The wreckage of empty wells

We have always longed to be fresh, new and different than our ancestors. And we have paid dearly for it.Rabbi Berel Wein, Saturday, 10:35 PM

Why Isaac, not Ishmael? Why Jacob, not Esau?

Why Isaac, not Ishmael? Why Jacob, not Esau? These are among the most searing questions in the whole of Judaism.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, Saturday, 10:29 PM

The still, small voice

Insights into people in the Torah, the Torah portion of Toldot Genesis 25:19–28:9 Moshe Kempinski, Saturday, 10:12 PM

Toldot: Jacob Rescued Abraham

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, Friday, 3:15 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Toldot

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, Friday, 12:29 AM

 What factors determine personality?

The Parsha and Current Events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Thursday, 6:47 AM

How could Rivka do that?

What made her so sure of herself?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, Thursday, 6:12 AM

Of all our forefathers, who is the ideal role model?

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi explains why Yitzchak is the embodiment of continuity and stability.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Wednesday, 7:26 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 37, class 4

You can read the back lectures by clicking on the link in the article and start on your way to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, Wednesday, 8:32 AM

Organized religion

The Torah warns us against doing what is right in our own eyes.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/13/2017, 7:37 AM

The world's oldest man

Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 11/12/2017, 10:58 PM

Why we bury

This conversation cannot wait until the family faces a practical decision. We rabbis must talk about this subject while it is still theoretical.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/12/2017, 9:53 PM

Trust when it counts

Avraham trusted his CEO implicitly, but, he demanded an oath when it came to finding a wife for his son. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/12/2017, 6:32 PM

How should we dress for prayer?

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/10/2017, 4:04 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Eliezer’s agenda

Hashem knows the real me and you.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/10/2017, 1:17 PM

Inheriting the Land of Israel

The beginning of Jewish national history is found in this week's Torah reading. Daniel Pinner, 11/9/2017, 10:59 PM

Three important ingredients of successful parenting

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi extrapolates three lessons for successful parenting from this week’s Parasha.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/9/2017, 10:42 PM

Divergent paths

No mechanism within Judaism exists to tolerate a communal religion.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 11/9/2017, 10:00 PM

The weekly Torah portion: Chayei Sara

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/9/2017, 7:00 AM

The IBA “investigation” of the Rabbinate’s Kosher Certification

Israel Broadcasting Authority or Anti-Religious Broadcasting Authority? Skewed reporting and investigating is rampant in the case of the Rabbinate's kashrut certification- and not only there.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/8/2017, 4:53 PM

Understanding Sara

Insights into People in the Torah for the portion of Chayei Sarah Genesis 23:1–25:18 Moshe Kempinski, 11/8/2017, 4:38 PM

A guide to living a life of emunah

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rav Avi Goldberg, former Rosh Kollel in Memphis (2008-2011), currently teacher at Himelfarb religious boys' high school in Jerusalem.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 11/8/2017, 4:28 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 37, class 3

Study Tanya to enrich your spiritual life. Back lectures can be found by clicking the link.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 11/7/2017, 1:05 PM

Animal suffering vs. human needs

The three determining rules in cases of a conflict between human needs and animal suffering * Cruelty versus mild suffering * Animals possessing developed senses versus those with less * Domestic animals versus wild animals.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/5/2017, 7:16 AM

Purity of speech

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/3/2017, 11:43 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Vayera

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/3/2017, 11:37 AM

Vayera: The difference one letter can make

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi explains how the difference of a single letter teaches us a powerful lesson on Jewish education.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/2/2017, 2:01 PM

Vayera: Lot, Ruth and Redemption

Insights into people in the Torah. Moshe Kempinski, 11/2/2017, 1:56 PM

When it's appropriate to question God

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, 11/2/2017, 1:06 PM

A friend in need

A friend is a single soul dwelling in two bodies- Aristotle.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/2/2017, 6:50 AM

Great eulogies: PM Yitschak Rabin and Rabbi Meir Kahane

The Parsha and current events: two assassinations.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/1/2017, 1:08 PM

The angels that walk among us

Civilization is the story of human transformation. Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/31/2017, 5:55 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap, 37, class 2

Tanya is the way to enrich your spiritual health. New readers: see link below to previous lectures.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/31/2017, 7:58 AM

Good or bad?

A heavy burden.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 10/29/2017, 8:24 PM

Go West, young man!

Thisweek's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Baruch Weintraub former Ass't. Rosh Beit Midrash, Toronto (2011-2014), currently Rabbi of Tel MondTorah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 10/29/2017, 8:18 PM

Israel is home

Israel is where the Jewish soul plugs into its source. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/29/2017, 7:38 PM

Abraham sought G-d

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/29/2017, 7:36 PM

Lech Lecha: The inner will of the universe

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, leader, Torah luminary, philosop;her, poet.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/27/2017, 4:17 PM

What road are you on?

Abraham's choice of path has made all the difference. Tzvi Fishman, 10/27/2017, 2:55 PM

Abraham ,"You shall be a Blessing"

How can a person be a blessing? Insights into people in the Torah. Moshe Kempinski, 10/27/2017, 2:20 PM

Lech :Lecha: The mysterious march

By not knowing his destination in advance, Avraham had to rely completely on Hashem every step of the way, a process that furthered his humility.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 10/27/2017, 2:13 PM

Lech Lecha: Why will YOU make aliya?

Noah versus Abraham. And as Angela Epstein wrote in the Daily Mail: If history has taught us Jews anything, it’s knowing when it’s time to pack. Daniel Pinner, 10/26/2017, 6:49 AM

Leaving home

Insights into Lech lecha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/26/2017, 5:55 AM

The frist wandering Jew

It wasn't just a travel experience, it was a lesson for generations to come.Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/25/2017, 10:01 PM

To look or not to look

During the flood, God was enacting a punishment, a clear demonstration of the idea of Divine judgment. Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 10/25/2017, 4:25 PM

Modeh Ani - does God have faith in us?

Modeh ani is the first prayer said upon awakening. It is more than it seems.Rabbi Jesse Horn, 10/24/2017, 7:10 AM

Animals must not be abused

Human needs precede those of animals Nevertheless, it is a mitzvah to treat animals with mercy and compassion, and not to hurt them needlessly. If an animal is suffering in vain, it is a mitzvah to rescue it from its suffering.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/24/2017, 6:57 AM

Weekly Tanya class: Chapter 37, class 1

Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/24/2017, 6:46 AM

Rosh Hodesh Cheshvan Torah essay: For a blessing and not as a curse

This month's essay is by Rebecca Linzer who teaches Talmud in Matan HaSharon. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 10/22/2017, 11:13 PM

Noach is a flawed tzaddik

Noach and the Land of Israel. Daniel Pinner, 10/22/2017, 11:09 PM

But Noach is a righteous man

Insights into people in the Torah. Moshe Kempinski, 10/22/2017, 11:02 PM

From Noach to Abraham

Why should Abraham be considered greater than Noach?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/21/2017, 11:21 PM

The weekly Torah portion: Noach

Torah from the Old City of JerusalemRabbi Chaim Richman, 10/21/2017, 11:17 PM

Noach: Permission to consume meat

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/20/2017, 12:53 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: The rainbow

The rainbow’s external and internal reality.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/20/2017, 12:50 AM

Noach: Inner peace

Noah reconciled the internal conflict between body and soul. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/20/2017, 12:45 AM

Who was the first to say "Baruch Hashem?"

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi points out that the first three people to use the phrase ‘Baruch Hashem’ are not who you might have expected.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/20/2017, 12:28 AM