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  • We Make Our Own Community

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    He came into my office clutching an old picture of a rabbi with a long, flowing beard. He was in his late 60s and clearly in a hurry.

    "Could you use the picture? We are moving and I am getting rid of some old stuff" he said.

    Sensing he had little contact with the Jewish community,...

  • A Letter to Tom Friedman

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dear Tom,

    I heard you had a great trip to Saudi Arabia. In the privacy of their homes people removed their veils and expressed their true feelings. Even the crown prince, the guy who really runs Saudi Arabia, spent some time with you.

    Apparently he has a great new idea. Israel...

  • Is There Truth in Archaeology?

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Pack up your Passover dishes for good. The Exodus, according to some modern university scholars and liberal rabbis, never really happened. That's what the Los Angeles Times told us in great detail last week in a long article published at the end of the holiday. But the piece, while...

  • Together to Israel

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I had been living vicariously for three months. First there were the attacks on the High Holy Days, the desecration of Joseph's Tomb. A few days later, Israeli hikers were stranded under fire for hours near Schem-Nablus. The Internet had brought the daily conflict straight to my...

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  • “Public Schools Are Today’s Door to Assimilation”

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Jewish community, along with the rest of the citizens of California, have a chance to change the educational destiny of the their children in the upcoming election. Appearing on the ballot is a voucher initiative that will enable parents to choose the school that best fits the...

  • It’s Time to Talk

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    It's High Holiday speech season. Rabbis prep, call each other withideas, exchange jokes, insights, and witty stories. They ponder thegreat issues of the day and get ready for prime-time talking in therabbinical world. Synagogues may not be full throughout the year, butcome Rosh...