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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Shirat Hayam with Rabbi Norbert Weinberg

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 9, 2015 | 3:21 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg, leader of Hollywood Temple Beth El in Los Angeles. Rabbi Weinberg served as Rabbi to Hollywood Temple Beth El from 1990 to 1996 and returned to that position in 2013. He has also served as Rabbi in Whittier, California,...

  • Relationship status: It’s complicated

    April 8, 2015 | 11:44 am

    One of the more mysterious Passover traditions is the public reading of Shir HaShirim — The Song of Songs. Shir HaShirim is a magnificent expression of affection between lovers. Allegorically, the song is interpreted as a love song between God and the Jewish people. Indeed, it is a...

  • The Seder’s Innermost Secret—Charoset:  Earth & Eros in the Passover Celebration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    April 8, 2014 | 9:52 am

    There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine.

    So the question would seem obvious "Why is there charoset on the Seder plate?"

    That's the most secret Question at the Seder – so secret nobody even asks it. And it’s...

  • Behold, You Are Fair

    By Miriyam Glazer

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    What books must every Jew read? What books are critical to informing your understanding of your faith, your culture, your people? With this issue, The Jewish Journal introduces a new weekly column: My Jewish Library. We've asked rabbis, scholars and thinkers to each pick the one...

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