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Candles Burning in Darkness

Circles of Justice (Yom Hashoa)

מזמור לדוד ה’ רועי לא אחסר. בנאות דשא ירביצני על מי מנוחות ינהלני. ינחני במעגלי צדק למען שמו. גם כי אלך בגיא צלמוות – לא אירא רע כי אתה עמדי. שבטך ומשענתך המה ינחמוני”. What did King David mean by saying “מעגלי צדק“? Literally, “מעגלי צדק” are the just circles that Hashem is guiding us […]

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Womens Megillah Reading 2014

Women Reading Megillat Esther For Women

In recent years, the practice of Women reading Megillat Esther for women has spread throughout Israel. Many women feel that participating in such a beautiful and special reading strengthens their partnership in serving God. Last year we issued a Psak Halacha that summarizes the considerations and takes a position on this important issue. You are […]

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Survey of Religious Zionism – Comprehensive and First of its Kind

This week, we are launching a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind survey examining the sociological and ideological composition of contemporary Religious Zionism. The survey will be administered by the Strativity Group from the U.S., whose clients include The New York Times, Mercedes, and Walmart. The survey is being conducted online, in order to allow Jews all over the […]

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Beit Hillel English Torah Journal #3 Available for Download

We are proud to announce that we have just published our third Beit Hillel English Torah Journal! The journal contains scholarly articles on halachic, hashkafic, and public policy issues, contributed by Beit Hillel members and the Bati Midrash. Included in this issue are the following articles: We are in the process of printing copies of […]

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Shmittah Yisraelit

What is “Shmittah Yisraelit”?

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, Israeli society’s exposure to the Shmittah year has generally been that of strife between rabbis and different religious philosophies. In contrast, the Shmittah Yisraelit initiative is an attempt to restore Shmittah to its intended place in society as an uplifting experience for all of the Jewish People. […]

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Public Council Conference 2013

The Beit Hillel Public Council

The inaugural conference of Beit Hillel’s Public Council took place on June 27th 2013 at the Wohl Center in Bar-Ilan University. It was a very successful and inspiring event with over 150 participants representing a broad spectrum of public and rabbinic leadership. The forum discussed ways to bring about social, religious and national change. The […]

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Maariv Newspaper: Beit Hillel is one of the 10 Most Influential Organizations in Israel

This past weekend , the major Israeli newspaper Maariv listed Beit Hillel in its annual list of the 100 most inspiring individuals and organizations in Israel. Beit Hillel was named one of the 10 organizations with the most impact in the realm of Judaism. Other leading figures and organizations selected to the exclusive Maariv list […]

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The Saga of Rav Moti Elon – A Lenient Sentence Doesn’t Change Anything

The lenient sentencing handed to Rav Moti Elon must not be allowed to obscure the severity of his misdeeds. Hence, below, we reiterate the strongly-worded statement we issued in August, when he was convicted in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on two counts of indecent assault by force against a minor. We are shocked and pained […]

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