Harlan Wechsler, founding rabbi of the intentionally small Or Zarua, plans for an active retirement.
After a dozen years on the rabbinical staff of a major Manhattan synagogue, Rabbi Harlan Wechsler had no doubt what his first activity would be when he founded his own, smaller, congregation 23 years ago.
Teach a Talmud class.
He chose Sukkah, a tractate about the laws and mechanics of the harvest festival.
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