Episode 313_The Jewish View of Original Sin with Rabbi Cary Kozberg


Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 313: The Jewish View of Original Sin with Rabbi Cary Kozberg

Did you know that Jews do not see the story of Adam and Eve as “The Fall” but as the story of “The Uplifting?
Find out about this as well as the Jewish view of the afterlife, sin, redemption and more on today’s episode.
Its a terrific conversation.


For 25 years, Cary Kozberg served as Director of Religious Life at Wexner Heritage Village, a senior care facility in Columbus, Ohio. In that capacity, he developed innovative religious and spiritual programming, as part of WHV’s overall program of holistic care. As an integral part of WHV’s Interdisciplinary Care and Continuing Education teams, he helped hundreds of individuals—residents, staff and family members— to better understand the spiritual and emotional aspects of growing old and frail. Cary is a Board Certified Chaplain and a member of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, having received that organization’s “Chaplain of the Year” award in 2012. An ordained Rabbi, he received his Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinical Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

A published author and poet, he has presented workshops and seminars around the country, and is a nationally recognized resource on the particular spiritual, emotional and psychological challenges that face persons with dementia and their families. Cary is a Past Chair of the Forum on Religion Spirituality and Aging, a constituent group of the American Society on Aging and a past editor of the Forum’s quarterly newsletter.

His many publications include Honoring Broken Tablets: A Jewish Approach to Dementia (Jewish Lights Publishing), “The Whole World is Full of God’s Glory” in Broken Fragments: Jewish Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease through Diagnosis, Adaptation, and Moving On, edited by Rabbi Douglas Kohn (URJ Press) and Flourishing In The Later Years: Jewish Pastoral Perspectives on Senior Residential Care, co-edited with Rabbi James Michaels (Mazo Publishing).

More About The Conference Rabbi Cozberg Mentions In Today’s Show

What: Scripture and Faith: Toward A Better Understanding with Dr. Julie Galambush

When: April 30th – May 1st

Where: Temple Sholom, 2424 N. Limestone St., Springfield Ohio

RSVP: (937) 399-1231


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Rick Lee James worship leader, a singer and songwriter, preacher, author, and Podcast host with over 15 years of experience in ministry. As host of the Voices In My Head Podcast Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brett Mccracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Michael Card, Walter Brueggemann and many more. In 2013 Rick released his first Live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. In 2014 Rick released a book to accompany the album called, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been used as a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick also was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, edited by Jay Thomas Jay Oord and Joshua Broward. Rick has also been a contributing writer for Worship Leader Magazine and has had a number of songs published by Lifeway Worship. Rick’s new album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’ will release on March 17th, 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day). All songs on the record are being published through Lifeway Worship and are written, co-written, or arranged by Rick.