A Jewish Star - Season 4

The Sound of Redemption

March 12, 2013 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

It has been over a year since I last wrote an article. The reason? I only write from inspiration, and the inspiration to write a piece worthy of publication has been far from my reach. Until today, this Rosh Chodesh of Nissan, the month of our redemption. Checking Yeshiva World [Read more…]

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Mazal Tov to Rabbi Avi and R’ Levi!

August 2, 2012 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

  ימא טבא לרבנן Mazal Tov to Rabbi Avi Kozma! On your additional Semicha! Rabbi Yoni and all of us at RabbiYoni.com would like to wish a special Mazal Tov to Rabbi Yoni’s dear friend and study partner, Rabbi Avi Kozman shlit”a, Former Chief Rabbi of the Republic of Macedonia, [Read more…]

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Blogger’s Birthday Blessing

May 6, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

To all my friends, family, and readers, The subject of whether or not to celebrate birthdays, has been a “hot topic” in the Jewish world for ages. The first person in the Torah reported to celebrate his birthday, was Pharaoh, who did so with a cake and candles (see commentaries [Read more…]

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Exile of the Soul

March 25, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 1

Tonight is my last night here in Jerusalem. I am returning to San Diego to celebrate the Pesach holiday with my family, and I will continue writing from there. My heart is torn. On one hand, I am so thrilled to be able to be home, with my family, my [Read more…]