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  • Longing for the Messiah

    By Rabbi Eli Spitz

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When we open our doors at the seder and invite Elijah the Prophet to sip the glass of wine that we have designated for him, we express our longing for

    the Messiah. Elijah, in our tradition, will herald the arrival of a ruler who will enable a world of peace. The message of the seder...

  • A Tale of Two Torahs

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    About this time two years ago, congregants of Tustin's Congregation B'nai Israel lined their synagogue's sanctuary, making a human chain as Rabbi Eli Spitz unrolled a 150-year-old Czech Torah that survived the Holocaust. In places, its letters were faded and illegible making it...