Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen

The very magnitude of our redemption accentuates what is still lacking

Understanding the State of Israel’s deficiencies is what gives us the ability to value our achievements – to appreciate the foundations that have already been built., 7/22/2018, 2:59 PM

From Pinchas to the secrets of Redemption

Rabbi Moses Ḥaim Lutzatto teaches in Adir BaMarom that the entire purpose of Rabbi Shimon remaining in the cave for thirteen years was to bring down the revelation of Elijah that would be necessary to sustain Israel in exile until our eventual redemption, 7/5/2018, 12:39 PM

Am Segula: Uri Tzvi Greenberg, prophet of catastrophe

Only a person possessing complete love for his people can be sensitive to the fores of hatred before they are mature enough to strike. Greenberg did., 5/31/2018, 2:02 PM

Naso: Making marriage work

The importance of humbling our own egos for the sake of making a relationship work is taught by Divine example in the parsha., 5/25/2018, 8:38 AM

The tragic legacy of David Raziel, commander of the Etzel

More than being the model for the modern Hebrew soldier, Raziel can more specifically be viewed as the prototype for Israel’s national-religious community, especially those inhabiting the mountainous Samaria and Judea regions., 5/9/2018, 10:10 AM

Desecration of G-d's Name

In both the company of fellow Jews and in the presence of gentiles, we must be incessantly careful to conduct ourselves with honor, integrity and consideration toward others., 4/28/2018, 11:21 PM

A decolonization of Jewish identity

Western thought measures things according to the present reality as perceived through our limited senses, Israel’s Torah views life according to the standard of our reality’s deeper inner workings, and where we understand the world to be heading. , 3/14/2018, 9:43 PM

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 State of Israel, renewing our active role in history

We celebrate Yom Haatzmaut as our first opportunity to carry out the Divine directive of Jewish sovereignty over our homeland. It is our collective Bar Mitzvah, signifying the Jewish people’s national renaissance., 5/11/2016, 7:10 PM

Sovereignty the Torah way: the Maccabees' message

Hanukkah from a nationalistic perspective. Israel’s mission of bringing the world to awareness of Hashem can only be accomplished through the Jewish people sovereignty over Eretz Yisrael with the Torah serving as our national constitution, 12/14/2015, 4:56 AM

The Lesson of the Last Torah Portion, Vezot Habracha

Through the Jewish people reclaiming sovereignty over our homeland, we bring the entire world closer to history’s ultimate purpose., 10/4/2015, 6:20 AM

The Significance of Jerusalem Day, Iyar 28

Hashem swore that His Divine Presence, the Shkhina, would not enter celestial Jerusalem above until the Jewish people enters terrestrial Jerusalem below (Zohar 3:15b)., 5/15/2015, 4:48 PM

As Sukkot Comes to an End

Israel is now strengthened to embark on another year. , 10/14/2014, 10:24 PM

Jerusalem Bridges Heaven and Earth

Terrestrial Jerusalem is the physical expression of the celestial Jerusalem above., 5/27/2014, 2:05 PM

The Mitzvah of Jewish Sovereignty

Yom Haatzmaut is a day on which a miracle occurred for the entire Jewish Nation, and it is a Torah precept to ordain a public festival for commemoration of Hashem’s kindness towards His chosen people., 5/5/2014, 5:13 PM

The Most Important Lesson of Hanukkah

The place and meaning of light in the world., 12/11/2012, 8:15 AM

Am Segula: The Aim of Creation

Israel's mission of Divine perfection requires us to elevate this world to its highest potential – the original Divine Ideal behind Creation from its inception, , 10/11/2012, 9:32 AM

Am Segula on Sukkot

How the festival of Sukkot takes on an entirely different dimension when celebrated on our native soil. Come home!, 9/30/2012, 2:31 PM

Am Segula: Haazinu

Redemption puts all of history into proper perspective., 9/27/2012, 5:58 PM

Am Segula: The Investiture of Aharon

Trust in HaShem is a prerequisite to sincere and passionate service., 3/1/2012, 9:55 PM

Leaders and Redemption

The Gaon of Vilna illuminates in Kol HaTor (teachings on the process of Redemption) how even great scholars can miss the significance of events taking place in their generation., 8/9/2011, 3:28 PM

Vayeshev: Eternally United

Israel's most exploitable weakness., 12/10/2009, 11:38 PM

Toldot: Esav's Reign and Fall

Israel's national rebirth is troubling Edom., 11/18/2009, 11:34 PM

Lech Lecha: Fear and Faith

Avraham: history's original revolutionary., 10/30/2009, 1:05 AM

The Divine Ideal

Even that which appeared to be secular, or at times hostile to our Torah, has come only to prepare the way for the full expression of G-D’s Name., 10/18/2009, 11:13 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