Rabbi Eliezer Melamed

Breaching the Walls of Jerusalem: Arab Hatred

The murder of the boy from Shu’afat is just an excuse for the outbreak of Arabs’ hatred towards Jews and the State of Israel and the Arabs learned most of their fraudulent claims from the Israeli left. , 7/11/2014, 11:36 PM

The Families: Beautiful and Dignified in Grief

Three families, united in sorrow, represented all of us., 7/6/2014, 6:55 AM

Having Children: Understanding the Value of Life

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

Our Hearts Are With the Families of Our Three Boys

Weekly in depth analysis of current issues from the perspective of Torah and love for the land of Israel and its people., 6/22/2014, 8:02 PM

Be Patient, Time is on Our Side

There is controversy in Israel about accepting money from Evangelical sources. , 6/14/2014, 8:58 PM

The Torah Given in Heaven and Earth

Pesach, Shavuot and between them, the Counting of the Omer form a symbolic continuum., 6/2/2014, 6:30 AM

Vegetarianism for Moral Reasons

The census in Bamidbar; moral vegetarianism. , 5/26/2014, 12:15 PM

Families Blessed With Many Children

At the recent Independence Day ceremonies, women lit the 14 torches, but only women whose accomplishments were outside the home were chosen. , 5/17/2014, 10:18 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

Conversion Requires Acceptance of Mitzvahs

The format of conversion courts should be determined with the consent of the majority of rabbis, and via the Chief Rabbinate. A thorough exposition of the issue that is currently the subject of public, Knesset and media debate., 3/30/2014, 6:53 PM

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

Hesder Yeshivas

, 2/18/2014, 12:40 AM

The Role of a Rabbi Today

The changes and challenges in a rabbi's role., 2/6/2014, 9:29 AM

Ariel Sharon: Merits Turn to Failings

Our Sages said: We are judged according to the conclusion of our lives., 1/19/2014, 7:05 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

The Best National Service for Women

The rabbis who ruled categorically against women serving in the army were correct., 1/6/2014, 9:38 AM

The Advancement of Women's Status in Halakha

The status of women in halakhah reviewed and explained., 12/30/2013, 9:54 AM

Change in the Status of Women

, 12/26/2013, 10:44 AM

Man Initiates, Woman Completes

, 12/8/2013, 5:40 PM

The Light of Hanukkah and Torah

Questions about lighting the Hanukkah candles and the connection between the holiday and the Oral Law., 11/28/2013, 1:10 AM

Halakhic Marriage and Domestic Partnership

Marriage is a sacred concept, based on the longstanding foundations of halakha, and the state must not desecrate it by means of alternatives or ceremonies that are not faithful to this tradition., 11/18/2013, 12:05 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

Torah Study Funding: A HIstorical Overview

A straight historical line leads from ancient times to the present., 11/4/2013, 11:30 AM

Judaism's Basic Law: Torah Study

The Jewish nation must study Torah and that study must take place on three levels., 10/27/2013, 3:11 PM

Realism in Mitzvot

Torah from the Yeshiva of Har Bracha in the heart of Israel., 10/21/2013, 9:22 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

Prophecy About the Nations of the World on Sukkot

The prophet Zachariah foretells that all the nations of the world will come to Jerusalem on Sukkot in the days of the Redemption. Thus, the holiday reaches out to the nations of the world., 9/20/2013, 12:25 AM

Understanding Selichot

The origin of Selichot, the history and halakha involved in their recital., 9/2/2013, 10:17 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

Who are the Torah Giants (Gedolei haTorah)?

They need not offer detailed plans for immediate implementation, but they must set a vision and offer direction., 8/13/2013, 7:59 AM

Wealth Through Tithing

, 8/4/2013, 11:45 PM

It's All Happening at the Zoo

A visit to the zoo is a chance to experience the wonders of God's creation - and acknowledge that with the appropriate blessing., 7/28/2013, 12:51 PM

Travel Guide: Blessings for Special Sights

A halakhic way to put spirituality into your summer vacation., 7/22/2013, 11:30 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

Summer Vacation Parenting Challenges

Permissive society and educational planning., 6/30/2013, 6:59 AM

Who Leads the Hareidi Public?

Dismissing the hareidi claim that “We are Still in Exile”., 6/23/2013, 9:49 PM

The True Followers of the Chatam Sofer

A close look at the Chatam Sofer's beliefs, in response to a question from a skeptical hareidi reader., 6/9/2013, 2:17 PM

Correcting the Sin of the Spies

, 6/2/2013, 12:49 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

The Sweetness of Bnei Merari

Three sons, three prototypes., 5/21/2013, 1:00 AM

The Giving of the Torah In Heaven and on Earth

An explanation of the date of the Shavuot holiday., 5/12/2013, 10:28 PM

Straight Talk on Torah, Army and the Hareidim

There are good reasons for the issue coming to the fore now., 5/6/2013, 11:16 PM

Reflections on Islam

Understanding the West's most implacable enemy., 5/1/2013, 11:45 AM

President Obama's Mistakes

President Obama came with good intentions, as a true friend. He wants the United States to stand side-by-side with Israel and ensure its security and existence. But he says things that might cause serious calamities. , 4/19/2013, 4:05 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

The Holocaust: Our Own Flesh and Blood, Part II

The question of Jewish identity changed completely after the Holocaust., 4/7/2013, 5:30 PM