Baruch HaLevi is the former rabbi of Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott and the CEO and co-founder of welaunch, a U.S.-based non-profit introducing Israeli technology start-ups to corporations, investors and research partners as a platform for economic development, Jewish community engagement and Israel innovation education. His most recent initiative, Tech-un Olam, explores the role of Jewish values, texts, traditions and history in the rise of the Start-Up Nation and entrepreneurism, innovation and technology.
10/2/2018 Top Pick
This year, before we cry out to God for rain, let’s start by not flushing the answer to our prayers down the drain!
9/20/2018 Top Pick
7/19/2018 Top Pick
The idea of the pivot is not strange in the field of entrepreneurship; however, it’s not usually what comes to mind when thinking about Tisha B’Av.
7/16/2018 Top Pick
The Start-Up Nation is built upon Jewish history and culture, texts and traditions, beliefs and practices. It’s time to unearth these diamonds.
Although there are myriad reasons the Jewish nation has become the Start-Up Nation, Shavuot offers us some clues.
4/12/2018 Top Pick
Israel’s innovators are the great-grandchildren, family and descendants of Holocaust victims, redeeming their ancestors through tech-un olam.
4/2/2018 Top Pick
Today, 4,000 years after the Exodus, this message is alive and well in the descendants of the ancient Israelites within their great-grandchildren, the Israelis.
3/12/2018 Top Pick
Tech-un olam: the power of technology, R&D, innovation and entrepreneurism to repair this broken world.
So grab your prayer book, or take hold of your hymnal, or kick off your shoes or throw on your LuLu’s. And mindfully walk, quietly sit, or thoughtfully stroll...
When it’s not flowing, regardless of how much we are rowing, in the words of the poet Rumi, “Try something different. Surrender.”
My journey to becoming a rabbi was anything but direct and growing up I would have been voted least likely to ever get there.
“What do you do?" Not, “who are you?” Not, “what are you all about? Whom do you love and who love’s you?” NO! Just “what do you do?”...
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. Rather, we are spiritual beings having a human experience and we have a job to do!
Desire. You know you want it. You know you crave it. You know you need it. You definitely deserve it. SO WHY DON’T YOU HAVE MORE DESIRE OR HAVE IT?
Life is about balance. And giving and receiving are about balance. You should give less than you receive? Absolutely not.
Transform your Thanksgiving into something memorable, momentous and magical. Leave a legacy of blessings.
11/22/2016 Top Pick