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Author Archives: Rabbi Oury Cherki

Rav Oury Cherki was born in Algeria in 1959 and grew up in France, and he made Aliyah in 1972. He studied at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which was founded by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook. He performed his military service in the artillery branch of the IDF. He studied with Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou), Rav Shlomo Binyamin and Achlag. Rav Cherki heads the Israeli department of Machon Meir, and he is the Director of Brit Olam - the Noahide World Center.He teaches in many places throughout Israel. Rav Cherki is the spiritual leader of the "Beth Yehuda" community in Kiryat Moshe (Jerusalem). He has written many books on Jewish thought and philosophy.

Noahide Bat Mitzvah

Q: We are planning a bat mitzvah celebration for my daughter. The parsha she is reading and giving a speech on is Tzav.Do you have any suggestions or thoughts about how we can make this really special for her? Read More »

Interfaith marriage

Q: My wife is Christian, and I am a Noahide My wife and I would like to find some common ground that allows us to follow G-d as a family. Can I attend church with her for a few months if she also attends Noahide classes? Read More »

conversion or not

Q: My experience until now is that many people want to convert, mostly ex-Christians, instead of remaining non-Jewish. One of the reasons is that they miss any structure and daily guideline. Can you explain what profit there is  in remaining a Noahide ? Read More »

faith as proven

Q: If, as you write, “The Jew is required to believe only that which has been proven to be correct.” How can a Jew be required to believe in Rambam’s 13 articles of faith: including Revelation, resurection of the dead, or indeed even an omnipotent, historically-involved, incorporeal and eternal God? Read More »