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. Divre Harav – September/2018

    Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai would say, if you have learned much Torah, don’t claim credit for yourself, because it is for this you were created. Pirke Avot 2:9 Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai may be talking about Torah study, but his … Continue reading
  2. Divre Harav – Summer/2018

    [Hillel] would say, “The more flesh, the more worms; the more property, the more worries; the more wives, the more witchcraft; the more maidservants, the more licentiousness; the more slaves, the more robbery. The more Torah, the more life; the … Continue reading
  3. Divre Harav – May, 2018

    [Hillel] would say, “The more flesh, the more worms; the more property, the more worries; the more wives, the more witchcraft; the more maidservants, the more licentiousness; the more slaves, the more robbery. The more Torah, the more life; the … Continue reading
  4. Divre Harav – April, 2018

    When [Hillel] saw a skull floating on the water, he said to it, “Because you drowned others, they drowned you. In the end, they who drowned you shall be drowned.” Pirke Avot 2:7 I’m sitting next to Hillel on the … Continue reading
  5. Divre Harav – March/2018

    [Hillel] would say, “In a place where there are no mensches, strive to be a mensch.” Pirke Avot 2:6b It’s hard to translate this teaching of Hillel into gender-neutral English. A literal English translation would be, “In a place where … Continue reading
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