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  • Rabbi Wolpe: Why I went to church last Sunday

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    July 31, 2013 | 10:17 am

    Rabbis don't make it a practice to attend church. When I read that Rick and Kay Warren would be returning to Saddleback after their son Matthew's tragic suicide however, I resolved to go.

    Rick had attended services at my synagogue several times and was even kind enough to...

  • Israel and Nov. 29

    By Tom Tugend

    December 5, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    “The Vote,” the best show in town, opened at 7:45 p.m. on Nov. 29 and, after 23 acts, closed down 60 minutes later.

    During that one hour, speakers, actors, musicians, singers and dancers commemorated the day, 65 years ago, when the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to partition...

  • A benediction for the Democratic National Convention

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    September 5, 2012 | 10:09 pm

    Ribono shel olam, Dear God--

    We are grateful that our nation is founded on the highest principles of freedom and resourcefulness and creativity and ever renewed strength.  And we understand that those worthy ideals stand alongside the commitment to compassion, to goodness, our...

  • Democratic convention picks Rabbi Wolpe

    By Tom Tugend

    September 2, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple has confirmed that he will deliver the invocation at the Wednesday (9/5) evening session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    His prayer will focus on the ideals animating the United States, Wolpe said, and will...

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  • A new Zionism waiting to be born

    April 3, 2012 | 11:34 pm

    Power corrupts. But so too does powerlessness. The narrative of powerlessness, of perpetual helpless victimhood, corrupts moral vision. In his cover story, Rabbi Wolpe does a masterful job of diffusing the political arguments of Peter Beinart’s book, The Crisis of Zionism. But he...

  • Friday Night Live’s Road to the Ford

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    A bona fide institution in Los Angeles’ Jewish community, Friday Night Live is one of the biggest Shabbat celebrations in town. Blending the religious with the musical and offering an environment conducive to socializing, Sinai Temple’s monthly service regularly attracts up to...

  • Rabbis measure response to Bin Laden’s death

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 2, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    As details of the special operation that took out Osama bin Laden continue to unfold, rabbis in Los Angeles are pulling from biblical verses, Jewish traditions and their own gut reactions to help formulate an appropriate Jewish response to the news.

    Early Monday morning, Rabbi...

  • Christian charity in Haiti is the Jewish thing to do

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    January 19, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    Dona is a 14-year-old boy in Port-au-Prince. When his mother was pregnant with him, she hid in fear from his father. In time, he found her and insisted she have an abortion. She refused. They fought, and she ran. 

    After Dona was born, his father eventually found them both and beat...