Public Statement: Kosher LA

July 4, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

It has come to my attention that a certain communal figure who is respected by many in matters of Kashrut, has questioned the reliability of the “Kosher LA” certification on our local The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. I state with absolute confidence: this is utter nonsense, and one who [Read more…]

Be A Knowledgeable Jew!

April 21, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

                In the Jewish world, literacy used to be a source of pride. Ignorance was shunned and enlightenment was chosen. I am constantly taken aback by how – seemingly – religious Jews are obsessed with publicly displaying their ignorance of Hashem’s legal system. [Read more…]

New Age Jewish “Modesty”

April 20, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

I have turned red and lost my breath from warning us about the dangers of these misguided Jews who have been derailing Am Yisrael for years under the guise of being religious! Brought to you from the makers of every other false stringency…

Lies Of My Youth: Part 2

April 17, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

Each year, as I review the Halachot of Pesach, I am bitter about many of the lies I was taught as a child. One of the more bitter moments though, is of my teachers preaching to us that “Matzot” are hard, stale crackers. As I look at the words of [Read more…]

Lies Of My Youth: Part 1

April 13, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

Each year, as I review the Halachot of Pesach, I am bitter about many of the lies I was taught as a child. One of the more bitter moments though, is of my teachers preaching to us that “Maror” is synonymous with horseradish. As I look at the words of [Read more…]

Please Don’t Respect Us

March 26, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

Today is Lag BaOmer. The day that Rabbi Akiva’s students stopped dying, for their mistake of not showing each other proper respect. Each and every Lag BaOmer, rabbis and teachers around the world stand up and speak about how we must respect all the Torah scholars and how we must [Read more…]

Immodest Modesty

March 3, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

“She is not Tznius” – no, she is not a Tznua perhaps. Tznius (ignore the s) is a noun, not an adjective. “She is not a Tzanua” – no, perhaps she is not a Tznua. Tzanua is in the masculine form. “She is not…” – wait, how modest can modesty [Read more…]

Despicable Jewish Guilt

February 7, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

This horrid image has been making its rounds. I’m momentarily putting aside people using the Holocaust for whichever gain they wish. Do we have no other way – aside from ugly guilt – to encourage people to connect to Hashem with Tefillin? How much longer will we shove this venom [Read more…]

We’re back online!

October 17, 2013 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

Dearest friends, After quite some time offline, RabbiYoni.com is back! We are in the middle of re-installing some of our lost features, so please be patient as we begin our journey to completion! With love, Rabbi Yoni

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