The Light of Hanukkah and TorahBy virtue of the unique light of the Oral Law, which, similar to the Hanukkah candles illuminates the darkness, we have succeeded in overcoming all the tribulations of the exile.
We Told You SoHow Israel can deal with the situation brought upon us by witless 'experts'.
The Key to Educating our YouthThe high level one can reach by spending a minimum of six hours of Torah study on Shabbat is beyond description. The wonderful effect hours of Torah study on Shabbat has on all the weekdays is unimaginable!
The Real Struggle - A Look at Migron as Slichot BeginThe decision to leave Migron peacefully has halakhic backing, because of the greater picture, as explained here. And there are 14% more Jews in the Shomron this year than last, something to recall as Ashkenazi Jews start Slichot on Saturday night.
Besheva's Calling: A Decade of Journalistic LeadershipThe group who probingly examines to what extent the national mitzvoth can be fulfilled, to what extent is it possible to cooperate with the secular public in the sciences and workplace, and to what extent seclusion is called are ‘Besheva’s’ readers.
The Ancient Tu B'Av CustomTu B'Av was the day many marriages were arranged in the days of the Talmud, with wisdom and social caring. Make sure to read the section "Sound Advice for Singles".
Halakhot for Shabbat Hazon and the 9th of Av:A must for readers who wish to do things right on this Shabbat (called Hazon) and before, during and after the fast of the Ninth of Av. This year is different from the usual, as the fast is postponed from Shabbat, necessitating detailed instructions.
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.
The Halakhic View on Home Demolitions in IsraelThe halakhic responsa is based on elucidating the parameters of Torah principles when juxtaposed with acceptance of the decisions of a governmental authority, a precept called Dina deMalchuta Dina.
Does Torah Study Override Army Service?A clear exposition of the controversial issue being debated as a new law is being drafted. Torah revitalizes our nation and is crucial for survival. But there are ways to serve if the army needs soldiers, and the army has to make this possible.
Freedom from MaterialismSome 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.
All About Lag Ba"OmerCustoms and explanations for them for Lag Ba'Omer, the Thirty-Third Day of the Omer Counting.
Easy Guide to a Kosher for Passover KitchenAn easy to understand and implement primer for having a kosher for Pesach kitchen. Before you sit down to the seder, make sure you are really ready for this wonderful holiday.
A Happy and Holy PurimOn Purim, when we drink and take joy in the salvation of Hashem, the positive sides of drinking are revealed. Yet there are limitations on inebriation.
Amalek: War Against the Root of EvilThe obligation to kill every single Amalekite, only applies in a case where they refuse to accept the fundamental mitzvoth which the Torah places upon all of the Children of Noah. They were the first anti-Semites.
A Primer on the Hostile Media The media's exaggeration about what happened at the Ephraim IDF camp, which was meant to malign the 'settlers', is as serious as an outright lie.
Names With RootsA new baby is a link in the family chain. Naming a baby for a grandparent strengthens it.
1913: Rabbi Kook Leads Rabbis' Tour of the MoshavotThe story of the famous tour 1913 of ten renowned rabbis to visit and encourage the new farming communities in the Shomron and Galilee. Rabbi Kook: "That which is holy will become renewed and that which is new will become holy".
The Importance of ModestyKeeping the laws of modesty merits a great reward in both this world and the World to Come, and helps lead to establishing a Torah true family. Response to an Ulpana student.
The Story of the Unetane Tokef PrayerUnetane Tokef, part of the Ashkenazi High Holyday prayer service, is a moving, awe-inspiring liturgical poem. The tragic story behind it is the same.
Christians Who Love IsraelWhile 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.
Freedom of Torah StudySomething good might have developed from the Left's attempt to portray the settlers as being cruel. This helps to deter our enemy.
Street Protests and Sensible EconomicsProtestors do not analyze the situation in a broader context, they want instant gratification. Judaism, however, has something to say about how a country's economics should be run.
Start from the HeartA different, Jewish and Zionist to looking at the tent protests and the connection to settling the Land of Israel.