Monthly Archives: December 2016

So, you want to convert to Judaism?

So, you want to convert to Judaism?

If you tell a rabbi that you want to convert to Judaism, the first thing he’ll do is cross his arms and ask you why. It’s not that we’re not happy with the idea of having a new brother in our great family, it’s just that many people are not aware of the reality of… Continue Reading

7 Israeli films you must watch

7 Israeli films you must watch

Jewish cinema is much more than Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg and “Fiddler on the roof.” In fact, the Israeli film industry has been growing a lot since the 1970s and today it is a worldwide benchmark for moviegoers around the world. In this post, you will get to know 7 must-see Israeli movies, recommended for… Continue Reading

Who was Baal Shem Tov?

Who was Baal Shem Tov?

Everything is by Divine Providence. If a leaf is turned over by a breeze, it is only because this has been specifically ordained by G‑d to serve a particular function within the purpose of creation. – Baal Shem Tov –  One of the characters who defined the Hasidic world is undoubtedly Israel ben Eliezer, popularly known… Continue Reading