Wicks trump wickedness

Chashmonai-spirit says that nothing is too insignificant for those who love Life to get involved in.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, Yesterday, 11:52 AM

Hanukkah: Our dedication to education

In this week’s D’var Torah, the Chief Rabbi teaches that we learn from the festival of Chanukah that dedication and education must go hand in hand.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Wednesday, 1:56 PM

The Dreidel Rabbi speaks

Miracles. They spin and spin all around us.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Wednesday, 11:46 AM

Seven different Hanukkahs

Insights into the holiday.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Wednesday, 11:41 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 37, Class # 8

Tanya will put you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, Wednesday, 11:18 AM

Palestinian rioters, watch out! Hanukkah is coming!

Push the Jews too far and you might just get a Jewish backlash. Ariel Natan Pasko, Tuesday, 7:25 AM

The world our children will inherit tomorrow

The world our children will inherit tomorrow is born in the schools we build today.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, Monday, 7:37 AM

The real heroes of Hanukkah

Are the real heroes the Maccabees, the guerilla fighters - or others?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Sunday, 10:32 AM

A primer for Hanukkah candle-lighting

It is appropriate to light the Hanukkah candles at ‘tzeit ha’kachavim’ (nightfall), if possible, and especially desirable to dedicate the time after kindling the lights to the study of the holiday, and family gatherings.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Saturday, 7:50 PM

Vayeshev: Tamar's sacrifice

Torah fom the first Chief Rabbi of Israel and the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/8/2017, 10:12 AM

The brotherrs who could not speak peacefully to one another

Would that we be in the midst of a reconciliation, as took place in the story of Joseph.Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/8/2017, 10:09 AM

Judah's character

People in the Torah series. Moshe Kempinski, 12/8/2017, 9:32 AM

What did the sea see?

Yosef's natural inclination was to go with the flow.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 12/8/2017, 9:28 AM

Improbable endings and the defeat of despair

Life changing ideas in the parsha series.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 12/7/2017, 7:54 AM

Vayeshev: Prosperity and tranquillity

Joseph is given the chance his father sought.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 12/7/2017, 7:51 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Illuminating the darkness

A Hanukkah Story.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/7/2017, 7:50 AM

Vayeshev: The evil wife

All the wrong reasons.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 12/7/2017, 7:47 AM

A Hanukkah alphabet

A way to remember how to celebrate the holiday that begins next Tuesday night.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 12/5/2017, 11:52 AM

Make sure those you love know how much they mean to you

Remembering dear Rav Mordechai Scher z"l.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 12/5/2017, 6:44 AM

Religious MKs: Don't resign from the Knesset

Shouldn't observant ministers resign in the event of Shabbat desecration by the government?Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/4/2017, 9:04 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 37, class 7

Studying Tanya will put you on the path to spiritual health. HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 12/4/2017, 7:23 PM

Vayishlach: "I have an ox and a donkey"

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/1/2017, 12:15 PM

Weekly Torah portion: Vayishlach

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 12/1/2017, 12:13 PM

Modesty in the age of abuse

Rescue us from the hand of Esau.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 12/1/2017, 12:00 PM

Confrontations

Deep down in the hearts of all concerned, there is the fear that the last chapter in this struggle has not yet been written. Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/1/2017, 11:55 AM

Israel or Jacob?

Insights into People in the Torah Series The Torah Portion of VaYishlach Genesis 28:10–32:3 Moshe Kempinski, 11/30/2017, 8:26 AM

Family feuds

The saddest family feud is not between siblings, but between parents and children.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/30/2017, 8:21 AM

The struggle of faith

There are Mozarts and there are Beethovens. Which are you?Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 11/30/2017, 8:19 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: Dep. Min.Hotovely’s visit to the US

The categorical arrangement of American Jewry into the Unaffiliated, the Reform, Conservative, Modern Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox is fallacious. Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/30/2017, 7:56 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 37, Class # 6

Start watching the weekly video and you will be on the road to a healthier spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 11/28/2017, 4:07 PM

Social media and our lives

What a “simple” Yud and Hei teach us about the influence of environment.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/28/2017, 3:45 PM

Gifts to the poor - shared cooperation

Ways of helping the poor according to the mitzvot of the Torah. The Torah does not advocate the creation of artificial equality, but rather, cooperation and correlation between all sectors of society.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/27/2017, 3:13 PM

We bid you adieu

The ideology presented by Yaakov could not tolerate the intrusion of anything foreign. Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 11/26/2017, 11:27 PM

Why are we compared to dust?

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi ponders the question: why are we compared to dust?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/26/2017, 8:08 AM

Jacob and the ladder

Insights into People in the Torah series. Moshe Kempinski, 11/26/2017, 8:07 AM

The Patriarch's prayers

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and founder of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/24/2017, 1:24 PM

The power of the womb

The power of prayer.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/24/2017, 1:15 PM

Out of the depths

Pain can be turned into strength, as Jacob was able to do. Life changing ideas in the Parsha series.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 11/24/2017, 1:12 PM

People of the tents

Jewish existence as a reminder of spiritually and decency.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/24/2017, 1:00 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Vayeitzei

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/23/2017, 7:41 AM

Veyetzei: Stealing the teraphim

How can we explain Rachel's stealing her father's idols?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 11/23/2017, 7:36 AM

VayetzeL Fusing stones

Let's unpack Jacob's stones and see the message they carry.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/23/2017, 7:20 AM

Uniting heaven and earth

Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3). Torah from Efrat in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 11/22/2017, 7:32 PM

Jewish pride

The current Torah readings are a harbinger of how Esau and Yishmael are going to treat Jacob and Isaac's descendants.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/22/2017, 8:31 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 37, class 5

Learn Tanya and improve your spiritual health. Back lectures are linked.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 11/22/2017, 8:28 AM

Rabbi Dov Yaffe ztz"l: 'Rabbi Kook was my role model'

In memory of Rabbi Dov Yaffe, the haredi senior ‘mashgiach’, who pased away last week, said he modeled himself entirely on Rabbi Kook.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/21/2017, 11:21 AM

Divinity and the dinosaurs

How old is the world and how to design a synagogue.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/20/2017, 5:53 AM

What is the purpose of wealth?

It is hard to remain humble when you are wealthy.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/18/2017, 11:07 PM

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, 11/18/2017, 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, 11/18/2017, 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, 11/18/2017, 10:12 PM

Toldot: Jacob Rescued Abraham

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/17/2017, 3:15 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Toldot

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/17/2017, 12:29 AM

Was it permissible to steal Laban's idols?

Laban seems to have forfeited the respect of his daughters. Why?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 11/16/2017, 10:00 AM

 What factors determine personality?

The Parsha and Current Events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/16/2017, 6:47 AM

How could Rivka do that?

What made her so sure of herself?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 11/16/2017, 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, 11/15/2017, 7:26 PM