About Mikewind Dale - Michael Makovi

I'm a Modern Orthodox baal teshuva originally from Silver Spring MD. My learning (following high school) was three years in yeshivat Machon Meir, and several months in Yeshivat Hesder Petah Tiqwa (presently ongoing).To describe my religious beliefs in brief: if German or British Modern/Neo-Orthodox authorities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries said it, I probably agree. I've recently acquired a love for Mediterranean (particularly Turkish and Balkan) Judeo-Spanish Jewry, especially as expounded by Rabbi Dr. Marc D. Angel (who in turn follows Rabbi Benzion Uziel and his student Rabbi Haim David Halevy). http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Makovi/568980284http://michaelmakovi.blogspot.com  

Do My Political Views Make Me a Matchmakers Nightmare?

By February 11, 2010

Sitting in yeshiva, I don’t exactly meet very many women, so my data set is a bit limited. But from using Frumster, here’s what I’ve determined: Whenever I write to Modern Orthodox women, specifically ones whose profiles evince some basic … Read More

Why I Won’t Serve in the IDF

By December 14, 2009

The following is an open letter I have sent to several officials in the Israeli government. In short, influenced by Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Paine (among others), I have declared war on the IDF.  (The illustration is Benjamin Franklin’s … Read More