Can Zionism Exist Outside of Israel?

  As a full time Bnei Akiva employee, I spend much of my time jetting back and forth between Israel and the United States. On every trip, I encounter interesting and passionate individuals who are committed to both their Judaism and the State of Israel. These individuals are leaders in our Zionist youth movements, organizers […]

My Role Model, My Grandfather

This week marked the 11th year since the passing of my grandfather, Rabbi David Stavsky, of blessed memory. Affectionately known by his family as “Zeide”, he was one of the most significant influences on my life whose larger-than-life presence still serves as a role model to so many who knew him. Throughout his forty seven […]

5 Thoughts for Your Passover Seder

  1. Inscribe the Story on the Hearts of our Children The central mitzvah of the Seder is to tell the story of leaving Egypt. Our Sages term the telling of the story, in Hebrew, sippur yetziat Mitzrayim, “the story of the Exodus from Egypt.” Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik teaches that the term sippur, story, is related to […]