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The Heart of the Matter: R’ Brous on Jewish Leadership & the Future of American Jewry

April 1st, 2015Rabbi Sharon Brous

Years ago, at a conference, I got into an intense conversation about miracles with a young Jew from LA. He was smart, sensitive, and spiritually hungry. So, like a good rabbi, I suggested he come to Shabbat services sometime, and he laughed out loud. “If I want intellectual stimulation,” he said, “I go to a TED conference. Spiritual enlightenment, I have a shaman. Community? Burning Man. I don’t need shul.”
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