David J. Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple. Named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek Magazine and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post, David Wolpe is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California, he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, UCLA. Wolpe’s work has been profiled in the New York Times, he is a columnist for Time.com, he writes for many publications, including The LA Times, the Washington Post’s On Faith website, The Huffington Post, the New York Jewish Week. He has been on television numerous times, including the Today Show, Face the Nation, ABC this Morning, CBS This Morning. In addition, Wolpe has been featured in series on PBS, A&E, the History channel, the Discovery channel. Wolpe is the author of eight books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times. Wolpe’s new book is titled David: The Divided Heart.
It was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, has been optioned for a movie by Warner Bros. Wolpe became the focus of international controversy when he gave a Passover sermon that questioned the historicity of the Exodus from Egypt. Ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York in 1987, Wolpe is a leader in Conservative Judaism, he is the brother of bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe. Wolpe has taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, served as assistant to the Chancellor of that institution, he is featured on documentaries on Biblical topics produced by A&E Networks. Wolpe has written a regular weekly column for the New York Jewish Week for 25 years. Wolpe's book, Why Faith Matters, is both an answer to books about atheism and a recounting of his battle with illness, he has had public debates with Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Roger Cohen, Richard Dawkins, Matt Ridley, Indian yogi and mystic Sadhguru, among others. Wolpe is the model for Jacob Kappelmacher, the rabbi detective in J. M. Appel's best-selling mystery novel, Wedding Wipeout.
Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple. Wolpe has led numerous missions to Israel; the first, in June 2002, was a solidarity mission at the height of the Second Intifada that broke out after the Camp David peace talks. The second, in May 2005, was a mission of gratitude to pick up the Torah commissioned in honor of his recovery from brain surgery; the third, in July 2006, at the height of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, was another solidarity mission that covered Jerusalem and Sderot. In the midst of the second intifada, Wolpe raised three million dollars for victims of terror in a single morning at his synagogue. Wolpe led the largest American Israel Public Affairs Committee delegation assembled from one synagogue to the AIPAC conference in Washington in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 with numbers ranging from 230-300 delegates. Wolpe traveled to Haiti to help his friend Mitch Albom rebuild an orphanage. On Passover 2001, Wolpe told his congregation that "the way the Bible describes the Exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all."
Casting doubt on the historicity of the Exodus during the holiday that commemorates it brought condemnation from congregants and several rabbis. The ensuing theological debate included whole issues of Jewish newspapers such as the Jewish Journal in Los Angeles and editorials in The Jerusalem Post, as well as an article in the Los Angeles Times. Critics asserted that Wolpe was attacking Jewish oral history, the significance of Passover and the First Commandment. Wolpe asserted that he was arguing that the historicity of the events should not matter, since he believes faith is not determined by the same criteria as empirical truth. Wolpe argues that his views are based on the fact that no archeological digs have produced evidence of the Jews wandering the Sinai Desert for forty years, that excavations in Israel show settlement patterns at variance with the Biblical account of a sudden influx of Jews from Egypt. In March 2010, Wolpe expounded on his views saying that it was possible that a small group of people left Egypt, came to Canaan, influenced the native Canaanites with their traditions.
He added that the controversy of 2001 stemmed from the fact that Conservative Jewish congregations have been slow to accept and embrace biblical criticism. Conservative rabbis, on the other hand, are taught biblical criticism in rabbinical school. On November 10, 2005, Rabbi Wolpe addressed the Jewish Theological Seminary and proposed that the name of Conservative Judaism be changed to "Covenantal Judaism," to better encompass the view that rabbinic law is both binding and evolving. Wolpe is a committed vegetarian. Rob Eshman suggests that Wolpe "leans vegan." Wolpe serves on the Rabbinic Council of Jewish Vegetarians of North America. The Healer of Shattered Hearts: A Jewish View of God ISBN 0-14-014795-0 In Speech and In Silence: The Jewish Quest for God ISBN 0-8050-2816-1 Teaching your Children About God: A Modern Jewish Approach ISBN 0-06-097647-0. Wolpe believes that nurturing children spiritually leads to greater intellectual and emotional enlightenment. Why be Jewish? ISBN 0-8050-3927-9 Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times ISBN 1-57322-820-6.
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Shalom Dov Wolpo
Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo Sholom Ber Wolpe, is a rabbi and an Israeli political activist. Wolpo is the author of more than forty books, he has become associated in recent years with right-wing political causes, has set up a campaign group—SOS Israel—an organization that runs press and billboard campaigns promoting the belief that surrender of parts of the Land of Israel is prohibited by halacha. In 2008, Wolpo established an additional group opposing land concessions, Our Land of Israel, he has called for an independent country called the State of Judea be established in the West Bank. According to J. J. Goldberg, he has raised funds to assist families of Jewish terrorists and called for courts to pass a sentence with a death penalty on a number of Israeli politicians such as Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni. Rabbi Wolpo is one of the leaders of the group of Chabad Chasidim believing that the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, is the messiah, he was one of the first to describe Rabbi Schneerson as the Messiah.
In 1984, he wrote a book proclaiming the Rebbe as Moshiach. However, after a public address by Rabbi Schneerson in which he said that "such a book can cause hundreds of Jews to stop learning Chassidus, oppose the Baal Shem Tov and his teachings", he did not publish the book; the book was published in 1991 with Rabbi Schneerson's blessings. In an interview with Israeli Channel 2 evening news in March 1994, Wolpo told an interviewer that Rabbi Schneerson's place as the Messiah and the fact of his "eternal life" was "as secure as the rising of the sun in the morning", he wrote a number of books of critique on the writings of Elazar Man Shach, leader of Lithuanian Haredim — a prominent opponent of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement and of Rabbi Schneerson himself — under the title Yedaber Shalom. In 1979, on the instructions of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he published his first book Da'at Torah, a polemic against returning lands captured by Israel, he was active in the protests that surrounded the forced eviction of Yamit, as per the Rebbe's instructions to him, in 1982, he published the book Shalom, Shalom, Ve'ain Shalom that argued that peace with Arabs was impossible, no discussions concerning concessions may be held.
He was active in the protest movement in 2005. Following the failure of that campaign, he organized a rabbinical conference entitled "We shall never forget, we shall never forgive". After the Second Lebanon War, Wolpo organized a publicity campaign with the slogan "We Told You So" that distributed over a million brochures, he was responsible for a poster campaign promising that those responsible for Israel's actions during the war would be "punished from Heaven". In January 2006, he wrote a letter to Olmert warning him that if he gave up a "tiny parcel" of the Land of Israel, he would suffer from a bitter fate; the letter noted that Rabbi Schneerson had warned that he would fight with all his powers against any Prime Minister who gave up Israeli territory or backpedaled over settlements. He told the press that Ariel Sharon had brought about a "new holocaust" with the Gaza disengagement, that he had gladly "collaborated with the Nazis of today", he ruled that assisting in the evacuation of the Gaza settlement was as bad as violating the Jewish Sabbath.
He called for Olmert to be "brought to trial and punished". Following the disengagement, he published a book entitled "Between Light and Dark", in which he shows that Rabbi Schneerson was right about rejecting Zionism and the claim of religious Zionists that the founding of the State is the "beginning of the redemption", he is the founder of the organization Ha'Matteh L'Hatzolat Ha'Am V'Ha'Aretz—SOS Israel—a grass-roots action group that unites a broad spectrum of the religious right in Israel behind extensive poster campaigns and mass protests against giving parts of the Holy Land away to Israel's enemies. Another campaign run by his organization, under the slogan "There is Judgement, there is a Judge", has generated considerable controversy in the Israeli press in March 2007. One radio host, Natan Zahavi, denounced Wolpo on the radio in obscene terms, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority is investigating, he has released a film under the SOS Israel name entitled "There is judgement, there is a judge", which shows how all the political leaders that had a hand in the Gaza disengagement have suffered as a result - for example, Sharon suffered a stroke.
The film maintains. The film includes footage of Rabbi Schneerson declaring that making territorial concessions to the Arabs will lead to disaster and telling Katzav that "it would lead to the opposite of peace". Maariv reports that two million copies of the film are to be distributed, the film is to be made available for download online. On 11 November 2008, Wolpo founded Eretz Yisrael Shelanu; the party allied itself with the Jewish National Front, ran in the 2009 Knesset elections as part of the National Union alliance. Eretz Yisrael Shelanu took one of the party's four seats, taken by Michael Ben-Ari. In a Halachic ruling, Wolpo ruled that it was forbidden to teach children from Israeli education ministry-approved textbooks that show maps of Israel with Green Line marked, as this was an attack on West Bank settlers, he told Maariv that Israeli edu
The Wölpe is a left tributary of the river Alpe in the German state of Lower Saxony and is about 17 km long. It has its source in a depression southeast of Erichshagen-Wölpe, a village in the borough of Nienburg/Weser and flows towards the northeast. In front of Rethem the Weiße Graben links the Wölpe with the Alpe; the Alpe-Wolpe-Umfluter discharges into the Aller near Wohlendorf in the borough of Rethem. The waterway has been straightened, it flows through woods and cultivated fields. According to the 2000 Water Quality Chart issued by the NLWKN it is critically polluted throughout. At about 0.8 kilometres from the source near the Nienburg village of Erichshagen-Wölpe the river Wölpe flows by the mound on which the former castle of the counts of Wölpe stood. During the Middle Ages the waterway was widened into a moat for the security of the fortified position and flowed around the castle built in the 12th century. After the destruction of the site in the 17th century the castle moat and the Wölpe were filled with rubble.
About 4 km further on near Heemsen the Wölpe flows into the wood by the site of the 9th century Brunsburg castle. Here, the stream was used as part of the defences
Michael Wolpe is an Israeli composer and conductor. Michael Wolpe was born in Tel Aviv in 1960, studied in the Pardes Hana Agricultural Highschool, he did his regular army service first as a paratrooper and in the education corps. He studied composition in Cambridge University in England, he earned a PhD in Music, writing about "British Symphony the mid-20th century" under the direction of Yehoash Hirshberg of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Among his teacher were Tzvi Avni, Haim Alexander, Mark Kopytman and Alexander Goehr. One of Israel's foremost music educators, Michael Wolpe teaches at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he serves as the head of the composition and conducting departments. Wolpe was the founder of the music track in the renowned Israel Arts and Science Academy in Jerusalem, taught there alongside composer Andre Hajdu. Between 2005-2011 he served as the artistic director of the Days of Israeli Music Festival. Michael Wolpe joined Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev twenty years ago.
He has dedicated himself to comprehensive musical activity in the region. Among other projects, he founded; this music festival, held annually in Hanukkah, is dedicated to original Israeli music. Wolpe's work is influenced by formative experiences that are part of the Israeli culture. Active military reserve duty including fighting in the first Lebanon War and his love to Hebrew songs; this influence is expressed in a humanistic outlook which aims to bring all parts of Israeli society closer and in many art projects commemorating past Israeli artists and in pushing forward current artists and performers. An additional influence is the death of his mother when he was 14, in whose memory he composed a Stabat Mater. Notable are the pieces he wrote for the Caprizma ensemble from Jerusalem, which he co-founded with guitarist Hanan Feinsein and viola player Gadi Abbadi. Wolpe composed nine extensive pieces for three song cycles and additional pieces; the latest piece written for the Caprizma group is "The Twelve Months) for thirteen players, which describes the Hebrew Calendar.
Additionally he wrote many pieces for the recorder player Drora Bruck. Wolpe is a well known conductor, his work encompasses a wide variety of genres: symphonic, chamber and dramatic. One tendency that stands out in his work is the inspiration from the Hebrew religious texts and from the contemporary Israeli poetry. Wolpe conducted the Kibbutz orchestra for a number of years, his music is performed in important venues worldwide. Many of his works are broadcast in Kol HaMusica and sold on CDs. Wolpe has received several awards including the ACUM lifetime achievement award for music on March 2009, the Composers Union Award, the Prime Minister's award for Composers award twice, in 1997 and 2013. Wolpe is related to the composer Stefan Wolpe, a cousin of his grandfather and grandmother, he is the brother of a psychoanalyst. Songs about the Land, a cycle of symphonic poems In Memory of Ben Haim, a four movement piece, based on the estate of the composer Paul Ben Haim, is dedicated to his memory; the "Oud" trio, a three movement piece for three Oud players Epigrams, epigrams to lyrics written by poets of the golden age of Spanish Jewry.
Sequences of short poems, epigrams to the poems of Shlomo Ibn Gvirol, Moshe Ibn Ezra, Shmuel Hanagid, Yehuda Halevi, others. Memories of the Seven Days, a piece for a large group of violins and piano, in memory of the composer Abel Ehrlich Five Ways of Love, a song cycle, a short opera and more, to the lyrics of the poem Eli Alon. Stabat Mater, performed by the Latvia Radio Choir, the CD includes a recorded concerto and a piece for orchestra, 1996. Caprizma no. 8 for a chamber ensemble, soloist: Julius Berger, 1998 Piano Trios, performed by the Amber Trio, Jerusalem Artists series, 1998. Michael Wolpe, "Composers who Immigrated from Germany: Between traditionalism and modernism", published in "between the home lands", about the contribution of immigrant from Germany Michael Wolpe, "Minibiography" of Tzvi Avi, Israeli Institute of Music, 2007 Michael Wolpe, "The Music of Moshe Willensky", National Book House publications Michael Wolpe, "Musicians of Various Styles in the Academy of Music" from Eli Lion's blog, Sept. 2, 2010.
Michael Wolpe on the Israeli Composers League site
Sholeh Wolpé is an award-winning Iranian-American poet, literary translator and playwright. She was born in Iran, has lived in Trinidad and United States. Sholeh Wolpé was born in Tehran and spent most of her teen years in Trinidad and the UK before settling in the United States; the Poetry Foundation has written that “Wolpé’s concise and wry free verse explores violence and gender. So many of Wolpé’s poems deal with the violent situation in the Middle East, yet she is ready to both bravely and playfully refuse to let death be too proud.”Wolpe's literary translations have garnered several prestigious awards. Wolpé lives in Los Angeles. A recipient of 2014 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant, 2014 Hedgebrook Residency, the 2013 Midwest Book Award, 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, Wolpé is the author of five collections of poetry and four books of translations, is the editor of three anthologies, her play. Her play SHAME was a 2016 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwright conference semifinalist, she was one of ten Centenary Stage Women Playwrights Series finalists in 2016.
Wolpé’s first collection, The Scar Saloon, was lauded by Billy Collins as “poems that cast a light on some of what we all hold in common.” Poet and novelist Chris Abani called the poems “political and unflinching in the face of war and loss... they transmute experience into the magic of the imagined.”The poems in Wolpé’s second collection, Rooftops of Tehran, were called by poet Nathalie Handal “as vibrant as they are brave,” and Richard Katrovas wrote that its publication was a “truly rare event: an important book of poetry.”Wolpé’s translations of the Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad’s selected work, was awarded the Lois Roth Persian Translation Award in 2010. The judges wrote that they “found themselves experiencing Forugh’s Persian poems with new eyes.” Alicia Ostriker praised the translations as “hypnotic in their beauty and force.” Willis Barnstone found them “extravagantly majestic,” and of such order that “they resurrect Forugh.”Sholeh Wolpé and Mohsen Emadi’s translations of Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself" were commissioned by the University of Iowa’s International Program.
They are on University of Iowa’s Whitman website and will be available in print in Iran. Robert Olen Butler lauded Wolpé's anthology, Breaking the Jaws of Silence as “a humane and aesthetically exhilarating collection.” Wolpé's 2012 anthology,The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and Its Exiles, a recipient of the 2013 Midwest Book Award, includes many of Wolpé’s own translations, was called by Sam Hamil a “most welcome gift” that “embraces and illuminates our deepest human bonds and hopes.”Wolpé’s Iran Edition of the Atlanta Review became that journal’s best-selling issue. Wolpé is a regional editor of Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from The Modern Middle East, a contributing editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Wolpé’s modern translation of The Conference of the Birds by the 12th Century Iranian Sufi mystic poet "Attar", was lauded by PEN lauded as an “artful and exquisite modern translation.” About the book, W. W. Norton & Co writes: "Wolpé re-creates the intense beauty of the original Persian in contemporary English verse and poetic prose capturing for the first time the beauty and timeless wisdom of Attar’s masterpiece for modern readers."
About Sholeh's work, British poet Paul Mundane writes: " Sholeh Wolpé demonstrates with great dignity and beauty how out of lived experience and an outstanding gift with language, her poetry courageously crosses boundaries, exposing human rights violations against women and children and bringing to consciousness words to transform and change."Wolpe's poems and translations have been set to music by composer Shawn Crouch, American jazz band San Gabriel 7, Australian composer Brook Rees and Iranian vocalist and musicians Mamak Khadem, Sahba Motallebi, Sussan Deyhim. George Washington University -- B. A. in Radio/TV/Film Northwestern University -- M. A. in Radio/TV/Film Johns Hopkins University -- MHS in Public Health The Outsider The Conference of the Birds Cómo escribir una canción de amor Blue Swedish for Nowruz, short stories. Translations. Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths Breaking the Jaws of Silence The Forbidden--Poems from Iran and Its Exiles Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad Rooftops of Tehran The Scar Saloon Atlanta Review — Iran Issue 2010 Edited by Sholeh Wolpe Tablet & Pen — Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East Edited by Reza Aslan.
County of Wölpe
The County of Wölpe was the territorial lordship of a noble family in the Middle Ages in the Middle Weser Region near Nienburg/Weser which folded in 1302. The seat of the counts of Wölpe was the castle site at Erichshagen-Wölpe on the Wölpe stream in the borough of Nienburg in north Germany; the castle itself no longer exists. Bernard II of Wölpe, founder of Neustadt am Rübenberge and Mariensee Abbey Iso of Wölpe, Prince-Bishop of Verden Marcus René Duensing: Die Chronik der County of Wölpe, Diepenau 1999, ISBN 3-929793-69-5 Ernst Andreas Friedrich: Wenn Steine reden könnten. Band IV, Landbuch-Verlag, Hannover 1998, ISBN 3-7842-0558-5 Dieter Riemer: counts und Herren im Erzstift Bremen im Spiegel der Geschichte Lehes, Bremerhaven/Hamburg 1995 S. 141 ff ISBN 3-923725-89-2 History of the County of Wölpe