Two Opportunities for LA Residents
I dislike hawking my own presentations, but I am under pressure from major corporate sponsors.
OK. Minor, non-corporate sponsors. But they are nice people.
Rabbi Ruvain Wolf figured out that anything a rabbi can say in an hour, he can cram into 20 minutes. That way, he gets to put three of them on a in a single evening. The audience gets different perspectives, and less chance to get bored by all the filler. It works; I’ve appeared there (Maayon Yisroel, on LaBrea Ave.) several times before. My good friend Dr Dovid Fox and I, together with Rabbi Wolf (responding to the Litvaks with the last word in chassidus) will be holding forth at 8PM this Tuesday evening, the night before Rosh Hashanah.
A bit more than a week later, I will give the annual Yom Kippur (and Sukkos) shiur for women at the main building of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1399 S Roxbury Dr. That’s Wed. 9/11 at noon. Preregistration necessary. Email [email protected]
[Links are now available.
The Yom Kippur shiur is here. (The last time I tried this, they cut it off because the traffic exceeded their limit. So if that happens to you, please yell, and we’ll go to Plan B)
The Tashlich shiur (all three speakers) is here as a podcast. The download is available on the maayonyisoel.com home page.]
I work a late shift this Tuesday. Otherwise, I would have probably attended that event. But I most definitely like the idea of any given Torah class or lecture never going longer than one hour. In this age of the Internet, focusing one’s attention for any longer than that, is just not realistic.
The highly stimulating and successful Ted talks are max 20 minutes