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Monday, July 21, 2008

Shabbos for everyone!

In my second blog post, I discussed a controversial Pesach Haggadah project that Rabbi Avi Katz Orlow (a Yeshivat Chovevei Torah graduate) was involved in. We now see Rabbi Katz Orlow in a YouTube video giving a brief dvar Torah about Pesach, stating that the liberation of Pesach (from ha lachma anya) means “that we say we’re the hosts”. Rabbi Orlow translates this idea into practicality by stating how wonderful it was for him to participate in a recent “interfaith Shabbat” (e.g. hosting others) and that he had the “distinct pleasure and honor of doing a learner’s service”.

Who knows what exciting interfaith encounters are on the horizon for future YCT graduates! Maybe partnering with a Messianic congregration on Yom Kippur? Here's the video (at 2 minutes he discusses the "interfaith Shabbat"):

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