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Rabbi Philip Graubart is a former Vice President, West Coast at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

He received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, a BA in creative writing from Northwestern University, and an MA in Jewish literature from the University of Judaism.

He has written for the Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, and San Diego Union Tribune and has published five books including a murder-mystery, Silwan (2016).

Philip Graubart


Mar 7, 2017

The telephone woke me at 5:00 a.m. It was the police - never a good omen. But this wasn’t about family or property, it was my synagogue

Feb 14, 2017

Crisis times also call for study and contemplation. Nothing in Trump’s America negates those healing realms that exist in spaces beyond partisan politics - music, friendship, prayer

Nov 11, 2016

I know without doubt that large political groups will often make disastrously destructive decisions but that just frees me up to opt out, at least for now, and be the very best person I can be to my family, my friends, my co-workers

Oct 6, 2016

Just in time for the Days of Awe 5777 (2016), two important, popular North American Jewish artists grapple with that high holiday phrase hineni - an ambiguous, multivalenced concept usually translated as, “Here I am.”

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics