David Wolpe


Shavuot, When We Became Who We Are

By David Wolpe

Shavuot, When We Became Who We Are
(JTA) — Rabbinic tradition teaches that when God spoke at Sinai, the world was silenced — birds did not sing, breezes did not rustle leaves in the trees. Out of that profound silence came the word, and were the world silent again, for even an instant, we could hear the everlasting echo of God’s voice.Read More


Why Jews Should Not Accept Jesus — Whatever George W. Bush Thinks

By David Wolpe

Why Jews Should Not Accept Jesus — Whatever George W. Bush Thinks
Why can’t Jews accept Jesus as a Messiah or son of God? David Wolpe explains — and says the terms ‘Jews for Jesus’ and ‘Messianic Judaism’ are more about marketing than theology.Read More


In Defense of Transgression

By David Wolpe

In Defense of Transgression
Clergy sin, but they rarely advocate sin. There is an apparently apocryphal story about the famously reticent President Calvin Coolidge: Upon returning from church and being asked by his wife what the preacher spoke about, Coolidge is supposed to have answered “sin.” His wife persisted: “What did he say?” “He was against it,” Coolidge replied. This seems entirely too one-sided. It is time to say something on behalf of sin.Read More



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