Rabbi Judith HaLevy, Rabbi Emerita of the

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, is now the

Rabbi of the Taos Jewish Center.


She holds advanced degrees in International Relations from both Rutgers University and Columbia University, and studied international education in Mexico City and Tel Aviv.
Yet Taos holds a special place in her heart.

Rabbi Judith says, L’chaim! To Life!

"For me, personally, this is a moment of great celebration and homecoming. As many of you know, Taos was my home for eighteen years, and the Taos community provided the very foundation of my spiritual life.... I was always the 'Rabbi from Taos.' Now, in these retirement years, my dream has come true." 



CHALLENGING TORAH, a weekly Video commentary by Rabbi Judith,

and used by her permission and that of the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue.

Shabbat Shalom!

Parashat Shofetim


Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9 -- Position of judges and kings



Isaiah 51:12 - 52:12 -- Consolation in the everlasting covenant

Sept. 3 2022 /  7 Elul 5782

Parashat Ki Teze


Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19 -- Family laws, laws of kindness


Isaiah 54:1 - 55:5 -- Consolation in the everlasting covenant

Sept. 10, 2022 / 14 Elul 5782

Parashat  Ki Tavo



Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:8 -- Tithes & regard for the needy.


Isaiah 60:1 - 60:22 -- Jerusalem rejoices in God's glory

Sept. 17, 2022 / 21 Elul 5782

Parashat  Nitzavim


Deuteronomy 29:9 - 30:20 -- Covenant and failure to follow it.


Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9 -- Joy that springs from loyalty.

Sept. 24, 2022 / 28 Elul 5782