Question for Rabbi Becher


This question is for Rabbi Becher.

Rabbi, I watch you “religiously” on JBS and am very impressed with the breadth and depth of your knowledge. Today I watched your talk on “Making it easy for the thief”. It was wonderful.

Recently, I saw your discussion about “all Jews should be friends.” I certainly agree because I think all people should be friends.

I am a Reform Jew. The word “reform” means “to correct the faults of.” We are working to correct the faults of (traditional) Judaism in order to create a Judaism that is attractive to modern, western educated people. Our first principle is that G-d did not give us the Torah. In fact, I am currently reading a book titled “Who wrote the Bible?” which I got from my cantor. She gave it to me after she and I studied in a Chevruta as part of observing the mitzvah of hearing the shofar during Elul.

So, Rabbi, my question is “Do you still want to be my friend?” I am ready if you are!

Shabbat shalom,

Dave Mollen





  1. Rabbi Becher is no longer a part of the Gateways faculty and I am not sure how to forward your question to him. Perhaps you can run a search and find his contact information that way.

    Best wishes from the Team