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TEACHINGS OF THE ECOKOSHER REBBE

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Friends and Followers of Rabbi Gershon's Teachings, Over the past few years many of you have contacted me privately and expressed your gratitude for creating The EcoKosher Rebbe website. You have asked for a way to send a contribution to my organization so that you can help support these teachings and continue the Ecokosher Rebbe Website. This next year we have made plans to upgrade the website to it's own URL and server host. This will give us ownership to the content and a place to make the site more accessible to you. Please consider giving your support by making a donation to the 'EcoKosher Rebbe Teaching Fund' For more information on the fund and making a contribution click on the link below. May you and yours be blessed with health, prosperity, and livelihood. Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill Spiritual Leader of the Ohr Shekinah Community

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Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill is a Jewish rabbi who espouses a Jewish Spirituality and a Jewish Universalist teaching for the future brotherhood of all people, all races all religions, all sexes and all sexualities.

"A REBBE is more of a kind of personal, downhome flavor of Rabbi." (Rabbi Gershon Winkler 2004)

All religious traditions and spiritual paths are pieces in God's Universal Religion Puzzle. Like in a 1000 piece puzzle, if even one piece is missing, the puzzle is incomplete, including the religions we may not like.

Rabbi Gershon believes that we are at the present time entering into the epoc known as the "Age of The Birthing of the Messiah; The Age of Shekhinah; Tikupat Deli (The Age of Aquarius)" and that we may even live to witness the establishment of the Society of Justice as envisioned by the Prophets Isaiah and Micah, among other of the ancient Hebrew Vision-Bringers.

PROMOTING AND RECOGNIZING THE LIGHT OF THE DIVINE FEMININE FACE OF THE ESSENCE WITH MANY NAMES THAT WE CALL - GOD

לא ישא גוי אל גוי חרב ולא ילמדו עוד מלחמה

Nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn about war any more. ISAIAH 2: 4

With the teachings of the EcoRebbe, RABBI GERSHON STEINBERG-CAUDILL, Spiritual Advisor and Rabbi of Ohr Shekinah, a San Francisco havurah with a FLEXIDOX soul. To contact us, click on the CONTACT US link above

RABBI GERSHON STEINBERG-CAUDILL
Obtained smika (ordination) from Rabbi Gershon Winkler, who received smika from Rabbi Bentsion Bruk of Jerusalem, Israel

ברוכים הבאים בשם יי

BARUKHIM HABAIM B'SHEM ADONAI
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO COME IN THE NAME OF THE INFINITE ONE!

At the top of this page are listed many other pages on this website that contain various aspects of Rabbi Gershon Caudill's teachings and teachers, views and beliefs, ideas and concepts. Click on the page that interests you. THE INDEX PAGE may help you start your search.

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Carmel Beach, Carmel-By the Sea, California

 

וארשתיך לי לעולם

וארשתיך לי בצדק ובמשפט ובחסד וברחמים

וארשתיך לי באמונה וידעת את יה
 
"I betroth you to me FOREVER; I betroth you to me with steadfast love and compassion; I betroth you to me in faithfulness, and (together) we shall know GOD" (Hosea 2: 21-22).

"From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being" (Ba'al Shem Tov - Yisrael ben Eliezer, c. 1700-1760, founder of Hasidism).

ARE YOU IN NEED OF A RABBI FOR A JEWISH, INTERFAITH, SECULAR or SAME SEX WEDDING? Click here to access information about the ECOREBBE'S WEDDING CEREMONIES

Click here to view a slideshow of a few of Rabbi Gershon's recent weddings

All of the opinions on this website, unless otherwise stated, are solely those of Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill, the EcoRebbe, who is a JEWISH Rabbi and Rebbe (not a so-called "Messianic" or "Hebrew Christian Rabbi"), but a Rabbi fully within the framework of the JEWISH TRADITION.

Rabbi Gershon believes in and teaches a philosophy of a NON-SEXIST, EGALITARIAN, ACCEPTANCE ORIENTED FLEXIDOX JUDAISM, as he perceives within the teachings of Rabbi Gershon Winkler (shlita), and of JEWISH RENEWAL, as he sees it is taught by Rabbis Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (shlita) and by Rabbi Michael Lerner (shlita), and by Rabbi Arthur Waskow (shlita).

The way that these methods of Jewish teaching are perceived, understood and then taught are solely the responsibility of Rabbi Gershon.

Thus, Rabbi Gershon GLADLY takes FULL RESPONSIBILITY for how he teaches the Judaism which was passed on to him by his own teachers.

Rabbi Gershon's understanding and take on his Jewish tradition and training is how HE UNDERSTANDS HIS SCHOOL AND BRANCH OF JUDAISM and it is not that of any single particular branch of Jewish thought or philosophy, or of it's teachers, rabbis, or sages.

*RABBI GERSHON STEINBERG-CAUDILL'S JEWISH FLEXIDOX PHILOSOPHY AND BELIEFS*

Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill subscribes to the belief in a SACRED GLOBAL CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY wherein the followers of ALL religions and ALL spiritual Paths are but a PART,like a piece of a Divine puzzle, yet a necessary part, of the ONE Rainbow religion that is ALL from the ONE God who is the FORCE of Transformation, Healing and Change in the Universe.

FOLLOWING AUTHORITY FIGURES WITHOUT QUESTION

Rabbi Gershon does not believe in accepting the teachings of any person or text without question. He does not follow gurus nor Prophets blindly. He believes that he has the right to draw from his own intuition, training and understanding to help him evaluate the teachings of his teachers and Rebbes. He suggests that you do the same, even with these teachings.

As you read, and digest, the various pages on this website, you will notice that Rabbi Gershon will often refer to the teachings of his own holy teachers and Rebbes. Yet, just as often, and maybe even more so, Rabbi Gershon's opinion will differ somewhat from the teachings of those whom he considers his holy teachers and Rebbes. Within Judaism this differing in opinion is accepted and even encouraged. The Torah is revealed in every generation anew and the revealed Torah is as given to Moses on Mt Sinai.

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click on the CONTACT US button in the headers at the TOP of the page, then click on the link. Write subscribe in the SUBJECT heading of your e-mail, then make sure that you check your mail controls to allow you to receive the e-mails.

Everytime that Rabbi Gershon finds a subject, or an article that he feels is of importance to his readership, he forwards it on to those on his e-mail list. These articles are often shared from other readers or are gleaned from websites or News Forums.

Rabbi Gershon seeks to share material that will further promote interfaith relations, gay-lesbian acceptance, tolerance, inter-racial relations, healing modalities and methods, Jewish Flexidoxy and Shamanism (indigenous Judaic traditions); and ecological responsibility towards our planet and its other two, four and multi-legged; swimming, winged, walking and hopping, growing and still inhabitants.

As it is written: "The Earth and all its inhabitants sing for joy" - Psalms

PERSONAL TESTIMONIES ABOUT RABBI GERSHON CAUDILL, THE ECOREBBE

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I endorse yer website.
Again, you're beautiful! I love your responses. Next to mine, they are the best I see these days, sometimes even surpassing mine.

gershon winkler

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What does one say about an incredibly knowledgeable Rabbi with glittering brilliant insights into the human condition? He brings a deep humanity to even the most shunned and misunderstood members of the human family. Two thumbs up for the brilliant philosopher and theoretician. Who else can discourse about Torah, philosophy, multi-culturalism, history, Native American issues, shamanism, gay rights and squirrel hunting? A feast to the eye and dessert for the mind. Definitely a beloved sage for all people and all times.
-- Glenn Shields and Eva Konigsberg

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I majored in Hebrew at the University of Utah some years back. My professors were all Jewish and I was exposed to a broad spectrum of Jewish culture, thought and literature throughout history. What the good Rabbi posts to this forum is completely consistent with I observed as a Hebrew studies student.

In other words, Rabbi Gershon Caudill does not merely present a radical fringe point of view. In my opinion, his posts are quite consistent with the diverse thinking expressed in Judaism presently and historically. (Keep in mind that there are divisions within the broad umbrella of Judaism, so one should not think that a single Rabbi speaks for all Jewish people.)

Furthermore, the scriptural expositions the rabbi gives square with the Biblical and Hebrew studies I have made into the subject.

(And) when we are exposed to the view points of others and give open consideration to what might on the surface appear to be "lame statements", we take the first step to emerge from the "hole" of organized religion.
--Steven Barton, Open Sky Visions

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In my ministry, I often frequent chat rooms in AOL that deal with issues of being a gay christian. The question we get asked most frequently is can I be gay and Christian. One of the links that I send out regularly is Rabbi Gershon Caudill's excellent website. It is clear, concise and to the point. I'm grateful to Rabbi Gershon for the work that he has done on this website,
- Kara Speltz, Pastoral Minister

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Rabbi Gershon Caudill is the Spiritual Advisor and Rabbi of OHR SHEKINAH, a 501(c-3) tax exempt HAVURAH organization promoting the teachings about this New Age of the Divine Feminine Face of God Energy in the healing and transformation within the daily life of all people, of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, and ethnicities from a Jewish traditional base.

Please get in touch with me about any comments or reactions to my website. I am Rabbi Gershon Caudill, the EcoRebbe. Write me at ecorebbe@earthlink.net

This website is dedicated to the memory of my baby daughter, SHANNALEI CAUDILL, who died March 13, 1988 (24 Adar 5748), nine days shy of 12 years of age. Please give a generous donation to a charity in her memory. Giving charity creates a BLESSING WAY PATH (a SHEFA ditch) that brings a flow of blessings back to the giver. Donations to OHR SHEKINAH are tax deductable.

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