Elie Kaunfer

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

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


Articles by Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

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.

Is the Passover Story Eternal?

A debate among the ancient rabbis speaks to a stark difference of opinion about the operation of Jewish memory.

Mah Nishtanah: An Invitation to Dialogue

The various meanings of this well-known Seder phrase.