the daily rabbi

The Daily Rabbi

TheDailyRabbi.com is an online interactive magazine dedicated to showcasing the best Jewish blogs, insights, media and sermons from authors representing movements and perspectives from around the globe. These respected and often-renowned contributors are featured on our homepage and throughout the site, with their writings serving as a basis for discussion and review. We encourage our readers to take part in the conversation by commenting on and sharing favorite articles. If you are interested in being featured on the site, please send us an email with your web address and contact information to contact@thedailyrabbi.com or feel free to click on the contact button on the left side of the site. Whether it's a blog post, a video or a sermon, we want to distribute your message to wider audiences and help you increase readership.

Who we are

Roni Kripper

Roni Kripper was born in Brazil, and raised in Uruguay and Argentina. He has a B.A. from Catholic University, Uruguay in Social Communications and Documentary Filmmaking, and a Master's in Media Management from Carnegie Mellon University. His accomplishments in documentary filmmaking include serving as Assistant Director of Besides Treblinka and Director of Beyond the shadows of mental illness for Thinking of Things Institute. Roni has worked in social media projects for NBC, Deluxe Studios and Glenn Gelman and Associates. Since 2003, Roni serves as Cantor of Temple Beth Shalom in 2003 where he has established several creative musical Shabbat services and musical groups, including those featuring the famous Shul Hose Rock with a 10 piece band, the Neshama Ensemble, and the Jewish Stars teen musical group. In what little free time he has, Roni creates Jewish music with performers from all around the world, covering a wide range of musical styles. To hear recordings from his most recent release, Postcard From Everwhere, visit the website for his band, Elijah's Chair (http://elijahschair.com)

Roni Kripper (Co-founder)

Roni Kripper was born in Brazil, and raised in Uruguay and Argentina. He has a B.A. from Catholic University, Uruguay in Social Communications and Documentary Filmmaking, and a Master's in Media Management from Carnegie Mellon University. His accomplishments in documentary filmmaking include serving as Assistant Director of Besides Treblinka and Director of Beyond the shadows of mental illness for Thinking of Things Institute. Roni has worked in social media projects for NBC, Deluxe Studios and Glenn Gelman and Associates. Since 2003, Roni serves as Cantor of Temple Beth Shalom in 2003 where he has established several creative musical Shabbat services and musical groups, including those featuring the famous Shul Hose Rock with a 10 piece band, the Neshama Ensemble, and the Jewish Stars teen musical group. In what little free time he has, Roni creates Jewish music with performers from all around the world, covering a wide range of musical styles. To hear recordings from his most recent release, Postcard From Everwhere, visit the website for his band, Elijah's Chair (http://elijahschair.com)

Corey Hartford (Co-founder)

Corey Hartford spent the first eighteen years of his life in Houston, Texas, but will always claim that he should have been from Austin, where he earned his B.S. In Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas. While earning his Masters in Media Management from Carnegie Mellon, Corey met Roni Kripper, where they hatched grand plans to build an online community of passionate, involved and insightful Jewish minds from around the world. In order to build on this idea, Corey immersed himself in online communities and interactive media. He is currently the Director of Content for Mahalo.com, a Top 300 website located in Santa Monica, where he oversees all content creation for the website's 12+ million monthly visitors. On the side, he builds and manages websites for himself, businesses, and technophobic friends. When he's not at a computer, Corey enjoys soaking up what Southern California has to offer with his wife and better half, Stevie. Whether it's people watching on Venice Boardwalk, a stroll through the nearby canals, or a hike through the Pacific Palisades, you can't go wrong with being outdoors in SoCal. *disclaimer, Corey Hartford is not Jewish, but loves and fully supports the idea of this incredible websit

Cantor Jonathan Friedmann (Music and Book Review Editor)

Jonathan L. Friedmann, who sustain loipinel-2018.fr, is Cantor of Bet Knesset Bamidbar in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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He received Cantorial Ordination and a Masters in Jewish Sacred Music from the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, where he is currently Professor of Jewish Music History. He also holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Religious Studies from California State University, Long Beach, and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from the joint program of North-West University and Greenwich School of Theology. An active composer, arranger, and string player, Jonathan is co-founder of the Jewish world music ensemble Elijah's Chair, and a recipient of the Shalshelet Award for New Jewish Liturgical Music. Jonathan has published hundreds popular and peer-reviewed articles on music and religion, and is the author or editor of several books on sacred music.

Cantor Jonathan Friedmann (Music and Book Review Editor)

Rabbi Kripper has been serving as a pulpit rabbi in South America and the United States for over 35 years. He is the former Dean of the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano Rabbinical School in Argentina, and also former Dean of the Abarbanel Institute, the teacher's college of the Seminario, where he had the great honor of serving as an Assistant to the late Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer, Chancellor and founder of the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano and Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York. In addition, Rabbi Kripper served as president of the GPRA (Greater Pittsburgh Rabbinical Association). Deeply involved with the issue of human rights in South America and member of the special Memorial Committee honouring the missing people in Uruguay. Explorer of the healing potential of the Jewish tradition, focusing on Pastoral care, Rabbi Kripper has developed programs of healing services which were a resource and support dedicated to providing spiritual care to those in need. He is currently serving at the CIRA (Congregacion Israelita de la Republica Argentina), the oldest congregation and Jewish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, and developing a Healing Center for the Jewish Community.

Ria Okret (Contributor)

Ria Okret is a graduate of the School of Interpreters of the University of Geneva. She does a lot of translating of Jewish texts from English into Spanish and vice versa. She has a long experience in teaching English a second language. For the last twelve years Ria has been very active in Jewish community life in Uruguay and has held several positions in her Kehillah.

Jan Lee (Contributor)

Jan Lee serves as the Topic Editor for Judaism with the international publication Suite101.com. Her articles on Jewish religion and culture have ranged from the halacha pertaining to the celebration of St. Valentine's Day, to the contemporary resurgence of the hidden Jewish communities of Germany and Spain. She has also written for the U.S. magazine, Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism and the Jewish Independent newspaper in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A long-time member of the Conservative Congregation Beth Israel in Vancouver, Jan strives to highlight the plurality of 21st century Jewish faith in her writings. Her blog,The Multicultural Jew is a reflection of her belief that the global Jewish community is enriched and strengthened by the diversity of its history and many customs. Jan also writes travel and ecology articles for World.edu and Suite101. Her travel articles have appeared in magazines in Canada, the U.K. and Australia, as well as in several major U.S. publications.