RABBI JOSHUA AARONSON
Practicing Judaism...perfecting the world
RABBI JOSHUA AARONSON BIOGRAPHY
The World is a better place because of Judaism.
Rabbi Joshua Aaronson is the Senior Rabbi of Temple Judea in Tarzana, California--it's the Valley. Rabbi Aaronson is committed to the study of the Jewish tradition, the centrality of the Jewish people and central role of Israel. Rabbi Aaronson's central teaching is this: Judaism demands we believe that tomorrow can be better than today by understanding our history and sacred literature.
Rabbi Aaronson teaches that the purpose of all of our sacred scripture and rituals combined with the lived history of the Jewish people leads us to conclude that our role as Jews is to adhere to the ethical teachings of Judaism. This is not suggest that ritual isn't important. But, ritual is empty without the underlying ethical principles.
Rabbi Aaronson was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1990.