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  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: “Be a Change Agent!”

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    February 12, 2015 | 3:42 pm

    “We can all be change agents,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti at Stephen S. Wise Temple on February 10, 2015. Rabbi David Woznica was a fantastic interviewer and the two spoke about our city of Los Angeles, immigration and security as well as Garcetti’s personal life.

    Garcetti said, “I...

  • A privilege to share

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Hanging above the sofa in the den of my next-door neighbor's house when I was a child was an old-fashioned family portrait painting; the figures in it looked stiff, the background was dark brown, muddied by time, and it was forbidding.

    But spookiest of all, the picture bore a...

  • Don’t Blame God

    By Rabbi David Woznica

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Thirteen years ago, at the conclusion of a High Holiday service I was leading, an elderly woman, with a pronounced Yiddish accent, extended her hand and wished me good yontif. She then asked, "Rabbi, how can I believe in God after the Holocaust?"

    I nodded to acknowledge her...