Our guest this week is Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome. Rabbi Di Segni is descended from three generations of rabbis. He completed his rabbinical studies in 1973 and was elected chief rabbi of Rome in 2001. Rabbi Di Segni is also a trained physician who has served as the chairman of the radiology department at the San Giovanni Hospital in Rome. Additionally, he has served as vice president of the Orthodox Conference of European Rabbis and as a member of the Italian government’s National Council for Bioethics.
Our Simchat Torah conversation focuses on the notion of ending and beginning that characterizes the holiday and on the human diversity among the people of Israel.
Our past Simchat Torah talks:
Rabbi Daniel Freelander on the transition of power between Moses and Joshua
Rabbi David Silber the curious intricacies of the Torah’s description of the death of Moses