David Wolpe is rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and the author of, among other books, Why be Jewish? and Why Faith Matters. He can be found on Twitter @RabbiWolpe.
Josiah left a permanent stamp on Judaism, leading, for the first time in generations, an all-out battle against idolatry.
A leading American rabbi speaks frankly about the future of his own movement and other matters of pressing Jewish concern.
Letters, antidotes, eternal lives, outcasts, secret worlds, pogroms, and more.
Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.
Deuteronomy erases the separation between leader and led; for better or for worse, they’re yoked together.
There’s a reason the Torah refers to the endlessly complaining Israelites, who need a golden calf to comfort them, as “the children of Israel.”
The fire at the core of Leviticus.
In the Jewish tradition, the summit of religious awareness is to know that God is ultimately unknowable.
And how the solutions help explain the fundamental human condition.
Sam Schulman is wrong; same-sex marriage is simple, sacred, and very Jewish indeed