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Why Faith Matters: Rabbi David J. Wolpe

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In the last few years, a host of books have suggested that God is an illusion and religion is a dangerous myth. In response to this movement, known as "the new atheism," Rabbi David Wolpe offers a thought-provoking look at faith and history, faith and science, and the way faith functions in the world. His newest book, "Why Faith Matters," is a powerful argument for the place of God, religion and faith in today's world. October 28, 2008

David Wolpe is a senior rabbi at the Sinai Temple of Los Angeles. He has previously taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and Hunter College in New York, and currently teaches at UCLA. He is the author of six previous books, including the national bestseller, "Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times." Earlier this year Newsweek magazine named him the #1 pulpit rabbi in America.

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