Jewish Journal

Sending a Message

By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

November 28, 2012 | 10:57 pm

Last week – I like most of you was glued to the TV and the internet watching with great concern the unfolding conflict in Gaza and Southern Israel.

The coverage at least in the states... read on

  • A Tale of Two Videos

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    September 15, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Last week my congregation Temple Judea released a High Holy Day video, a parody of a popular song we called, "Call Your Zeyde".  The video was a hit,... read on

  • Back Story

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    May 8, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    A dozen years ago I skimmed Steve Covey’s book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.  I am not sure that skimming it made me more effective than reading it but I skimmed it none the less.  Twelve years later one story still resonates with me from Covey’s work, I reflect on it... read on

  • Religious vs. Spiritual

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    March 23, 2012 | 6:45 pm

    People often tell me they are uncomfortable with religion.  You may think it odd to tell that to a rabbi but it happens all the time, usually in the form of an apology, though they have nothing to apologize for, certainly not to me.  They then continue and explain, that while they... read on

  • Religion as a Restaurant

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    March 21, 2012 | 10:44 am

    A few weeks ago the Wall Street Journal ran a cover story in their Week in Review section about how the decline of religion in the United States has contributed to a decline in community. The article written by Alain de Botton made the point that one of the great losses of our modern... read on

  • Lew The Jew

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    January 20, 2012 | 6:55 am

    There was a time, not so long ago where the thought of a Jewish Chief of Staff to the President of the United States would have been a distant pipe dream for our community, or have confronted the ‘no room at the inn’ reality of The Gentlemen’s Agreement era.  But not anymore, its... read on

  • Jewish Summer Camp - Not Just for Kids

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    July 1, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    There is a company in Texas that for a fee of $500 will allow you to go back to kindergarten for a day.  For $500 you can wear mismatched socks, finger paint, play with blocks, drink apple juice, eat graham crackers and have nap time.  They have a waiting list 3 months long.

    ... read on
  • Kevah & Kavanah - Breaking up the routine

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    June 18, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    This Shabbat marks my first full week back in my congregation since the end of my three month sabbatical.  I am grateful for the time that I had to study, reflect, rest and rejuvenate.  I took the three months to travel around the country visiting other congregations and communities,... read on

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Dan Moskovitz was named Senior Rabbi of Temple Sholom in July, 2013. Prior to joining Temple Sholom, Rabbi Moskovitz was Associate Rabbi at Temple Judea, in Los Angeles,...

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