Category Archives: Rabbis

Dear Rabbi:

David Deutsch emails: So my first thought about your shul situation was an irate blog post.  Then I thought “Will that actually help?” and I decided instead to write a letter to your rabbi to try and convince him to … Continue reading

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Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Names Rabbi Sharon Brous Recipient of Inaugural Inspired Leadership Award

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced it has selected Rabbi Sharon Brous as the recipient of its first Inspired Leadership Award. The Foundation created the biennial award program to recognize an outstanding professional … Continue reading

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Rabbi Gives Invocation For Democrats

From the Forward: Washington — Presidential historians and convention observers believe this year’s Democratic convention will be the first time that a rabbi gives an invocation before the presidential nominee’s acceptance speech since the advent of modern American political conventions … Continue reading

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Staten Island’s Bnai Jeshurun Gets A New Rabbi

From SIlive.com: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Rabbi Judah Kogen was determined not to be a rabbi. Rabbi Kogen, the new spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in West Brighton, brings with him to Staten Island a wealth of experience in … Continue reading

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Private Tutoring For The Elite

From the New York Times news service: Financial crises occur. Personal trainers need their access. The All-Star Game can run late. “I had some, uh, mixed feelings, Seth, about your missing our last appointment,” said Rabbi Stuart Shiff, sitting one … Continue reading

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Rabbi David Saperstein To Give Invocation At Democratic Convention

DENVER, Aug 16, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, will deliver the invocation at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, August 28, at Denver’s INVESCO Field, the night that Sen. … Continue reading

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Is God A Hermaphrodite?

Manya Bachear writes: The journal of Reform rabbis published an article this week proclaiming that if the four-letter Hebrew name of God were spelled backward and pronounced, it would sound like the Hebrew words for “he” and “she.” Held by … Continue reading

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Rabbi Compares Life To Football

Moscow, August 1, Interfax – Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar urges believers to take footballers for a model. Every man should live like “in a football field, to give all his energies and abilities,” he writes in his article … Continue reading

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Blind Rabbi Runs For Congress

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Dennis Shulman is a blind psychologist who’s also an ordained rabbi. Political experts say the 58-year-old Democrat’s quest to unseat Rep. Scott Garrett is a long shot. “The Republican administration has simply made so many mistakes … Continue reading

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First Woman Ordained In Israel

 From the Times of India:  Rabbi Naamah Kelman was the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in Israel. She is associate dean at the Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, and seeks a progressive direction for Judaism and a greater … Continue reading

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