Thursday, September 24, 2020


Rabbi Micha Odenheimer


Tisha B’Av and the Enormous Pain that Still Exists in the World

Tisha b'Av for me has been about the enormous suffering that still exists in the world, the billions whose lives are food insecure, sanitation-less, healthcare bereft, and whose cultures are threatened because poverty has forced them into exile.

Climate Activism Will Stop the Next Pandemic

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” So begins Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s book “The Social Contract.” I’ve been thinking about that line...

Stopping the World

“Whatever doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger,” Friedrich Nietzsche purportedly said. “Suffering opens the Crown Chakra,” said Yogi Schwar, a spiritual master in the...

Netanyahu Blames Everyone but Himself

One well-known example of “chutzpah” is someone who murders his parents, then pleads for mercy from the court because he is an orphan. Watching...

What Happens in Uman Doesn’t Stay in Uman

I spent my Rosh Hashanah this year in Uman, Ukraine, where a remarkable Jewish phenomenon continues to unfold: the Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage to the...

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Rabbi Takes on L.A. County Over High Holy Days

The county had implemented a coronavirus health order that specifically called out having dinner with extended family and friends “to honor the high holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).”