Micha Odenheimer is the founder and director of Tevel B’tzedek. Micha was born in Berkley, California. He received his B.A. from Yale University, and was a student and close friend of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. In 1988 Micha immigrated to Israel and ever since has been working in social activism in Israeli society, and has lectured and written extensively on Judaism and social justice. A prolific journalist, Micha has reported on poverty, globalization and human rights from around the world including Somalia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Burma, Haiti, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Micha also founded the Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jewry, which was, and remains to this day, one of the most instrumental and valued organizations dealing with the absorption of Ethiopian immigration to Israel.
Our conversation focuses on Hasidic and Kabalistic interpretations of Rosh Hashanah, and the universalistic message of the holiday.
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