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  • Torah portion: Do you believe?

    June 22, 2016 | 10:28 am

    Do you believe, or don’t you?  

    When someone asks whether you are a “believer” in God, in Torah, in revelation, it is often a trap — whether intended that way or not. 

    The question presumes two problematic things: First, it presumes that the answer is binary: a “yes” gives you...

  • Eulogy for Margie Pressman

    April 11, 2016 | 12:43 pm

    She was indomitable.  She was opinionated.  She was a major  leader on the local and national Jewish scene decades before women played such roles on a regular basis.  She was a defender of all that was dear to her: the State of Israel; the particular set-up or aesthetics of an...

  • Anat Hoffman, local rabbis discuss impact of Western Wall compromise

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    March 16, 2016 | 1:59 pm

    At the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, an Israeli government commission convened to consider how to be inclusive of more forms of Judaism at Jerusalem’s Western Wall — the Kotel — which has long been the domain of the Orthodox. The commission’s report represented, for...

  • Rabbis across denominations talk tradition

    By Ryan Torok

    January 13, 2016 | 2:29 pm

    Four area rabbis from different denominations examined the role that tradition plays in contemporary Jewish life during a panel discussion at Shalhevet High School on Jan. 9 as part of a community conversation called “An Evening of Discussion & Dialogue: What Unites Us? What...

  • Rabbis welcome chance to officiate same-sex weddings

    December 14, 2015 | 10:53 am

    In 2012, Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, senior rabbi at Temple Beth Am, married two Orthodox Jews. Recounting the experience in Variety this summer in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, Kligfeld wrote: “I married them because their rabbi...

  • Wrestling with Chanukah: The deep, the difficult and the mystical

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 27, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    As Chanukah was approaching this year, I sat down with two Conservative rabbis -- Adam Kligfeld and Ari Lucas of Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles -- to discuss the challenges and complexities of one of Judaism's most celebrated stories and holidays. Here they answer questions about...

  • L.A. leaders visit White House in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 17, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    Four leaders of the Los Angeles Jewish community were among about 200 people who met President Barack Obama during a White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.

    “To be inside the home of the locus of power of our country and for Western democracy is a pretty...