Rabbi Saul Berman is one of the world's leading Jewish intellects, and is a leading Orthodox teacher, thinker, scholar and writer. Besides serving major congregations across the country, Rabbi Berman has been a clear, articulate and passionate voice for everything that Derech Eretz stands for- kindness, decency, fairness, freedom, women's Jewish learning, and other Jewish values and ideals. He was arrested during the Freedom Marches in the south, he helped lead the struggle for Soviet Jews' freedom, he has been a celebrated professor at Yeshiva University and Columbia University. He has championed social ethics and interdenominational respect. Today we talk about the state of derech eretz today, the value of derech eretz synagogues, the Women of the Wall, how Talmud should be taught, and other topics which Rabbi Berman delivers with sensitivity and thoughtful consideration. This is, in my opinion, a fantastic interview with an extraordinary figure of substance and courage.
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