Jewish Journal

  • Sephardic Blessings

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    August 22, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    My first memorable experience with Parashat Ki Tavo came when I was a child. My father and I were invited to a Bar Mitzvah in an Ashkenazi synagogue, and the parasha was Ki Tavo. The Bar Mitzvah family was kind enough to honor my father with an aliyah to the Torah, so it was a real... read on

  • Israel’s New Sephardic Chief Rabbi: Hillel or Shammai?

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    August 2, 2013 | 12:08 am

    Upon his election as Israel’s new Sephardic Chief Rabbi/Rishon L’Zion, Rav Yitzhak Yosef said:

    “I will not sway to the left or right from the path of the Torah, rather I will do everything in the spirit of Beit Hillel.”

    His father, former Sephardic Chief Rabbi/Rishon L’Zion Rav... read on