Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen


A Rational Approach to the Torah’s Divine Origin

Different Sects of Judaism

Jewish Parenting

The Dangers of TV (abridged)

Raising emotionally healthy children requires plenty of attention and affection.

What We Should Really Be Learning from John Walker

Escaping the Cyber-Slums

How Most Religions Start

The Moral Approach To God’s Existence

What are the theological implications of modern cosmology?


School Of The Blues How The “Year In Israel” Can Prepare Students For Life

Too Distracted: Understanding the Lack of Kedushah in Our Lives

The Incunabular Approach To The Torah’s Divine Origin

The Dangers of TV

What they don’t want you to know about television and videos ENDNotes

Defining Generic and Esoteric Standards in the Incunabular Approach to the Sinai Event


A Rational Approach To The Divine Origin of Judaism (video)

Rational Approach To Divine Origin of The Oral Tradition (video)

A Rational Approach to Judaism’s Divine Origin (mp3)

A Rational Approach to the Divinity of the Oral Tradition

We Are Never Alone: The Unbelievable Story of a Child’s Birth

The Real Story of Christmas

Marriage - Learning To Listen (p1)

Marriage - Becoming a Safe Haven For Your Beloved (p2)

Marriage - Visiting the Land of Intimacy

Marriage - Defining Love

Marriage - Body and Soul in Relationships

Marriage - Making Room in Our Lives for Those We Love

Holidays - El Ul: Falling In Love & Falling In Awe

Holidays - Twas The Day Before Yom Kippur

Holidays - Rosh Hashona

Holidays - Yom Kippur: The Secret of Permanent Change

Holidays - Preparing for Succot: The Secret of Happiness

Holidays - Chanukah - Making War With Nature

Holidays - Preparing For Purim

Holidays - Purim, Pleasure, Jewish Outreach & Jewish Inreach

Holidays - Preparing for the Passover Moment

Holidays - The Omer - A Time For Appreciation

Holidays - Shavuot: Unlocking Your Personal Potential

Holidays - Tisha B’Av: Two Dimensional Syndrome

Parenting - To Kindle a Child’s Soul

Parenting - To Kindle a Soul 1

Parenting - To Kindle a Soul 2

Parenting - To Kindle a Soul 3

Parenting - To Kindle a Soul 4

Parenting - To Kindle a Soul 5

Misc - Serving G-d with all our blessings

Misc. - Beyond the Trendy Red Thread: An Introduction To Practical Kaballah

Misc. - Love & Fear

Misc. - The Lost Art of Love

Step Forward - Taking the next step in Judaism

Dating Advice from the Sages

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Homosexuality and Judaism

Should I be a stay-at-home Mom?

Successful Relationships


Scientific Turnaround

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Rabbi Kelemen is the founder and current Rosh Kollel of the Center for Kehillah Development, a leadership development project devoted to the growth and wellbeing of Jewish communities worldwide. He also created the International Organization of Mussar Vaadim, a network of self-development organizations focusing on character development in more than two dozen communities in Israel and North America. He has been honored as a visiting scholar at universities and communal organizations around the world. During his decade-long tenure at Neve Yerushalayim in Jerusalem, Rabbi Kelemen influenced thousands of students.

Lawrence Kelemen was awarded his undergraduate degree at U.C.L.A. and did graduate studies at Harvard. He began his professional career as a downhill skiing instructor, served as the news director and anchorman for a California radio station, and then traveled to the Middle East to conduct 12 years of post graduate field research.

He is also the author of many journal articles and books, among them: Permission to Believe, Permission to Receive, Planting and Building, and To Kindle a Soul.