AJR CAA

Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association





Member:

Position: Rabbi

Rabbi Larry Seidman is a transdenominational rabbi serving the Jewish communities of Southern California. Based in Orange County, he is a frequent participant in interfaith activities, and in weddings, bnai mitzvot, funerals, and hospice calls for the unaffiliated.

Specializations

  • Baby Naming Ceremonies
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Conversion Classes
  • Corrections Chaplaincy
  • Dedications & New Home Blessings
  • Funerals, Memorial Services & Unveilings
  • Hospice Chaplaincy
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Public Speaking
  • Senior Living Programming
  • Visiting the Sick/Bikkur Cholim
  • Weddings
  • Writing/Editing

Thesis Title
YOU CAN BE RATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS (2009)

Abstract:
Do the Bible and Jewish religious tradition give us a single idea of a God which is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and benevolent?  Does being religious require that you believe the Bible, the Torah, to be the word of God perfectly transmitted?  Isn’t there a single correct understanding of the meaning of the Bible?  The answer is no.  Jewish tradition in all ages has recorded a variety of beliefs.  Jews for thousands of years have disagreed about what it means to be religious, what we should believe and how we should act. You can be fully rational and stay inside the envelope of tradition.  This has been true in all stages if Jewish history.

Email: Rabbi@rationalrabbi.com

 

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