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 – October/2019

    R. Hananiah, the Deputy High Priest, says, “Pray for the welfare of the government, for if it were not for fear of it, one person would swallow one’s fellow alive.” Pirke Avot 3:2 Most weeks, we join together reading a … Continue reading
  2. Divre Harav – September/2019

    Repentance begins with breaking down the ego. We might like to think we we have power and influence, that we are important because of our intellect or our wealth. Not so, says Akaviah ben Mehallalel. We are, in the words … Continue reading
  3. Divre Harav – Summer/2019

    The first part of this final mishnah of chapter two of Pirke Avot is most well known. It has even been put to music. No matter how long our live might last, most of us will die with some unfinished … Continue reading
  4. Divre Harav – May/2019

    Rabbi Tarfon says, “The day is short, the work is great, the workers are lazy, the reward is great, and the employer is insistent!”  Pirke Avot 2:20  As we wind down chapter two of Pirke Avot, we conclude with two … Continue reading
  5. Divre Harav – April/2019

    Rabbi Eleazer says, “Be diligent in the learning of Torah. Know how to reply to a heretic. And know before Whom you toil and Who your Employer is.”  Pirke Avot 2:19 On a basic level, Rabbi Eleazer suggests that a … Continue reading
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