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

Torah Sociology Why is,liberalism associated with lax observance?

Liberalism is associated with weaker religious faith and practice of mitzvot. What is the evidence? A thought-provoking analysis of the current state of Orthodox Jewry.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 10/16/2017, 2:00 PM

Were Adam and Eve Jewish?

The rabbi answers this and other questions about the creation of man.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/16/2017, 8:05 AM

Lubavitcher Rebbe's letter is a guide for Kotel mixed prayer issue

The Rebbe: "...the activities of such dissident groups cannot be recognized as Jewish religious activities within the definition of Jewish religion..." Ezequiel Doiny, 10/16/2017, 7:34 AM

Tell the world: "He took it from them and gave it to us"

Netanyahu, tell the world the truth. Ariel Natan Pasko, 10/15/2017, 1:56 PM

An open letter to US President Trump

The United States must help realize G-d's plan for the world.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/13/2017, 1:48 PM

Creation: Truth prevails

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi learns from Parashat Bereishit that truth will always prevail.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/13/2017, 7:41 AM

Insights on the Torah reading: Breishit

G-d created beginnings.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/13/2017, 7:35 AM

Bereishit: Tasty fruit trees

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/11/2017, 11:34 AM

The two creations

The Torah identifies two types of creation which lead us to beief in the Creator.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/11/2017, 11:19 AM

Why we rejoice on Simchat Torah

Torah from Efrat in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 10/11/2017, 11:09 AM

Insights on Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Prayers for rain. Flags, dancing and love of Torah.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/11/2017, 11:03 AM

Sukkot: United and  Unique

Every Jew is a recipient of the miracles connected to Sukkot. Larry Domnitch, 10/9/2017, 8:11 PM

Beyond the spectacle

Torah from Efrat, in the Judean hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 10/9/2017, 8:07 PM

Pondering the Sukkah

The two historical reasons for Sukkot are connected.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 10/9/2017, 7:53 PM

Be happy

On the reading of Ecclesiastes on Shabbat Chol Hamoed of Sukkot by Rav Gideon Weitzman, former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City, currently head of the English Speaking Section of the Puah Institute.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 10/6/2017, 7:56 AM

Sukkot: Finding a place for the soul

In a way, Sukkot is a natural continuation of Yom Kippur.Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/5/2017, 6:08 AM

Succot: Completing the Days of Awe 

The soul's sense of joy in life is palpable.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/4/2017, 12:37 PM

The 70 bulls of Sukkot

Do the 70 bulls symbolize punishment or protection? Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 10/4/2017, 12:21 PM

For Sukkot: The significance of aesthetics in human life

In Judaism, the Torah indicates the esthetic aspects of several categories of objects. Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/4/2017, 8:23 AM


The parsha and current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/4/2017, 7:09 AM

Fascinating insights on Sukkot

Features on the holiday of Sukkot that enrich your understanding. Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/3/2017, 11:04 PM

Sukkot: G-d’s Holiday

Why do we celebrate after the High Holydays?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/3/2017, 11:01 PM

Torah Sociology: Keeping the mitzva of modesty

The mitzvah of modesty is too important to be a list of do’s and don’ts. And the dilemmas are widespread.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 10/2/2017, 8:40 AM

Early childhood education in the Sukkah

What is a parent's role in educating towards dwelling in the Sukkah?Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 10/2/2017, 8:08 AM

Return to Torah, faith, and intimacy

The Holy of Holies expressed the foundations of faith, and in its absence we should return to the value of faith, and to the belief that the world can be repaired in its light * The Holy of Holies is also the place of the Torah.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/1/2017, 11:59 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 36, class 4

Tanya lectures are back after the High Holydays. Tanya is your way to attain a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/1/2017, 2:44 PM

Erev Yom Kippur: Photos on my wall

Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/29/2017, 12:35 PM

Yom Kippur Blessings, 5778

Blessings from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/29/2017, 9:16 AM

The UK Chief Rabbi’s D’var Torah for Yom Kippur 5778

When it comes to a very important event, what matters most is the follow up.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/29/2017, 8:19 AM

Jonah and forgiveness

Torah from Efrat in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 9/29/2017, 8:03 AM

Woman of Valor: Rabbanit Goldie Fendel, z"l

A tribute to a woman of lovingkindness, who epitomized the unique role of the Jewish woman as it has been through the ages. "A woman's wisdom is the building block of her home." Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2017, 1:18 AM

The inherent contradiction in the Rambam’s concept of Teshuva

Does Teshuva create a new state of consciousness where the desire for sin has been eliminated? Or is the state of Teshuva one of constant struggle?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 9/26/2017, 8:56 PM

Victorious vision:Yom Kippur

What are "prying eyes?" Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 9/26/2017, 12:19 PM

Fasting on Yom Kippur

A guide for those dealing with problems concerning fasting.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/26/2017, 8:20 AM

How Yizkor began

Insights for Yom Kippur.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/26/2017, 8:17 AM

A misplaced fast

This Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Ilan Goldman, former Rav-Shaliach, Bnei Akiva England, currently at Project Aseret Hadibrot.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 9/24/2017, 2:29 PM

The song of our souls

Greeting the new year with photography and film.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 9/24/2017, 6:49 AM

A New Year greeting to readers

For all there is a season.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/24/2017, 6:07 AM

Why do we fast over Gedaliah's assassination?

Gedaliah's death had aftereffects that led to the fasting in memory of his murder.Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 9/24/2017, 12:40 AM

Three days of holiness

It is a mitzvah to rejoice on Rosh Hashanah and accept the yoke of Heaven with joy, out of fear and remorse, but one must be sure to observe the holiday properly.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/20/2017, 2:02 PM

Blasts that penetrate the heart

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, the iconic Torah luminary, philosopherr and poet who founded Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/20/2017, 11:28 AM

Rosh Hashanah Blessings, 5778

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/20/2017, 11:25 AM

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, 9/20/2017, 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, 9/20/2017, 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, 9/19/2017, 8:12 AM

 Annual Rosh Hashanah Wrap-up 

Eretz Yisrael is central to everything Jewish. Come home!Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/19/2017, 7:56 AM

10 reasons for blowing the shofar

Can one sound really do so much?Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 9/19/2017, 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, 9/18/2017, 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, 9/17/2017, 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, 9/17/2017, 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, 9/17/2017, 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, 9/15/2017, 12:25 PM

Nitzavim: Two levels of Teshuvah

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/15/2017, 12:19 PM