Zelig Golden

Zelig Golden

About Zelig Golden

Zelig is currently pursuing a Masters in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and rabbinic ordination through ALEPH, with the prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship. Zelig was ordained Maggid by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi ztz”l. He previously worked as an environmental lawyer protecting food and farms and has long guided groups into the wilderness.

Tu B‘Shvat: The Beginning of Liberation

Tu B‘Shvat: The Beginning of Liberation by Maggid Zelig Golden 8 Sh’vat 5775 | January 27, 2015 As Ecclesiastes explains, “For everything, there is a season” (Ecc. 3:1). Pause and take a look outside. Look closely at the trees. What is beginning

Chanukah Light of Redemption

Chanukah Light of Redemption by Maggid Zelig Golden 26 Kislev 5775 | December 18, 2014 In recent weeks we have witnessed fires of protest burning in the streets of Ferguson, East Jerusalem, and close to home in Oakland. As I prepare to

Shmita: Shabbat for the Land

Shmita: Shabbat for the Land by Maggid Zelig Golden 22 Elul 5775 | September 17, 2014 Greetings from Jerusalem! I have been here nearly two months and after an intense summer, I am grateful for the calm that has returned and the ability

Commemorating Tisha B’Av

Commemorating Tisha B’Av by Maggid Zelig Golden 10 Av 5774 | August 6, 2014 Yesterday was Tisha B’Av, the ninth of the Hebrew month Av, a festival and fast day commemorating the destruction of our ancient Temples. Tisha B’Av is understood to be

Carrying Reb Zalman’s ztz”l Legacy Forward

Carrying Reb Zalman’s ztz”l Legacy Forward Heart Open, Earth Connected by Maggid Zelig Golden 6 Tamuz 5774 | July 4, 2014 I join my teachers, friends, and colleagues from across the Jewish world to share the news of the passing of Rabbi

Rededicating Our Sacred Fire

Rededicating Our Sacred Fire by Maggid Zelig Golden 30 Kislev 5774 | December 3, 2013 Hanukkah, which means “rededication,” commemorates the Maccabee army’s military victory against the Syrian empire, which had nearly defeated the Jews and temporarily occupied the Temple. After the

Abraham’s Oaks: Portal to the Divine

Abraham’s Oaks: Portal to the Divine by Maggid Zelig Golden 13 Cheshvan 5774 | October 17, 2013 Jon Young offered a stirring perspective during his address at Sukkot on the Farm this fall — the power of nature connection must not be

Jon Young Conversation with Zelig Golden & Rachel Ruach

Jon Young Conversation with Zelig Golden & Rachel Ruch by Jon Young, Zelig Golden, Rachel Ruch & Sukkot on the Farm Community 17 Tishrei 5774 | September 21, 2013 Listen to the Conversation!

Honoring the Waters: A Critical Sukkot Tikkun

Honoring the Waters: A Critical Sukkot Tikkun by Maggid Zelig Golden 13 Tishrei 5774 | September 17, 2013 We have passed through the gates of Rosh Hoshana and Yom Kippur. For each of us I pray that we are sealed for a