Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Sukkot with Rabbi David Segal
Our guest this week is Rabbi David Segal, spiritual leader of the Aspen Jewish Congregation in Colorado. Rabbi Segal graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Classics and Jewish Studies. After graduation, he worked at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, DC for two years. He was ordained in May 2010 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. Rabbi Segal, an alumnus of the Wexner Fellowship program, serves on the board of the Aspen Homeless Shelter and the United Jewish Appeal-Aspen Valley. He also writes a monthly column for the Aspen Times and ocassionally blogs.
Our discussion focuses on the idea of Sukkot as the perfect epilogue to Yom Kippur and on the curious relation between the etrog and the story of the Garden of Eden.