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Tag: Sharon Brous
January 9, 2014 | 3:34 pm
March 28, 2013 | 10:44 am
Kudos to the Jewish Journal and writer Danielle Berrin for a fair and balanced article about Newsweek magazine’s “America’s Top 50 Rabbis” list. Given the prominence of Los Angeles rabbis at the top of the list, one might have expected the article to cheerlead on its behalf. But...
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January 22, 2013 | 11:38 am
Rabbi Sharon Brous of IKAR offered blessings on Jan. 22 at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., which traditionally is held the day following the official inauguration.
“Elohei ha-ahavah, God of Love,” Brous began, addressing...
December 6, 2012 | 10:58 am
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December 3, 2012 | 4:21 pm
To the editor,
Equating Rabbi Brous with Rabbi Gordis is almost laughable - if it weren't so sad.
Brous is soft on Israel. Read her LAJJ article after the pro-Israel (Flotilla) rally organized by the Israeli Consulate a few years ago, where she equated the rally with a Lakers...
November 29, 2012 | 1:33 pm
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November 29, 2012 | 12:36 pm
When Rabbi Sharon Brous first read an essay by Rabbi Daniel Gordis, a colleague and former teacher, accusing her of betraying Israel, she was shocked and angry, she said. Nevertheless, her initial instinct was to refrain from feeding the publicity machine.
Gordis’ article, posted...
November 29, 2012 | 12:35 pm
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November 29, 2012 | 11:55 am
November 29, 2012 | 11:35 am
It has been a devastating couple of days in Israel and Gaza.
I believe that the Israeli people, who have for years endured a barrage of rocket attacks targeting innocents and designed to create terror, instability and havoc, have the right and the obligation to defend...
November 28, 2012 | 10:31 am
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September 12, 2012 | 10:55 am
This year, we return to the wisdom offered by our rabbis during the High Holy Days in years past. What follows are excerpts from some exceptional sermons and High Holy Days writings; many more voices could have been included, of course, but we hope this will inspire you to...
November 20, 2008 | 2:07 amI feel cheated. I've always been told that Judaism is all about the struggle -- the struggle with God, with ourselves, with ideas.
I've been told that Judaism embraces the tension between opposing views; that a key part of being Jewish is the ability to hold onto, even nurture, this...
October 22, 2008 | 3:00 am
In an interview with Pat Morrison, Krista Tippett discusses her new book, “Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters—and How to Talk About It.” In the interview, Tippett comments on John McCain and Barack Obama’s religious views and how religion has or hasn’t played a role in...
September 11, 2008 | 1:45 am
September 3, 2008 | 9:52 pmSince Sharon Brous, 34, founded her alternative synagogue four years ago, IKAR's young rabbi has frequently been identified as an innovative spiritual leader, someone successful at engaging disaffected younger Jews by marrying Torah learning with progressive social action.
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Crossword Puzzle and Answers – Feb.28–March 6, 2014
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