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Tag: Rabbi David Wolpe
August 2, 2012 | 6:43 pm
April 2, 2012 | 4:31 pm
Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple is officially the top rabbi in America, according to Newsweek and the Daily Beast.
The sixth annual installment of the “Top 50 Rabbis” list, published on April 2, included rabbis who head religious movements, rabbis who lead political and...
October 17, 2010 | 12:17 pm
History was made on October 10, 2010 at 30 Years After’s conference on Iranian American Jewish social and political activism in the U.S. The following are just some of the interviews and speeches I captured during my reporting on this conference….
My interview with 30YA...
March 5, 2010 | 10:08 am
December 12, 2008 | 6:00 pm
There are lots of ‘drashim about Chanukah, the candles, the Menorah and the Maccabees. Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe offers a new and fascinating look at the significance of the ceremonial candlelighting.
December 11, 2008 | 7:21 pmJewish World Watch Discusses State of Humanity, Screens Documentaries
For every 100,000 babies born, 6,500 mothers die in the Badakhshan region of Afghanistan due to unavailable or inadequate medical care. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, violent conflicts over control of its...
September 18, 2008 | 1:21 am
April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pmLos Angeles wins again on Newsweek's two new top rabbi lists ("Is Your Rabbi Hot or Not?") with locals heading the 25 Top Pulpit Rabbis in America (No. 1: Rabbi David Wolpe of Temple Sinai) and the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America (No. 1: Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon...
December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was arguably the leading Jewish intellectual institution in the United States. It was home to a cadre of scholars whose research and publications in the areas of Bible, Talmud, history and...
September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm
"It is not in our hands to explain the prosperity of the wicked or even the sufferings of the righteous." So said Rabbi Yannai in the Mishna some 2,000 years ago. The Talmud (Kiddushin 39b) insists "there is no reward for mitzvot in this world." We have had a long time to read and...
December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm
"Becoming Like God" by Rabbi Michael Berg (Kabbalah Publishing, $21.95).
I have never been to the Kabbalah Centre, never studied with one of their teachers, and cannot comment on their practices. My sole direct exposure was to watch a videotape produced by the center, "The Power...
February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm
November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Rabbi David Wolpe, the senior rabbi at Sinai temple for the last seven years, has been diagnosed with a brain lesion.
The diagnosis came following a hospitalization when Wolpe experienced a seizure on October 23 at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was speaking at the...
October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm
During High Holiday services at Sinai Temple this year, Rabbi David Wolpe stood in front of his congregation with a pledge card, and encouraged everyone to make a pledge. Instead of there being dollar amounts to be folded down, this pledge card had months and the words "I care. And...
June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm
November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm
October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Right after Pesach last year, Ziony Zevit got a string of phone calls in Jerusalem, where he was on sabbatical from his position as a professor of biblical literature and Semitic languages at the University of Judaism (UJ).
"Have you heard?"
The callers' questions were in reference...
July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm
May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm
July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pmRabbi David J. Wolpe, along with his wife and 6-month-old daughter, arrived in Los Angeles from New York on June 30.
On July 1, he was at his desk to start his new job as senior rabbi of Sinai Temple in Westwood, the oldest and one of the most prominent Conservative congregations in...