Our guest this week is Rabbi Daniel Greyber, rabbi at Beth El Synagogue in Durham, NC and author of Faith Unravels: A Rabbi’s Struggle With Grief and God. Formerly a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute, faculty member at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles and the Executive Director of Camp Ramah in California, Rabbi Greyber currently serves on the editorial board of Conservative Judaism, and his articles have been featured in a wide range of Jewish publications. In the summer of 2017 he will serve as theTeam USA Rabbi at the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel.
This week’s Torah Portion – Parashat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18) – contains a vast number of laws given to the people of Israel, including laws concerning slaves, murder and theft, restitution, and a myriad of other social and religious matters. Our discussion focuses on the ways in which revelation can affect our everyday lives and on a curious episode of post-revelatory eating and drinking described at the end of the parasha.