I know this is not the Jewish new year, and yet, many people look for new beginnings to start new projects and take on new challenges. In this light, as a Rabbis in the states, I would ask people if they've made any new year's resolutions, and many would say, "well, more or less." In this show, I offer MORE we can do to be more of a mench, and LESS we can be in order to buff and polish our character. "All beginnings are difficult," teaches the Jewish tradition, and maybe this turn of the calendar page could be the impetus for taking on a Derech Eretz resolution. Be in touch anytime at email@example.com.
Wishing everyone a great week, keep that derech eretz thing going, my friends, and tune in every week for another infusion of derech eretz! Shalom!
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/