Shabbat: Conserving the World: An Earth Day Special
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, talked with host Larry Josephson about the Jewish Sabbath in celebration of Earth Day. Rabbi Schorsch explained that the weekly observance of Shabbat, a day without work, is a way of conserving the Earth's resources, and of renewing oneself. Shabbat is a day of rest, reflection and prayer. This discussion was mixed with joyous music of Shabbat, with both sacred and secular selections chosen by Cantor Marcia tilchin of Congregation B'nai Israel of Tustin, California. Most or all of those recordings are from Cantor Tilchin's private collection, and include some rarities.