A7 Radio's "The Derech Eretz Show" with Rabbi Elan Adler
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On our show today, we shine a loving light on Reb Shlomo on his 19th yahrzeit. He introduced joy, clapping and dancing, and ecstasy into the synagogue service, and told stories of the great masters as well as the plain but holy Jew, stories which opened hearts and changed lives. His insightful messages of derech eretz, of friendship and love among people, of appreciating every person no matter their station in life, resound for us today. I heard and met him on many occasions, and fully understand why his influence continues to permeate Jewish life and worship.
Two clips of Shlomo's melodies, as well as a brief interview with singer Shlomo Katz, enhance our appreciation of this giant and master. May his soul continue to be nourished by our collective remembrances of how he changed our lives.
You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep that derech eretz thing going, my friends, and have a great week. 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/