Rabbi Oren Hayon, senior rabbi at Congregation Emanu El in Houston, Texas, and editor of the newly released Inscribed: Encounters with the Ten Commandments, discusses the book with Rabbi Address in this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast and TV show.
According to Amazon.com, “This anthology gives voice to the many diverse and contemporary perspectives about each of the Ten Commandments. Written by an impressive collection of rabbis and scholars, the volume allots multiple chapters for each of the commandments in order to engage with the ways in which these timeless utterances have inspired contemporary laws, ethics, and moral guidelines.”
Video interviews with experts and a study guide for the book are available at the website of its publisher, CCAR Press.
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About the Guest
Rabbi Oren J. Hayon grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and received his B.A. in English from Rice University. Following his graduation, Rabbi Hayon worked in management consulting and in the Los Angeles entertainment industry. After several years of work on studio and independent film projects, he began his rabbinical studies in Jerusalem. Rabbi Hayon received his M.A.H.L. and rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Following his ordination, Rabbi Hayon served Temple Emanu-El in Dallas and worked as the Greenstein Family Executive Director and rabbi at the Hillel at the University of Washington.
Rabbi Hayon has held a number of leadership roles in the Reform Movement, serving as a Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and as an editor, translator and contributor of Hebrew texts and poetry for a number of publications by the CCAR Press, including Mishkan HaNefesh, the High Holy Day machzor, and LaKol Eit, a Rabbi’s Manual for Reform rabbis.
Rabbi Hayon happily makes his home in Houston with his wife Julie and their two daughters.