Monetary scandals

I need not and will not enumerate specific examples of this weakness, but all of us are aware of their existence and sad influence...Rabbi Berel Wein, Thursday, 10:07 AM

What do we receive when we give?

Covenant and Conversation for Terumah: Tzedakah is not only directed to people’s physical needs but also their psychological situation.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Thursday, 8:59 AM

Eretz Yisrael, the center of the world

Just as the environment for a plant must include the proper nutrients and climate, so it is with man’s location on the various continents and in relation to all tangible things. In Eretz Yisrael there is equilibrium on many levels. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, Thursday, 8:00 AM

Rosh Chodesh Adar Torah essay: A peculiar holiday

We must ask ourselves what the religious significance of a holiday characterized by food and drink could possibly be. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, Wednesday, 7:55 AM

Weekly Tanya video and lecture: Your guide to a healthy spiritual life

Chapter 52, cont'd. Previous lectures and videos can be accessed using the link at the start of the artile.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, Wednesday, 7:51 AM

Why Job in the Book of Job had to suffer

Based on the commentary of Rashi and narrated by Balaam, Job’s contemporary: "Righteous and wicked suffer alike, and there’s no difference, and that’s what I can’t tell, and will never be able to, because all people have a portion of both in them."   Steve Apfel, Wednesday, 7:03 AM

The Adar tree. Chodesh Tov!

A thought for Rosh Chodesh, heralding the joyous new Hebrew month of Adar in which we celebrate the festive holiday of Purim, as today is the last day of the month of Shvat. We wish you a Chodesh Tov - Have a good month! Steven Genack, Tuesday, 7:44 AM

"Orthodox" gay marriage and the path to destruction

Obviously, for one to call himself an Orthodox rabbi while celebrating gay marriage and declaring it holy is as Orthodox as granting kosher certification to Boar’s Head ham or including Wonder Bread in a Passover food directory. Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, Monday, 11:42 AM

Insights into Judaism: Blessing on not making me a woman

In blessing God, a man is not asserting any real or imagined superiority, but expressing deep humility. Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Monday, 9:59 AM

Is every Jew supposed to be a lawyer?

Learning mishpatim is the way to learn to really observe Judaism. For example, all harm caused to others by negligence is punishable by dinei Shomayim, by the laws of Heaven. Honesty is a basic directive. See details below.HaRav Avigdor Miller zts"l, Monday, 9:07 AM

Who really said Na'ase v'Nishma

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Dov Zemel, former Rosh Kollel in Atlanta 2002-2006, currently Customer Service Manager at Vernet Technologies and Rebbe at Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah. Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, Sunday, 10:00 AM

The Torah on honesty in financial matters. 

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Sunday, 9:30 AM

Declining $20,000 of Jewish money

The parasha connected to current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Sunday, 9:00 AM

Mishpatim: Legislating kindness

Torah thoughts from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 2/21/2020, 2:15 PM

We will do and we will hear

Covenant and conversation for Mishpatim.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/21/2020, 1:43 PM

SHMA ; To  Hear/Understand

Biblical Word Study for the Torah Portion of MISHPATIM Exodus 21:1–24:18. Moshe Kempinski, 2/21/2020, 12:59 PM

Parshat Shekalim: Passion personification

In Parshat Shekalim, which we will read this Shabbat IY”H, Hashem instructs Moshe on how to be a Jewish census taker. And transmits a symbolic lesson about passion in mitzvah observance.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 2/20/2020, 8:01 PM

Mishpatim: The essence of Shabbat

How to reach the true potential of the day of rest.Rabbi Dr. Dvir Ginsberg, 2/20/2020, 7:26 PM

Mishpatim: Are you free to receive the Torah - without compromise?

The meaning of freedom. Daniel Pinner, 2/20/2020, 11:56 AM

When you hear only what you want to hear: Boring the slave's ear

​​​​​​​If you know everything, there is nothing for you to hear. -Nathan Safran Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 2/19/2020, 9:10 PM

Mishpatim: A brutal acknowledgement of human weakness

Mishpatim's legal penal code is based on the worst behavior and attitudes of human beings.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/19/2020, 9:04 PM

Sicha for Parashat Mishpatim: Make money, not war

The Lubavitcher Rebbe gave a famous talk on the Shabbat of Parashat Mishpatim on the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy that Swords would be beaten into Ploughshares. How has that development progressed?Professor Shimon Silman, 2/19/2020, 9:00 AM

Weekly Tanya video lecture: Your guide to a healthy spiritual life

Previous lectures can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/17/2020, 10:50 PM

Do we need to be concerned about Shatnez nowadays?

The prohibition of shatnez applies only to wool and linen, and only if the cloth contains both.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/17/2020, 10:41 PM

Insights into Judaism: Judaism and Art

Thoughts on Judaism and Art, the World to Come and the word phylacteries.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/17/2020, 10:36 PM

Psalm 105:  Our ties to the Land of Israel

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 2/16/2020, 2:10 PM

The Universal and the Particular (Yitro 5780)

Why is it that Baruch Hashem, the praise of God, is attributed to Noach, Eliezer and Yitro, whereas from the Israelites, with the marked exception of the Song at the Sea, we seem to hear constant complaints?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/16/2020, 2:00 PM

How long does the influence of an "awakening" endure?

He hear and he came. Immediately. Danny Ginsbourg, 2/16/2020, 1:45 PM

Honoring parents and Eretz Yisrael

What is the connection between the Land of Israel and honoring one's parents? Two important answers. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 2/14/2020, 4:31 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: When to pass the buck

If caught with your hand in the cookie jar, take it like a man). However, in our parasha Moshe passes the buck on to Hashem not just once, but twice.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 2/14/2020, 4:21 PM

Seeking Him

We have to get the truth into our heads and change our ideas about this great nation who came out of Mitzrayim. These were the best people who ever lived! They tested God, He did not test them!HaRav Avigdor Miller zts"l, 2/14/2020, 4:12 PM

How can we not covet?

How laws help us see who we are.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 2/13/2020, 5:59 PM

The outsider

Generally, people ignore and even resent the comments and opinions of outsiders on internal or domestic matters. Not Moshe.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/13/2020, 12:37 PM

Don't just complain

Don’t just complain about everything that’s wrong.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 2/13/2020, 7:34 AM

Jethro understood the Oneness of God

What did Jethro realize that made him throw in his lot with the Israelites in the desert? Steven Genack, 2/12/2020, 12:49 PM

Does God answer prayer?

Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/12/2020, 7:19 AM

Weekly Tanya video lecture: Your road to a healthy spiritual life

Previous lectures can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/11/2020, 7:37 AM

The Likud and Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook

“Rok HaLikud Y’Chol – Only the Likud can…” -- sell out? But Rav Tzvi Yehuda wanted everyone to understand at what cost our country came to be, to emphasize the value of every part and parcel of Eretz Yisrael. He wanted us to feel it personally. Ariel Natan Pasko, 2/11/2020, 7:15 AM

The role of a rabbi

The main job of a rabbi is to teach Torah, for Torah learning elevates the learners’ souls, and corrects their middot.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/11/2020, 6:34 AM

Tu B'shvat – The Festival of Eretz Israel

This Dvar Torah was written by Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, former Central Shaliach of Bnei Akiva North America, currently President of the Ve'Ahavta Movement in Tel Aviv.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 2/10/2020, 8:51 AM

What is the recipe for a miracle?

Dvar Torah from the Chief Rabbi of theUnited Kingdom.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 2/10/2020, 8:31 AM

Beshalach: Song from the womb

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 2/7/2020, 1:45 PM

THEN he will sing

Az Yashir;  Then he will sing Biblical Word Study Torah Portion of BESHALACH Exodus 13:17–17:16 Moshe Kempinski, 2/7/2020, 1:33 PM

The Jews at the Red Sea were divided into four groups - like today

Facing a life threatening challenge, the Jews at the Red Sea had different approaches, just as Jews have today regarding our enemies.Professor Gerald Aranoff, 2/7/2020, 12:45 PM

Manna from the Heavens

What a stupendous spectacle! Food from the sky. Did you ever stop and speak to your neighbor about how Hashem sent us food every day for forty years? HaRav Avigdor Miller zts"l, 2/6/2020, 9:02 AM

Crossing the sea

Why the sudden change between the opening of our parsha and its close?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/6/2020, 8:56 AM

Miracles in all sizes

It is obvious that for things to go right – simply what we call normal life – countless minor miracles must take place.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/6/2020, 8:30 AM

Ostriches, Converts, Consumer protection

Insights into aspects of Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/4/2020, 6:52 PM

As if the land were given to you today

An Israelite cannot live in the Land without absolute love for her, without rejoicing in being within her. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 2/4/2020, 6:40 PM

Video and lecture on Tanya, your guide to a healthy spiritual life

Chapter 51, conclusion. All the previous lectures and videos are easily accessible by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/4/2020, 8:30 AM

How much are you worth?

In sights into Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/3/2020, 10:23 PM

Human stubborness and futility

The Talmud teaches us that people who are completely evil, based on previous behavior and actions, are incapable of repenting and choosing wisely, even when they stand on the precipice of hell itself.  Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/2/2020, 9:14 AM

The obligation nowadays to wear a Kippah

n our times, the covering of the head has become an obligatory minhag * Today, wearing a kippah has become a substitute for wearing tefillin throughout the day as was customary in previous generations.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/2/2020, 9:10 AM

Coincidence and the Corona plague

Is it a coincidence that the coronavirus has taken front stage in the world media at the very same time that we are reading about the plagues in Egypt in the weekly Torah portion? Tzvi Fishman, 2/2/2020, 8:00 AM

Bo: Memories of the Soul

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/31/2020, 3:22 PM

Bo: Leave my land alone

Maybe they would have been granted all they demanded from Trump, like in Egypt? God just gave Netanyahu and Gantz their chance at eternal greatness, and they blew it. Ariel Natan Pasko, 1/31/2020, 3:17 PM

How do you harden a heart?

HichBadeti et Libo-  Hardened his heart, Biblical Word Study, Torah Portion of BO  Exodus 10:1–13:16, Moshe Kempinski, 1/31/2020, 3:10 PM