David Wolpe




Stories by David Wolpe
Can liberal Judaism survive?

June 4, 2013A Star of David decorates the ceiling at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.Astrid Riecken / For The … Continued

The Bar Mitzvah, re-examined

Last week on this site I penned an column about a Bar Mitzvah party video that had been circulating on … Continued

Have we forgotten what Bar Mitzvahs are all about?

The egregious, licentious and thoroughly awful video that is circulating ‘celebrating’ a Bar Mitzvah contains so much that is offensive … Continued

Jewish embrace of LGBT people recognizes the dignity of all

Attitudes toward same sex marriage in Judaism have undergone a dramatic change in the last quarter century. The prohibition recorded … Continued

Time to forgive the Tsarnaev brothers? Not so fast.

Throughout the religious world there are questions and tentative pleas for people in their heart to forgive Tamerlan and Dzhokhar … Continued

Orthodoxy and equality at the Western Wall

A few days ago a compromise; now a controversy. So it goes when religious sensibilities clash. This week, the remarkable … Continued

A Jewish guide to love

Love is not the rush evoked by cards and gifts, flowers and chocolate. Real love is an enacted emotion. It … Continued

Lutheran prayers at Newtown

In case you thought that every evil consequence of guns, mental illness and cruelty had been wrung from the Newtown … Continued

Lance Armstrong’s confession: This is your ego on steroids

Handout GETTY IMAGES Oprah Winfrey (R) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career … Continued

From Nietzche’s madness to modern

Rabbi David Wolpe muses this week on matters great and small–from great philosophers of old to common frustrations of life … Continued