Rabbi Yaakov Rich, General Editor
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Rabbi Yaakov Rich earned a BA in economics from York University. His Torah studies include Yeshivas Ohr Somayach in Monsey and Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore. Rabbi Rich received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Avrohom Pam, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah V’Das. Over the past 30+ years, he has taught, lectured and written on a wide range of Torah topics including Chumash with commentaries (Bible studies), halacha (Jewish law), hashkafa (Jewish philosophy and outlook), and Gemara (Talmud study) reaching learners of all ages. Each of his explorations into any Torah topic brings a clear, practical message which his students find relevant and meaningful on a personal level.
Chaya Nessa Krycer, Special Contributor
Chaya Nessa Krycer is an energetic teenaged girl. She has spent the majority of her life in Dallas, and for the past few years has been attending Mesorah High School for Girls. Her hobbies include dancing, playing the piano and guitar, and eating chocolate. She also likes ice cream and steak, but not together. Chaya Nessa has been writing since she was two years old when she first discovered ballpoint pens. In her early life, her favorite place for writing was on the freshly painted walls of her house. Later, she graduated to paper and now lets all her creativity burst forth on the computer. She has passionate opinions on everything and will do her utmost to brainwash everyone through her hopefully entertaining if not cryptic articles.