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  • Respect, inclusion and tolerance at the Wall

    June 6, 2013 | 8:30 am

    “There are no villains in this story.”  Those were the calming words of Natan Sharansky, renowned human rights champion and Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The story was of in-fighting that has erupted among Jews at the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism. ...

  • Weeklong event explores Judaism and wellness

    By Rachel Heller

    April 18, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    When Rabbi Laura Geller learned that her father had Alzheimer’s disease, she struggled with the news. He was only in his 70s, after all, and it was painful for her to watch the man who had raised her — who she said had been “important and powerful and wonderful” in her life — lose...

  • Bury Korach

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    June 20, 2012 | 12:56 pm

    This is a tough Torah portion. It’s the story of Korach, the man who led a revolt against Moses. He gathers 250 of the most important leaders and challenges Moses:

    “You take too much upon yourself, Moses. Not just you, but all the congregation is holy, every one of us. Why do you...

  • Rabbis for Obama seen as a first in American politics; Michelle Obama’s rabbi cousin signs up

    September 17, 2008 | 12:29 am

    CHICAGO (JTA) -- Saying it is their duty to "fight for the truth and against lashon hara," more than 400 rabbis have joined to back Barack Obama's presidential bid in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind effort.

    Rabbis for Obama, officially unveiled last week, is a grass-roots...

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  • Chicago rabbis organize nationwide Rabbis for Obama group, 300 sign on [VIDEO]

    September 10, 2008 | 1:58 am

    Rabbi Sam Gordon spoke out against anti-Obama smears last January



    More than 300 rabbis from across the country and across the denominations are publicly backing Barack Obama for president.

    According to a press release, Rabbis for Obama is a “grassroots effort” founded by two...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Designing Women

    Haute couture was en vogue at the Women's International Zionist Organization Los Angeles annual membership luncheon, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hanna Rubinstein chaired the event. Following a fashion show by Beverly Hills boutique Votre Nam,...

  • The Torah of Our Lives

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Left to right, panelist Rabbi Elliott Dorff of University ofJudaism, Rabbi Lisa Edwards of Beth Chayim Chadashim, moderator MarkLevine, panelist Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and lawyer and AIDS activistDavid Rephun, the panelist from an Orthodox background. Below,panelist Rabbi Allen...
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