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Rabbi Levi Welton is a writer and educator raised in the Bay Area. The Rabbi holds multiple degrees in science, film and education and was ordained by the Machon Ariel Institute in Jerusalem. Additionally, he is a proud member of the Rabbinical Council of America and sits on the board of "Elijah's Journey", an organization that raises suicide awareness and understanding in the Jewish community. Rabbi Welton is the former Rabbi of The Hampton Synagogue and can be reached at

ARTICLES BY: Levi Welton

September 11, 2019 6:30 am

Stop Picking on the Chassidim

The Orthodox Jewish community of New York is under attack. In just a few days,  a 63-year-old Chassidic grandfather was beaten with a brick, another was...

August 9, 2019 4:00 pm

Stop Using Religion to Cloak Your Homophobia

Recently, a lot of people have been asking me for my thoughts on the Torah and the LGBT community. The reality is that mainstream Orthodoxy...

April 29, 2019 1:23 pm

The Real Israel: A Country That Keeps on Giving

Despite having a population of just 8.5 million people -- and a landmass six times smaller than New York -- Israel has blossomed from what...

September 30, 2018 9:01 am

We Must Stop Demonizing Political Opponents and Seek Out Different Opinions

This week, President Trump explicitly backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and announced that within three months, his administration will finally unveil its peace plan for the...

August 23, 2018 6:50 am

Fight Jewish Stereotypes by Sanctifying God’s Name

In the summer of 1966, Stephen Carter, who is today a prestigious law professor at Yale, moved with his family to a new neighborhood in...

February 19, 2017 7:19 am

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's fashion acumen. Thus, in the...


Israel Spends $9M More on Yad Vashem to Preserve Testimony From...

The Israeli government on Sunday approved an increase of $9.2 million in this year's budget allocation to Yad Vashem, World...

Middle East

Lebanon Must Not Be Platform for Hostility, Kuwaiti FM Says

Lebanon must not be a platform for hostile acts or words, Kuwait's foreign minister said on Sunday while visiting Beirut, an indirect call for curbs on the Iran-backed group Hezbollah...

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