Rabbi Bergman currently serves as the Rabbi at Kehilat Ohr Tzion. Previously he was the community rabbi at The Stony Brook Hebrew Congregation.
Prior to that, he lived in Israel where he was ordained on the campus of Yeshivat Machana’im (formerly “Hamivtar”) in Gush Etzion. with Jewish communities.
Individuality seems to be a noble aspiration. Yet religion seems to demand conformity — following a certain code of
Shavuot is Zman Matan Torateinu, the time of the giving of the Torah. Here is a Mishnah from Pirkei Avot
Ramadan Shalah, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization once said (May 2014): What is the meaning of