The Maggid of Melbourne: Hakhel — Should we Bring Children to Shul?

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Discussing the unique commandment of Hakhel, Levi Cooper ponders the challenge of bringing children to Shul. How do we balance the need to maintain synagogue atmosphere and our desire to give our children lasting experiences?


The Maggid of Melbourne is an ongoing series by Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist, father to six and native Australian – in which he shares some short Torah ideas on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. To the Beit Midrash!

See www.elmad.pardes.org/maggidofmelbourne for more episodes in the series.

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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