Thursday, September 18, 2014

Alumni Profile: Rabbi Kalman Meir Bar appointed Chief Rabbi of Netanya

Rabbi Kalman Meir Bar
Merkaz Yeshivot Bnei Akiva and AFYBA extend their hearty congratulations to Rabbi Kalman Meir Bar, a graduate of YBA Yad Avraham in Netanya, on his recent appointment to the position of Chief Rabbi of Netanya.

Rabbi Bar was born and raised in Tel Aviv, to a family of rabbinic and Hassidic heritage. He served in the IDF in the framework of Yeshivat Hesder Kerem B'Yavne, wher he has been a Ra"m (rabbi/teacher) since 1985.

He has also served as a rabbinic emissary (shaliah) as the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Yavne in Antwerp, the head of the girl's midrasha at Kibbutz Hafetz Haim, a lecturer at the Talpiot College of Education in Tel Aviv and a congregation rabbi. He is the author of Ma'asei Rokem, a book of Divrei Torah on the weekly Torah portion and the Jewish Holidays.

Rabbi Bar's appointment over the Haredi candidate for the position, Rabbi Haim Moshe Lau, son of former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, is widely seen as yet another manifestation of the continuing surge of religious Zionist leadership in all fields of daily life in Israel.

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