Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran

Peace, Peace, You Shall Pursue

Rodeph Shalom: peace as fullness, completeness and accepting divergent views within the framework of Torah., 5/27/2015, 4:49 PM

Beshalach: Life as a Symphony

Shirah (poetry and song) and becoming an adult., 1/29/2015, 8:09 AM

Vayigash: Things Never Said

Why do we not hear about the feelings of Benjamin's sons at the thought that their father would be a captive? Why only Jacob's feelings are taken into account?, 12/25/2014, 6:49 AM

Courage: Rabbi Yisroel Spira Zts"l of Bluzhev

Dignity before History, dignity before G-d. , 8/4/2014, 10:46 AM

Extremism is not Religious Fervor

The Lubavitcher Rebbe and NCSY have much in common., 7/17/2014, 10:28 AM

Chukat: Singing with the Children

When to sing with them and when to let them sing solo., 6/26/2014, 1:31 AM

Justice for the Agunah

Beit Din, the Sabbath and he who would withhold a get., 6/10/2014, 8:01 AM

Pirkei Avot: Before Whom One Toils

From Passover on, a chapter of Ethics of the Fathers (Pirkei Avot) is read on each Sabbath afternoon. , 5/10/2014, 11:10 PM

4 Sons - A Lesson for Parents and Teachers

On finding the right method for each student., 4/9/2014, 6:01 AM

Behind Our Masks

Who am I?, 3/15/2014, 9:12 PM

Open Orthodoxy: How to Lead; How to Follow

What Makes a Community a Community? A message to Open Orthodoxy., 2/6/2014, 10:12 AM

“Selfies”; A Sad Phenomenon of Our Time

The Oxford English Dictionary, the most prestigious guardian of the English language, has declared “selfie” to be the word of the year., 12/26/2013, 5:18 PM

Teaching Students, Not Subjects

And when you throw them out, where do you think they will go?, 10/17/2013, 9:09 AM

To Know Before Whom One Toils

Who decides who is good enough?, 8/22/2013, 8:17 AM

Psalm 27: Jewish Optimism

This psalm is said from the first day of the month of Elul through the last of Sukkot. What does it tell us?, 8/15/2013, 7:04 PM

Move de Line: Agunot and Shalom Bayit

Shalom Bayit. Shalom Aleinu: A Plea for Peace and Understanding , 8/13/2013, 8:45 AM

Reflections on the Uniform of the IDF

HaRav Tzvi Yehuda Kook: "...the holiness of the army uniform in Israel is fundamental, inherent holiness. This is the holiness of accessories of a mitzvah, from every perspective…", 7/10/2013, 11:28 AM

Post-Tisha B’Av: Tears for Shavel

Rabbi Soloveitchik emphasized that Tisha B’Av is a day devoted not only to the destruction of the two Temples, but also to our “historic recollection of all the tragedies that have befallen our people over the centuries… , 8/10/2012, 4:56 PM

A Day Worthy of Celebration

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A Lesson in Renewal

Titus’ statement of conquest and humiliation was transformed into a symbol of Jewish pride. Jews live and exist even in darkness, they continue to shine even when persecuted and humiliated. , 1/18/2012, 6:42 AM

The Nullity and the Greatness

The tension of Man's duality on Yom Kippur., 9/22/2009, 12:48 AM

Designing Your Own Calendar

These calendars are never discarded., 9/10/2009, 11:02 AM

National Mourning

Is there any calamity that can transform a nation?, 7/13/2009, 1:06 PM

Shavuot: Ways of Remembering

A pivot in time., 5/28/2009, 1:18 AM

Kashrut in Times of Difficulty

We are both physical and spiritual., 5/3/2009, 10:42 AM

Sh'foch Chamatcha: Justice

The truth of "b'chol dor vador" and the geulah., 4/5/2009, 11:32 AM

Tu B'Shevat: The Value of Life

Life is the ultimate gift from God., 2/6/2009, 2:16 AM