Our guest this week is Rabbi Scott Meltzer, the rabbi of San Diego’s Ohr Shalom Synagogue. Rabbi Meltzer is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at San Diego State University, a chaplain with the San Diego Police Department, a past President of the San Diego Rabbinical Association, past...
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In 2008, the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed written by Marisol Leon, a young woman who graduated from Yale in 2007 and returned to teach in the same public middle school she had attended:
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My wife met a pastor’s wife on a plane. Every few months now, we have Darren, an evangelical pastor, and his wife, Amy, over to our Shabbat lunch table.
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This week, we begin "Vayikra," the first book of Leviticus, the third book of the Torah. This section of the Torah is filled with many fascinating and important Torah concepts that we can relate to, including the laws of lashon hara (the prohibitions against speaking ill of others),...