Rabbi Eliezer Melamed

Successful Marriage at a Young Age

There are cogent reasons for not putting off marriage past the early twenties., 1/26/2015, 10:28 AM

Torah Guidelines for National Security

Collaboration between Torah scholars and men of action can enable proper security policy management guided by Torah., 12/23/2014, 12:17 PM

Inheriting the Land of Israel on the Temple Mount

Rabbi Melamed writes what late Religious Zionist leader Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook would have decided about the halakhic question of ascending the Temple Mount had he seen the political situation today., 11/24/2014, 9:29 PM

Halakha on Abortion of Fetuses with Severe Abormalities

A fetus is considered a living entity in regards to certain laws, but there is no penalty of death for taking its life. What do the rabbinical decisors say? , 10/26/2014, 3:59 PM

Judgment on the High Holidays

Why do the righteous sometimes suffer, and the wicked live the good life in this world?, 9/23/2014, 8:20 PM

Comfort for Childless Couples

Reading articles about the mitzvah to have children is agonizing for couples who have tried every medical option and remain childless. Words addressed to them., 8/18/2014, 9:23 AM

Jewish Laws of War

Leaders, experts, and pundits who led us astray– must now ask forgiveness from the Jewish nation, and leave the public scene for people more competent than themselves., 7/27/2014, 4:40 PM

Having Children: Understanding the Value of Life

Make sure to read to the end., 6/28/2014, 10:44 PM

At What Age Should Women Marry?

, 5/11/2014, 11:06 PM

Celebrating Yom Haatzmaut: Barbecue to Beit Medrash

The different levels of Yom Haatzmaut celebrations, customs and halakhic decisions., 5/5/2014, 5:17 PM

Setting the Tone for Holocaust Remembrance Day

The last will and testament of the millions of murdered victims., 4/26/2014, 11:24 PM

Stringent Ashkenazi Customs on Passover: Quinoa et al

This article also deals with married women covering their hair., 4/13/2014, 1:33 AM

Koshering the Kitchen for Passover

Cleaning the kitchen for Pesach (Passover) should be done more carefully than cleaning the house, to ensure that not even a small crumb of chametz (leavened food) remains. Added links: OU guides to Passover and medications., 4/10/2014, 7:08 AM

When to Get Married

According to Chazal, the age of marriage is eighteen, but no later than twenty. Is that applicable today?, 3/27/2014, 10:04 AM

The Mitzvah to Join the IDF

The two mitzvoth fulfilled by enlisting in the army are the mitzvah of fighting a war to assist Israel from an attacking enemy, and the mitzvah of settling the Land of Israel. , 3/10/2014, 9:35 PM

Explaining Hesder - To Ourselves

Torah issues made clear from the Rav of Har Bracha, the thriving yeshiva community in the Shomron., 3/2/2014, 4:35 PM

Connecting Men of Torah and Men of Action

The more Torah one learns, the greater his obligation is to teach it to others., 1/15/2014, 8:54 AM

Change in the Status of Women

, 12/26/2013, 10:44 AM

Why Dress Modestly? Tell Them: It's the Rule!

In Hebrew, the word is "kahka!" Meaning: No explanation needed, just do as I say., 11/11/2013, 8:13 AM

Israel’s Vision Expressed in Hakafot

How giving out honors in the synagogue can be a lesson in social responsibity., 10/13/2013, 9:26 PM

Israel is in Need of Vision

The Wonder of Jewish Existence in Exile is Connected to the Vision of Redemption., 10/6/2013, 2:44 PM

Rosh Hashanah – Not the Only Day of Judgment

Rabbi Natan said: “A man is judged every moment”. Rabbi Yochanan said: “Great is the power of repentance that it rescinds a man's final sentence.", 8/26/2013, 3:21 PM

Halakhic Advice and Guidance for Tisha B'Av

Answers to frequently asked questions about the fast. Thoughts to ponder., 7/15/2013, 10:32 AM

The Great Democracies' Disgrace

The great democracies failed miserably in upholding their own principles when it came to saving Jews., 7/8/2013, 7:19 AM

Tremors that Cause Earthquakes

This article recounts and interprets a chapter of Israel’s history in the wilderness., 5/26/2013, 7:12 PM

A Song of Praise for Israel Independence Day

Our joy and thanksgiving for Yom Ha'atzmaut remains firm., 4/14/2013, 11:49 PM

Rejoicing on the Festivals - a Commandment

The Torah knows the hearts of men - and women - and tells us how to provide the conditions for being happy on our holidays. Chag Sameach means just that!, 3/21/2013, 10:44 PM

The Torah View on Workers' Strikes

Strikes can cripple crucial services, but are often resorted to after everything else fails. Are they allowed according to halakha?, 12/20/2012, 11:55 AM

We Told You So

How Israel can deal with the situation brought upon us by witless 'experts'., 11/22/2012, 8:29 AM

Yom Kippur Q&A; Revealing G-d's Kingdom in Israel

Settling the land is the way to reveal G-d's kingdom. But there are also halakhic questions that need answers before the fast., 9/23/2012, 11:48 PM

Laws for "The Nine Days"

From the 1st to the 9th of Av (the Fast Day for the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem), Ashkenazim keep special stringencies as a sign of mourning. Sephardim keep them starting from the week of the fast., 7/22/2012, 1:20 AM

A Constructive Summer Vacation for Your Chldren

Good, sensible advice for parents anxious about the looming months of summer vacation., 7/1/2012, 4:39 PM

The Failure of Secular Zionism

Rabbi Kook feared that a lack of religious committment would adversely affect the state of Israel - and it has., 6/16/2012, 10:50 PM

Freedom from Materialism

Some serious thinking should occur when a couple decides where and how to live. The right decision can affect finances and much more. Torah from Har Bracha in the Shomron., 5/12/2012, 9:30 PM

Man is Like a Tree

In what way does man resemble a tree? and what was the manna like?, 2/11/2012, 11:56 PM

Christians Who Love Israel

While many countries support the Arabs out of economic interests, or out of fear, or due to false beliefs, the Evangelicals are clearly on our side., 9/9/2011, 1:38 AM

Start from the Heart

A different, Jewish and Zionist to looking at the tent protests and the connection to settling the Land of Israel., 7/30/2011, 8:56 PM

In the Merit of 6 Houses

This inspiring article is by Rabbi Melammed and Rabbi Shlomi Badash., 6/17/2011, 3:04 PM