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RABBI TULY WEISZ

RABBI TULY WEISZ

EDITOR

Rabbi Naphtali “Tuly” Weisz served as a rabbi for five years at the Beth Jacob Congregation in Columbus, Ohio before moving to Israel with his family. He attended Yeshiva University (BA), Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (Rabbinic Ordination) and the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (JD). He is the founder of Israel365, an organization that promotes the significance of the Land of Israel through a variety of innovative platforms. Rabbi Weisz is the editor of The Israel Bible.

Email: rabbituly@theisraelbible.com

AHUVA BALOFSKY

AHUVA BALOFSKY

Ahuva Balofsky grew up in Toronto, Canada and obtained her B.A. Hons. and B.Ed. at York University. She taught Bible, Rabbinics and English at the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto. After moving to Israel in 2004 with her family, she completed a Master’s degree in Bible at Bar Ilan University. She currently teaches English and writes for BreakingIsraelNews.com and Israel365.

Email: ahuva@theisraelbible.com

RABBI AVI BAUMOL

RABBI AVI BAUMOL

Rabbi Avi Baumol, a pulpit Rabbi and Jewish educator, is currently serving the Jewish community of Krakow, Poland. He earned a B.A. from Yeshiva University and an M.A. in Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School. Rabbi Baumol is an alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion and received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshiva University. He is the author of “The Poetry of Prayer; Tehillim in Tefillah,” Gefen Publishing, Jerusalem 2009.

Email: rabbiavi@theisraelbible.com

RABBI YAAKOV BEASLEY

RABBI YAAKOV BEASLEY

Rabbi Yaakov Beasley has been lecturing passionately on Bible in different venues in Israel and abroad for almost twenty years. His essays and articles on Bible study appear regularly in leading magazines. Rabbi Beasley is also the editor of the groundbreaking series on the Pentateuch, Torah MiEtzion, and is completing advanced Bible studies at Bar Ilan University. When not teaching, he enjoys the company of his family in their home in the Judean mountains.

Email: rabbiyaakov@theisraelbible.com

JOSH EVEN-CHEN

JOSH EVEN-CHEN

Josh Even-Chen is a native of North Carolina, but has called Israel his home ever since immigrating to Israel with his family in 1978. After graduating from Bar-Ilan University and completing a teaching degree, Josh works as a tour guide and is popular with diverse groups of varied ages and backgrounds. He lives in Ma’aleh Adumim with his wife Chana and their six children.

Email: josh@theisraelbible.com

RABBI SHMUEL JABLON

RABBI SHMUEL JABLON

Rabbi Shmuel Jablon is a highly experienced Jewish Educator, having served as an administrator and teacher in American Jewish day schools for over two decades. He is a rabbinic graduate of the Hebrew Theological College (“Skokie Yeshiva”), holds a Masters Degree in Education and is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America. The author of The Student’s Pesach Haggadah (Mazo Press) and countless articles in Jewish newspapers, he is the host of www.rabbijablon.com. In the summer of 5774 (2014) he fulfilled a life-long dream by making aliyah to Israel with his family.

Email: rabbishmuel@theisraelbible.com

BATYA MARKOWITZ

BATYA MARKOWITZ

Batya Markowitz has been in love with the Bible for years. She is a two time National Bible Contest winner, which awarded her the opportunity to come to Israel to participate in the international Bible competition and tour the land. Growing up in Toronto, her dream was to make aliyah to Israel and become a Bible teacher. Today, Batya lives with her husband in the heart of Jerusalem, fulfilling both of those goals. Since receiving a degree in Jewish Education at Michlalah Jerusalem College, she has been teaching Jewish studies at the elementary, junior high and post high school levels.

Email: batya@theisraelbible.com

SHIRA SCHECHTER

SHIRA SCHECHTER

Shira graduated from Stern College with a BA in Judaic studies and received masters’ degrees in education and Bible from the Azrieli and the Bernard Revel graduate schools of Yeshiva University. Shira also studied at the Yeshiva University Graduate Program for women in Advanced Talmudic Studies, and was a teaching fellow at the Rabbi Soloveitchik Institute in Boston. Prior to making aliyah in 2013, Shira taught Bible to high school students at the Frisch School in Paramus, NJ. She now lives with her family in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.

Email: shira@theisraelbible.com

RABBI NOAM SHAPIRO

RABBI NOAM SHAPIRO

Rabbi Noam Shapiro studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and has rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Rabbi Shapiro has taught Torah topics at high schools and Seminaries in the United States and Israel. Rabbi Shapiro also served as an editor for the Koren Talmud Bavli with commentary by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, and currently lives with his family in Gush Etzion, Israel.

Email: rabbinoam@theisraelbible.com

ALEXANDER JACOB TSYKIN

ALEXANDER JACOB TSYKIN

Alexander Jacob Tsykin lives in Alon Shevut, Israel, with his wife and son. Born in Melbourne, he studied in Mount Scopus Memorial College for thirteen years before spending three years in Yeshivat Har Etzion pursuing advanced studies in Jewish law. He studied for two years in Monash University, Australia, and two years in Yeshiva University, New York, where he completed a degree in Jewish Studies focusing on Modern Jewish History. He is currently pursuing studies for rabbinical ordination at Yeshivat Har Etzion.

Email:

rabbialexanderjacob@theisraelbible.com

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