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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

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

Israel Says to Negotiate Border Land Lease Extension With Jordan

Israel will negotiate with Jordan an extension of a 25-year Israeli lease of border land under a 1994 peace treaty, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu, in public remarks,...

Middle East

Trump a Reluctant Critic of Saudi Arabia Despite Pressure to Act

Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, US President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out." It did not, and on Oct....

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