Kentucky, part 3 – the Heart of the Matter

Now for the story of that memorable Shabbat in Lexington, Kentucky. Leaving Dickinson at midnight and behind schedule, we had to make a difficult decision. Calculating the remaining hours of driving and the time before Shabbat, we figured out that we either had time for Keeneland or a good night’s sleep, but not both. On […]

The Rest of the Speaking Tour

For those of you who might’ve feared for the future of Am Yisrael upon hearing that last story, fear not – the rest of the speaking tour was much more inspirational and uplifting. All in all I spoke to students at 17 yeshivot and midrashot/seminaries (with double shifts and make-ups, I think I spoke around […]

Avraham vs. Noach

I am forced to write this due to a shocking experience I went through recently. In the midst of my speaking tour of yeshivot and seminaries/midrashot in Israel, I spoke at one school where the format was more of a panel discussion. The rabbi leading the session started off saying that although normally they bash, […]

Kentucky, part 2 + Dickinson

Once we had our plans and some contacts, we starting actually preparing to go – renting a van, getting food (how does one get a Shabbat’s worth of kosher food in Lexington, KY?), where to sleep, etc. The Hillel adviser told us that the drive would be too long to do all on Friday (assuming […]

A Shabbat Meal to Remember

Here’s a story from a Shabbat meal a few months ago. My roommates and I decided we were gonna make a meal – a “Heart to Heart” meal. So we each thought of some people we could invite and set out to invite them. There was this one girl who I had run into once […]


Oh man – this is a crazy story. Where to start… Well, it started with Amitai, a grad student in physics (he’s really smart) winning some essay contest in Jewish thought sponsored by the Jewish studies department of University of Kentucky. The prize included them bringing him in to give a lecture and receive his […]

Heart to Heart in da Chareidi newz!

Check out this article from Hamodia (you can start reading from “The Ripple Effect”) For what it’s worth, they never interviewed me for this article, not did they ask me if they could quote things in my name, nor did they even tell me that they wrote about me (my parents found out when someone […]

Heart to Heart in da newz!

[Hmm, everyone seems to be coming here. If you’re looking for the main page, try]   NCSY Alumni Newsletter – Alumni Spotlight on Hart Levine “Hart Levine is a Junior at the University of Pennsylvania and has started the most exciting student initiative on campus I’ve seen in a long time. If you are […]