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Why two customs ensure Jewish survival

Hoshanot and Simchat Torah are not of biblical origin.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Sunday, 3:18 PM

The elections and the Noahide Laws

The basis for moral civilization has a role to play. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, Sunday, 3:06 PM

Insights into Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

The prayer for rain, the circuits and dancing with the Torah.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Saturday, 9:07 PM

Hoshana Rabba: 70 years since the Nuremberg Trials

There are no coincidences... Daniel Pinner, Saturday, 9:00 PM

Sukkah of Peace

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, Friday, 9:59 AM

Sukkot perspectives

The only happiness that is lasting and meaningful is an inner happiness not caused by outside stimuli or fleeting factors. Rabbi Berel Wein, Thursday, 9:23 AM

An Etrog tree doesn’t grow in Brooklyn

Israel is the place to build a sukkah - and a permanent home, as well. Tzvi Fishman, 10/19/2016, 10:03 AM

A Sukkah in the Land of Israel

Professor Gerald Aranoff, 10/19/2016, 9:43 AM

Sukkot: The strength to emerge

After Yom Kippur, we emerge from our synagogue and home and go out to the Sukkah.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/18/2016, 12:29 AM

Why is Sukkot a separate holiday?

Shouldn't we sit in sukkot on Passover when the Exodus is remembered?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 10/18/2016, 12:18 AM

Insights into the Sukkot holiday

Sukkot joy, hospitality, etrog compote, and even a Hebrew lesson.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/16/2016, 2:39 PM

The mitzvah of Sukkah and the definition of Man

It requires the totality of one’s being to be encompassed by the sacred space of the Sukkah.  Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/16/2016, 2:27 PM

What kind of Sukkot meal will your descendants be having?

‘Oh, to be a fly on the wall’ – In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi offers a deeper understanding on the Usphizin and the distinct role that nachas plays in our Jewish tradition.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/15/2016, 11:48 PM

How to be happy on the Sukkot holiday

The Torah commands us to be happy on Sukkot - how do we do that?Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/15/2016, 11:24 PM

Sukkot - why now?

The sukkah is a continuation of the High Holydays.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 10/14/2016, 1:11 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Haazinu

The spirituality of song.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 10/14/2016, 2:32 AM

Haazinu: A poem with stanzas

The poem that has guided the Jewish people.Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/14/2016, 2:29 AM

Homeward Bound

Yom Kippur is over. Now do something to show you meant what you said... Tzvi Fishman, 10/12/2016, 9:32 PM

Please be compassionate

Compassion takes one to a different level of understanding.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 10/12/2016, 9:22 PM

Sanctifying the fast

Kiddush Hayom and Yom HaKippurimRabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/11/2016, 12:59 PM

The laws of Yom Kippur 5777

A primer for the laws of the holiest day of the year.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 10/10/2016, 12:39 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 29, Class 5

Tanya is the recipe for a healthy spiritual life in the New Year. HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/10/2016, 8:59 AM

Complete Teshuvah

For the Ten Days of Repentance, Torah by Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah Sage and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/9/2016, 8:25 AM

Fasting on Yom Kippur

A “regular” sick person, whose whole body is ill but whose life is not in danger, is obligated to fast but may take pills that have no taste. A gravely ill person is obligated to eat. A religiously observant doctor should be asked when in doubt.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/9/2016, 8:17 AM

Shabbat Shuvah or Shabbat Teshuvah?

What is the most appropriate name for this very special Shabbat: Shabbat Shuvah or Shabbat Teshuvah?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/7/2016, 9:40 AM

The Temple Institute on Vayelech and Shabbat Shuvah

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/7/2016, 9:39 AM

Vayelech: The lodestone of Jewish life

Moses predicts what will happen.Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/7/2016, 2:07 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayelech

To renew our days.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 10/7/2016, 2:01 AM

The extent of Hashem’s mercy

The Schmuz for Shabbat Shuva.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 10/6/2016, 12:46 PM

Why fast for Gedaliah?

The day after Rosh Hashanah is a minor fast in the Jewish calendar mourning the assassination of Gedaliah. Why?Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 10/6/2016, 6:36 AM

The gift of a lifetime

The global donor pool for bone marrow needs to have ethnic and racial diversity for matches to be made. The Renewal organization needs organ donors. You can save a life. Elizabeth Kratz, 10/5/2016, 8:57 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 29, Class # 4

Tanya is a recipe for a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/5/2016, 8:19 AM

 The Teshuva of Rosh Hashanah

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah luminary, poet, philosopher and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/2/2016, 2:18 PM

It is Hashem’s prerogative to choose

May we be chosen for a good year.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/2/2016, 11:25 AM

A Rosh Hashanah message: Sunny side up

Everything that comes from G-d is for the good, sometimes the good is discernible and sometimes it is not.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/1/2016, 10:20 PM

Laws of Shofar, blessings - and glad tidings

Laws and customs on hearing shofar blasts; the prohibition of preparing from the first day of Rosh Hashanah to the second day; candles on the second night; order of blessings over the ‘simanim’; God’s blessing: growth of the communities in Judea and SamariaRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/1/2016, 9:49 PM

Is Shabbat more important than Rosh Hashanah?

In Jewish tradition it is regular which is preeminent over irregular.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/30/2016, 10:34 AM

The Temple Institute: Nitzavim and the New Year

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/30/2016, 10:29 AM

Dissecting Teshuva

Teshuva should be understood as a dual process.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 9/29/2016, 7:47 AM

A Holiday Story: Love still stands a chance

Sent to Arutz Sheva by Torah Mitzion, the Religious Zionist kollels.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 9/29/2016, 7:41 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and Social Issues The Ideal Torah family (2)

Part one is summarized below.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 9/28/2016, 7:43 AM

The Noahide Laws: A universal code for peace and unity 

And God spoke unto Noah, and to Noah's children with him, saying, ‘And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you.’ Richard Mather, 9/28/2016, 7:38 AM

Halichot v'Halachot: A book that arrived at just the right time

The newest book by Rabbi Enkin, filled with interesting halachic insights and responsa, is a highly recommended read during the High Holydays period. Rochel Sylvetsky, 9/26/2016, 8:49 AM

Time, wasted time

Let us not waste the precious gems of time. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 9/26/2016, 8:44 AM

Dont' worry! Be happy!

Rabbi Kook's perspective on penitence is astounding. Tzvi Fishman, 9/24/2016, 10:07 PM

Let us yearn for a peaceful New Year

We are often forced by others into situations which we are neither comfortable with, nor desire. ​​​​​​​At this special time of year, we must continue to yearn for a time when others will not cause us to do “that which we wish we didn’t have to do."Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/24/2016, 10:02 PM

 Ki Tavo: Accept and then analyze

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/23/2016, 4:59 PM

Awesome warnings

Everything in its minutest detail did befall us.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/23/2016, 9:31 AM

Ki Tavo: Reach Out

The Torah teaches us to reach out. In every way shape or form, the Torah wants us to reach out.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/23/2016, 9:27 AM

We are what we remember

Covenant & Conversation for Ki Tavo.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 9/22/2016, 12:53 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  You shall reap what you sow

Bikurim is a mitzva with ramifications.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/22/2016, 12:50 PM

Insights on KI Tavo

Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/21/2016, 6:57 PM

The shmuz on Ki Tavo

Powerful forces of growth.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 9/21/2016, 6:51 PM

Natural order

Man needs to guard himself from chance occurrences that are usual in the world - Sefer Hachinuch.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 9/20/2016, 5:44 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 29 class 3

Tanya study is the way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 9/20/2016, 5:38 AM

The strongest marriage

The three stages that build a strong marriage.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/19/2016, 7:06 AM

Move de line

Shalom Habayit.  Shalom Aleinu. A Plea for Peace and Understanding Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/19/2016, 7:01 AM