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A7 Radio's "The Derech Eretz Show" with Rabbi Elan Adler
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The Torah portion of Re'eh is chock filled with lessons about how to speak, how to behave, how to give charity and, at least 6 times, informs us about the urgency of being happy.

This week we begin the contemplative month of Elul as we stand just about a month away from Rosh Hashana. The shofar is blown every morning in the synagogue, meant to wake us from our slumber and inspire us to be better Jews.

How can we improve our derech eretz? How can we behave in a way that God will be more proud of us?
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Keep that derech eretz thing going, my friends, and have a terrific week and happy Rosh Chodesh!

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
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