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Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth

News and updates about Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth

Remembering Rabbi Ronnen Neuwirth z"l, Rabbi, Mensch, and Navy Seal

Everything he did was motivated by his love for the Jewish people, and he always worked to do so in the broadest way possible. In Memoriam.

Rabbi Ronnen Neuwirth z"l, Rabbi, Mensch, and Navy Seal

Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth passes away

The rabbi, who suffered from serious illness, passed away over the holiday. In last position, he served as rabbi of a community in Caesarea.

Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth passes away

Capital lessons from Megillat Esther

From the Talmud: 'The fact that some Jews celebrate Purim on a different day brings honor to the Land of Israel/' How?

Capital lessons from Megillat Esther

Questioning – The essence of Jewish Faith

Anyone who wants to get closer to G-d must first find the courage to question, even before any answer is available.

Questioning – The essence of Jewish Faith

Our father Jacob did not die

Rav Kook explains: “Our temporary existence is only one spark of the glory of everlasting life."

Our father Jacob did not die

What kept Abraham from consulting with Sara on the Akedah?

The first and only instance in which he chose not to consult with Sara and to work alone led to her tragic death.

What kept Abraham from consulting with Sara on the Akedah?

The never-ending journey of Lech Lecha

Perhaps it is this challenge of permanency and belonging that has shaped the concept of the eternity of Avraham’s future nation.

The never-ending journey of Lech Lecha

The power of permission

The Torah is not a joy-killing mechanism, but a system meant to refine the joys of life and elevate then to a spiritual dimension.

The power of permission

Rosh Chodesh Elul: Hashem is my Light and Salvation

Beginning Friday, we will say Psalm 27 each day until Hoshana Rabba. This year it will have special meaning.

Rosh Chodesh Elul: Hashem is my Light and Salvation

New inner vision glasses for Life – Reflections on Parshat Re’eh

At Mount Sinai, we were given a chance to reacquire the spiritual sense of sight, lost in Eden, that enables us to see the internal reality:

New inner vision glasses for Life – Reflections on Parshat Re’eh

Changing the culture of dispute

The Sinat Chinam (baseless hatred) pandemic from which we have suffered for thousands of years needs the opposite of social distancing.

Changing the culture of dispute

Hashem - I don't understand, but let us make up

The Holocaust is inexplicable to man, as is the Red Heifer. The question mark is the essence of Jewish faith.

Hashem - I don't understand, but let us make up

The opposite of love is not hate

The opposite of love is apathy which can be more painful than hatred.

The opposite of love is not hate

One letter can make all the difference

If we can just look around us and enjoy the fruits of our land – “ha-Aretz”.- we will find the courage to see the good and be grrateful.

One letter can make all the difference

Matan Torah and Da’at Torah

With all the uncertainty about implications of the Coronavirus crisis, the courageous voice of Rabbi Rabinovich will be sorely missed.

Matan Torah and Da’at Torah

Jerusalem the unifying city – COVID-19 Musings

If we wish to protect Jerusalem, it is imperative to change the prevailing culture of divisive and disrespectful discourse. Op-ed.

Jerusalem the unifying city – COVID-19 Musings

Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

There is no halakhic significance to lighting bonfires, but there are strong halakhic injunctions to protect the environment.

Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

Do We Make Secular Jews Feel Welcome in Synagogue?

Do We Make Secular Jews Feel Welcome in Synagogue?