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Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein

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.

Meshech Chochmah on Succos

October 7, 2019, by

The Succah and the Arba Minim The mitzvos of the Torah can be divided into two categories: Mitzvos that elevate a person beyond human nature Mitzvos that sanctify and purify human nature Both of these categories are represented by the two mitzvos of Succos. The Succah After a person has worked in the field for […]

Shavuos 5779

June 4, 2019, by

What is Torah LiShmah? (It’s much easier to define תורה שלא לשמה). Is it something attainable for the masses? The Rambam says even learning for the spiritual reward is considered שלא לשמה, rather תורה לשמה is learning because one loves God and wishes to draw closer to Him. This is the ultimate goal, what should […]

More Topics for Shavuos Study

May 30, 2019, 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. […]

The Mitzvah of Reading the Megillah

March 19, 2019, by

What are we fulfilling with the reading the megillah? Recounting the miracle is a form of publicizing the miracle and thus takes on an amplified status among mitzvot d’rabbanan. The obligation is based on the word נזכרים – remembered. Thus reading the megillah is closely associated with another זכירה – remembering Amalek, and is a […]