An Interview with Rabbi Jessica Lenza; Plus: The Applause in NYC Celebrating Essential Workers

In our most moving episode to date, Rabbi Mosbacher takes a look at what it means to commute in these unprecedented times. In the interview, Rabbi Mosbacher talks to TST’s own Rabbi Jessica Lenza, exploring her extraordinary path to the rabbinate (especially for someone who was raised Catholic). At the 8:20 mark of the episode, Rabbi Lenza reveals the lovely and meaningful thing Jewish texts call us to do in these very challenging times. Rabbi Mosbacher also pays tribute to the nightly 7pm applause in New York City, celebrating essential workers, and includes audio of the thunderous applause and banging pots heard from his windows on the Upper East Side.

About Commuting with The Rabbi

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher interviews special guests, explores the current cultural conversation, discusses engaging upcoming events, and leaves you with a compelling, reflective thought or challenge – all at the intersection of inclusive, progressive, social-justice-minded Reform Judaism.

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