Author: Rafi Hecht

Rafi Hecht is a leading SEO Consultant and Web Programmer residing in Toronto. He has been in the IT workforce since 2003, and has focused on Search Engine Optimization and Web programming since 2007. Rafi holds a Bachelor of Science in Management/Information Systems from Touro's Lander College for Men as well as a Master of Science degree in Information Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology. He also is a devoted husband and father. His personal blog can be found at http://blog.rafihecht.com.

Rabbi Yehoshua Besis of Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia, 1773 Died:Tunis, Tunisia, 1839 Rabbi of Tunis, a man of miracles and wonders, Kabbalist. Rabbi Yehoshua was constantly on guard protecting the Jews of Tunisia from being persecuted by the Moslem people. One of his friends was the…

WATCH: Yonina Sing Modeh Ani

It’s difficult to not watch more than once. Here is the original version, with both Hebrew and English subtitles: Hebrew Lyrics thanks to http://shironet.mako.co.il/artist?type=lyrics&lang=1&prfid=10755&wrkid=38071 מודה אני עומר אדם מילים: אבי אוחיון לחן: אסף צרויה מודה אני כל בוקר שהחזרת את…

Focus on Judaism, not Silliness

(Let’s get this post viral). What seminary did Rivka Imeinu attend? What long line of Rabbis did Avraham Avinu come from? Did Yaakov Avinu have a Chasidic wedding with Leah? How many times did Moshe Rabbeinu visit the Kotel? Did…

Why Aren’t You a Baal Teshuva?

A sweet story is always worth repeating. A young student once went to see the Lev Simcha (R’ Simcha Bunim Alter – the Gerrer Rebbe). When asked which yeshiva he attended, he replied with the name of an institution renowned for…