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.
9/20/2018 Top Pick
8/2/2018 Top Pick
As I am readying to leave Israel, I’m reflecting upon what I have learned, and nothing has been more important than the Israeli entrepreneurial spirit.
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.
4/17/2018 Top Pick
As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, against all odds, she has had the chutzpah to not merely survive, but to thrive.
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.
Enough with dinner table politics, arguing with the in-laws or going head to head with your parents. It's time to re-unite post President Trump.
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.
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?
Our thoughts are images, which we hold onto and become our beliefs, which form our behavior, which results in our reality, which begin in the architectural blueprints of our...
Transform your Thanksgiving into something memorable, momentous and magical. Leave a legacy of blessings.
11/22/2016 Top Pick