A Rabbi Who is Planning to Give Away All His Books

David Wolpe plans to give away his books...
July 6, 2023
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David Wolpe plans to give away his books,

a surfeit of which seemingly like many cooks

no more will ruin this great rabbi’s breathless broth,

served hevellessly by the man while wearing cloth,

and who will go on serving, we hope, while in Cambridge,

not burning when in Massachusetts the same bridge

on which we used to meet in cyber-correspondence,

my hiddushim and my poems’ high preponderance

enhanced by comments made with brilliant insight,

which when he moves from Sinai to that sin site

will hopefully become less sinful, though I will not hold

my hevel lest he Qohelesses with unfrum fold;

unlikely, I think, since I’m sure he will continue

inspiring–sans his Sinai books!— the ivied retinue.

Sinai Temple announced on 6/23/23:

A Book Give Away

Rabbi Wolpe is Giving Away His Massive Book Collection

We are giving you an opportunity to own books from the library of Rabbi David Wolpe. Over his 20+ year tenure at Sinai Temple, he has amassed thousands of books including memoirs, biblical texts, history tomes, political books, poetry collections and more.

For one week only, his library is open to you. Come walk the bookshelves in his former office and take whatever books inspire you and pique your curiosity. 

Gershon Hepner is a poet who has written over 25,000 poems on subjects ranging from music to literature, politics to Torah. He grew up in England and moved to Los Angeles in 1976. Using his varied interests and experiences, he has authored dozens of papers in medical and academic journals, and authored “Legal Friction: Law, Narrative, and Identity Politics in Biblical Israel.” He can be reached at gershonhepner@gmail.com.

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