Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Vayikra with Rabbi Diane Offenberg-Rose
Rabbi/Cantor Diane Offenberg-Rose is a Jewish Universalist Rabbi serving the Los Angeles region. She was a music teacher and conductor before becoming a Cantor and then a Rabbi, with a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a Master’s in Conducting. Her work is focused on stepping back from Jewish teachings to find the Universal lesson within that can help all people (Jewish or not, religious or not, spiritual or not) lead more peaceful lives. She was ordained as a Cantor through the American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism and as a Rabbi through Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute. She is the spiritual leader of Cool Shul (Kehillah Sababah) in Los Angeles, where most people call her “Rantor” (Rabbi/Cantor).
This week’s Torah Portion – Parashat Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26) – is the first portion of the book of Leviticus. The portion introduces the sacrificial service and describes five different kinds of sacrifice. Our discussion focuses on the relevance of the sacrifices described in the parasha (and of the book of Leviticus in general) to our lives today.
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