The most significant mission of all

I hardly make It to synagogue on the High Holydays anymore, I am more like a "visitor to the sanctuary." I have a more important mission. Rabbanit Yehudit Efrati, Wednesday, 1:59 AM

The Fall

'When darkness overcomes, lack of inspiration creeps in, and the mundane overwhelms your sphere of existence, remind yourself of the goal.' Helena Hawkins, Wednesday, 1:13 AM

Confusing Satan / Understanding Prayer

The new year is upon us. Take the time to see the short videos on prayer found below and the shiur on the shofar, Confusing Satan.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, Tuesday, 8:12 AM

 Annual Rosh Hashanah Wrap-up 

Eretz Yisrael is central to everything Jewish. Come home!Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Tuesday, 7:56 AM

10 reasons for blowing the shofar

Can one sound really do so much?Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, Tuesday, 7:50 AM

An insight into the mitzva of hearing the shofar on Rosh Hashannah

Personal mitzva? Communal mitzva? How do we define hearing the shofar blasts?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, Monday, 7:28 AM

The challenge in educating religious teenage boys

Why do religious teenage girls consistently academically outperform religious teenage boys?Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, Sunday, 7:20 PM

Regarding Israel's judiciary - and uprooting fruit trees

The complaints against them are futile – their views are clear, and they will not alter them. We need change from the ground up.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Sunday, 7:04 PM

G-d of love, love of G-d

32 letters in the Torah have dots above them - and their numerical value appears in two verses. A revelation. Daniel Pinner, Sunday, 6:37 PM

Why do Ashkenazim start Selichot on Motzei Shabbat?

In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi asks: why do Ashkenazim always start Selichot on Motzei Shabbat? The answer is connected to happiness and optimism.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Friday, 12:25 PM

Nitzavim: Two levels of Teshuvah

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, Friday, 12:19 PM

Vayelech: Glorious gathering

Bringing hakhel into the Jewish home.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, Friday, 11:42 AM

Nitzavim-Vayelech: Can we change?

Torah from the rabbi and founder of the city of Efrat, in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Friday, 10:33 AM

Life lessons from the Torah: Gratitude

The word in Hebrew” to thank ( LeHodot)” is the same word in Hebrew for the word "to Acknowledge( LeHodot)”. Moshe Kempinski, 9/14/2017, 10:36 AM

A matter of perspective

So many restrictions; if you choose to see them as such.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/13/2017, 10:29 AM

Smartphones addiction and Elul

The often unnoticed yet acute damage which smartphone addiction causes needs to be considered and addressed.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 9/12/2017, 10:23 AM

Anti-Semitism, terror? Blame the illegal Jewish settlers

Your house is ready, perhaps it’s time to think about going back home. Daniel Pinner, 9/11/2017, 10:18 AM

Judgement Day for the entire nation

The individual receives his reward or his punishment after his death; his life in this world is dependent on the nation, as well.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/11/2017, 10:12 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 36, class 3

Studying Tanya will put you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 9/10/2017, 4:08 PM

What does it take?

Humility is Only for the Strong Teshuva Only for the HumbleRabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/10/2017, 10:32 AM

The real blessing

The Torah lists blessings, but what is good about being so blessed?Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 9/10/2017, 10:14 AM

Ki Tavo: Be Happy!

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader and founder of religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/8/2017, 2:10 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Ki Tavo

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/8/2017, 2:02 PM

There is a punishment for not being joyful

In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi highlights that there is a punishment for not being happy!Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/8/2017, 1:48 PM

Ki Tavo: Continuous compassion

We most clearly demonstrate our attachment to Hashem through following in His ways, through acts of chesed. Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 9/8/2017, 1:15 PM

What Moses said came true

Simply put, the vindication of the prophecy and words of Moshe themselves are one of the strongest pillars of faith upon which Judaism and the Jewish people rest.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/7/2017, 9:47 AM

​​​​​​​Bikkurim: Past, Present and Future

This week's Dvar Torah is by Shira Sohn, former national service volunteer at Torah Mitzion and currently a student at Tel Aviv University.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 9/7/2017, 9:26 AM

The parsha and current events: Conscious awareness

Coincidence is G-d's way of running the world incognito.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/7/2017, 9:08 AM

Covenant & Conversation: Ki Tavo

The Jews chose G-d.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 9/6/2017, 11:15 PM

What's love got to do with it?

Love, yes, but also hard work.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/5/2017, 7:06 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 36, class 3

Studying Tanya will put you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 9/3/2017, 9:52 PM

What is a Din Torah?

Insights into Judaism. Rabbinic courts as arbitrators.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/3/2017, 5:03 PM

The trouble with courts

Rabbinic courts must bear the fact that the public may slander them.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/3/2017, 4:52 PM

Ki Teitzei: Rationale for Mitzvot

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, the father of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/1/2017, 10:38 AM

Ki Tetsei & Current Events:Gathering the ten tribes from faraway lands

What is Hashem’s master plan for His people in Eretz Yisrael?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/1/2017, 10:34 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Ki Teitzei

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/1/2017, 10:27 AM

Ki Tetsei: Temptation

Usually we do not carry out the acts that tempt us simply because of lack of opportunity and not necessarily because of our piety.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/1/2017, 10:06 AM

Ki Tetsei: Fighting Amalek

Fighting Amalek and perfecting the world. Daniel Pinner, 8/31/2017, 9:59 AM

Two kinds of hate

Covenant & Conversation for Ki Tetsei.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 8/31/2017, 9:48 AM

Mezuzah and luck

Insights into topics in Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/30/2017, 1:47 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 36, class 2

Tanya will put you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/29/2017, 7:44 AM


The great secret – the key to everything – is love. Helena Hawkins, 8/28/2017, 9:14 PM

No state without faith

During the period of the passing of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook ztz”l, it is worthwhile recalling his position on the Zionist movement: It is important to take part in it, but it will succeed only out of holiness.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/28/2017, 10:12 AM

Torah and the consent of the governed

What makes the politics of social contract distinctive is its insistence that government is the free choice of a free nation. The Torah is the blueprint of that society.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 8/28/2017, 9:23 AM

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion: Shoftim

Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9 Moshe Kempinski, 8/25/2017, 4:14 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Jews in government service

Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/25/2017, 3:59 PM

Shoftim: The land for peace travesty

The laws of warfare talk about enemies, and how to treat them. Daniel Pinner, 8/25/2017, 3:56 PM

Shoftim: You must be wholehearted with the Lord your God

Are we allowed to delve into the future?Professor Gerald Aranoff, 8/25/2017, 1:08 PM

Halakha on the Line: Impaired judgment

A new weekly series of conversations on contemporary halakhic issues.Rabbi Yair Hoffman, 8/24/2017, 12:25 PM

The art of compromise

In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi teaches us about the Art of Compromise.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/24/2017, 12:19 PM

Moving out of exile - challenge and responsibility

This week's Dvar Torah is by Dani Eisenstock, former Shaliach in Kansas City (2002-3), currently Director of Marketing and Sales at and Groups Facilitator at Gesher. Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 8/24/2017, 12:13 PM

The weekly Torah portion: Shoftim

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/24/2017, 12:11 PM

A spiritual vacation in the Temple

In the future, thousands of hotels will be built near the Temple so that everyone can rejoice and receive relevant, spiritual guidance. Throughout the year, Jerusalem will serve as a spiritual center for all mankindRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/21/2017, 5:14 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 36, class 1

Tanya will start you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/21/2017, 5:08 PM

Life and death

Judaism deals with every aspect of life - and death.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/21/2017, 5:07 PM


This is a film that the hasidic community would just love to see. The only problem is that, by and large, it is anathema and strictly forbidden, in most instances, to either see a movie or go to a movie theater. But it is catching on. Larry Gordon, 8/21/2017, 5:00 PM

The Sabbath Amidah prayer

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/20/2017, 12:59 AM