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  • ‘Because You Suffer…’

    March 7, 2013 | 5:36 am

    There was a moment that took place last week in this community that, if you didn’t witness it, you need to hear about it.

    It happened Wednesday evening, Feb. 27, at a benefit for Jewish World Watch honoring outgoing Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

    About 400...

  • Facing God, and the challenge of individual conscience

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    November 26, 2008 | 4:16 pm

    Is there really a need to write a book in favor of conscience?

    Who opposes conscience?

    As Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis demonstrates with his characteristic eloquence, erudition and verve in his new book, "Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey" (Jewish Lights, $19.99),...

  • State of Humanity Forum: ‘Darfur silence is lethal’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In opening the inaugural State of Humanity Forum, held Oct. 17 at Valley Beth Shalom, Marcy Rainey, VBS chair of Jewish World Watch (JWW), spoke of the atrocities in Darfur, proclaiming: "Silence is lethal, and meekness is inexcusable."
    Despite the brutality of the genocide, in...
  • Them and Us

    By Rob Eshman

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Jews are just stupid. I'm telling you Rob, they're just stupid."

    "Can I quote you on that, rabbi?"

    Rabbi Harold Schulweis hesitated a second, then said, "Sure, you can quote me."

    Of course, he wasn't talking generally. Some of the rabbi's best friends are Jews. He is passionate in...

  • Reflections After the Fire

    By Harold Schulweis

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On May 7, at about 6:30 a.m., I was awakened by a call informing me that an incendiary bomb had been thrown through the stained-glass window of our sanctuary at Valley Beth Shalom. I rushed to the temple, only to find that our custodians, uninstructed by any temple official, had...

  • Understanding and Responding to Evil

    By Elliot Fein

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The subject of evil is something that has entered my mind often this past year. Since Sept. 11, and also from the ongoing news

    coverage from Israel, I have had many questions and have engaged in frequent discussions about this subject.

    Rabbi Harold Schulweis is a theologian and...