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Audio: DERECH ERETZ: Hands of Comfort, Hearts of Kindness

The Bobover Rebbe ZT"L that remind us how simple words and gestures can either destroy a Temple or become a brick in its rebuilding.
7/22/2013, 2:00 PM

A7 Radio's "The Derech Eretz Show" with Rabbi Elan Adler
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Hands of Comfort, Hearts of Kindness

While we're in the aura of Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat of comfort after Tisha B'Av, I offer some thoughts on how we can be a comfort to others. I share a couple of stories related to the yahrzeit of the Bobover Rebbe ZT"L that remind us how simple words and gestures can either destroy a Temple or become a brick in its rebuilding. An unusual twist on "and you shall teach your children" from the sainted Rabbi Moses Feinstein ZT"L that will perk the ears of parents and grandparents, and finally a reminder that while we try to look beyond ourselves and see what we can do for others, the Torah reminds us to be ever mindful of our physical health. Lots of derech eretz thoughts today.

Please be in touch anytime at rabbiadlerinisrael@gmail.com and keep that Derech Eretz thing going, my friends. Have a great week and shalom!

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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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