An Unlikely Friendship; An Interfaith Dialogue.

September 16, 2016



As some of you may remember, I participated in an interfaith trip to Israel in January of 2014.  A couple of rabbis, a cantor and the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas joined over 20 pastors from the Las Vegas on a mission to Israel. 


Over the course of the trip I developed friendships with several of the pastors.  The trip helped break down some of the misconceptions and barriers from which clergy of different faiths often suffer.  Upon our return I had a desire to find a way to build on those friendships.  Together with Rabbi Goodman from Temple Beth Sholom, we engaged two of the pastors in a commitment to meet monthly to study Bible together.  Over the last two years we have been meeting regularly to study a chapter of Torah and a chapter of the New Testament. 


These meetings have come to be one of the highlights of my career as a rabbi.  It has allowed me to see the beauty and spirituality of Christianity.  Ironically, it has deepened my passion and commitment to Judaism.  We have created a space where we feel comfortable learning about and challenging, our deepest convictions and beliefs. 


Recently Ty Perry, who has a monthly podcast, interviewed us after one of our study sessions. 


I am attaching the link to the interview for your enjoyment.


Shabbat Shalom   

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