Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold

The miracle of nature and the nature of miracles

I immediately knew who the man sitting next to me on the plane was., 5/24/2019, 8:27 AM

A new look at this week's Haftorah

A reminder to those watching this out of Israel: We are reading Parashat Behar this week and you are at Parashat Emor. The Haftorah, however, is not limited to the parasha, but has to do with faith in redemption., 5/15/2019, 9:53 PM

Rabbi Akiva inspires all generations

One of my great heroes of all time is Rabbi Akiva. , 4/22/2019, 10:27 AM

The Haggadah: Instructions included

The Seder comes complete with instructions. And you have to make it relevant., 4/14/2019, 6:41 AM

Purim with Rabbi Gold: Mordechai Hayehudi (The great flat tire)

Why is there no rage on the murder of Ori Ansbacher, of a rosh yeshiva who is father of 12?, 3/21/2019, 11:00 AM

The ethics of voting

The popular weekly lecture by the founding Rabbi of Religious Zionist Kehillat Zichron Yosef in Har Nof, Jerusalem. , 3/10/2019, 7:37 AM

The first "yored"

The first biblical personality to settle in a foreign land is Joseph. , 3/3/2019, 5:53 PM

Don't be frozen in time

Rabbi Gold's weekly shiur in Jerusalem is a popular, well attended fixture in Anglo Torah study. Arutz Sheva shares it with you., 2/24/2019, 6:13 AM

Tunnels and the Torah's response to agression

The Torah, in  our parsha, talks about killing someone who tunnels into one's home. Is that allowed?, 2/1/2019, 8:10 AM

A turbulent parsha

The miraculous crossing of the Reed Sea was not the way life was going to be, Hashem was saying in one of the verses in this parsha. There would be suffering and war, difficulties and illness. , 1/17/2019, 2:42 PM

Jewish history begins with the Seder

Rabbi Gold's popular lectures at the Israel Center in Jerusalem., 1/13/2019, 1:01 PM

Jewish strength is a Torah value

Moses mentioned the names of only certain tribes tribes twice., 12/16/2018, 11:16 AM

Miketz: Joseph and his brothers - the tables are turned

There is a famine in the land of Canaan - and only there - and the sons of Israel find themselves in Egypt, accused of being spies., 12/6/2018, 6:31 PM

Vayeshev: Who sold Joseph into slavery?

What is really happening in the Joseph story?, 11/29/2018, 7:49 AM

Rabbi Sholom Gold on the Jewish response to Pittsburgh

What has happened to the Jewish response to a tragedy affecting our people?, 11/18/2018, 6:13 AM

The blessings and dangers of technology

Popular lectures at the Israel Center by a renowned rabbi., 10/12/2018, 10:08 AM

Teshuva according to Rav Soloveitchik: Psalm 51

Rav J.B. Soloveitchik made doing Teshuva clear - now it is up to us., 8/31/2018, 3:42 PM

Devarim - Sparks of Rashi for the 9 Days

What do we have to correct during the Nine Days? Why do Jews remain in places that hate Jews?, 7/19/2018, 10:03 PM

Tevilat Keilim: An ethic of independence

Torah from one of Israel's most popular Torah lecturers., 7/12/2018, 7:00 PM

Balak: The wisdom of the common man

Original insights on the parasha from one of Israel's most popular English-speaking rabbis., 6/29/2018, 3:01 PM

Chukat: His footsteps in the sand

Watch one of Israel's most famous Anglo Torah world personalities discuss the Torah Reading from a unique point of view., 6/22/2018, 8:11 AM

Korach: An anatomy of betrayal

For 40 years the rabbi has been trying to understand two biblical figures, Datan and Aviram, whose behavior seems inexplicable. Listen to his insights., 6/15/2018, 11:47 AM

The antidote to the Meraglim

One who collects samples of the virtues of the land is like someone collecting dewdrops for the ocean. And the story of a tomato., 6/8/2018, 3:12 PM

Freedom of Speech - not at any price

Listen and watch Rabbi Gold's insights into Parashat Hashavua - Beha'alotcha., 5/31/2018, 2:49 PM

Shimshon, a lesson for all time

The laws of a Nazarite in this week's reading are one reason the Haftorah is about Shimshon (Samson) the Nazarite, but the connection is much deeper than a simple comparison., 5/22/2018, 11:56 PM

Berlin, no. Yerushalayim, yes.

Rabbi Gold's lecture for Bechukotai: What happened when Rabbi Gold was stranded in Germany. Why wasn't Germany treated like Spain? How did the Rambam live in Egypt if the Torah says not to?, 5/11/2018, 12:13 AM

The Parasha with Rabbi Gold: Insights into Bitachon

One of Anglo Israel's most beloved and popular rabbis in his weeklly parasha lecture at the Israel Center., 5/3/2018, 8:54 PM

Kiddush Hashem during wartime

In Parshat Emor, we are commanded to sanctify G-d's Name. When Israel suffers, that is the desecration of His Name. What does that signify in recent history?, 4/24/2018, 11:35 PM

For Memorial Day: Rabbi Akiva's students - Saints or Sinners?

Why is there a national period of mourning, Sefirat Haomer, for sinners? What is the Judge of the universe telling us?, 4/17/2018, 11:14 PM

G-d, too, craves approval

Will we still mention the Exodus once we are in the period of Redemption? , 3/24/2018, 9:30 PM

Was Mordechai a Zionist?

A fresh perspective on Mordechai the Jew., 3/4/2018, 6:01 AM

One Comment on Rabbi Lichtenstein's Letter

This is Torah and I am obliged to learn it. I do not understand what connection there is between Rabbi Soloveichik's words, which were said thirty years ago, and our situation today. , 8/30/2005, 1:16 PM