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Audio: DERECH ERETZ: From the Beginning - Parshat Beresheet

Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel... what are the lessons from the first chapters of Genesis?
10/1/2013, 2:40 PM

A7 Radio's "The Derech Eretz Show" with Rabbi Elan Adler
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Creation, Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Cain and Abel- Divine descriptions of our earliest years, stories that a child could repeat almost verbatim. And yet, they contain important lessons on derech eretz, which, after all the holidays, are critical to keep in mind so we can live a more noble life in the way G-d intended. Let's not make the same mistakes over again; let's begin a new seriousness about how we behave with each other. 
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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
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