Elie Kaunfer

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer is president and CEO of the Hadar Institute.


Articles by Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

Understanding Viddui

Reciting this prayer of confession is among the core requirements of Yom Kippur.

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

Watch a High Holidays sermon from the president of the Hadar Institute in New York, NY.

Kinot: Poems of Lament

These mournful poems are the central part of the liturgy of Tisha B'Av.

Shabbat 127

Everyone can lend a hand.

Shabbat 102

Poverty and holiness.

Shabbat 81

There must be a good reason.

What Does it Mean To Say: ‘All Who are Hungry Come and Eat’?

The Passover seder begins with a declaration that we will throw our doors open and invite the poor in — or does it?

Saying Kaddish Without a Minyan?

In the time of the coronavirus, Jewish communities cannot form prayer quorums in person to say the mourner’s prayer — but here's what they can do.

Berakhot 60

Giving sight to the blind.