On MLK Day: Zionism and Tikun Israel

By Leor Sinai | January 15, 2024

In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream that “…this nation (US) will rise up and live out…

Strength in Unity

October 7th 2023, When Everything—And Nothing—Changed.

By Leor Sinai | December 5, 2023

It’s taken me a couple of months to write about this War of Iron Swords. I keep asking myself: What…

Israel Advocates or Education Diplomats?

By Leor Sinai | December 28, 2022

The field of teen immersive experiences in Israel is undergoing a transformation not seen since the introduction of Israel Advocacy…

On Passover – What is YOUR why?

By Leor Sinai | April 15, 2022

Duality and contradictions are found throughout the Torah, in Jewish life, and Israel’s existence as a people and a nation-state. The…

Happy Holy Day… Sukkot

By Leor Sinai | October 13, 2008 |

Friends, We just finished off the High Holy Day Marathon, prayed, cried, laughed, reflected, ate, fasted and of course repented… Are we done yet? Think again, Sukkot is upon us. One of three festivals (Passover & Shavuot), reflecting historical, agricultural, and mystical significance.

Whose choice is it anyway?

By Leor Sinai | October 12, 2008 |

The times are a changing, economies tumbling here in the U.S. and around the world, geo-political movements, Iran, Iraq, Russia, wars in Africa, Darfur, Genocide, environmental crises, the changing heads of state both here in the U.S. and in Israel, and much much more. So great are these events in our society, that we may…

An enlightened New Year – Shanna Tova 5769

By Leor Sinai | September 29, 2008 |

Shalom, As we reflect and prepare for our entry into another space and time, I would like to share with you some of my reflections. The only references to this period of judgment we are entering is found in Leviticus 23:23, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first…

Klal Yisrael

By Leor Sinai | September 18, 2008 |

Community of Israel – provides a common foundation for Jews of different movements, streams, and ethnic backgrounds; when realized, reflects the shared interest and destiny of the Jewish People.

Re’eh – Continuous Revelations

By Leor Sinai | September 1, 2008 |

Shalom friends, This week I had the priviledge of traveling to Poland with a good friend from the age of 5 (or so), Gil Weisblum. His father is a Holocaust survivor. Gil traveled with his family on a trip to Poland 15 years ago and saw “all that was needed to be seen”; his father’s…

Profile of a Rabbinical Student

By Leor Sinai | August 27, 2008 |

JTS profiled me for their website. Check it out at http://www.jtsa.edu/x10636.xml