Embodied Torah

rabbi3Rabbi David J.B. Krishef grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies.  Following a two year stint as a program director at the University of Minnesota Hillel Foundation (serving students at Carleton and Macalester colleges), he entered the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he received ordination in 1994.

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Exploring what it means to LIVE Torah ...
  1. Psalm 123

    “I lift my eyes.” (123:1) The eyes of those walking on the way, those sitting in coffee houses, and those waiting for busses, are enslaved to the screens in their hands. The eyes of couples eating together, young people at … Continue reading
  2. Psalm 122

    Note to readers: I apologize for missing my normal thrice-weekly schedule in the last couple of weeks. I fell behind because of all of the fall Jewish holidays. I’ll do my best to keep up with the schedule because I’d … Continue reading
  3. Psalm 121

    “Your guardian will not slumber.” (121:3) Think about parents who just brought home a tiny infant, helpless and demanding. Mom and Dad are understandably reluctant to leave this new member of their household unsupervised, even while the baby is sleeping. … Continue reading
  4. Psalm 120

    “Save my soul from a lying lip.” (120:2) Rabbi Ishmael said: “One who engages in lashon hara (gossip) is guilty of a sin equal to the three prohibitions for which a Jew must accept death–idolatry, adultery, and murder” (Talmud Arakin … Continue reading
  5. Psalm 119

    “In my heart I treasure your word.” (119:11) The words of the person or persons who are the elders of our community or whom we consider to be our mentors are gold. We treasure them and store them away in … Continue reading
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