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Sholom B. Lipskar

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Rabbi Sholom Lipskar is the Rabbi and spiritual leader of The Shul of Bal Harbour, FL and founder of the Aleph Institute. He is a dynamic lecturer on Jewish philosophy and mysticism.
Observing Shabbat offers powerful benefits even on a very pragmatic level. Addressing a visiting group of young adults, Rabbi Lipskar from The Shul of Bal Harbour shares the significance of Shabbat and Jewish identity for a contemporary Jew.
Practical consequences of what it means to be human
We are not our bodies, nor even our brains. We are our souls. Drawing on years of experience working with families, the elderly and the mentally impaired, as well as his knowledge of Jewish mystical teachings, Rabbi Lipskar argues that we must stop thinki...
A deeply personal relationship with a very special scientist
Professor Herman Branover was a refusenik who sacrificed his career for his Judaism. After leaving the Soviet Union he pioneered renewable-energy technologies and strove to harmonize science and Torah. Rabbi Lipskar’s relationship with Professor Branover ...
One Shabbat morning, as sheets of torrential rain battered Miami and its surroundings, I spied the figure of a man walking briskly to our synagogue
A Torah Perspective
Under America’s criminal justice system, we have incarcerated more than two million of our fellow citizens in federal, state and county facilities. In contrast, the concept of prison does not appear anywhere in Judaism...
The Talmud teaches that the metzorah is considered like a dead person, why?
The verse “Be wholehearted with G-d” is interpreted as a commandment not to probe into the future, but to put our faith and trust in G d. What's wrong with doing that?
As we approach the holiday of Shavuot, we must prepare ourselves to receive the Torah anew. How is the Torah relevant in our modern world and what does it mean to us?
As we reflect upon the horrors of the Holocaust, we ask ourselves what is the most appropriate way to memorialize the six million precious souls who perished in the Holocaust?
The seemingly “irrational” laws of the metzorah, a man with a supernatural skin disease, shed light on the special soul/body relationship.
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