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  • A Banner Day

    By Rabbi Zoë Klein

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At the beginning of the month, I joined the hundreds of thousands of people who marched from MacArthur Park to the

    La Brea Tar Pits in support of basic rights for immigrants, the strangers among us. I was worried about my family becoming separated in the throng of marchers, so I...

  • It’s Time to Return to Our Mission

    By David Klinghoffer

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" was the most important American religious event of the past year. For Christians, its effects were quite positive, as viewers already committed to belief in Jesus were roused to renew their faith through the heartrending story of the...

  • Divine Wedding

    By Rabbi Zoë Klein

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Years ago, my husband and I climbed the alleged Mount Sinai, the Perseus shower streaked the Egyptian night sky with shooting stars.

    At the summit, as God pulled the sun up from the fragrant desert floor, Jonathan held up a ring and proposed.

    It is written in Pirke Avot (Ethics of...

  • God’s Belongings

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This week's Torah portion is called "Behar" because it begins "The Lord spoke to Moses behar (on Mount [Sinai]). Upon reflection, something seems out of order. We left Mount Sinai in the Book of Exodus.

    Most of the laws in the Book of Leviticus were revealed in the Tent of Meeting....

  • Sinai Dedicates New Memorial

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There are few times when a sense of community is more necessary than when our lives are touched by death. Perhaps that is why more than 400 people from every point along the spectrum of the Los Angeles Jewish community came together Sunday at the site of the new Mount Sinai Memorial...

  • Madonna, Motherhood and Judaism

    By Yosef Israel Abramowitz

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Dear Madonna:

    Is it possible that I saw you at Sinai? The Jewish mysticaltradition, which you have been exploring, teaches that the souls ofall Jews for all generations -- including converts to Judaism --stood at Mount Sinai when our covenant with God was affirmed. Couldthe Jewish...

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