Israel’s war with Gaza coincided with the anniversary of the destruction of the Holy Temple, Judaism’s most sacred shrine. What the rabbis did in the wake of that historical crisis teaches us how we can cope with the current one.0 comments
Rabbi Michael Knopf is the assistant Rabbi of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, PA and is a Clal-Rabbis Without Borders Fellow. He is dedicated to engaging and supporting spiritual seekers; communicating the transformative power of Torah and prayer; and building welcoming, supportive, and inspiring community. These passions inspired him, prior to his ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2011, to help coordinate the nation’s largest preparatory program for conversion to Judaism; to work as a spiritual counselor at Beit T'Shuvah, a Jewish addiction treatment facility; and to serve several congregations and educational institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Rabbi Knopf is a regular contributor to Haaretz's "Rabbi's Roundtable" blog, Jewish Values Online, and other publications; has a weekly podcast featured on the JCast Network; produces a weekly video message. Rabbi Knopf is happily married to his best friend, Adira, and enjoys movies, traveling, and pizza.
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