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 139

    “You discern my thoughts from afar.” (139:2) Most people can read thoughts because they are written in our facial expressions and in our tone of voice. People with certain atypical neurological pathways have difficulty reading faces, but often can learn … Continue reading
  2. Psalm 138

    “You overwhelm my soul with strength.” (138:3) Most people are capable of handling whatever set of challenges they receive. It is not so much that “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle” than it is simply that most … Continue reading
  3. Psalm 137

    “There we sat down and yes, we wept, as we remembered Zion.” (137:1) When I am not in Jerusalem and I think about the city, I don’t weep. In my lifetime, Zion only grows more magnificent from visit to visit. … Continue reading
  4. Psalm 136

    “Who took note of us in our degradation” (136:23) Many years ago, I experienced the loss of a grandfather to whom I was very close. It was the first time I witnessed a human death. For several weeks afterward, I … Continue reading
  5. Psalm 135

    “[A] treasured possession.” (135:4) The Biblical foundational story of human origins asserts that human beings are designed to partner, rather than spend their life alone. To unite in partnership with another human being is to know that one is treasured … Continue reading
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