David Wolpe

Choosing And Being Chosen

Perhaps no concept in Judaism has been more misunderstood than chosenness, Rabbi David Wolpe writes.

02/03/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Perhaps no concept in Judaism has been more misused and misunderstood than chosenness. It is not a doctrine of racial superiority, though some have interpreted it as such. The first statement in the Torah about human beings is that all are created in the image of God and all have a common ancestry. The choice is one of service, not of being served. And it does not preclude the notion that other nations too are chosen for other tasks.

Rabbi David Wolpe

David Wolpe Leads Top 50 Rabbis' List

04/01/2012 - 20:00


Rabbi David Wolpe, who heads the largest Conservative synagogue west of the Mississippi, made his debut atop Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential American rabbis.

When A Rabbi Airs His ‘No Respect’ Complaints

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was scheduled to take part in a discussion/debate at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles on Feb. 16, on the subject of the afterlife, along with authors/atheists Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris and rabbi/author David Wolpe.

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