Straight Friendly Global podcast

Seeking Hope and Unity in War Time: Insights from Rabbi Eger

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts
In this insightful episode of the ‘Straight Friendly’ podcast, hosted by Michael Ross, international Jewish leader and renowned social justice activist, Rabbi Denise L. Eger, engages in a thought-provoking dialogue about navigating identity, unity, and hope in troubled times. Rabbi Eger, the founding rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, CA, and a prominent figure within the Jewish community, recollects her journey of being the first openly gay or lesbian person to serve in her position in the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the first woman to be elected as President of the Southern California Board of Rabbis. Throughout the episode, they delved into the challenges faced by the LGTBQ+ communities, both within and outside the Jewish context. Moving on to discuss the concept of 'Chesed', they touch upon the essence of loving kindness, its importance in maintaining humanity even in the time of the war. The conversation further unraveled the increasing consequences of societal divisiveness, highlighting the need for bridging gaps within the global Jewish diaspora as well as the broader LGBTQ+ communities. Enriched by Rabbi Eger’s experiences and wisdom, the podcast emphasizes the critical need for unity, peace and resilience in the face of adversity.

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