Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen

Why do we fast over Gedaliah's assassination?

Gedaliah's death had aftereffects that led to the fasting in memory of his murder., 9/24/2017, 12:40 AM

Why fast for Gedaliah?

The day after Rosh Hashanah is a minor fast in the Jewish calendar mourning the assassination of Gedaliah. Why?, 10/6/2016, 6:36 AM

The Message of Sukkot

No more excuses for ignoring a key mitzvah., 10/8/2009, 9:02 AM

Ha'azinu: It All Comes Together

The great song of history., 9/25/2009, 2:14 AM

Nitzavim: Israel Returns to G-d

The ancient Messianic drive., 9/10/2009, 10:44 AM

Devarim: Errors and Redemption

We must be careful not to reject the Redemption., 7/23/2009, 11:16 AM

Korach: Blessed is the Daughter

On the wisdom and determination of Jewish women., 6/18/2009, 12:54 PM

Behar: A Holy Economic System

The Jewish state must set a high moral standard., 5/13/2009, 9:27 AM

Tazria: True Jewish Idealism

Israel must return to a healthy Torah of idealism., 4/22/2009, 12:18 PM

Shemot: The Fear of G-d

The most ancient of Hebrew traditions., 1/14/2009, 1:53 PM

Vayigash: In the Diaspora

A pattern throughout history., 1/2/2009, 1:29 AM

Vayetzei: Bring Joy to Your Wife

A man should be vigilant not to upset his wife., 12/4/2008, 1:15 AM

Ha'azinu: Singing Redemption

A Divine song of the harmony of Creation., 10/10/2008, 12:55 AM

Vayelech: We Are All Israelis

Moshe was an Israeli, too. , 10/3/2008, 1:42 AM

Ki Tetzei: How to Praise G-d

When to silence a person for praising G-d., 9/11/2008, 11:31 AM

Shoftim: Responsible Leadership

True love breeds responsibility., 9/4/2008, 12:02 AM

Devarim: Learning the Lesson

Even scholars can miss the significance of events., 8/7/2008, 3:39 AM

Uri Zvi Greenberg & Beha'alotkha

A profound concept regarding prophecy., 6/12/2008, 1:52 AM

Yom HaAtzmaut: Our Bar Mitzvah

A Torah commandment for every generation., 5/6/2008, 2:11 AM

<I>Tazria</I>: A Torah of Idealism

Many have regrettably forgotten the higher goal., 4/4/2008, 12:48 AM

The Zionist Revolution

It is larger in scope than any other in history., 2/5/2008, 11:18 PM

<i>Beshalach</I>: The Torah of a New Generation

Taking the initiative to advance salvation., 1/16/2008, 8:06 PM

<I>Vayigash</I>: Aliens in a Strange Land

They did not wish to leave Egypt., 12/13/2007, 9:13 PM

Chanukah: Fighting a Cultural Revolution

The ancient Judeans waged a battle for freedom., 12/5/2007, 1:08 AM

<I>Chayei Sarah</I>: A Woman of Valor

Forge and strengthen a deep spiritual bond of love, 11/2/2007, 1:08 AM

<I>Vayera</I>: About Love and Peace

The Hebrew patriarch submit his entire will to G-d, 10/24/2007, 2:05 PM

The Jewish Riot That Wasn't

There is a time and a place for all things., 10/1/2007, 1:05 AM

<I>Devarim</I>: G-d Works in Obvious Ways

Great scholars can miss the significance of events, 7/18/2007, 11:50 PM

Letter From the Front

I'm a fighter for another month or so. Unless, of course, the army extends it again. These things happen in the army. Not an easy life. There is barely any time to sleep., 7/23/2004, 3:07 AM

The Lone Soldier

I imagine what the great Torah luminaries of history would have sacrificed to be here in my place - to wear the uniform of an Israeli soldier. I am fulfilling the dreams of and longings of two thousand years. , 8/4/2003, 11:59 PM