Jewish Journal

  • A new teacher in 5776

    by Janice Kamenir-Reznik

    September 18, 2015 | 10:16 am

    This past year, my congregation at Valley Beth Shalom – and the greater Jewish community – lost a giant. Rabbi Harold Schulweis z”l, of blessed memory,...

  • High Holy Days: Los Angeles rabbis share their sermons for 5776

    September 17, 2015 | 4:46 pm

    Some of Los Angeles' many renowned rabbis have shared their High Holy Day sermons so that we can all learn from their wisdom.

    The Jewish Journal...

  • Our story ... Our mission ... Our fight

    by Rabbi Kenneth Chasen, Leo Baeck Temple

    September 17, 2015 | 4:29 pm

    Many of you know that I had a “previous life” composing and editing music for TV shows and movies.  For most of my twenties, I was working on what is...

  • Rescuing God

    by Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Valley Beth Shalom

    September 17, 2015 | 4:24 pm

    This is the first holiday in 45 years that Rabbi Harold Schulweis will not be on the bima. In his memory we offer this sermon.

    Elie Wiesel offered a...

  • Two seconds: An exploration of racial (in)justice and privilege in the United States

    by Rabbi Jocee Hudson, Temple Israel of Hollywood

    September 17, 2015 | 4:19 pm

    On Friday July 10, at 7:22 a.m., Steve Julian, the host of KPCC’s Morning Edition reported the following, “About 20 minutes ago a Color Guard in South...

  • Wide awake: A spiritual response to the collapse of compassion

    by Rabbi Sharon Brous, IKAR

    September 17, 2015 | 4:12 pm

    Four facts:

    1. In the last 4½ years, the war in Syria has killed about 240,000 people, including 20,000 children.

    2. 11.6 million people have been...

  • A grand love, in life and thereafter

    by Aimee Ginsburg Bikel

    September 17, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    My husband came into my life like a sun and showered me with a golden light I had not known before. The moment we met, we recognized each other and...

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