Tributes and Eulogies

A Tribute To Rabbi Dr. Abraham Levy

It is with tremendous sadness that Rabbanit Devorah and I – along with members of the Shiviti family around the world – bow our heads to mourn the passing of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Levy OBE, Emeritus Spiritual Head of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Community. Upon visiting London in March of this year, we had […]

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Visits and Travels

Angels Among Men: Rabbi and Mrs. Rosenbaum

Along the road called life, HaKadosh Baruch Hu places people in our paths who will forever change the journey we take and the destiny we create for ourselves. Two such people are Rabbi Dovid and Mrs. Ettie Rosenbaum. Giants not just of Torah and spirituality, but also of integrity and character. Though they tower a […]

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General Blog News | News and Politics

San Diego Hate Crimes Roundtable

Thank you to Attorney General Rob Bonta and Mayor Todd Gloria for inviting me to participate in this important roundtable conversation on behalf of Shiviti, Kehillat Shaar HaShamayim, and the entire Jewish community. Crimes motivated by hate are not just attacks on individual people – they are attacks on our communities and affect us all. […]

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News and Politics | Sepharadi Philosophy | Sepharadic Philosophy

Sephardic Rabbis in Solidarity with Israel

As Israeli civilians are once again under rocket attacks from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups, we the undersigned, Sephardic rabbis representing communities all over the world, stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel. We support Israel’s right to defend her cities and civilians, and to assert her sovereignty over Jerusalem, the historic […]

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Sepharadi Philosophy | Sepharadic Philosophy

Divided We Stand: The Failed Experiment of “Mizug Galuyot”

Printed in Principles: Edition 2 – The Journal of The Ḥabura using their Standard Transliteration Guide An Israeli news reporter once interviewed a Hassidic rabbi about the secret of his community’s long-lasting marriages, in contrast to the general public’s seemingly higher divorce rate. The Rabbi explained: “In our community, husbands and wives take great care […]

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