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The Book of Judges with Rabbi David Lazar

Hosted By: Or Hamidbar (Palm Springs, CA)

A close reading of the biblical text with an eye to politics, diplomacy and theology in our people’s past and to ways antiquity informs modern Zionism and the State of Israel.

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Teacher

Rabbi David Lazar

Born in Los Angeles in 1957, Rabbi Lazar has lived and practiced across the spectrum of Jewish observance, from his liberal Conservative familial roots to Orthodoxy in his teens, followed by his move to Israel, where he began his rabbinical studies while serving in the IDF Armor Corps. In 1981, while farming in the Gaza Strip, he met and married Sascha Meijers; they are the parents of five grown daughters and proud grandparents of three. Since his ordination by the Schechter Institute in 1993, Rabbi Lazar has led congregations in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, and Palm Springs. As a Jewish educator in a variety of frameworks, he continues to promote inclusive Jewish practice and interfaith dialogue. Rabbi Lazar was among the earliest international LGBTQ advocates, performing the first gay wedding in Israel in 2001, years before same-sex marriage was legal there. His non-profit service includes the Israel AIDS Task Force, the Jerusalem Open House, and the Rabbinical Assembly. David and Sascha Lazar now live in Palm Springs, California, where Rabbi Lazar serves as spiritual leader of Or Hamidbar.
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Host

Or Hamidbar (Palm Springs, CA)

We are devoted to creating a progressive Jewish spiritual community in the Palm Springs area. in the desert. All seekers —Jewish or not, believer or skeptic, student or scholar, just trying it out or tried and true —wherever we are in our spiritual journey are invited to take part in Jewish scholarship, learning and practice, and in social engagement to foster the open exploration we need for authentic spiritual growth.
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