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Back in Action!

September 11, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 3

To all my dearest readers and friends, I have been back in Israel for about two weeks now, but I haven’t been able to have some quality time to sit down and write. Finally, due to your encouragement, I hope to publish a few more articles in the near future. [Read more…]

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe: Mashiach?

June 25, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 4

To my dearest readers, Today is the third day of Tammuz, marking the 15th yahrtzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. To anyone who knows me, I am attached to the Rebbe with my heart and soul. Whether it was being born through his blessing in his [Read more…]

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One Mitzvah Can Go A Long Way

June 8, 2009 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 3

I hung up the phone with a smile, and shook my head in disbelief. “Why?” you ask. Ill tell you, after a brief introduction. Our Rabbis have taught us “One mitzvah brings along another mitzvah”. I always understood this teaching to mean that if one performs a mitzvah, then Hashem [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…]

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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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