David Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Author of eight books, including the national bestseller “Making Loss Matter,: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times,” Wolpe has been named the most influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek and twice named among the 50 most influential Angelinos by LA Magazine. He has taught at a number of universities, including UCLA, Hunter college, Pepperdine and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and written for The NY Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Jerusalem Post among other newspapers and journals. Wolpe’s most recent book, “David: The Divided Heart,”  a biography of King David, was optioned for a movie by Warner Brothers. Next year he will be a visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School.