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Dec 16, 2018, 10:24 PM
Givat Asaf, a Place I Will Never Forget
Thursday, December 13th started off like any other normal morning in my home in southern Jerusalem. My oldest son was up bright and early at 5:45 A.M. and promptly went next door to play with his Savta who is...
Nov 30, 2018, 2:01 PM
The Biblical Joseph and the Joseph of 1902
Behold, we were binding sheaves in the midst of the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright, and behold, your sheaves encircled it and prostrated themselves to my sheaf.”… And he again dreamed another dream, and...
Oct 25, 2018, 9:56 AM
The Shabbat Project “Keeping it Together”
This week, October 26/27 is the annual international Shabbat project. First launched in South Africa in 2013, this unique Shabbat experience is now celebrated in 1,152 cities worldwide with numerous events and activities for all ages (Shabbat Project). Understanding...
Aug 31, 2018, 12:29 AM
Jewish Identity and The Message of The First Fruits
Jews and Judaism form a peculiar phenomenon which is found nowhere else in the world; Jews are a nation and Judaism is a religion, yet these two distinct identities are inseparably and uniquely intertwined. Taking a look at the...
Aug 23, 2018, 7:49 PM
Fighting stereotypes with storyboards
An inspiring graphic project will allow Israeli children to discover the neglected legends of Ethiopian Jewry
Jul 25, 2018, 9:27 AM
Striving for Noble Nationalism — A Message from Rav Kook
Last week, the Knesset ratified and passed into law the 16th Basic Law -- “Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People.” Since its passing, this law has garnered much controversy both in Israel and abroad. On the one side,...
Jul 23, 2018, 12:18 AM
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook & A Call for Unity
As Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av draws to an end, I am reminded of an extremely special opportunity which occurred a year ago in the midst of my training to become an officer and a rabbi in the...
Jul 12, 2018, 6:49 PM
Rebuilding the Beit HaMikdash in Our Days
The 9th of Av, the national day of reflection and mourning for the destruction of the Temple looms large in the distance. In only nine days time Jews the world over will abstain from food and drink, sit on...
Jul 2, 2018, 11:15 AM
Dr. Theodor Herzl & Building the 3rd Temple
Yesterday marked the commemoration of the 17th of Tammuz, a day of fasting and reflection and the start of the "three week" mourning period culminating in the somber day of remembrance Tisha BaAv, the Ninth of Av. In addition...
Jun 26, 2018, 4:06 PM
Ethiopian Jewry, No Longer a Lost Tribe
I read with outrage and dismay the recent report of racism --masquerading as Halacha -against Ethiopian Jews at the Barkan Winery. According to the report first published by the Public broadcaster Kan (Link to the Hebrew Video) and now...
The Author is a Jerusalem based Rabbi and Jewish Educator. He is a Lieutenant in the IDF reserves where he serves as a battalion Rabbi, and is the author of the book "A People, A Country, A Heritage-Torah Inspiration from the Land of Israel."