Rabbi Chanan Morrison

Sukkot Water-Drawing Celebration

The nature of these evening celebrations., 10/7/2009, 1:56 AM

Ha'azinu: Diversity of Israel

A greater potential for internal strife., 9/24/2009, 1:16 AM

Knowing the Teruah-Blast

"Fortunate is the nation that knows the teruah.", 9/17/2009, 10:05 AM

Ki Tavo: Splendor of Tefillin

Why is wearing tefillin sometimes inappropriate?, 9/3/2009, 2:14 AM

Ki Tetze: Miriam's Punishment

We are reminded of Moses' unique prophecy., 8/27/2009, 2:19 AM

Rabbi Akiva's Prayer

There are two levels of kavanah., 8/17/2009, 12:25 AM

Eikev: Loves for Eretz Yisrael

There are two types of love for the Land., 8/6/2009, 1:20 PM

Va'Etchanan: What is Prayer?

Prayer effects a change in us., 7/31/2009, 3:21 AM

The Call for Sacred Splendor

Why does HaShem not rebuild the Temple?, 7/27/2009, 12:14 PM

Matot-Masei: Soldiers' Atonement

Why did the soldiers feel a need for atonement?, 7/17/2009, 12:20 AM

Pinchas: Atonement for New Moons

The very act of creation is problematic., 7/10/2009, 11:08 AM

Chukat: The Book of God's Wars

The conflict between Torah and foreign cultures., 6/26/2009, 8:00 AM

Korach: Holiness in Numbers

The minyan requirement, learned from Korach., 6/19/2009, 1:28 AM

Shelach: Rejecting the Land

May you see the goodness of Jerusalem., 6/10/2009, 10:28 PM

Beha'alotkha: Pray 'Against' God

It is unrealistic to speak about praying "to God.", 6/5/2009, 2:06 AM

Jerusalem Day: Windows to Peace

We turn towards the city of Jerusalem in prayer., 5/21/2009, 10:31 AM

Emor: The Illusion of Death

Kohanim must rise above the falsehood of death., 5/7/2009, 9:12 PM

The Sanctity of Yom Ha'Atzmaut

A courageous decision and a true miracle., 4/28/2009, 4:47 PM

Strong Hand, Outstretched Arm

How we steadily advance towards our final goal., 4/12/2009, 10:47 AM

Tzav: The Olah Offering

The highest level of communication with God., 4/3/2009, 1:19 AM

Vayikra: Maimonides and Korbanot

Invited to sit at the King's table., 3/27/2009, 1:16 AM

Ki Tisa: The Copper Washstand

What is its significance?, 3/13/2009, 2:04 AM

Trust in God vs. Self-Reliance

Which is the correct attitude?, 2/20/2009, 2:48 AM

Yitro: Coercion at Sinai

The Torah expresses our inner essence., 2/13/2009, 12:58 AM

Psalms 12: Circles and Lines

Kabbalists distinguished between the two realms., 2/1/2009, 10:19 AM

Va'era: Jewels on Tattered Cloth

What is the 'jewelry' of Israel?, 1/23/2009, 2:39 AM

Psalm 27: Unanswered Prayers

Understanding the very essence of prayer., 1/11/2009, 9:48 AM

Chanukah: Richness of Spirit

An important part of the message of Chanukah., 12/28/2008, 10:29 AM

Vayetzei: Prayers of the Avot

Each of the three prayers has its own nature. , 12/4/2008, 1:05 AM

Toldot: Jacob's Hand-Esau's Heel

The world may be mended in different ways., 11/28/2008, 12:11 PM

Chayei Sarah: In the Double Cave

Two paths of spiritual growth and enlightenment., 11/20/2008, 1:24 AM

Noach: Gathering Within the Ark

The year spent inside the ark was necessary., 10/31/2008, 2:55 AM

Bereishit: Titans, Men of Renown

They brought about the world's moral collapse., 10/24/2008, 10:14 AM

The Holy King

Why change the text of the prayers for ten days?, 10/3/2008, 1:24 AM

The Music of Teshuvah

The shofar is a wake-up call., 9/28/2008, 11:22 AM

Ki Tavo: Two Paths of Bikkurim

The path of Torah and the path of prophecy., 9/19/2008, 12:55 AM

Guard My Tongue and Lips

The two aspects of speech., 9/8/2008, 1:39 PM

Psalm 122: Peace and Scholars

True peace comes through divergent views., 8/19/2008, 12:48 AM

The Beauty of the Universe

The Temple promotes the world's spiritual advance., 8/7/2008, 4:58 AM

Psalm 97: Light for the Tzaddik

We find that light comes before joy., 7/14/2008, 12:13 PM

Korach: Corruption of a Judge

The moral descent of a leader, step by step., 6/26/2008, 12:20 PM

Beha'alotkha: Great Dreams

Dreams exist on many levels., 6/13/2008, 1:52 AM

From Zion to Jerusalem

The internal - external meaning of the Holy City, 6/1/2008, 4:38 PM

Lag Ba'Omer: Rashbi Returns

When Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yochai left the cave., 5/22/2008, 2:15 PM

Kedoshim: Holy Physical Pleasure

Holiness from physical pleasure., 5/2/2008, 1:20 AM

Rabbi Kook on the 'Hillel Sandwich'

Examine the significance of matzah and maror., 4/16/2008, 1:16 AM

Rabbi Kook on <I>Tazria</I>: Rav Arrives in Babylonia

Rabbi Abba was the preeminent scholar of his time., 4/3/2008, 12:48 AM

Rabbi Kook on <I>Shemini</I>: Immersion in Water

Recognizing our existential estrangement., 3/27/2008, 2:18 PM

Rabbi Kook on Purim: Accepting the Torah

Assimilation was not the answer., 3/19/2008, 4:36 PM

Rabbi Kook on <i>Zachor</I>: The Assault of Amalek

The people of Israel have two national missions., 3/13/2008, 7:47 PM

Rabbi Kook on <i>Ki Tisa</I>: The Knot of God's Tefilin

God wears tefillin?, 2/21/2008, 1:36 AM

Three Prayers, Three Goals

One should always be careful regarding prayer., 2/11/2008, 1:14 AM

<I>Yitro</I>: A Pure Revelation

It was daybreak when Moses ascended the mountain., 1/25/2008, 12:47 AM

Rabbi Kook on <i>Beshalach</I>: Two Levels of Love

The deeper significance of the "Song at the Sea.", 1/16/2008, 7:41 PM

Rabbi Kook on the Proper Dose of Deference

To bow one's head in prayer., 1/6/2008, 11:47 PM

Rabbi Kook on Psalm 87: The Beloved Gates of Zion

What the Temple and Jewish Law share., 12/24/2007, 5:06 PM

Rabbi Kook on Asarah B'Tevet: Anticipating Redemption

We are expected to anticipate the redemption., 12/19/2007, 6:03 AM