Tazria-Metsora: In Jewish life, less is more

Why and how tsoraat affects three categories of human life and society – the human body, clothing and houses. Rabbi Berel Wein, Thursday, 8:32 AM

Ritual impurity, Jewish doctors and having a baby

Inisghts into Judaism connected to the parsha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Tuesday, 11:13 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 34, Class #1

Studying Tanya will put you on the road to spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, Tuesday, 5:43 AM

Warsaw Ghetto uprising or Auschwitz liberation, which day to choose?

There are two days to memorialize the Holocaust, representing two fundamentally different world-views. Daniel Pinner, Monday, 7:08 AM

The Shmuz on change

A leopard can’t change its spots, but a man can… Rabbi BenZion Shafier, Sunday, 10:04 PM

Navigating a circuitous road

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion, Parshat Shemini Leviticus 9:1–11:47. Moshe Kempinski, Saturday, 10:15 PM

The proper dose of deference

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/21/2017, 2:47 PM

Are the Jewish people a success story or a failure?

Current events connected to the parsha.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/21/2017, 2:45 PM

Deviating from Torah law leads to consequences

The Talmud states that consuming non-kosher food stops up the hearts of otherwise good Jews.Rabbi Berel Wein, 4/20/2017, 9:53 PM

The Temple Institute on the Parsha: Kosher meat

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 4/20/2017, 9:05 AM

When is the next Jewish holiday?

What did you answer to this question? Read on. Shmuel Sackett, 4/19/2017, 6:21 PM

Jewish values restored

Is there a renaissance, a reawakening of identification with authentic Jewish values? Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 4/19/2017, 12:15 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 33, Class #5

Tanya is a way to achieve spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 4/18/2017, 8:30 AM

Are there miracles in the midst of tragedy?

Can we celebrate miracles no matter the circumstances?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 4/18/2017, 8:19 AM

A whole year of Passover?

Reflections on the end of the holiday.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 4/15/2017, 10:50 PM

From slavery to freedom

A ritual of freedom only succeeds when it invokes a state of mental freedom, but the slavery of the present is a subtle thing, with far too many synagogues that worship the Democratic party instead of G-d. Daniel Greenfield, 4/13/2017, 11:44 AM

Have you an arm like God’s?

Can you thunder with a voice like His? Then even I would praise you for the triumph you right hand won youProfessor Gerald Aranoff, 4/13/2017, 10:07 AM

The Plague of Darkness continues

Freedom means separating ourselves from alien cultures, with their hollow aspirations and ideals. We have a long way to go. Tzvi Fishman, 4/11/2017, 9:49 PM

Threading the line

The universe is fine-tuned for the existence of life as we know it.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 4/11/2017, 8:50 PM

Passover: Who is free?

Slavery and freedom are a matter of the spirit, wrote Israel's first Chief Rabbi, renowned Torah Sage, philosopher, mystic and poet.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/10/2017, 11:57 AM

Passover, then and now

Did they leave or were they taken out? Larry Domnitch, 4/10/2017, 11:44 AM

A Passover story in memory of Sergeant Elchai Taharlev Hy'd

Two cities, worlds apart.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/9/2017, 11:59 PM

Who is the most important son at the Seder?

Some people know from bitter experience that it is better not to ask.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 4/9/2017, 11:52 PM

A simple task? A menial task? A mitzvah

The kohanim would draw lots to determine who would have the privilege of cleaning the ashes!  Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 4/8/2017, 11:35 PM

Not everything must have a kosher for Passover certification

A primer for the non-food items and a reminder of what freedom is all about.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 4/8/2017, 11:34 PM

Parshat Tzav and Shabbat Hagadol

Tthe connection between Tzav and Shabbat Hagaol explored and explained. Rabbi Berel Wein, 4/7/2017, 3:44 PM

The Temple Institute on the Parsha -- and a Pesach message

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 4/7/2017, 10:30 AM

Shabbat Ha-Gadol: Redemption then, redemption now

Shabbat Ha-Gadol: Redemption then, redemption now Daniel Pinner, 4/7/2017, 12:15 AM

Halakhot (Laws) of Passover 5777

Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 4/6/2017, 9:50 AM

The ashes: Life lessons from the Torah portion

The hyper active pre-Pesach activity and the zeal hints at something much deeper going on. Moshe Kempinski, 4/6/2017, 7:19 AM

The parsha and current events: Imagine...

Had the great religious leaders done so in the early 1900s and called for mass return to Eretz Yisrae...Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/6/2017, 12:42 AM

Rambam's Guide for the Perplexed on the Seder Night

A new video by Rabbi Sacks to help make the Seder Night more meaningful.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 4/4/2017, 9:01 PM

A מew understanding of the Mitzvah of Haggadah

On the night of Pesach, the Talmud wants us to be so involved in the process of the Exodus, that we are able to transport ourselves to the very moment of that crucial event in our history.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 4/4/2017, 7:55 PM

Psalm 34: Who wants a good life?

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/3/2017, 9:36 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap.33, class 5

Studying Tanya will put you on the road to spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 4/3/2017, 9:34 PM

When man restores G-d to His world

What exactly is a sacrifice? Daniel Pinner, 4/2/2017, 8:14 AM

Pesach: Omnipresence and Oneness

Just as it was Hashem Who took us out of Egypt, so it is Hashem Who controls every aspect of our lives.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 4/2/2017, 8:08 AM

When man restores G-d to His world

What exactly is an offering? Daniel Pinner, 4/2/2017, 7:18 AM

Brachot and offerings

This week's Dvar Torah is by Eli Lipschitz, former Shaliach (Washington 2003-04), currently cadet at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 4/1/2017, 8:33 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Nearer

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/31/2017, 8:16 AM

Salt, not honey

The lesson learned from the taste of the Temple offerings.Rabbi Jesse Horn, 3/31/2017, 8:06 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayikra

The sin offering. Judaism may believe in guilt, but it also believes in forgiveness.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 3/31/2017, 12:11 AM

Vayikra: What is so important about korbanot?

Many mitzvot, without which it would be hard to imagine life as a Jew, appear less prominently in the Torah, while korbonot are the primary focus of so much of the Torah.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 3/30/2017, 10:14 AM

Vayikra: The Daily Offering

What is the value of an offering that costs almost nothing?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/30/2017, 10:10 AM

Rosh Chodesh Nissan Torah essay:Moon Mindfulnes

This month's essay byShani Taragin, Matan lecturer, who has a B.A. and M.A. in Tanakh and Talmud from Bar-Ilan University and is certified as a Halakhic Advisor in issues of family purity law. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 3/29/2017, 1:13 AM

A bedtime story for children

'I'm starting to feel that at a time like this I have no right to be just a spectator while my brother gives so much. I feel compelled to join him in the struggle.  Unless I do so, I will feel that I am betraying my father and myself.' Mordechai Sones, 3/28/2017, 11:17 AM

Airing religious problems in the IDF

The focal point of the struggle is protecting the rights of the religious soldier.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/28/2017, 1:54 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 33, class 4

Tanya puts you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/27/2017, 10:23 AM

Sacred letter and awesome segulah

Note by Publisher in Original Hebrew, 1945:  “I, the publisher, saw with my own eyes in 1944 in the concentration camps in Hungary during a time of distress for the Jewish people, that those who said this ma’amar all survived with the help of G-d. Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2017, 11:16 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: The love story with G-d

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/26/2017, 12:45 AM

Doing is growing

LIfe lessons from the Torah reading. Moshe Kempinski, 3/26/2017, 12:38 AM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Art and Creation

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/24/2017, 12:06 PM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Details

As God tends to our needs and wants, doesn’t it make sense to likewise orient ourselves to the needs and wants of our wives?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/24/2017, 11:54 AM

Encampments & Journeys

Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 3/23/2017, 1:48 AM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Accountability

Transparency and accountability in the parsha.Rabbi Berel Wein, 3/23/2017, 1:42 AM

A mother's naches

The story told by the Lubavitcher Rabbe's mother N"E. Sent by Larry Gordon , 3/20/2017, 1:22 PM

The holy soul of Zionism

Galut and Geula (Exile and Redemption) part 5. Click on the writer's biography for the previous articles. Tzvi Fishman, 3/20/2017, 1:10 PM