Welcome to Rabbi B Initiatives.
Baruch HaLevi (aka "Rabbi B") is a Social Entrepreneur, Spiritual Guide, Israel Advocate and Motivational Speaker.
Rabbi B Initiatives is where you can find his insights, initiatives and inspiration.
Join Rabbi B in San Francisco, April 30th as he discusses Kosher Cannabis & Applying The Jewish Values of Tikun Olam (Repairing the World) to the Cannabis Social Equity Market.
Recently I returned to Swampscott, MA where I served as a rabbi for ten years. Although it was mostly pleasant reunions with my congregants, there were more than a few people who had something to say about my involvement in the cannabis industry.
As part of the cannabis industry, Rabbi B sees all social equity applicants as part of his congregation— It’s his hope that we utilize this opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and write a responsible and inspirational history for this industry.
Social equity programs are an opportunity to intentionally craft the cannabis business into a force for good in a way that also allows cannabis operators to be profitable. The industry’s business practices are still being developed and the social equity program is an opportunity to consciously mold them. …
These have been an ugly few weeks in America as old fashioned Jew hatred and in fashion Israel hatred (which is also Jew hatred) rears its ugly head and raises its devastating weapons. It’s time to fight fire with fire, or maybe fight fire with water….
Who wants to live on autopilot? Who wants to be an ant marching through our life? Who wants to live mindlessly? And who wants to look at our grandchildren, someday at the end of our life, and explain to them, that we just didn't know any better, we simply weren't aware, we really didn't know to pay attention - to our water, our environment or our life?
Water isn't just a practical issue. It's not only an existential issue. At it's core water is a spiritual issue. Holy water isn't simply what you sprinkle for Baptism or dunk within, in the Mikvah (Jewish Baptism). Holy water is what you drink, what you water the lawn with or what you pour down the sink.
I have gotten to know the governor as he and the Chickasaw Nation are staunch supporters of Israel, consistently sending delegations to Israel and now working to build business bridges as well. The people of the Chickasaw and the people of Israel have so much in common, so much shared strength and resilience and so much to gain through this relationship.