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Apr 19, 2019, 12:44 PM
An old lady, a convert, and Elijah enter a seder
Tonight, I will invite a miraculous old lady and a female convert to enter our seder conversation. As we know, women played a great role in the miracles of the redemption from Egypt. The Torah begins the story of the...
Apr 8, 2019, 1:00 PM
Vote with Your Matza in Hand
Voting day in Israel is tomorrow. With the clock ticking, I wanted to quickly share some of the educational platforms that have been proposed by the different political parties. The education of the children of Israel is of paramount importance,...
Mar 29, 2019, 5:08 PM
The Parah-mount Importance of Purification and Unity
My father is usually upbeat when I speak with him on the telephone, but this week he was sad. His chavruta of many years, Rav Aaron Feder, passed away. I told my father that I would write down some Torah...
Mar 28, 2019, 2:34 PM
Secure in the MAMAD: A Look at the Data on Religious Public Schools in Modiin
Is your child’s school in Israel a good one? What are the kids learning in school all day? How does one school compare to another one in the same city or in a different region of Israel? The Israel Department...
Feb 14, 2019, 2:47 PM
Marriage Without The State Clergy Monopoly
It’s Time For One Without The Other
Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld works on English language projects at Ne’emaney Torah Va’Avoda. He is a co-parent of five rambunctious children, and lives in Modi'in.