Seeing correctly

Only clear vision can lead to wise and correct choices.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/20/2017, 12:55 AM

Three in order

About priorities.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 8/20/2017, 12:50 AM

Killing idolators; friendly rabbis; pain and gain

Insights into Torah topics.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/20/2017, 12:33 AM

Re’eh: Being upright

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion of Re’eh. Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17 Moshe Kempinski, 8/17/2017, 8:57 PM

The parsha and current events: Godly compromise

If you don’t make Kiddush, then Hashem will deal with you with Havdalah. Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/17/2017, 8:52 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Re'eh

Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/17/2017, 8:49 PM

Data Plan? Who decides – you or your IPhone?

A Jew must be master of his movement in the world; he cannot allow himself to be swayed by outside forces.  Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/17/2017, 8:41 PM

Re'eh: Sight and vision

The commandments that the Torah enjoins us to observe are a form of corrective lenses to aid us in seeing things clearly and accurately. Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/16/2017, 6:45 AM

Video: Lessons in leadership

One of the world's leading thinkers talks about leadership.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 8/16/2017, 6:40 AM

Re'eh: Why should we be like the sand of the sea?

‘Who is Hashem speaking to? Is he speaking to me, to each single, individual Jewish person or is he speaking to the whole nation?’Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/16/2017, 6:36 AM

Should the Jewish state allow same-sex families to adopt children?

Does a democratic Jewish state have to allow single gender families to adopt children?Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 8/14/2017, 7:56 PM

The Levitical model for supporting Torah

The Kohanim and the Levi’im established the model of the ‘garin Torani’: scattered throughout the country, but living in groups * The Israelites supported the Kohanim and Levi’im who studied Torah.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/14/2017, 7:53 PM

I did it my way

When G-d created us, He poured a different mold for each of us.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/12/2017, 10:32 PM

Life lessons from the Torah portion: Choose life

Grace in Judaism is the power of choosing G-d. Moshe Kempinski, 8/12/2017, 10:24 PM

Four blessings to be said after eating

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/11/2017, 6:17 PM

Weekly Torah portion: Eikev

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/11/2017, 7:43 AM

Eikev: Step carefully

What does Eikev represent?Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/10/2017, 11:51 PM

The written Torah does not command us to recite blessings before food

In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi highlights that there is no Mitzvah in the Torah for us to recite a blessing before we eat our food.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/10/2017, 7:54 AM

What an unusual name for a Torah portion

Insights into parshat Eikev. Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/9/2017, 11:13 AM

The spiritual crisis of post modern, Western society

Torah and sociology series addressing two aspects of the relationship between Torah social values and perspective and the spiritual crisis afflicting post modern Western society.  Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 8/8/2017, 2:50 PM

Three ways to develop a love for G-d

Loving Hashem as a learning process.Rabbi Jesse Horn, 8/8/2017, 10:58 AM

The quality of mercy

The Shmuz on the parsha.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 8/7/2017, 3:04 PM

Bread and war

Insights into Torah topics.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/7/2017, 7:55 AM

The ancient Tu B'Av tradition

Three different statements by three young women of differing backgrounds. One lesson.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/5/2017, 11:09 PM

The peace of Torah scholars

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/4/2017, 4:51 PM

Shabbat Va'etchanan - Nachamu: Hope brings consolation

The Jewish people always believe that there are better days ahead. Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/4/2017, 4:47 PM

Va'etchanan: Recovering from grief

The Rebbe showed the way.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/3/2017, 10:19 PM

Weekly Torah portion: Va'etchanan

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/3/2017, 3:11 PM

The shmuz: I hate criticism

There are three rules for rebuking someone.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 8/2/2017, 5:55 PM

We're all in this together

Comfort, presence and prayer.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/2/2017, 5:36 PM

Does G-d love you?

Can Hashem who called the Jewish nation my first born son, hate his own son?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/1/2017, 1:11 PM

Internalizing the tragedy of Tisha B'Av

Should it be a struggle to internalize the reality of the loss of the Temple? Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 8/1/2017, 1:09 PM

Laws for the Fast of the 9th of Av 5777

A primer for observing the fast we all hope will be unnecessary.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 7/31/2017, 12:36 PM

Interesting facts about the 9th of Av

A guide for the perplexed bsed on ancient Jewish sages.Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger , 7/31/2017, 12:30 PM

A most surprising law for the 9th of Av

In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi discusses a most surprising halakha for Tisha B’Av!Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/30/2017, 10:29 AM

The Temple - top of the agenda

Our political and defense leaders do not understand the nation of Israel’s mission, and consequently, do not grasp the essence of the struggle against our enemies.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/30/2017, 10:11 AM

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion: Dvarim

Where are we? Moshe Kempinski, 7/28/2017, 12:55 PM

Parshat Dvarim – Unveiling the Veiled Rebuke

A person’s view of events is often limited and the reality may be much deeper than might be assumed.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/28/2017, 12:51 PM

Dvarim: A healthy waste

How could G-d destroy the Temple?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 7/27/2017, 3:31 PM

Rabbi Richman on the weekly Torah portion: Dvarim

Torah form the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/27/2017, 3:25 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 35,class 7

Tanya is the route to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/25/2017, 4:03 PM

Birkot HaTorah and the Churban: Lessons for today’s Jewish classrooms

This month's essay is by Rachel (Immerman) Glickman who has a B.A. from YU and an M.A. from Azrieli Grad. School, both in Jewish Education. This year Rachel is a fellow in Matan's Bellows Eshkolot Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 7/25/2017, 3:46 PM

Rosh Chodesh Av: Laws of the Nine Days

Joyous events are forbidden during the Nine Days that begin Monday July 24 this year, but study tours and seminars are permitted. In Israel today, the prohibition of bathing during the Nine Days is not applicable. A primer.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/24/2017, 8:51 AM

When one person’s piety caused a national disaster

When one person’s piety caused a national disaster – a lesson for the Three Weeks. In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi reflects on Rabbi Zecharia ben Avkulas role in the destruction of the Temple. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/24/2017, 8:00 AM

Wandering Jews

Today's largest Jewish communities are different, but can still work together.Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/23/2017, 8:13 AM

Rabbi Richman on the Parsha

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/23/2017, 8:05 AM

Matot: Keeping vows

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the founder of today's Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/21/2017, 12:59 PM

Standing in for Moshe

Hearing the right voice.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 7/21/2017, 12:43 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Why are you afraid? 

Who will bring about the final redemption?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/20/2017, 7:18 PM

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Matot

Two elements to a sin. Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 7/20/2017, 7:14 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 35 class 6

Tanya puts you on the road to a healthier spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/19/2017, 10:29 AM

Orthodoxy and Reform

In the Bet Hillel-Bet Shammai dispute, both sides are within the halakhic loop.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/18/2017, 6:49 AM

Almonds and the Three Weeks

In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi discusses the connection between almonds and the Three Weeks.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/18/2017, 6:45 AM

Must children wait between meat and milk foods as well?

How the different customs of waiting between meat and milk were established – six hours, one hour, and three hours Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/16/2017, 12:53 PM

The present rests upon the past, the future upon the present

Make sure your children know from whence they came.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 7/16/2017, 12:46 PM

 Pinchas: Offerings of Bread, Fire and Fragrance

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/14/2017, 4:36 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Rewarding murder

The time has long passed for all rational people to dismantle the UN brick by brick, lie by lie, distortion by distortion, for it is the modern-day version of Sodom and Gomorrah.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/14/2017, 4:15 PM