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Rabbi Pini Dunner is the senior spiritual leader of the Beverly Hills Synagogue.

ARTICLES BY: Pini Dunner

June 21, 2019 7:28 am

The Real Problem Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Refusal to Apologize

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an antisemite? Does she care one iota about offending Jews? This week, the freshman Congresswoman from New York was once again under fire,...

June 14, 2019 9:32 am

We Must Push Back Hard Against All Who Hate Israel

This week, I was honored to receive an award from The Algemeiner at its inaugural West Coast Gala. Launched as a Yiddish language weekly, Der Algemeiner...

June 7, 2019 10:38 am

On Shavuot, We Are All Individuals — Not Numbers

Jack “Srulek” Feldman is a smiling, sprightly old man who lives in Rochester, New York, where -- until relatively recently -- he owned and ran...

May 31, 2019 6:34 am

Jerusalem Is the Beating Heart of Jewish History

If you do a Google search for any Jewish topic, you will almost certainly be directed to the site This website is one of the several...

May 24, 2019 7:32 am

The Torah Teaches Us to Ask for Help

You will no doubt have read or heard about the opioid epidemic currently raging across the United States. It is a crisis of unprecedented proportions. More...

May 17, 2019 10:14 am

After the Holocaust and in Times of Darkness, We Must Remain Faithful

A couple of days ago, my friend Yossi Fachler messaged me from Poland. He is currently there on a trip with yeshiva high school students...

May 10, 2019 10:34 am

True Friends Put Others First

We all need friends. We all have friends. And we all have something to say about friendship. And yet, defining friendship is far more elusive than...

May 3, 2019 10:08 am

Any Parent Who Refuses to Vaccinate Their Child Betrays God and Their Religion

In February 1998, a group of medical professionals and scientists, led by physician Andrew Wakefield, published a research paper in the highly respected British medical...

April 19, 2019 9:26 am

A Pesach Lesson From Entebbe

Last month, former airline pilot Michel Bacos died in France at the age of 94. Although Bacos had been retired for many years, his extraordinary...

April 12, 2019 5:22 pm

The Talmud’s Take on Keeping Up With the Joneses

On November 10, 1987, artist Arthur R. Momand died in New York at the age of 100. Although a short obituary appeared in The New...

April 5, 2019 2:42 pm

The Torah Teaches That Feeling No Pain Is a Weakness

You will be excused for not having heard of the latest Bollywood movie sensation, a film called Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, which translates as...

March 22, 2019 9:58 am

The Story of Purim: A Tale of Two Choices

The story of Purim, as recorded in Megillat Esther, is a very unusual religious scripture. Many aspects of the narrative make no sense when considered from a...

March 15, 2019 1:28 pm

The Torah Requires Holding Leaders Accountable

In a Washington Post interview this past Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed unequivocally that she is “not for impeachment” of President Donald Trump. Despite a...

March 8, 2019 1:13 pm

Why Human Beings Are Always a Work in Progress

On April 12, 1945, the Russian-born American artist Elizabeth Shoumatoff began work on a portrait at a sleepy private vacation retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia, known...


Former NBA Commissioner, Former ESPN Digital Chief to Advise Israeli Startup - Former NBA commissioner David Stern and former ESPN digital chief John...

Houston Texans’ Starting Quarterback Visits Israel, Calls It ‘a Wonderful Country’

The Houston Texans’ starting quarterback, Deshaun Watson, visited Israel this week,...


New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...


Trump Says New Sanctions on Iran to Start Monday, Dials Back Rhetoric

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran, but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move...


Israel Shipyards Delivers Offshore Patrol Vessel to Honduras

CTech - The Honduran Navy Force will be receiving a new Sa'ar 62-class offshore patrol vessel this week from formerly government owned company Israel Shipyards. The ship was built during...

Middle East

Trump Middle East Envoy: Palestinian Leaders Prefer Letting Their People Su...

US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy lashed out at the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday over its refusal to...

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