From the Rabbi

Rabbi Krishef has dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of Judaism and offering guidance to those in need. Through his years of study and experience, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and wisdom on a variety of topics related to the Jewish faith and culture.

On this page, you will find a collection of writings by the Rabbi on a range of subjects, including but not limited to:

  • The importance of prayer and meditation in the Jewish tradition
  • Understanding the Torah and its teachings
  • Insights into the Jewish holiday celebrations and customs
  • Reflections on the role of the Jewish community in today’s world

Each writing is carefully crafted to offer meaningful and insightful perspectives on the topic at hand. Whether you’re looking to deepen your own understanding of the Jewish faith or simply interested in learning more, these writings are sure to enlighten and inspire.

Divre Harav, Words from the Rabbi – Rabbi Krishef’s bulletin articles and blog (external site)

  • by Rabbi David Krishef
    There is something majestic about the architecture of a large sanctuary that draws one’s attention upwards towards God’s presence. A room full of people absorbs and mutes some of the sound, but the acoustics of a well designed sanctuary amplify … Continue reading →
  • by Rabbi David Krishef
    An interview with Fred Stella, host of WGVU’s “Common Threads,” about my book, Reflections on the Psalms. The book is available on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CFCYR1NP.
  • by Rabbi David Krishef
    It’s cold and snowy outside, and nothing is growing. Trees are bare and plants and grasses around the yard are dry and dead. Yet our tradition tells us that we should celebrate Tu Bishvat, the new year for trees. A … Continue reading →
  • by Rabbi David Krishef
    We, who love Judaism, probably do so because we love the holidays, the life cycle events, maybe the structure and content of prayer. We may also love the system of ethics as it applies to personal spiritual growth or medicine … Continue reading →
  • by Rabbi David Krishef
    An interview with Samuel Zinner about my book. The book is available on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CFCYR1NP. If you are in Grand Rapids, I have a few copies that I can sell for about 20% off. It makes a great Hanukkah (or … Continue reading →
  • by Rabbi David Krishef
    Ahavas Israel has been involved in an interfaith Thanksgiving service for at least 40-50 years, originally with a group of churches in our neighborhood, and for the past 20-some years, a city-wide coalition convened by the Kaufman Interfaith Institute of … Continue reading →

A collection of short responses to questions on various topics