June 15, 2019

Learning With Naomi Wolf at Stephen S. Wise Temple


I believe in books and that Benjamin Franklin was right when he said the library is the greatest American institution. I am a library evangelist and was delighted to be in Los Angeles for the “It Happens Every Spring: Annual Library Lunch” at Dana Guerin introduced “>Naomi Wolf and Dana GuerinWolf spoke about how finding the passion points in our personal stories allows us to access the powerful authentic tales we need to tell. As Jews, we have a high involvement style of speaking that Given our past narrative of being landless in Europe, Jews were often required to be entrepreneurs and chose ideas. Studying law allowed for many conversations about justice and meaning. However, In the Torah, the idea of being the chosen people is about If you visit the sick, if you do justice to the slave and the poor, if you are compassionate then you are my chosen people. If you are good and just, then this space will be blessed as a promised land. Wolf said the chosen people are not an ethnicity but those who choose to share this place as good people.

What is necessary is for us to encounter each other.

Seth Godin recently wrote about the difference between Wolf was encouraging listeners to consider that when we find the “other” and meet face-to-face we have the opportunity to engage, meet and discover options. There can be healing when we are all in one room.

” target=”_blank”>Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback shared that we are a Jewish community celebrating books. As a group, we come together to create a place to have hard conversations even if we disagree. The genius is to know how to listen to each other’s voices and share concerns and thoughts. When we ground this discussion in Jewish tradition as Naomi Wolf did, there can be magic and healing in community and sharing stories.

Thank you to Naomi Wolf, Dana Guerin, Roberta Lloyd, Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and the Library Committee for creating a memorable and inspiring program.

Naomi Wolf is the author of eight books, including the recently published, ” target=”_blank”>The Beauty Myth, ” target=”_blank”>Give Me Liberty.

About this Article, M.A. Education, is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker and global citizen, who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six continents. She is the creative spark behind  and just returned from filming in  and White Nile Media.