Audio: The Bullying Crisis and Remembering Rav Ovadia Yosef ZTL

DERECH ERETZ: The bullying crisis, and remembering Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ZTL.

10/13/2013, 7:23 PM

A7 Radio's "The Derech Eretz Show" with Rabbi Elan Adler
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On the first segment of the show, psychologist Dr. Gila Sandler Saban shares with us the roots and effects of bullying in school, and what has caused the shift from derech eretz to meanness and cruelty against peers. What can kids do? What about their parents? How does social media and how we label people feed into this bullying frenzy? Dr. Gila gives us so much to digest and think about, she is terrific. You may reach Dr. Gila at or 054-391-7775.

On the second half of the show, chief editorial writer for the Jerusalem Post, Mati Wagner joins us to talk about his cover story for the JPost Magazine about the life and legacy of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, of blessed memory, the revered and beloved leader of Sephardic Jewry whose recent funeral attracted over 800,000 people, the largest gathering of Jews in Israel since the pilgrimage festivals in Jerusalem. Mati Wagner shines a spotlight on Rav Ovadia's scholarship, genius, charisma and singular authority, as well as his uncommon touch with the common person. Mati brings it all together masterfully.

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Keep that derech eretz thing going, my friends, and have a great week! 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
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