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  • 50 LA Rabbis Call to Congress: “A Responsibility to do Better”

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    3 days ago

    Fifty of the most prominent Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Independent rabbis in Los Angeles have signed this letter to congress and the senate. Please read their letter and share it with your friends. They are unified on this issue:  "we strongly support and heed the Jewish...

  • Rabbi Mordecai Finley sees the big picture

    October 31, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    In the new movie “Hirokin: The Last Samurai,” due out Tuesday on DVD, the title character, a stranger in a strange world, sets off on a soul-searching odyssey in which his calling becomes inextricably linked to the new inhabitants he meets around him. 

    It’s only fitting Ohr...

  • When the Dust Settled

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last week's portion ends with a ferocious battle; this week's begins with the after action report and the distributing of medals. We learn the names of those killed and those rewarded and then all the troops are mustered and counted, to see who remains alive from the fighting.

    ...

  • Jewish Values Guide Marine’s Life in Iraq

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley, Ph.D.

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We lost e-mail contact with our son, Kayitz, when he and his Marine unit disembarked from their ship on Feb. 24. From just about the beginning of the Iraq War, though, we knew what he was going through.

    Though incessant Internet searches, I found two reporters embedded in his unit,...

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