What we need is a living, breathing Judaism, not an object of veneration kept locked up in a box. We need a Judaism with calluses on its hands and dirt under its fingernails.
Rabbi David A. Ingber is the Founder and Senior Rabbi at Romemu, NYC, a community he founded in 2008 that today has over 600 households.
Named by Newsweek as one of 2013’s top 50 most influential rabbis in the United States as well as by The Forward as one of the 50 most newsworthy and notable Jews in America, Rabbi David Ingber promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. A major 21st Century Jewish thinker and educator, his rich perspective, open heart and mind, and full-bodied approach to Jewish learning has brought him to speak throughout the United States and worldwide throughout Canada, Europe and Israel.
Rabbi Ingber studied at several distinguished yeshivot in Jerusalem and New York, and also studied philosophy, psychology and religion at New York University. Rabbi Ingber was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, famed founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, in 2004.