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Seeking Good Conversation

An Orthodox rabbi calls me Sunday afternoon. “I’m watching Analyze This on channel 5. I met somebody last night who’s a gay ex-Mormon. Very nice guy. He really liked me a lot. He’s going to UCLA and is studying to … Continue reading

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Four Rabbis To Address Democratic Convention

From Haaretz: David Saperstein, a high-profile Reform rabbi from Washington, D.C., will address some 70,000 spectators at Denver’s stadium, just before Obama is scheduled to speak. Mark Schneier, a highly-regarded Orthodox rabbi from New York and founding director of the … Continue reading

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Every Bite We Take

Andrew Silow-Carroll writes: A gutsy op-ed in The New York Times has sharpened the debate over the Agriprocessors kosher meat factory scandal – and perhaps pointed the way toward rapprochement between Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews. Written by an Orthodox rabbi, … Continue reading

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Battlefish

Rabbi Shlomo Brady writes: Rabbi Haim ben Yisrael Benvenisti penned the first ruling on the ‘fish with the sword,’ writing that Jews eat the fish, despite the fact that it does not have scales once it has landed, since ‘when … Continue reading

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Tough Love For The Homeless

Email Picture Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, left, of B’nai David-Judea Synagogue in Los Angeles, chats with Bobby Alexander, who is homeless, on Pico Boulevard. Kanefsky, 44, helps the homeless, elderly and poor of the Pico-Robertson … Continue reading

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Bringing Back The Love To Pico-Robertson

When Steven Weil came to town in 2000 to take over Beth Jacob, his sociable side got the best of him and he started socializing with members of competing shuls in Pico/Robertson. He invited them to his home, he became … Continue reading

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