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 – 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
  2. Divre Harav – February, 2018

    [Hillel] would say, “A boor does not fear sin, and an ignoramus cannot be pious; a shy person does not learn, and an impatient person does not teach; not everyone engrossed in business becomes wise.” Pirke Avot 2:6a The early first century … Continue reading
  3. Psalm 150

    “Halleluyah, Hallelu.” (150:1) One year.150 mini-reflections on Psalms. Goal accomplished. A good goal is one which you need to stretch a bit to achieve, but it has to be within reach. A goal to eat at least one meal a … Continue reading
  4. Divre Harav – January/2018

    Hillel says, “Do not say that something is impossible to understand, because ultimately you will understand; and do not say when I have time I will study, lest you are never have time.” Pirke Avot 2:5b When my children were … Continue reading
  5. Psalm 149

    “Let them sing happily upon their couches.” (149:5) I remember when my children were very young and would lie in their cribs or beds late at night or early in the morning, happily babbling to themselves. They would read or … Continue reading
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