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

The Singularity vs. the Gift of Death

“A gift is something that cannot appear as such.” – Jacques Derrida, The Gift of Death And God came down ...

The State of the Jewish Union

The State of the Jewish Union is… Meh, we’ll see. Education is the beating heart of Judaism. Where the secular ...

No Compulsion in Religion

As an American-Israeli it is painful to watch Israel’s dirty laundry be aired out so publicly. I have been content ...

Judgment Day: See you in “Bell”

Passing a billboard saying, “Return of Christ May 21st, 2011” in Los Angeles is very different than passing a billboard ...

The Nuts and Bolts of Peace with Iran

“Even if the messiah tarries, nonetheless, I believe and wait for him, but peace with Iran? Impossible.” When I asked ...

Miracles Abound

Hanukkah (the first candle is lit on the evening of Dec. 20, 2011) is the Jewish holiday which celebrates miracles. ...

“Wocka Wocka!”

I’m excited about the new Muppet Movie, and who wouldn’t be given great lines like the following from the trailer: ...

Delaying Bar Mitzvah Till Age 25

I run a pretty rockin’ Bar (or Bat) Mitzvah service.  I’ve officiated at several hundred of these events. I’ve been ...