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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 14, 2017 1:44 pm
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Why We Just Had Our Ninth Child

My wife Esther and I were blessed with the birth of our ninth child just a few weeks ago. Here’s how some people greeted the...

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...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

Looking to Increase Israeli Ventures, India Bids for Offshore Exploration R...

JNS.org - A consortium of Indian companies has applied for an Israeli Energy Ministry tender for offshore exploration licenses, signaling another...

Israel

Israel Intercepts Massive Gaza-Bound Explosives Shipment

JNS.org - Israel prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom border...

Middle East

Iran Says Its Ready to Help Rebuild Syria, Hezbollah Will Not Disarm

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of...

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