Weekly musings about Jewish texts and thoughts from Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple.
Rabbi Wolpe's Musings
The Bible seeks to guide us to live well, but is animated by a belief in something greater than this world.
Is the desert a place of desolation, or a place of possibility?
The Kotzker Rebbe taught that the only whole heart is a broken one.
Why we should pray that the best things in our life continue to benefit us and others.
The Baal Shem Tov and Ludwig Wittgenstein both remind us that we cannot know what other people are struggling with.
What Oscar Wilde said about art is what Judaism shows us about other aspects of life: "A Truth ... is that whose contradictory is also true."
How the Jews wrote an encyclopedia to save civilization.
Now more than ever, we need to learn to bridge an ever-widening divide with forgiveness.
Too much self-satisfaction is dangerous.
Does God know our innermost thoughts?
Sometimes we know things not by their presence, but by their effects. In building the periodic table, Medeleyev filled in gaps based on ...
In Judaism, the value of peace can override the value of honesty.
Like the angels poised above the ark in the Temple, we can choose to face one another.
Judaism's sacred texts are a refuge and a place to grow.
God helps those who help themselves.