Levi Brackman (born 1978) is a Judaic scholar, rabbi, teacher, writer, and religious leader who has been active in both England and the United States, and whose writings are featured regularly in publications internationally, including in Yedioth Ahronoth and The Guardian.
A native of London, Brackman studied at Yeshivot in Israel, America and Canada and has taught classes in Halacha, Talmud, prayer and Jewish mysticism at Yeshivat Hadar Hatorah in New York and at the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi of the Tzemach Tzedek rabbinical college in the Old City of Jerusalem and has a graduate degree from University College London.
Levi Brackman comes from a family of seven boys and two girls. Four of his brothers are rabbis Rabbi Eli Brackman director of Chabad Society and The David Slager Jewish Student Centre both at Oxford University, UK.
In January 2001, Brackman was appointed to the position of senior rabbi at the Enfield & Winchmore Hill Synagogue where he become known for his inspiring sermons, thought-provoking articles, lively and insightful lectures, and effective life and marriage counseling. He no longer holds that position.
Brackman is founding member and executive director of The Movement for a Tolerant World, an organization that offers young people in Asia, the Middle East and other parts of the globe, a positive and tolerant ideology that provides them with the opportunity to make real and positive changes in their community and the world.
In August 2005, Brackman started a Jewish outreach and cultural organization entitled Judaism in the Foothills, which serves the Foothillcommunities in the western part of the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Brackman is the executive director of Judaism in the Foothills.In January 2009 Brackman founded Youth Directions which is an organization that helps at risk-youth find direction.
Brackman’s weekly column, which is distributed over the Internet to thousands globally, is also published on Israeli daily Yedioth Achronoth’sEnglish-language website „YNetNews.com“. His writings, which cover pertinent social and political issues of the day, have been published on many other popular websites such as „chabad.org“, „algemeiner.com“, „isralert.com“, „Persianrabbi.com“, „freerepublic.com“ and„thecoloradoadvocate.com“, among others. They can also be found on his website. Brackman is also a regular contributor to The Guardian’s website guardian.co.uk.
Brackman’s writings have been published in, among others, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Harper’s Magazine, The Intermountain Jewish News (Colorado), Torah Studies (New York), Etehaad (California), and The Canyon Courier. They have also appeared in the Australian Jewish News and in the UK, in The Jewish Chronicle and Hamodia. He has also appeared on TV and his work has been featured in newspapers both in the US and in the UK including in The New York Times, 5280 Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News. In addition Brackman is often quoted as an expert in major publications such as The New York Times, The Denver Post, The Jewish Post, The Jewish Chronicle, The Jewish Journal amongst others.
Brackman is co-author of Jewish Wisdom for Business Success: Lesson from the Torah and Other Ancient Texts (AMACOM/American Management Association, 2008). The book uses some of the world’s greatest writings-the Torah and other Jewish sacred texts-to achieve incredible business results.
- ^ http://www.ynetnews.com/headlines/1,7340,L-4400-0,00.html
- ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/levi-brackman
- ^ http://website.thejc.com/home.aspx?AId=36485&ATypeId=1&search=true2&srchstr=brackman&srchtxt=0&srchhead=1&srchauthor=0&srchsandp=0&scsrch=0
- ^ http://www.5280.com/issues/2009/0901/feature.php?pageID=1597
- ^ http://www.thejc.com/judaism/judaism-features/become-entrepreneur-studying-torah