Questions are Answered by:
Rabbi Chaim Levy
Although often traveling to reach out to Jewish communities worldwide, Rabbi Chaim Levy resides is in Har Nof, Jerusalem with his wife and children.
He is a lecturer in many schools throughout Jerusalem, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Balei Daat (a yeshiva catering to
English-speaking Sephardic young professionals located within Yechaveh Daat in Har Nof), Director and Founder of GoSephardic Fellowships (reconnecting Jews worldwide to their heritage through events, classes, Shabbatons, and trips to Israel), and author of Anshei Hayil, a practical halachic guide in English for Sephardim.
Rabbi Mordechai Cohen
Rabbi Mordechai Cohen is the Rosh Kollel of Kollel Yoreh Binah, a Sephardic Kollel for English speaking students, located in Beit Midrash Yechave Da'at in Jerusalem.
He is originally from Queens, NY and has studied at in the Mirrer Yeshiva - Jerusalem,
Kollel Toldot Zvi and Kollel Aram Soba.
He received Smicha from Rav Reuven Feinstein and Rav Zion Chokaima zt"l . He also lectures in Midreshet Tehilla,
Rinat Tziporah and Neve Yerushalayim.
Rabbi Yonatan Nacson
Originally from Toronto, Canada. He now resides in Eretz Yisrael in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem and has been studying in various prestigious Yeshivot for the past eight years.
While attending the Mir Yeshivah in Yerushalayim, he received Semicha (rabbinical ordination) in Issur V’heter
from Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz, and compiled his first book, “Mi’mizrach Umi’maarav,” which discusses the varous differences in customs between Ashkenazim and Sephardim.
Later, he received semichah in the laws of Niddah from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg,
and semichah in the Laws of Chuppah and Kiddushin from Rabbi David Yosef, Rabbi Shlomo Ben-Shimon, Rabbi Max Sutton and various other Rabbanim.
The author is currently pursuing an in-depth study of Shulchan Aruch in the kollel of Aram Soba in the Yechaveh
Daat Bet Hamidrash and in the process of publishing his next book on the Laws of the Jewish Holidays for Sepharadim in the English language.
Rabbi Shai Cabessa
Rabbi Shai Cabessa was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. After graduating high school, he continued his studies in Israel in Yeshivat Porat Yossef.
After getting married in 2010, he joined Kollel Neve David, institution for preparing future Rabbis and Dayanim, where he is currently learning. Rabbi Cabessa received his Rabbincal Smicha in numerous parts of Torah Law.
In 2014, he published his first sefer “Bikureh Shai” which contains halachic essays on all four parts of the Shulchan Aruch, and hidushim on Shas.
He also recently completed writing a book in English containing all the Sephardic laws and customs of Mourning (Avelut).