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Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein

Born and raised in London, Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein came to Israel following high school, where he studied for a number of years in Yeshivas Ateres Yisrael in Jerusalem, receiving Rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Chaim Walkin in 2001. Rabbi Bernstein is a distinguished author of both Hebrew and English books, publishing many works on Chumash, Talmud, and Tefillah (prayer). Additionally, Rabbi Bernstein offers weekly lectures that are open to the public on the weekly Torah portion, and other Talmudic topics. Rabbi Bernstein has taught Talmud in Yeshivat Ateres Yisrael, as well as lectured for a number of years at Michlala Jerusalem College for Women. He currently resides in Jerusalem with his family.

The Color of Seder Night

April 11, 2022, by

Introduction: Remembering in Real Time One of the pillars of Seder night, and itself one of the six-hundred-and-thirteen mitzvos of the Torah, is recounting the story of the exodus from Egypt. For many commentators, the defining characteristic of this mitzvah is based on a famous passage that is found in the Haggadah, towards the end […]

Three More Topics for Shavuos Study

May 5, 2021, by

If you would like to learn a selected topic on Shavuos night but don’t know where to begin, look no further! Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein has prepared a number of topics, adapted from his book Journeys in Talmud, designed to guide users through the primary Gemaras, the positions of the Rishonim and selected insights of the Acharonim. […]

Dimensions in Pesach: The Four Cups on Seder Night

March 22, 2021, by

Background: The Mitzvah One of the central features of Seder night is the mitzvah of drinking four cups of wine. These cups are drunk at various key defining moments of the Seder. Where does this mitzvah come from? The four cups are a rabbinic mitzvah.[1] However, when we consult the words of the Rambam on […]

Rosh Hashanah and the Leg of the Letter Heh

September 14, 2020, by

Background: Exits and Entries The first word we hear from the Chazzan on Rosh Hashanah morning is “המלך – the King,” which is sung with a special melody. According to some commentators, the goal of this practice is in order to accentuate and give emphasis to the opening letter heh in “Hamelech,” for this letter […]

Still More Topics for Shavuos Study

May 4, 2020, by

If you would like to learn a selected topic on Shavuos night but don’t know where to begin, look no further! Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein has prepared a number of topics, adapted from his book Journeys in Talmud, designed to guide users through the primary Gemaras, the positions of the Rishonim and selected insights of the Acharonim. […]