Harav Avraham Shapira zts"l

First time in English: Hellenism and translating the Torah into Greek

Third of the late Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira's essays on Hanukkah: "It was inevitable that the translation of the Torah into Greek diminished the uniqueness of the Jewish people., 12/5/2018, 1:59 PM

First time in English: The radiance of Torah on Hanukkah

First time in English, late Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira's illuminating writings on Hanukkah: 'The miracle of Hanukkah is that there was an aspect of Matan Torah all over again: the ability of the Oral Torah to expand and develop had returned.', 12/4/2018, 8:39 AM

First time in English: Hanukkah - the celebration of the Oral Law

For the first time in English, late Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira's illuminating writings on Hanukkah: 'The groups of heretics who wanted to split the Torah arose only once the special light of the Chiddushim from the Oral Torah began to shine.', 12/3/2018, 12:08 AM

First on Arutz Sheva: The power of Teshuva

Chief Rabbi Avraham Elkana Cahana Shapira's zts"l's 11th yahrzeit was marked by an evening of Torah lectures in Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav, where he was Rosh Yeshiva. Arutz Sheva posts this essay by Rav Shapira, translated into English for the 1st time., 9/18/2018, 3:30 PM

First time in English: The Torah said to blow the Shofar

Rosh Hashanah thoughts from the late Chief Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva of Merkaz Harav, Avraham Elkana Cahana Shapira zts"l. Appearing in English for the first time., 9/9/2018, 12:29 AM

First time in English: Fear of judgment and trust in Hashem

Second in a series of inspirational words of encouragement and faith for the days before Rosh Hashana by the late Chief Rabbi Avraham Elkana Cahana Shapira, Dean of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, translated for the first time for Arutz Sheva., 9/6/2018, 2:18 PM

First time in English:'I am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine'

The late Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira zts"l on the month of Elul –'an eternal period of Heavenly compassion'. Translated into English for the first time for Arutz Sheva., 9/4/2018, 11:20 PM