David Wolpe is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and is the author, most recently, of Why Faith Matters. Follow him on Twitter @RabbiWolpe
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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Considering Conversion

Pledges of Allegiance, by David Ellenson and Daniel Gordis

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Jewish Law is Personal

‘On the Relationship of Mitzvot Between Man and His Neighbor and Man and His Maker,’ by Daniel Sperber

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Radical Revisions

‘Subversive Sequels in the Bible,’ by Judy Klitsner

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: A Titan of Babylonia

‘Sa’adyah Gaon,’ by Robert Brody

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Questions of Boundaries

‘Collected Essays, Volume 1,’ by Haym Soloveitchik

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Charismatic Leaders, False Messiahs

‘The Mixed Multitude’ by Pawel Maciejko

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Who Wrote the Talmud?

Jeffrey Rubenstein translates ‘The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud’

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: A Hybrid History

‘How Jewish is Jewish History?’ by Moshe Rosman

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Kafka at the Spa

‘The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture,’ by Mirjam Zadoff

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: A Heschel Master Class

‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Revisiting Prohibition

The role of Jewish bootleggers and the struggle for cultural acceptance

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Unraveling a Mishnah Mystery

Introducing Rabbi David Wolpe’s new series on Jewish scholarship

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Malcolm Gladwell Has a Theory for Everything—Except Inscrutability

The pop-sci writer’s new ‘David and Goliath’ peddles counterintuitive stories but lacks a soul

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Worshippers, a Love Story: Understanding the Jewish People’s Relationship to God

As we contemplate our connection to the Divine on the High Holidays, we should recall the reciprocal love at the heart of Judaism

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Tu B’Shevat and the ‘Nature’ of Jews

On Tu B’Shevat, Jews celebrate the natural world. Do we praise it for its own sake, or only as a reflection of God?

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Jew vs. Jew at the Western Wall

At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity