Rabbi Robert Levine
Rabbi Levine leads the congregation of Rodeph Shalom, one of the largest reform synagogues in New York. He is the President of the New York Board of Rabbis, Chairman of the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of the Archdiocese of New York, and one of New York's most active interfaith clergymen. He has played a significant role in restoring millions of dollars to New York City centers for homeless and other services. A frequent television guest, he has appeared on CNN's Paula Zahn Now, Crossfire, CBS's The Early Show, and argued with Mel Gibson that The Passion of Christ is a gross distortion of history. He is the author of two other books. The first, Where are You When I Need You?: Defending God When Life Hurts, and There is No Messiah, and You're It: The Steady Transformation of Judaism's Most Provocative Idea, Jewish Lights, 2003.