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Mar 22, 2021, 11:28 AM
The ‘Third Rail’ in Israeli Politics
The Anglo community should be leading the drive to end electoral reform as the “Third Rail” in Israeli politics Israel’s fourth elections in under two years shows that it could well be another major challenge to try and form a...
Feb 5, 2021, 12:52 PM
Anglos need to work for the change we seek
The party lists have now been handed into the Knesset for the upcoming elections, and there are no Israelis who made Aliyah from English-speaking countries, known as “Anglos,” in any realistic position to enter the 24th Knesset. This is a...
Oct 5, 2020, 12:06 AM
This IS the wedding of our dreams!
Where else could a young couple get married on holy land where Jewish history is being played out as they wed?
Sep 6, 2020, 1:59 PM
Who Needs Rabbis?
The coronavirus has turned Jewish life upside down. Gone are daily minyanim in synagogue, shabbat sermons, aliyot to the Torah, classes in shul. We have learned to make minyanim with our neighbors, pray together as a family, and zoom...
Jul 28, 2020, 10:44 PM
Anglos as a force for political stability at a time when its most needed
As Israel appears to be hurtling towards a fourth election in just over a year and a half, one can almost hear the audible sounds of exasperation emanate from around the country. While our politicians are jockeying for position and...
Jun 16, 2020, 6:08 AM
Why we founded the Anglo Vision
Since Jewish sovereignty was reestablished in its ancestral and indigenous homeland, and in the decades before, millions of Jews from around the world joined the remnant of our people who never left the land or returned in the intervening...
Dec 3, 2018, 6:27 PM
A rabbinic call for inclusion of those with disabilities
Today marks the annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities originally proclaimed by the UN in 1992. The Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics and Community Development based in Modiin was established in 2011 with the goal of...
Sep 4, 2018, 10:42 AM
We march in the darkness to shed light on suicide
It's more prevalent than you may think, and specially-trained community rabbis can make a lifesaving difference
Rabbi David Fine is the Founder and Dean of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics in Modiin, Israel. He was a pulpit rabbi in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Overland Park, Kansas before making Aliyah in 2008.