Tsafi Lev

Rabbi Tsafi Lev, is the West Coast CLAL Rabbis Without Borders Student Director. He is also the Rabbinic Director of New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, CA.


Articles by Tsafi Lev

Why Rosh Hashanah Comes Before Yom Kippur

It is often explained that on Rosh Hashanah, the birthday of creation, we celebrate God’s renewal of the world. The ...

Eighth Grade, the Movie: The Torture Never Ends

As a rabbi, teacher (high school), parent, and former child let me confirm that the central issue for Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is unlike anything we adults had to manage when we were young.  

The Last Torah Blog

It’s time that the religious blog, if not all blogs, to go the way of the 8-track tape, and make ...

Understanding Trump’s Role in History

On Race and Judicial Impartiality: “He’s proud of his his heritage. I respect him for that… He’s a Mexican. We’re ...

What It Means to Graduate

Mazel Tov, Young Graduates! You’ve done it! Your hard work has paid off. We put hoop after hoop in front ...

Today’s Leprosy: Loneliness

Commentary on Parshat Metzora: Leviticus 14:1-15:33 In biblical times, for the safety of the rest of the community, a person ...

Persistence: Changing our World and Changing God

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; Genius will not; Education will not; Persistence and ...

Tu Bishvat: Tending the Garden of the Self

This year Tu Bishvat begins at sundown on January 24, 2016. May the holiday be a catalyst in bringing your ...

A Generation of Profits

Dear Max Chan Zuckerberg, Welcome to this world! Now that you are old enough to read this letter, your father ...