October 22, 2019

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Emor with Rabbi David Kaufman

Rabbi David Kaufman has been the Rabbi of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, in Des Moines, Iowa, since May of 2003.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Rabbi Kaufman received his ordination from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 2001. Rabbi Kaufman is a Past President of the Midwest Association of Reform Rabbis, the regional association of rabbis in the Reform Movement. He just finished serving on the Board of the Des Moines Area Religious Council for six years, but still participates in its advocacy group.

Rabbi Kaufman is considered a leading advocate for Israel and is the main writer of the We Are For Israel blog During times of crisis in Israel, the blog’s posts are often read by thousands of people from around the world.

Parshat Emor discusses the special laws pertaining to the Kohanim (“priests”), and the Temple service. The second part of Emor lists the annual festivals.



Previous Talks on Emor

Rabbi Sara Hurwitz

Rabbi Ted Falcon

Rabbi Steven Engel

Rabbi Benjamin Adler

Rabbi Benjamin Adler