Rabbis’ Blog

In Memoriam Gerry Daniel z”l

Dear Friends, My dear friend Gerry Daniel passed away on December 14, 2018 (6 Tevet 5779) at the age of 102. The world will be a different place without Gerry Daniel. Gerry’s personality, energy, wisdom and heart was larger than life. He was a natural story teller with a keen eye for detail and his […]

Hanukkah Miracles: Rabbi Azari speaks with i24News

Watch: Beit Daniel’s Rabbi Meir Azari speaks with Israel’s i24News about miracles (in English). Let’s hope for many more ‘human’ miracles in our lifetime! Hanukkah Sameach! Israel’s i24News (English) >>

JPPI Study: Reform Judaism is on the Rise

We were delighted to host hundreds of people at Beit Daniel for the launch the Jewish People Policy Institute’s (JPPI) encouraging study on the rising streams of Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel. The JPPI’s study confirmed what we at the Daniel Centers already know – more and more Israelis are joining us and celebrating […]

Blessings for the New Year 5778

Each year as we approach the High Holiday season I, like you, reflect on the year that was. Our world is changing dramatically and we face many challenges. In Europe, less than 75 years after the Holocaust, nationalism is again on the rise; the US struggles with increasing partisanship on issues such as immigration, race […]

Israel: Democracy NOT Theocracy

Last week, a dark ominous cloud hung over Israel. While fields burned along the border with Gaza, in Jerusalem voices were raised and muscles flexed in an onslaught that threatened to bring down Israel’s fragile democracy; all of this, in the days leading up to Tisha B’Av, a day that marks monumental tragedies in Jewish […]

Rabbi Azari Calls Out Israel’s Minister of Culture

Like you, we are angry at the abhorrent comments made by some Israeli politicians about Reform Judaism. After Israel’s outspoken Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev, made caustic and alienating remarks, Rabbi Meir Azari wrote an op-ed in the Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s largest newspaper. Our voices will not be silenced! The situation is at a […]