Rabbi Steven Moskowitz, who is here in Israel for the summertime residency of the Shalom Hartman Institute Rabbinic Leadership Initiative, has been carrying around a little Flip video camera, showing that not only Chabad rabbis can make good use of high-tech gadgets. His video shows a sampling of Ben Yehuda Street (Jerusalem) street life – religious hippie with electric guitar, dancing “Na Nan Nachman” types, a harpist (!) and some hellos from “real” Israelis.
His surprise guest at the end is Rabbi Josh Zweiback, also a leadership initiative rabbi, but one who is not at the Institute this month – for a good reason. He has just made aliyah from the SF Bay Area to work for the Reform movement here in Jerusalem. Mazal tov to Josh on his aliyah!