of Migdal Or, the Disco Rabbi, about meeting people where they are, and then take you to a Chanukah candlelighting at the Rhode Island State House with my father over 40 years ago. Also, in terms of Chanukah candles, we go from 1-8, but another custom was going from 8-1- what is the derech eretz lesson of that?
Plus, a word about the dreidel and a message for a Hamas leader bent on the destruction of Israel.
This show is dedicated to the loving memory of my dear mother, Gertrude T. Adler, Shvartzel Tova bat Moshe Yashayahu and Glicka, who was kissed into the next world on October 1st.
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/