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Came to Israel after high school for (what he thought was) one year before going to university.

He went on the Hachshara program of Beni Akiva on kibbutz.

After the year, however, he decided to study more about his Jewish background and then discovered the greater significance of our national return to the Land of Israel and the Redemption process and realized this is where he had to be.

Emotionally, he wanted to go back to his family, friends and studies in university, but he couldn't turn his back on the amazing reality of the Redemption.

He recognized that he had the obligation, opportunity and privilege to participate in this grand process of uplifting humanity and all creation.

Studied in Merkaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva since 1976, including 6 years under the tutelage of HaRav Tzvi Yehuda HaKohen Kook, until his death in 1982.

Ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Among the staff of Torah researchers at Machon Halacha Brura which publishes the Talmud with the Birur Halacha according to the vision set down by Rav Kook (since 1990).

Lecturer at The Israel Center (NCSY) in Jerusalem (1983-1986).

Lecturer at various yeshivot (Sha’alvim, Har Etzion) for Shabbat seminars and for Am Segula group.

Lecturer at Machon Meir since before 1980.

Respondent in Yeshivat Beit El’s “Ask the Rabbi” project.

Editing works on Jewish thought and the writings of Rav Kook.

Married with 9 children, living in Jerusalem.

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