Rabbi Pinchas Allouche is the founding Rabbi of Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he resides with his wife, Esther, and nine children. He is a respected rabbinic figure, a renowned lecturer, and a prominent author of many essays on the Jewish faith, mysticism, and social criticism.

Besides his academic pedigree, Rabbi Allouche is richly cultural, having lived in France, where he was born, as well as South Africa and Israel. He is also fluent in English, Hebrew, French, and Italian.

Rabbi Allouche is a member of AIPAC's National Council, and a member of the Vaad Harabanim, the Orthodox Rabbinic Council of Arizona. Rabbi Allouche's wise, profound, and sensitive perspective on the world and its people, on life and living, is highly regarded and sought after by communities and individuals of all backgrounds.

Rabbi Allouche is also tremendously involved in the Jewish community of Greater Phoenix and teaches middle-school Judaics at the local Jewish Day School. Rabbi Allouche is also a blogger for many online publications including the Huffington Post and The Times of Israel. Rabbi Allouche was listed in the Jewish Daily Forward as one of America's 36 most inspiring rabbis, who are "shaping 21st-century Judaism."

Don't miss this great conversation we had: Rabbi Allouche also revealed the unique relationship he had with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and how he influenced and shaped his life.