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RABBI LEONARD ROSENTHAL
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2009-12-27—What we eat helps to forge our Jewish identity
2009-11-15 (21)-Berditchev rebbe learns value of persistence.
2009-11-15—Biblical Isaac understood love and marriage ... Read more
2009-11-08—A Midrashic story against prejudice ... Read more
2009-11-01—American Jews disappointing Patriarch Abraham ...Read more
2009-10-25—Better the dove than the raven to usher in new era Read more
2009-10-11—Fraternity party proved to be a blessing in disguise ...... Read more
2009-10-04—Sukkot rejoicing welcome after solemnity of Yom Kippur Read more
2009-10-01—Rabbi pleads for political, religious civility; discusses President's call to rabbis; Christians United for Israel Read more
2009-09-13—Why Torah readings normally end positively... Read more
2009-09-06—Reading Torah and the need to take risks ... Read more
2009-08-30—When ritual observance leads to unethical behavior ... Read more
2009-09-23—The knapsack on the wall of the Nickelsberg beth din . Read more
2009-08-16—Teaching campers the ethics of body piercing Read more
2009-08-02—How arrested rabbis in New Jersey may have attempted to justify alleged criminal behavior ... Read more
2009-07-26—What would our sages say about Sotomayor? ... Read more
2009-07-19—Is a Jew required to believe in God? Read more
2009-07-12-Savoring the joys of Israeli products and touring ... Read more
2009-07-05—B'nai mitzvah at 'Conservative Kotel' a highlight of Israel tour for group from Tifereth Israel Synagogue of S.D. READ MORE
2009-06-28—Haganah munitions plant, food, and archaelogical site just some of the attractions San Diegans find on Israel tour READ MORE
2009-06-21—Biblical spies and modern tourists both go 'up' to Israel READ MORE
2009-06-14—Overcoming the feeling of burnout in ritual observance
2009-06-07—The greater meaning of Judaism's three-fold blessing
2009-05-24—BaMidbar teaches us the necessity of working together
2009-05-17—Reconciling our beliefs with Bible's slavery passages
2009-05-10—Why do we have two challot, not just one, for Shabbat?
2009-05-03—Christian students seek Jewish view of the afterlife
2009-04-26—Don't let financial problems drive you from a synagogue
2009-04-19—God weeps over 'piggish' people, even if they study Torah
2009-04-05—206 x 28=years since Creation by Jewish calendar
2009-03-29—Torah eliminates the worry over false prophets
2009-03-22—We've left Egypt; let's not enslave ourselves again
2009-03-15—Incorporating ancient laws of purity into our modern lives
2009-03-08—The perennial question of why God permits evil
2009-03-01—Getting the positive story of Israel out to Americans
2009-02-16—Israel' election process messy,time-consuming but people have the benefit of a real democracy
2009-02-08—Thoughts of a frequent visitor on returning to Israel
2009-02-01—Jewish 'forms' insufficient without content
2009-01-25—Defiance is violent and superficial
2009-01-18—When work is purposeful, morale increases.
2009-01-11—Dueling protests in San Diego's Balboa Park
2008-12-28—Now, about those Chanukah lights.
2008-12-21—Conversing with enemies, there and here.
2008-12-14—No valid reason for American Jews to isolate themselves from Gentiles
2008-12-07—Laban, Hitler and Islamic terrorists
2008-11-23—The biblical roots of Thanksgiving .
2008-11-09—How did Abraham become a monotheist?
2008-10-26—What is meant in Genesis that man was created in God's image?
2008-10-12—Did the Holocaust have a purpose?
2008-10-05—What about the deeds we failed to do?
2008-09-28—Torah reading may be learned bit by bit
2008-09-21—Blessings of the city and the country
2008-09-14—Torah demands accurate weights, measures
2008-09-07—Christian saints and Jewish tzaddikim: what is the meaning of graveside prayers
2008-04-31—Why so many laws not found in Torah?
2008-08-24—Judaism's tradition of putting study first
2008-08-17—A place to start teshuvah
2008-08-10—JCC Maccabi Games exemplified ahavat chinam, selfless love, uniting all Jews
2008-08-03—Leaving matters on a positive note
2008-07-27—A biblical lesson in setting priorities
2008-07-20—Culture of death versus culture of life
2008-07-11—We can judge a leader by his followers
2008-07-06—The joy and enthusiasm of new Jew
2008-06-29—The qualifications for being 'a good Jew'
2008-06-22—Conservative movement insists kosher processors treat employees humanely
2008-06-15—It's not the devil's fault, but our own
2008-06-08—Continual study: too much of a good thing?
2008-06-02—Operation Homefront: Helping our American troops, no matter our politics
2008-06-01—The Sinai and the modesty commandment
2008-05-25—'Sanctified shekel' hints at money's purpose
2008-05-18—Starting Jewish studies even as an adult
2008-05-11—Some guidelines for synagogue dress
2008-05-04—'Can you love your neighbor as yourself?'
2008-04-27—Minyan prayer for 3 kidnaped soldiers
2008-04-20—Do free people have to attend a seder?
2008-04-11—Ridding ourselves of spiritual chametz
2008-04-08—Welcome strangers to our congregations
2008-04-06—Lingering over seder: A sign of freedom
2008-03-30—On Post Bar/ Bat Mitzvah Letdown
2008-03-21—Purim riddle: Did Tanakh predict baseball?
2008-03-14—Amaleks, Hamans still pursuing us Jews
2008-03-09—The unending need for tzedakah
2008-03-02—Even Mishkan's building awaits Shabbat
2008-02-24—Why Moses was angered by Golden Calf
2008-02-17—What rabbis hear when in Washington
2008-02-10—The more you study, the more to learn
2008-02-04—Torah portion on slavery quite troubling
2008-01-27—Taking our mother's Hebrew name too
2008-01-20—The modern meaning for Tu B'Shevat
2007-12-30—Any Jew can grow up to be a leader of our people
2007-12-23—Why is Judah represented by the lion?
2007-12-14—Museum examines Jewish origins of ‘Shrek’
2007-12-09—Wicked examines quesiton of 'otherness'
2007-12-02—Vayeishev teaches thous shalt not have favorites among thy children
2007-11-18—Notice Divine presence all around us
2007-11-11—Jacob and Esau:Nature over nurture
2007-11-02—The best way to reduce your own troubles? Help others!
OCTOBER 2007 AND BEFORE
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