Rabbi Abby Sosland explores shame in our society and the Jewish community in this honest and engaging ELI Talk about achievement, failure, leadership, narcissism and courage.  Shared here with thanks to ELI Talks.

Abby Sosland, an alum of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship (Class 6), is Morah Ruchanit (Spiritual Advisor) of Schechter Westchester, where she teaches Bible, Talmud, prayer and philosophy.  Her writing has been published widely, including the chapter on “Crime and Punishment” in The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews.  She started the first free High Holiday service for downtown New Yorkers at Town and Village Synagogue, featured in New York Magazine and The New York Times.  Abby can be reached at abbysosland@gmail.com and at her blog, Shameless Judaism.