About the Author

Yaakov Wasilewicz

Yaakov Wasilewicz studied in yeshiva from 2008 to 2017. He has completed higher education in Psychology and Education at the University of Touro in New York. He also studied at the Belz School of Jewish Music at Yeshiva University, training his voice under the direction of the world-famous cantor Joseph Malovany. Yaakov is a composer and singer of Jewish songs in Hebrew and English and writes occasionally for various Jewish publications. He can be reached at jakub.wasilewicz@gmail.com

Because You Are Jewish

I was 8 years old living in Czestochowa, Poland, when my mother told me I was Jewish. That was the beginning of my quest.

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