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Rabbi Minna Bromberg, PhD

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Minna Bromberg is a singer, songwriter, rabbi, and voice teacher who lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Rabbi Alan Abrams, and their daughter. Believing that singing both demands and teaches an integration of body, mind, and spirit, Minna teaches voice to rabbis, rabbinical students, and lay people who use their voices in leading prayer. She was ordained in the third cohort of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College and is the coordinator of Hebrew College's Year-in-Israel Program. Minna received her PhD in sociology from Northwestern University where her dissertation focused on identity construction in interfaith couples.

Blog posts

Stranger, You are Meant to be Loved

Loving the Stranger Within

Even now, I find myself having trouble writing this post. Even now, after giving up dieting over 25 years ago, after writing songs about loving my bathing-suited body exactly the way it is, after years of asking doctors to treat me using the evidence of blood tests and blood pressure cuffs instead of only the numbers on the scale, after previous––largely positive––experiences writing on Torah and fat activism, there is still something in me that wishes I could somehow slip away from, or obscure, this stigmatized aspect of myself: my fatness.

Topics: Rabbis

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