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    March 26, 2015

    Protecting a Life is Always a Priority

    (Published in Jewish Journal March 27) The Torah commands us protect our lives, and those of others. Based on the verse, “Guard yourself and gua...
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    March 1, 2015

    Never Forget: Iran is the Problem, not B...

    In a Jewish world desperate for unity, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach succeeded in uniting a broad array of Jewish groups, including Reform, Conservative, Orth...
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    February 20, 2015

    Where God is Depends on Us

    When children ask us, “where is God?” We usually tell them that “God is everywhere.” It’s a beautiful answer, completely true, but it do...
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    February 10, 2015

    Saturday Night Online Shopping Report: N...

    Just weeks after the 70th Anniversay of the liberation of Auschwitz, and a month after the brutal slaying of Jews and others in Paris, I am reminded o...
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    February 6, 2015

    Shabbat is Everything

    Can’t wait for tonight. Candlelight, a bottle of Bro-Deux from Shirah Wine, fresh challah from our French-Persian bakery with a heavy dose of sesame...
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Tragic Loss in Brooklyn Sounds Alarm Across the Jewish World

(Published in Jewish Journal March 27) During a time when we are preparing our homes and communities to celebrate the joyous festivities of Passover, a painful tragedy has muted our…

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Protecting a Life is Always a Priority

(Published in Jewish Journal March 27) The Torah commands us protect our lives, and those of others. Based on the verse, “Guard yourself and guard your soul very much” (Deut….

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Never Forget: Iran is the Problem, not Boteach

In a Jewish world desperate for unity, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach succeeded in uniting a broad array of Jewish groups, including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, secular and religious, right leaning, and left…

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Waging Today’s Battles

We read in the Mishna about Moshe and the Jewish people’s battle with Amalek, which we will recall this Shabbat, Parsha Zachor, the Shabbat preceding Purim. “And so it was,…

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Yizkor for Khojaly: Sharing Sorrow and Hope

On February 21-22, Pico Shul, our newly established spiritual community in Los Angeles, organized a “Solidarity and Commemoration Weekend” with local Azerbaijanis and the Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan….

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Where God is Depends on Us

When children ask us, “where is God?” We usually tell them that “God is everywhere.” It’s a beautiful answer, completely true, but it doesn’t help when you are older. When…