Eliyahu Fink is an unconventional spiritual leader. Help us find others who touch the lives of Jews in profound and unusual ways for this year’s America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis.
Eliyahu Fink is the spiritual leader of Pacific Jewish Center along the Venice boardwalk in California, an Orthodox rabbi who so inspires his eclectic congregation that he was named one of the Forward’s Most Inspiring Rabbis of 2014.
A house in Budapest is at the center of a burgeoning global network of ‘little room’ synagogues. They appeal to unaffiliated Jews who may stay away from organized shuls.
How do you deal with Israel from the pulpit? Insist that people visit, roll up their sleeves and dig in. Otherwise, it’s all just talk. And God knows there’s plenty of that to go around.
The acrimonious divisions between secular and religious Jews in Israel has spilled over into this country. We should be building bridges, not walls, among Jews.
Rabbis must speak about Israel, warts and all. Every rabbi’s bottom line must be a non-negotiable affirmation of the spiritual intimacy with the Jewish State.
It’s important to have a very open tent when it comes to Israel. At one synagogue, the result is often not unity but a generally respectful tension and disagreement.
Asher Lopatin says it’s important for rabbis to tap into Israel as the land for which all Jews share a love. It’s one of 7 rabbis’ opinions about how to talk about Israel in shul.
Valerie Cohen works hard not to let her views overwhelm her diverse congregation in Jackson, Miss. She’s just one of 7 rabbis speaking out on how they talk about Israel in shul.
Members of one Kansas City temple care about Israel and sometimes visit it. But it’s not their central focus. Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn offers one of 7 takes on talking about Israel in shul.