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…]
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…]
“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…]
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…]
My new book “Yehi Shalom: A Guide to the Laws of Pesach and Kashrut” is now available! This book is a handy resource for both Ashkenazim and Sepharadim, written in English and including hundreds of sources. List price is $25 but we are offering the book for just $20 in [Read more…]
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
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…]
Watch the 9th class in Rabbi Yoni’s exciting and newest series – The Kuzari: In Defense of the Despised Faith January 24th, 2013/5773 Every Thursday night from 7:30-8:30 – Sepharadic Kehillah of San Diego – www.sksandiego.org Can’t find the class you are looking for? Check out our Media page!
Watch the 8th class in Rabbi Yoni’s exciting and newest series – The Kuzari: In Defense of the Despised Faith January 17th, 2013/5773 Every Thursday night from 7:30-8:30 – Sepharadic Kehillah of San Diego – www.sksandiego.org Can’t find the class you are looking for? Check out our Media page!
A new and exciting, text-based class in Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Yoni! The Kuzari: In Defense of the Despised Faith Thursday Evenings at 7:30pm, beginning November 1st Do you want to tackle the deepest ideas of Judaism in a clear and exciting way? Are you a seeker of the truth [Read more…]