December 7, 2023
December 7, 2023

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Rabbi Ilan Acoca

Rabbi Ilan Acoca is the spiritual leader of the Sephardic Congregation of Fort Lee.

Articles by Rabbi Ilan Acoca

Think Out of the Box

As time evolves and technology advances quickly, many questions arise regarding how halacha (Jewish law) deals with technology. When electricity was created, rabbis were asked

Judaism Has No Labels

A further discussion on the topic introduced by Rav Chaim Strauchler. Through my years in the rabbinate, I was and am still often asked which

One for All and All for One

Shavuot is the holiday on which we commemorate God’s giving of the Torah to the nation of Israel. The giving of the Torah to the

Preserve Your Traditions

As Jews, we are very proud of our history. History connects us to our past and gives us guidelines on how to live our lives.

Follow the Middle Path

One of the stories that my father, z”l, used to tell me about his father, my grandfather, Rabbi Eyad Acoca, z”l, was that back in

Chanukah and Emunat Chachamim

Probably the most popular story in the Talmud is the story of the modular oven (Baba Metzia 59b); its parts connected by sand so that

Good Choices, Bad Choices

God writes in His holy Torah, “See I have placed before you today, the life and the good, the death and the evil, good and

We Are Obligated to Remember

This week, we have the only Biblical obligation to read from the Torah. It is a special portion speaking about the remembrance of Amalek, connecting

We Must Return to the Middle Path

In recent years, numerous articles and lectures have been given regarding the future of Sephardi Judaism. As a Sephardi rabbi, I was delighted. However, to

They Walked Before God

The book of Genesis presents us with different people, among them Noach and Avraham. One common description of these two men is that they walked