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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Pekudei with Rabbi Richard Steinberg

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 10, 2016 | 11:20 pm

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Richard Steinberg, leader of the Shir Ha-Ma’alot congregation in Irvine, California. Rabbi Steinberg has been Senior Rabbi of Shir Ha-Ma’a lot since 2001. Prior to that he served as assistant Rabbi at the Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio, and...

  • Torah portion: Public and private matters

    March 9, 2016 | 11:36 am

    They don’t come any more trustworthy than Moses. He was a blameless servant known for his humility — who today wouldn’t give their right arm for a leader with his integrity? And yet, this week’s Torah portion opens with something you would never suspect to happen to such an...

  • Torah portion: Building a community on individual effort

    March 11, 2015 | 11:11 am

    “Do not regard anyone with contempt, and do not reject anything, for there is no man who does not have his hour and nothing which does not have its place.”

    — Ben Azzai, Pirkei Avot 4:3

    The two Torah portions of Vayakhel and Pekudei comprise the closing chapters of the book of...

  • Torah portion: Bridging Judaism’s generation gap

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    February 26, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    How do we preserve tradition while simultaneously introducing new ideas? Can worldviews from the past coexist with those of the new generation? From Shabbat tables and Passover seders to public forums and debates, we find an ever-widening generation gap in the Jewish world on...

  • Recognizing a Community

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    March 1, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    When looking for biblical themes on the importance of community, one needs look no further than those portions at the end of Exodus that deal with the construction of the mishkan (Tabernacle). This special structure represents the collective spiritual power of the Jewish people,...