Tzvi Fishman

“AWAKE AND SING” by HaHalban (Rabbi Chaim HaKohen z"l)

One of the great Kabbalists and Torah educators of our time Rabbi Chaim HaCohen, known as the "Halban" passed away this week The following is a translation of a chapter in one of his books. In memoriam., 8/14/2019, 7:24 AM

Life with the Beit HaMikdash

, 8/11/2019, 8:05 PM

Hold on to your seats everyone! Party lists to be closed!

The simple, fair, and logical thing to do would be to offer Itamar Ben Gvir the number 5 spot on any technical merger in order to ensure that ballots aren’t wasted, 7/31/2019, 9:39 PM

For The 17th of Tammuz: Tarzan of the Diaspora

A Jew isn’t an American, or a Frenchman, or a South African, even if he grows up there. A Jew has a homeland of his own, with his own code of life, the Torah, which is meant to be lived in Israel., 7/20/2019, 11:36 PM

The sweet Diaspora

The goal of the Exodus was to bring the liberated Nation to the Land of Israel. Sinai was a stop along the way, not the final destination. Paris, Berlin, London, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles are never mentioned., 7/1/2019, 12:38 PM

The spies are alive and not so well in America

The Jew in America is an American – while the Jew in Israeli is an Israeli. They are different species of Jews. Like distant cousins., 6/26/2019, 10:52 PM

One little girl and the rape of a nation

Where is our Jewish pride when a child is raped by a bestial Arab? Is it limited to gay parades? , 6/18/2019, 12:42 AM

Marshmallow leadership?

Where is the governmental response to the various fires burning up the country?, 6/12/2019, 8:43 PM

What's wrong with a Torah state, MK Liberman?

500 million shekels are going to be burnt on the altar of Liberman's ego. The current political system in Israel simply doesn’t work.  , 5/31/2019, 3:58 PM

Rise up to the level of the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

Are there two different Torahs? The Torah of Eretz Yisrael and the Torah of Galut? Yes indeed. The Midrash infers that the Torah of Eretz Yisrael is superior to the Torah of the Galut., 5/21/2019, 10:47 AM

The goal of Israel’s wars

Our mourning stems from an encompassing perspective, which appreciates the value of the Nation as a whole, and thus every individual becomes even more important and valued, and his absence pains and anguishes us., 5/7/2019, 6:45 PM

A tale of Jewish valor

Interview with former Prisoner of Zion and hero Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich who reveals that the Holocaust triggered his activism as a youth. It is a tale of true Jewish valor. , 5/2/2019, 7:31 AM

Down with the Jewish Agency!

God, in His infinite kindness, has given us a Jewish airline, with free tickets, to take us home to a Jewish airport in the miraculously rebuilt Jewish Homeland. American Jews, why haven't you noticed?, 1/4/2019, 8:59 AM

It happened in America

There is no such thing as "it can't happen here." It always has, sooner or later., 10/28/2018, 11:56 AM

In tribute to Ari Fuld

Ask yourself why Arabs can walk around freely in Jewish communities, supermarkets, hospitals, and shopping centers without worrying that someone will kill them, whereas a Jew entering an Arab community is likely to be slaughtered within minutes.   , 9/17/2018, 2:39 PM

Dear Jews of America, California is not Israel either

A response to Rabbi Menachem Levine's insightful oped "Dear Israelis, America is not Israel.", 7/20/2018, 2:45 PM

A Temple Mount story

On the 17th of Tammuz about 2000 years ago, the Romans breached the Old City Walls. Today, in the State of Israel, Jews are the only ones who cannot pray on the Temple Mount., 7/1/2018, 12:35 PM

Where is Samson when we need him?

Some things never change and it seems that only a daring loner can overcome the hesitation of the general staff., 6/27/2018, 4:14 PM

Goodbye, Philip

The tragedy of American Jewish writers., 5/27/2018, 12:08 AM

Don't be afraid to speak out!

A photograph outside the church where my bar mitzva was held due to renovations in our Temple, shows me holding the Hebrew prayer book upside down. , 5/21/2018, 9:33 AM

Jerusalem, the highest level of joy

We are always to remember that Zion is our true home, not Babylon or America, and we are to set our love for Jerusalem above our highest joy., 5/12/2018, 11:47 PM

Rabbi Shmuly - heal thyself!

Rabbi Shmuly writes: “Sadly, as Israel reaches a milestone in her modern history, Religious Zionism is fundamentally flawed, directionless, and even broken in many ways.” Funny, that description sounds like pluralistic Judaism to me., 4/26/2018, 8:08 AM

Anti-Israel Prize

While people can think and say what they like, not everyone deserves to be awarded the Israel Prize., 4/19/2018, 9:02 PM

The State of Israel is Holy

The commandments in the Torah do not depend on who happens to be the Prime Minister of Israel at the time, the size of his kippah, or on how many religious politicians sit in the Knesset., 4/18/2018, 7:26 PM

Dear haredi Jew

It is unacceptable for so many of you in Israel not to stand still when the siren sounds for the 6 million and for our fallen soldiers. Nor is it acceptable for you to ignore Israel's Independence Day., 4/11/2018, 12:30 PM

Exclusive preview: Sequel to Tevye in the Promised Land

In Tevye and the Promised Land, Shalom Aleichem's milkman heeds the call to return to the Land of israel during the British Mandate. The soon to be published 'Arise and Shine' goes on from there. Exclusive Arutz Sheva preview: The Pesach Seder., 4/3/2018, 9:31 AM

New American Haggadah!

A Jew who stays on the same level has already fallen, according to Rebbe Nachman. Let’s try to ascend a bit in our understanding of what being a Jew is all about., 3/27/2018, 5:26 PM

Become a Super Jew!

Rabbi Kook assures us that the “secular” Jews in the Land of Israel, who seem to be estranged from the Torah, contain a powerhouse of the hidden holiness that burns eternally in the soul of the Nation. Come and feel it!, 3/21/2018, 4:00 PM

Hypersomnia: Jewish excessive sleeping disorder

President Trump understands that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish Nation – when will the world’s Jews?, 3/16/2018, 6:37 AM

The 50 top reasons for not making aliya to Israel

Hey American Jews: “Break on through, break on through, break on through to the other side….”, 3/9/2018, 12:14 PM

My AIPAC speech

They would never let me speak, I would spoil the party., 3/3/2018, 9:49 PM

Harry Potter, beware!

The soon to be published sequels to the novel 'Tevye in the Promised Land' are going to push Harry off the shelves. , 2/27/2018, 10:05 PM

Olami Summit is caught in an avalanche

If the orientation of Jewish Education in the Diaspora isn’t dramatically altered, the applause extended to all of these well-meaning programs will soon fall on an empty hall., 12/27/2017, 5:30 AM

Hellenism is alive and well - in the Diaspora!

When Yehuda Maccabee shouted, “Follow me,” in the battle for the Hebrew sovereignty in the Land of Israel, the Jewish Hellenists stayed home., 12/21/2017, 9:49 PM

One truth, not two

Jews in affluent countries have forgotten that the exile is a punishment, and, as the “Kli Yakar” warned, have fallen in love with their alien domiciles, , 12/19/2017, 5:17 PM

If I forget you, O Jerusalem

Not recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is like not recognizing the sun. So why has it taken this long?, 12/6/2017, 5:53 PM

Fire Tzipi Hotovely!

The Deputy Foreign Minister should have known better., 11/24/2017, 1:22 AM

What road are you on?

Abraham's choice of path has made all the difference., 10/27/2017, 2:55 PM

A tzaddik in Hollywood

Would Noah have made the grade in Hollywood?, 10/16/2017, 7:17 AM

Wonder Woman, Christian symbols and Miri Regev's mission

The still unrefined tenets of Christianity still pervade Western culture, and a showdown is yet to come. Rabbi Kook revealed it, Wonder Woman is an example of it, and Miri Regev can do something about it., 6/14/2017, 7:00 PM

State of the State

Everyone can find something to gripe about in the Jewish State, but everryone rejoices in its establishment., 5/2/2017, 9:59 AM

Holocaust Day USA

The souls of the Nazi's victims are being reborn in Israel with each new birth. The holocaust of today is different. The bodies live but the souls are lost without a future., 4/24/2017, 6:56 AM

The Plague of Darkness continues

Freedom means separating ourselves from alien cultures, with their hollow aspirations and ideals. We have a long way to go., 4/11/2017, 9:49 PM


The time has come for the Chief Rabbinate to assume its rightful place as the compass of our Nation, raising the banner of Torah as our national flag, just as our great and fearless Sages once rallied the Children of Israel., 4/5/2017, 12:05 AM

The holy soul of Zionism

Galut and Geula (Exile and Redemption) part 5. Click on the writer's biography for the previous articles., 3/20/2017, 1:10 PM

In Memoriam: the teachings of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook

Called the Father of the Return to Judea and Samaria, a true Torah leader with vision and courage., 3/12/2017, 8:22 PM

Are you yearning for salvation?

Exile and Redemption part 4., 3/8/2017, 7:29 AM

Galut and Geulah, part III: Why mourn exile?

The reason for the observance of the mitzvot in the Diaspora is in order not to forget them, , 2/27/2017, 11:36 PM

Galut and Geula, Part 2

Scattered limbs without a soul, 2/21/2017, 9:07 PM

Galut and Geula, Part 1: The exile isn't forever

A series on living in the Promised Land. Geula, redemption, as opposed to Galut, exile in the Diaspora., 2/15/2017, 11:33 AM

Did David commit manslaughter when he killed Goliath?

Did Goliath die from the rock, the ensuing fall or the beheading? Did David murder a defenseless prisoner?, 1/31/2017, 11:48 PM

Why so many Jews don't come on aliyah

It's not because they don't care., 1/17/2017, 11:59 PM

The greatest addiction of all

The most dangerous addiction of all and how to overcome it is outlined in detail below. , 1/6/2017, 6:17 AM

Potifar's wife, the Greeks and your computer

Every home computer can, with the click of the mouse, turn into a Trojan horse, which can undermine the sanctity of the Jewish home., 12/26/2016, 5:56 PM

In every generation: The heroes of Amona

These Jews and their supporters are alone on the windy mountain, like the Maccabees of yore. Those discrediting them and those uprooting them are the Hellenists of today., 12/17/2016, 5:56 PM

The real mother

The answer to the question of ownership of the Land of Israel has been answered without turning to the Bible, the UN or the Balfour Declaration in the conflagrations that rage across Israel., 11/25/2016, 7:57 AM

Rabbi Amar tells it like it is

Reform Jews are not in the same category as their leaders., 11/20/2016, 9:58 PM