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Consistency and constancy

One verse and sacrifice truly describes and underscores the greatest framework of spiritual life without which that life begins to wither and die. Moshe Kempinski, Tuseday, 11:55 AM

Counting the Jews

We find it so much easier to memorialize the dead than to inspire and consecrate the living.Rabbi Berel Wein, Monday, 8:34 AM

The meaning of life

Insights into the meaning of life and other questions.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Monday, 7:25 AM

The parsha and current events: Pinchas and Corporal El'or Azarya.

Life - a right or a privilege?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Sunday, 8:40 AM

Balak (Diaspora): Bent on destroying the Jews

Balak was a rasha…so why did he merit having a parasha named after him?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Sunday, 6:48 AM

Balak (Diaspora): Unreal Realities

Why does the story get so much attention?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, Friday, 10:19 AM

Pinchas (Israel): The secret of success

Torah from the Otniel hesder yeshiva in the Hevron Hills area.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, Friday, 10:17 AM

Pinchas (Israel): Following the daughters

The daughters of Zelophehad had such a great love for the Land of Israel, they merited that the laws of inheriting land-holdings in the Land of Israel would be written in the Torah at their inspiration. Daniel Pinner, Thursday, 9:15 AM

Balak (Diaspora): No one is perfect

The Torah does not hide the faults of our founders. The notion of applying superhuman qualities to a human being is not a Jewish idea.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, Thursday, 9:06 AM

Custody in early chlldhood

When children automatically remain with the mother and the father must pay their child support, it’s no wonder that almost 90% of divorce cases are initiated by womenRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/20/2016, 6:28 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 27, class 2

Learning Tanya - the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/20/2016, 6:24 AM

The Yiddishe Mama and childrearing

The role of the Yiddishe Mama begins much earlier than the task of the Yiddishe father.  And what do they contribute?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 7/19/2016, 2:20 PM

The Temple Institute on Balak

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/19/2016, 2:15 PM

Psalm 126: We were like dreamers

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/18/2016, 8:03 AM

Take Rabbi Lichtenstein's legacy at full depth

Not every rabbi is one of the Gedolei Yisrael. Rabbi Lichtenstein, who expressed this and articulated his belief in da'at Torah, was one himself. Read the essence of his teachings here. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 7/18/2016, 7:38 AM

Chukat (Diaspora): To sing a new song

Our children and students.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 7/17/2016, 1:20 AM

The parsha and current events: Dwelling apart

The Jewish ideal is to be involved with the world, while at the same time to be fiercely protective of our particular spiritual status.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/17/2016, 1:07 AM

Balak: A nation that dwells alone

Torah from Otniel in the hills of Hevron.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/15/2016, 10:55 AM

Chukat (Diaspora): Grief for Aaron

Why was there greater grief for the passing of Aaron than there was for the passing of Moses? The Chief Rabbi explains.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/15/2016, 10:50 AM

Balak Iisrael): To believe in myself

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Hillel VAn Leeuwen, educational Director, Mizrachi World Movement.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/14/2016, 1:47 PM

Chukat (Diaspora) and LGBT   

The parsha with an emphasis on death teaches us much about life.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 7/14/2016, 12:44 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: PTSD

Red cow ashes-a Divine PTSD treatmentDr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 7/13/2016, 11:25 AM

No to soldiers' bodies for terrorists

A person’s essence is his soul and not his body, and the souls of fallen IDF soldiers are certainly among the righteous, as is Moses, whose burial place is unknown.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/12/2016, 8:13 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 6

Learning Tanya is a way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/12/2016, 8:07 AM

Serpents and wells

HIdden or revealed, G-d is with us. Moshe Kempinski, 7/11/2016, 6:52 AM

Reading the Torah in translation

Why don't Ashkenazim read a translation with the Torah reading?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/11/2016, 6:41 AM

Sometimes there are no answers

This week's article is by Rav Ronen Neuwirth, Former Central Shaliach of Bnei Akiva North America, currently Rav of Kehillat Ohel Ari in Raanana. Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/9/2016, 10:16 PM

Carry a big stick but speak softly

An analysis of Moses' sin.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/9/2016, 10:11 PM

Korach (Diaspora): Almond Miracle

In his D’var Torah for this week, the Chief Rabbi explains how a miracle involving almonds can be read as a symbolic guide for overcoming difference and achieving peace in our communities.  Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/8/2016, 7:11 PM

Chukat (Israel) and current events: Authentic neshamot

Every tractate of the Babylonian Talmud begins with page 2 (the letter bet). Why?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/8/2016, 6:55 PM

The book of bad behavior: Bamidbar

Moses' fate is decided in this reading.Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/7/2016, 10:47 PM

Chukat (Israel): The Temple Institute on the parsha

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/7/2016, 8:24 PM

Rosh Chodesh Essay: The Korach Worldview and its hassidic antidote

Staci Rosenbaum is a Masters student at Bar-Ilan University in English Literature, where she holds a BA in English Literature as well. She just completed a year of intensive learning in the Ayanot Scholar program at Matan HaSharon.  Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 7/6/2016, 11:59 PM

The critical difference between the Reform Movement and secular Jewry

​Arutz Sheva has received a position paper written for the Zion and Jerusalem Conference to take place next week on the topic of  the Reform Movement and Israel.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 7/6/2016, 7:38 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and Social Issues: Theology, Britexit and Korach

Politically correct liberalism is an imbalanced spiritual diet .Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 7/4/2016, 2:18 PM

What our eyes see

When we see “to discover” rather than “to spy”, we open ourselves up to the wonder and beauty before us.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 7/4/2016, 2:10 PM

Why incense?

What power did the incense have? Moshe Kempinski, 7/4/2016, 10:43 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 5

Tanya is a prescription for a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/4/2016, 10:39 AM

A common sense rebellion

This week's Dvar Torah is by Shira Sohn, Bat Sherut (National Service volunteer) at Torah MiTzion 5776Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/4/2016, 3:40 AM

Up

One teeny tiny point which must be said.Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi, 7/4/2016, 3:28 AM

Korach: The corruption of a Judge

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/1/2016, 12:34 PM

Korach (Israel): Korach's silence

Why don't we hear Korach speak?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 7/1/2016, 12:30 PM

Korach (Israel): Not for the sake of Heaven

There are arguments and arguments. Torah from the hesder yeshiva of Otrniel, in the hills of Hevron.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/1/2016, 12:29 PM

Shlach (Diaspora): Parsha Insights

Facts and ideas about topics in the parsha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/1/2016, 12:26 PM

Covenant & Conversation on the parsha: Hierarchy and power

Threre are three political rules that come to play in a coup.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 7/1/2016, 12:24 PM

Person in the parsha: Better they learn from me...

The way Moses begins dealing with Korach is the real lesson to be learned.Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 7/1/2016, 12:18 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: It wasn't enough for him

Torah from the Old City of JerusalemRabbi Chaim Richman, 6/30/2016, 12:03 PM

Korach (Israel): Moses cannot be judged by ordinary standards

We find it difficult to deal with people who are our peers and whom we feel we can understand and even judge.Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/30/2016, 10:00 AM

Shlach (Diaspora): The value of the mitzva of tzitzit

There is an intriguing connection between the opening and closing passages of this week’s parasha.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/30/2016, 9:54 AM

Korach (Israel): The parsha and current events: Today's Korachs

There are the “Korachs” among us who, for personal interests, preach that the Jewish State, the Medina, is a mere political entity, a temporary historical quirk which has no bearing on the God - Israel relationship.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/30/2016, 9:42 AM

Shlach (Diaspora): Caleb the Zionist fighter

Go up there into the Negeb and on into the hill country...My servant Caleb was imbued with a different spirit...Professor Gerald Aranoff, 6/30/2016, 9:11 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 27, class 1

Tanya is a way to achieve spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/30/2016, 7:32 AM

Irrational, but there it is

What was the driving force that made the Jewish people resist their entry into the Holy Land?Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/26/2016, 8:50 AM

The courage to break through

"The complacency of the fools (Shalvat Kesillimi) shall cause them to perish" ( Proverbs 1:32). Moshe Kempinski, 6/26/2016, 8:31 AM

Shlach (Israel): The beginning of the end

Part of the suffering that we as a nation have to undergo in order to inherit and acquire the Land of Israel is to understand and to learn the meaning of freedom and its corollary, responsibility. Daniel Pinner, 6/26/2016, 8:30 AM

The sin of Tzelafchad

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Zionism. For Shlach, read in Israel this week.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/24/2016, 10:54 AM

Shlach (Israel): Who is Kalev?

He doesn't seem to be a leader, but he convinces the people when no one else can. Who is he?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 6/24/2016, 10:44 AM