David Wolpe is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Previously, he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he also served as assistant to the chancellor. He has taught at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and at Hunter College in New York. Rabbi Wolpe lectures widely at universities, synagogues, and institutes throughout the country. He was a King David scholar for the United Jewish Appeal and currently serves on the editorial board of the Conservative movement's Torah Commentary, which is in progress.

Rabbi Wolpe is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers on subjects of Jewish and general religious interest. He writes two columns, which run in Jewish newspapers throughout the country. His own writing, as well as profiles of him and reviews of his work, have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He has also made frequent television appearances on CNN and on "CBS This Morning" as a commentator on spiritual questions. He has been featured most recently in a series on A&E called "Mysteries of the Bible."

Rabbi Wolpe is the author of six books: "The Healer of Shattered Hearts: A Jewish View of God," "In Speech and in Silence: The Jewish Quest for God," "Teaching Your Children About God," "Why Be Jewish?," "Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times," and most recently, "Floating Takes Faith: Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World."

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