Ep #044
Jay’s 4 Questions
A Conversation with
Rabbi Elazar Muskin


This week on Jay’s 4 Questions, host Jay Sanderson has a deep conversation with Rabbi Elazar Muskin, Senior Rabbi of Young Israel of Century City and the President of the Rabbinical Council of America. They talk about the strength of the Jewish ecosystem and what inspires Jewish life and involvement today. Rabbi Muskin discusses engagement in Jewish life and how lollipops and candy play a central role in his synagogue. Judaism should be a sweet experience — the Talmud even says to put candy and nuts on the Seder plate to engage children in the story of Passover, but Rabbi Muskin believes this method can be used year round.

Rabbi Muskin shares his thoughts on a sermon (which inspires action) versus a lecture (which serves to educate) and explains how his sermons never go over 15 minutes! Tune in to this episode for inspiration, education, and more!

To learn more about Young Israel of Century City, visit www.yicc.org.

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