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Rabbi Pinchas Allouche is the head Rabbi at Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he resides with his wife and seven children. He is a respected rabbinic figure, a sought-after lecturer, and author of many essays on the Jewish faith, mysticism and social-criticism. Besides his academic pedigree, Rabbi Allouche is richly-cultural, having lived in France, where he was born, South Africa and Israel. He is fluent in English, Hebrew, French and Italian. He received his rabbinic ordination in Milan, Italy in 1999. In March of 2013, Rabbi Allouche was listed in the Jewish Daily Forward as one of America's 36 Most Inspiring Rabbis, who are "shaping 21st Century Judaism." Rabbi Allouche can be reached at: Rabbi@BethTefillahAZ.org

ARTICLES BY: Pinchas Allouche


November 29, 2015 7:32 am
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Finding Hope in a Wedding That Represented All of Israel

“This is Am Yisrael,” she said, pointing to the enormous crowd. Noa Litman whispered these words in my ear on Thursday night, in the midst of her...

August 26, 2015 11:41 am
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Why Rabbis Have an Obligation to Oppose the Iran Deal

It was a meeting I will never forget. Some 20 years ago, after receiving my rabbinic ordination, I sought the advice of my dear mentor and world-renowned scholar, Rabbi...

June 22, 2015 11:45 am
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Remember the Rebbe by Reaching Out to Those in Need

The year was 1983. A 4-year old child had just been diagnosed with a genetic disease, and the hearts of his parents flooded with anguish. In...

November 26, 2014 12:28 am
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As Shiva Ends… Three Lessons From the Har-Nof Massacre

AN UNSPEAKABLE MASSACRE Tuesday morning, Nov. 18, 2014, 7:15 am: Two men with guns, knives, and axes burst into a synagogue in the Har-Nof Neighborhood of...

July 1, 2014 9:11 am
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, His Murdered Students and a Call to Action

Today, I watched my mentor cry. I picked up the car phone to learn that the bodies of the three kidnapped boys - Naftali Frenkel, Eyal...

June 16, 2014 9:34 am
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How to Respond to Israeli Kidnappings? Live Our Lives to the Fullest

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, confirmed recently that three Israeli boys, Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped on Thursday...

May 23, 2014 8:09 pm
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Remembering the Rebbe (REVIEW)

On Tuesday, June 14, 1994, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz walked into my classroom, visibly shaken; I was in the 9th grade. I will never forget that...

November 15, 2013 10:26 am
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Lonely In Our Age of Communication

If you think a lot of people seem lonely these days, it's because they are. According to a recent study, one in three Americans over the age...

September 3, 2013 10:06 am
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Use Rosh Hashanah to Reflect on the Real ‘You’

As legend has it, there was once a man who suffered from short-term memory loss. Every night, before going to sleep, he would compose a...

July 15, 2013 8:23 am
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How to Make the Best of Your ‘Jewish Summer’

What Would You Do? If nothing stood in your way, how would you spend your summer? Would you embark on a dream vacation?...

May 17, 2013 9:14 am
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The Western Wall Clashes: Searching for a New Way Together

Concerning Developments "Clashes erupt at women-of-the-wall prayer service," read the main headline of a prominent newspaper on Friday last week. According to some...

April 17, 2013 8:23 am
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The Boston Marathon: A Response

An Abrupt End Yesterday, life in America took on a different meaning. At 2:50pm ET, the Boston Marathon came to an abrupt end. Two...

February 21, 2013 2:24 am
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Heeding the Call

Two hours. That's all it took for Alexander Graham Bell to be forever remembered as the inventor of the telephone. Two hours only, and a burning...

November 8, 2012 2:20 pm
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The Campaign That Never Ends: Reflections on the 2012 Elections

A Gripping Fascination As the dust settles and the fog lifts from this tumultuous year of election campaigns, we are left to wonder how our...

Culture

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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