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Short: Arguing Can Be Invigorating

Margaret J. Krauss
90.5 WESA
Rabbi Seth Adelson leads conservative Congregation Beth Shalom on Beacon Avenue. He calls the books in his office “a very small segment of the Jewish bookshelf.”";s:

“The English word ‘rabbi’ is derived from the Hebrew word ‘rabi’ meaning, ‘my teacher,’” explains Rabbi Seth Adelson. On a recent afternoon, he gestured toward the bookshelves that line the back of his office and said Jews have traditionally been known as the people of the book. “We are committed to writing our tradition down. We're still arguing about our ancient books,” he said. “That is what has kept us alive.”

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