EP267: Out of the Box Judaism with Esther Goldenberg
Today’s guest, Esther Goldenberg is passionate about Jewish life, Israel, and living your religion in the way that’s meaningful to you. Her mission is to make Judaism accessible and interesting, regardless of how you choose to use that information in your life. While I’m neither Jewish nor into practicing religion personally, I still very much appreciate gleaning the universal wisdom available from stories, traditions, customs and rituals (in a non-appropriating way, of course!)–and Esther provided a ton of that throughout this conversation.
Her big truth was two fold and a bit paradoxical, “This ain’t about you and this is all about me…”
From there we also discussed weaponizing the Bible versus finding the gems that can help people live everyday life regardless of any specific faith.
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About Esther Goldenberg:
Esther Goldenberg is the founder of Out-of-the-Box Judaism. www.OutoftheBoxJudaism.com Esther is passionate about Jewish life, Israel, and living your religion in the way that’s meaningful to you. She lives with her family in the U.S., but spent time living in Israel and goes back frequently to breathe in the air of the mountains, seas, food, and culture. Her mission is to make Judaism accessible and interesting, regardless of how you choose to use that information in your life. She is the author of five books, including The Out-of-the-Box Bat Mitzvah: A Guide to Creating a Meaningful Milestone, and A Story Every Week, which will be released in September, 2018, and the host of The Out-of-the-Box Judaism Podcast. To preorder a copy of the new book, visit www.OutoftheBoxJudaism.com/books
What You’ll Hear:
4:37 On this not being about you +out of the box judaism
21:25 Having context in stories, self-comparisons, and understanding lessons and metaphors
33:30 Having reverence and finding value in things before dismissing them
39:03 What made Esther write her book
43:35 Rites of passage + honoring identities through the stages of life
47:35 Using religion as a weapon
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