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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:

ARTICLES BY: Pinchas Allouche

November 29, 2015 7:32 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


American Citizen Sentenced to 18 Years in Iranian Prison for Collaborating ...

A dual Iranian-American national says he has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in Iran for allegedly collaborating with...


Intense Anti-Abbas Clashes Reported Near Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin

Intense clashes erupted in three refugee camps Tuesday night between Palestinian youths and Palestinian Authority security forces, after a protest over the recent expulsion from the Fatah party of a...

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Just 5 Miles From Mosul as Offensive Continues

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi...