Category Archives: Rabbis

Los Angeles Rabbi Menachem Weiss Charged in 1999 Woodcliff Lake Sexual Assault of Boy

I remember Menachem Weiss (his father was a big rabbi in the San Fernando Valley and Ohio and Miami Beach and has about 15 kids) as a rabbi at Nessah synagogue in Beverly Hills. He seemed a jolly and hands-on … Continue reading

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Quick detour from time at #AIPAC2018 to march with the #Dreamers #jewsfordreamers #CleanDreamAct

You think I’m kidding? Quick detour from time at #AIPAC2018 to march with the #Dreamers #jewsfordreamers#CleanDreamAct pic.twitter.com/JM6MWdH2xE — Aaron Alexander (@RabbiDoubleA) March 5, 2018 According to his Conservative shul’s website: Rabbi Aaron Alexander served for ten years as Associate Dean … Continue reading

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Rabbis Vs Rabbis

The funniest statement in the Siddur (Jewish prayer book) is that Torah scholars increase peace in the world. If you know any Torah scholars, you know that they are always feuding. There is no definition of lashon hara (evil speech) … Continue reading

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May Gentiles Play Music For Jews On Shabbat?

This no longer happens in Orthodox life (it has generally been forbidden since the destruction of the temple in 70). In his first lecture for Torah in Motion on the Ben Ish Chai (Baghdadi rabbi in the 19th Century, handled … Continue reading

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Most Jews Don’t Have A Rabbi

There’s this notion among non-Jews that every Jew has a rabbi directing him. That’s not how it works. Just as most Christians are not mentored by a pastor or priest, most Jews also do their own thing. A Jew or … Continue reading

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