A palm frond

Why not use the dates instead of the frond? And why is the whole group of 4 species often called the lulav alone?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Yesterday, 7:37 PM

Haazinu: How do we serve G-d?

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, Friday, 2:57 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Ha'azinu and special Sukkot message

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, Friday, 2:15 PM

Hiding in plain sight

The continuity of the Jewish people is my proof of G-d's existence. Douglas Altabef, Friday, 2:06 PM

Haazinu: Are you deaf to the message of Moses?

I would think that by now the Jewish people would be aware that it is impossible, and even dangerous, to ignore the message of Moshe and of Jewish tradition.Rabbi Berel Wein, Thursday, 2:48 PM

Haazinu: To remember, to forget

The Torah never seeks the absence of something, rather the fullness of something. The Torah asks for an active state of memory through an act or a personal effort of memory.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Thursday, 2:38 PM

Did we help kill Ari Fuld?

Kol Yisrael Aravim Zeh Bazeh: All Israel Is Responsible for One Another. Aliza Davidovit, Wednesday, 10:00 PM

A cry to G-d: Avenge Ari Fuld Hy"d

In that day the Lord will punish, With His great, cruel, mighty sword Leviathan the Elusive SerpentProfessor Gerald Aranoff, Wednesday, 11:23 AM

First on Arutz Sheva: The power of Teshuva

Chief Rabbi Avraham Elkana Cahana Shapira's zts"l's 11th yahrzeit was marked by an evening of Torah lectures in Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav, where he was Rosh Yeshiva. Arutz Sheva posts this essay by Rav Shapira, translated into English for the 1st time.Harav Avraham Shapira zts"l, Tuesday, 3:30 PM

Viduy: Lost in translation

The question here is: what exactly is the importance of this verbalization? Viduy with teshuva is not a confession in the standard sense of the word.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, Tuesday, 7:38 AM

The laws of Yom Kippur -5779

Rabbi Baruch Efrati, Monday, 10:00 PM

Fasting - also for pregnant and nursing women

The most important aspect of the day is atonement through fasting.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Sunday, 9:56 AM

Trusting justice - even if the Supreme Court candidate is Republican

Is being obective too much to ask of our elected representatives? The Kavanaugh hearings are a timely reminder of what justice should mean. Larry Gordon, Sunday, 9:41 AM

Are these the "good old days'?

Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 9/15/2018, 11:15 PM

Coming home on Yom Kippur

Insights for the most solemn day of the Jewish year.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/14/2018, 12:18 PM

The Holy King

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism in Israel.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/13/2018, 9:42 PM

Standing before Hashem

We stand for hours in prayer on the High Holy Days, but how do we know if we are forgiven?Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 9/13/2018, 9:21 PM

Shabbat Shuva: On credit

The Shabbat between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuva - the haftorah starts with the word "shuva" and it meaning is to return to G-d.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/13/2018, 8:34 PM

One day the students will remember what their teacher said long ago

Moses, the greatest teacher of all time, knew that what he says will take many years to be understood.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/13/2018, 8:30 PM

The Murder of Gedaliah: Lessons for us

'Stay in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you.' For the Fast of Gedaliah, the day following Rosh Hashanah.Professor Gerald Aranoff, 9/12/2018, 1:05 PM

5779: Guiding Lights for the New Year:

Synbols and signs are to be found when using the numerical values of the letters that make up 5779 - the Hebrew letters taf shin ayin tet - as an acronym.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 9/12/2018, 12:55 PM

To the Exalted One, Creator of All Things, Rebono Shel Olam

It’s that time of year, when Your children withdraw a bit from the distractions of this life in order to introspect on what we have or have not done properly this past year.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/12/2018, 12:50 PM

The goal towards which history has always been moving.

The meaning of the great tekiya.Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 9/12/2018, 12:46 PM

Rosh Hashanah: The music of Teshuvah

Words of Torah for the New Year from Israel's late first iconic Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism in Israel.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/9/2018, 3:03 PM

G-d's coronation: The empowerment of man and the nation

Torah from Har Bracha Yeshiva, in the Shomron.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/9/2018, 12:35 AM

First time in English: The Torah said to blow the Shofar

Rosh Hashanah thoughts from the late Chief Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva of Merkaz Harav, Avraham Elkana Cahana Shapira zts"l. Appearing in English for the first time.Harav Avraham Shapira zts"l, 9/9/2018, 12:29 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Nitzavim and Rosh Hashana Blessing

Torah from the Old City of JerusalemRabbi Chaim Richman, 9/7/2018, 5:48 PM

The people who stand: Insights into people in the Torah

Torah Portion of Nitzavim Deut. 29:9-30:20 Moshe Kempinski, 9/7/2018, 5:02 PM

Nitsavim: Three little words

The ability to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features - Leon UrisRabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/7/2018, 4:56 PM

First time in English: Fear of judgment and trust in Hashem

Second in a series of inspirational words of encouragement and faith for the days before Rosh Hashana by the late Chief Rabbi Avraham Elkana Cahana Shapira, Dean of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, translated for the first time for Arutz Sheva.Harav Avraham Shapira zts"l, 9/6/2018, 2:18 PM

Yamim Noraim with Rav Joseph Ber Soloveitchik

“As the Measure of Knowledge such is the Measure of Love” - Maimonides.Prof. Itzhak D. Goldberg, MD FACR, 9/6/2018, 12:00 PM

The Converso 'Festival of the Horns,' Spain 1497

The legend of Don Fernando Aguilar's shofar blowing in 1497, in Spain. Sharon Katz, 9/6/2018, 11:59 AM

Standing strong and resilient

How is it that the Jewish people, not numerous and for the most of its history, powerless and stateless, has somehow been able to survive and even thrive?Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/6/2018, 9:58 AM

First time in English:'I am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine'

The late Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira zts"l on the month of Elul –'an eternal period of Heavenly compassion'. Translated into English for the first time for Arutz Sheva.Harav Avraham Elkana Cahana Shapira, 9/4/2018, 11:20 PM

Tanya - travelling the road to a healthy spiritual life

Weekly Tanya lecture. Previous lectures can be found by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 9/4/2018, 10:23 AM

No return to the Diaspora, remain in the IDF

Criticism of the IDF does not detract from the absolute obligation to enlist. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/3/2018, 4:05 AM

Using Reform and Conservative Synagogues: A new halakhic clarification

The non-orthodox need to understand the Orthodox - and listen.Rabbi Yair Hoffman, 9/3/2018, 4:03 AM

Art as revelation: The soulful Torah journey of Yoram and Meira Raanan

Art of Revelation is a coffee-table colourful celebration of spirit, the material embodiment of a soulful journey through the Torah. Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 9/2/2018, 10:16 AM

A different kind of Viduy

Torah from israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, founder of Merkaz Harav yeshiva in Jerualem.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/31/2018, 4:05 PM

Teshuva according to Rav Soloveitchik: Psalm 51

Rav J.B. Soloveitchik made doing Teshuva clear - now it is up to us.Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 8/31/2018, 3:42 PM

To give and to bring

The final two personal mitzvot in the Torah and the Yamim Noraim.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 8/31/2018, 3:27 PM

The superiority of Tefillah

Tefilah lends itself to a more flexible expression of our relationship with G-d.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 8/31/2018, 3:20 PM

We reap what we sow

The Parsha and Current Events:  Bringing bikurim to the new Bet HamikdashRabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/30/2018, 10:49 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Ki Tavo

Inspiring Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/30/2018, 10:46 PM

The joy of the farmer

Insights into People in the Torah, Torah Portion of Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8) Moshe Kempinski, 8/30/2018, 10:35 PM

Why modesty is critical in the IDF

In contrast to the insulting remarks about religious soldiers claiming  that they are afraid to be in the company of women, the Torah teaches a much broader goal meant to protect family and society.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/29/2018, 12:00 AM

Enlivening Elul: Joyous teshuvah - no more tears and sorrow

For 18 (Chai) Elul, birthday of both the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 8/28/2018, 11:38 PM

Onward to Israel

Those who live in the diaspora because it is more comfortable or safe, or more luxurious, should pack their bags and move to the holy land.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/28/2018, 8:30 PM

Converts and the Land of Israel

Part of the Torah-mandated declaration upon bringing First Fruits is to say "the Lord promised our fathers..." But what does a proselyte say?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/28/2018, 8:21 PM

The true hero of Rosh Hashanah

Insights into topics in Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/27/2018, 6:27 AM

Rabbi Kook: Authoritative leader, posek, visionary

83 years after his death, it can be clearly seen that Rav Kook was a realistic visionary who warned against dangers and crises in the return to the land of our fathers.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/26/2018, 12:18 AM

Rav Kook on drafting yeshiva students

Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, who headed Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem after his father Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook's death, in a story recounted by Haifa's late Chief Rabbi.Rabbi Chanan Morrison, 8/24/2018, 1:00 PM

To be a great nation

Jews are not naturally superior nor are they genetically so.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 8/24/2018, 12:52 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Ki Teitzei

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/24/2018, 12:41 PM

The fruits of past, present and future

Reading this week's Torah portion, the writer is overcome with a rush of triumph.Rabbi Aryeh Kaltmann, 8/24/2018, 8:34 AM

The sanctity of the family as defined in the Torah

Of the three types of sinners, there is one group that is brazenly opposed to the Torah-true way of life. That group includes the heads of the Gay Pride Movement, who publicly reject family structure as defined in the Torah.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 8/22/2018, 6:40 AM