In his commentary on the Parsha (the weekly Torah portion), Rav (Rabbi) Nachman Kahana, recently came to some startling conclusions. His article (for Parshat Ki Taizai) was entitled, “Gathering the Ten Lost Tribes from faraway lands.” The entire article is fascinating and well worth your time, you can read it HERE. As fascinating as the […]

Shalom to everyone,    I am pasting a link below to Rav Nachman Kahana’s Parsha commentary which deals with the issue of the Ten Tribes and their return (make sure to scroll down to the section:Who will populate Eretz Yisrael in the future.     http://nachmankahana.com/ki-taitzai-5777/     A few things you need to understand […]

We are living in truly amazing times. In my understanding, nothing less then the beginning of the time described by the Prophet Yermiyahu (Jeremiah), “….in those days the House of Yehuda (Judah) will walk with the House of Yisrael (Israel) – Yermiyhu (Jeremiah) 3:18. Does that sound like a very bold assertion? Yes, for sure… […]

Typically when something happens to you, it’s easy not to see the potential effects it can have.  You just seem to miss it, because the weight of the event went unnoticed. Thus you don’t see the potential impact it will have on you, whether at that time or at some point in the future.  Events […]


In our congregation, we often stress the need to have good definitions for our words. We believe this to be crucial because, in the realm of working with God’s people, the ability to be understood, especially while living in such a polarized culture, is vital. When one person defines a word one way, and then […]

If you have been in the military you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Hurry up and wait.” Generally, this is the source of much frustration with much rushing around to get everything done quickly so that you can sit around for hours bored to tears. Having served in the U.S. Army (1984-1986) I endured the hurrying […]

Impactful. Unifying. Hilarious. Informative. Positive. Inspiring. Healing. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of the recent B’ney Yosef North America (BYNA) Summit that was held February 12th -14th in Mesa, AZ. The Summit kicked off in a most unique way, giving weight to a well known word, […]

Last January I traveled down near Nashville, Tennessee for the B’ney Yosef North America (BYNA) Plenary Meeting. I went in with real hope but also with great caution as I so wanted to see a group come together that would be geared around the concept of promoting peace and unity among the quickly expanding Ephraimite […]