A7 Radio's "The Derech Eretz Show" with Rabbi Elan Adler
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In America, and perhaps other places, today is marked as Mother's Day. On the first half of the show, I give honor and respect and derech eretz to my own mother, of blessed memory, with a special poem I found that speaks to mothers in Heaven. I share various things I do daily to remember my Ima, and then we hear a clip about a job interview with a very surprising punchline.
Part two is a reminder that during this Omer period, during which time we focus on polishing our character, there is one personality trait that is so simple, free, nothing to buy, and you don't have to leave the comforts of your home to work on it. It's as close as your face, and what you do with it effects not only you but everyone else around you. I close the show with a thought-provoking quote from Martha Washington to bring the message home.
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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/