Authors Posts by Akiva Shapiro

Akiva Shapiro

Akiva Shapiro is a constitutional and commercial litigator who, when not in court, tries his hand at teaching and writing. He has degrees in Ancient Judaism (M.A., Yale) and Medieval Jewish History (B.A., Columbia), as well as law (J.D., Columbia), and studied for three years at Yeshivat Sha’arei Mevaseret Zion, near Jerusalem. He returns to Israel as often as he can.

Backyard Prayer (Covid-19)

Akiva Shapiro depicts the experience of outdoor prayers during the pandemic.

A Golden Anniversary for “Jerusalem of Gold”

Akiva Shapiro offers reflections on Naomi Shemer's culture-changing song.