Don’t You Wan’t To Be Eulogized?

November 28, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 2

I once had an extremely unsettling conversation that left its marks on me until this very day. [I wish to note the following disclaimer: as disdainful as some of these sentiments may sound, they did not come from a malicious place, but from a place of having been programmed as [Read more…]

Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

November 15, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 1

Peace is not always the best solution to a conflict. There, I said it. How many times have we been taught that we must always forgive, but never taught that there are those which our Torah does not demand us to forgive? How often have we heard that we must judge everyone favorably, but [Read more…]

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I Don’t Even Know How To Respond

January 4, 2012 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 3

Warning: Some content discussed may be uncomfortable for some audiences or unsuitable for some ages. Discretion is advised. While Rabbi Yoni generally tries to stray from being carried away by current politics or controversies, many have asked for his official response to this issue. This article in no way represent [Read more…]

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Leiby Kletzky: Inspiring Unity

July 22, 2011 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

I am silent. I have not spoken. I have not expressed opinion. I have not shared my thoughts. I have simply sat and pondered. Davened and cried. Closed my eyes and asked the Higher Power to give me clarity of mind. How am I to fathom the terrible tragedy that [Read more…]

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Match Made In Heaven: A Story

May 27, 2011 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

I would like to share a beautiful story sent to me by my third grade Rebbe, Rabbi Baruch Lederman of San Diego, California. I strongly suggest you sign up for his inspiring weekly “ShulWeek” newsletter by clicking here! Hashem orchestrates the world and takes care of us in amazing unexpected [Read more…]

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Money That Matters

March 18, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 2

“These are the accounts of the Mishkan (tabernacle), the Mishkan of the testimony, as were rendered according to the commandment of Moshe, through the service of the Leviim, by the hand of Itamar, the son of Aharon the Priest.” (Shemot 38:21) “These are the accounts: In this parashah, all the [Read more…]

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