Category Archives: Faith

Pictured from left to right: Father Eamon Kelly, L.C., Vice Chargé at the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, Pico Shul and Rabbi-In-Residence at USC Hillel, and Mahomed Khan of King Fahad Mosque.

Saying Psalms in a Mosque: A Jewish, Muslim, Christian Collaboration

In an era of increasingly incendiary divisions  —  creating bridges becomes even more important. Marking the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, a group of Jews, Muslims and Christians gathered…

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Mishkan and Microchips

Moshe assembled the entire congregation of Israel to give the second set of tablets. He proceeded to recount in detail what G!d wanted of them which includes keeping the Sabbath…

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God’s Business Advice to Moshe

This shall they give…a half Shekel. (Parsha Ki Tisa: Ex. 30:13) God showed Moshe a coin made from fire, teaches the Midrash, showing him the amount that everyone must give…

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What Does it Mean to be a Jew? Yehuda, Yosef and God’s Hidden Plan

“Vayigash eilav Yehudah, Then Yehudah approached him…” (Breishit 44:18) One of the names that the Jewish people are known by is “Yehudim”. Our sages teach us that the word “Yehudim” comes from…

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5 Ways to Keep the Spiritual Momentum of the High Holidays

The High Holidays and Sukkot have ended. This marathon of Jewish holy days earned many of us an increased spiritual awareness, sensitivity, and commitment. But how can we maintain that…

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Bar Mitzvah in Baku

I recently traveled to Azerbaijan to speak at the 6th International Conference on Multiculturalism at Baku Slavic University. Azerbaijan is a developing country in the Caucuses on the Caspian Sea,…