Craig Taubman loves to brainstorm. That's how he came up with many of his ideas for Israel's 60th anniversary -- such as the "flash mob," where 60 people will converge in a Los Angeles street (he won't say when and where), stand still for 60 seconds,...
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Tag: Rabbi Steven Weil
May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pmBlogging for Israel's Anniversary
April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm
January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pmWeil Condemns 'Spinka' Participants
"You call yourself a tzaddik, you're a liar!" Rabbi Steven Weil told his congregation in a fiery speech from the pulpit last Shabbat, regarding someone who acts very religious but may be involved in stealing, lying or cheating.
The rabbi of Beth...
January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pmIt's sexy and titillating to read about people getting kicked out of synagogues, which was the subject of a cover story in this paper a few weeks ago.
I don't know about you, but I got this frisson of excitement while reading the story, like when you can't take your eyes off a...
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November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Jacob spent 20 long years in the home of his father-in-law, Laban, before he could return to the land of Canaan, his home and homeland.
He had been threatened, cheated, tricked, attacked, injured and orphaned over the course of those years. Certainly, he was hoping to settle down...