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A religious moment in Zionist history

The swearing-in of Israel's first religious prime minister marks the return of Religious Zionism as a transformative worldview anchored...

The Desired Consequences of Unity

It was a groundbreaking moment in Israel’s history. The leader of the Islamist Party signed a deal with the secular son of an...

Speaking Tour in Johannesburg

I just returned from Johannesburg for my first in-person speaking tour since the onset of COVID-19. Having missed out on almost all...

Violence in Jerusalem

I returned to troubling violence on the streets of Jerusalem over the last week. A disgusting TikTok trend glorifying unprovoked attacks...

Once Slaves in Egypt, Now Servants of God

A pivotal moment in the story of Exodus is when Pharaoh agrees to free the Israelites from centuries of servitude. With their request...

Smart Tzedakah: Seven Basic Principles

Written by Benji Levy and Michael Bloch Strategic giving and great philanthropy are not easy. While there are many different views and...

Words Have Power

Words really do change the world. They can both heal and hurt. Right now, in Israel's election campaign, some politicians are once again...

Killing Our Perception of God

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously declared that God is dead, and we have killed Him. Made redundant by science and...

Israel's Secret Weapon: its Reserve Forces

Written by Asher Sacks and Benji Levy We are both in our mid-30s, coming from a Commonwealth background, married with four children and...

Why I am drafting to the IDF at age 35

“You’re crazy.” That’s the first response I would get from senior IDF officials over the last few years when I requested the opportunity...

Shirley Lowy OAM Eulogy

Delivered by Rabbi Dr Benji Levy on 24 Kislev 5781 (10/12/2020) Tel Aviv Israel Shirley Ann Lowy, Chosia Tzerl bat Yaakov v’Golda was...

Forming Habits, New and Old

Sometimes forming habits requires no conscious effort at all. The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused us to adopt ways of...

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