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Orthodox suffering from Aisavitic fatigue

Choosing which commandments to observe...Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/22/2016, 12:06 PM

Who can legislate morality?

Can we be commanded not to covet?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/22/2016, 11:01 AM

The Temple Institute: G-d's love

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/21/2016, 12:18 PM

The Shema's word count is worth all the limbs in your body

The Shema is undoubtedly one of the most important prayers in the Jewish religion, as it declares unequivocally our belief in one G-d. Why is it relevant how many words it contains?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/20/2016, 11:46 PM

Blessing on viewing the Olympics

A person impressed by athletes and their accomplishments should acknowledge the source of their strength.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/20/2016, 10:19 PM

Vaetchanan and Shabbat Nachamu: Introducing Prayer with Praise

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/19/2016, 6:23 PM

History in Vaetchanan

We have a different story.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/19/2016, 10:20 AM

The good land

Moses makes a surprising statement. Moshe Kempinski, 8/18/2016, 10:15 PM

G-d Who created the world or G-d Who took us from Egypt?

This week's dvar Torah is by Rabbi David Kupinski former Rosh Kollel (Memphis, 2014-15) currently Dorm Manager and Social Coordinator in 'Levav Shalem' Yeshiva High School, Yerucham.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 8/18/2016, 10:07 PM

Vaetchanan: Love is listening

Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 8/17/2016, 10:17 AM

Vaetchanan: A woman’s comfort

I decided to be like my wife.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/17/2016, 10:15 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and Social Issues: The Diaspora Jewry Shoah

Mourning the ‘invisible Shoah’ of Diaspora Jewry. Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 8/16/2016, 3:14 PM

From twilight to Redemption

The potential of the 9th of Av remains. Daniel Pinner, 8/15/2016, 11:04 AM

We have had three weeks

Three Weeks to recreate a bond of Love, Respect and Passion. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/14/2016, 11:59 PM

1946 years ago vs. today

We, too, are besieged, but G-d has helped us in a special way.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/14/2016, 11:31 AM

If King Zedekiah would have listened to Jeremiah...

The prophet was the realistic one.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/14/2016, 10:29 AM

Devarim: Elucidating the Torah

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/13/2016, 9:38 PM

Looking for ourselves in Devarim

This is the book of perspective, of the long view of events.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/13/2016, 9:27 PM

A closer look at Kamtza and Bar Kamtza

Sometimes supposed goodness encourages the existence and expansion of the highest form of intolerance.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 8/12/2016, 1:00 PM

Parshat Devarim: The art of rebuke

Criticism is a tool for fixing. Torah from the Otniel Hesder Yeshiva in the Hevron Hills. Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 8/12/2016, 10:11 AM

This Shabbat we will be celebrating on the 9th of Av

This week's Dvar Torah is by Dani Eisenstock, former Shaliach in Kansas City (2002-03), currently Travel Insurance Agent and Gesher Facilitator.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 8/11/2016, 10:30 PM

The Temple Institute for Shabbat Hazon

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem, may it be fully rebuilt speedily in our time.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/11/2016, 10:30 AM

Weekly Tanya class: Chap. 27, lecture 5

Tanya is the way to achieve spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/10/2016, 10:19 PM

The day before the 9th of Av

Insights into the fast and the parsha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/10/2016, 10:16 PM

Torah from Sinai and Partnership Minyanim: The YCT response

11 rabbis,graduates of Open Orthodoxy's Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT), came out against partnership minyanim and affirmed a basic tenet of Jewish belief they felt was being weakened by others affiliated with OO. The writer analyzes YCT's response.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 8/9/2016, 7:22 PM

When the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat

The 9th of Av is on Shabbat this year so that actual fasting is from Saturday night to Sunday night and there are special laws in effect in addition to the regular ones.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 8/9/2016, 3:40 PM

To know where to go,look at where you started from

Look for wrong turns and poor choices that Jewish history makes plain.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/8/2016, 2:44 PM

The Temple Institute: Journeys

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/8/2016, 2:40 PM

Reform and the limits of acceptance

There is a basic problem with the Reform Movement's outlook on Judaism. Rabbi Amital zt"l, of Har Etzion Hesder Yeshiva, considered a moderate, explains. And he refers specifically to LGBT issues. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 8/7/2016, 9:24 AM

We have finished Bamidbar - now come and live in the land

So what are we mourning for? For the destroyed Bet Hamikdash? The Jewish people are faring quite well without it!Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/7/2016, 8:26 AM

 Laws of the Nine Days

Joyous events are forbidden during the Nine Days, 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, 8/6/2016, 10:05 PM

Masei: Unchecked violence

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/5/2016, 9:19 AM

Kashering and the art of living: Lessons from Matot-Masei

In the world, of the world?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/5/2016, 9:15 AM

Matot-Masei: He split the Red Sea and also a tribe

In this week’s reading, we learn that not all of the Twelve Tribes of Israel were situated within the Holy Land’s borders, with one even split across two lands. What is the possible reason?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/4/2016, 9:43 AM

Masei: Back to the basics

And back to reading the same parsha in Israel and the Diaspora.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/4/2016, 9:38 AM

A schism in Open Orthodoxy?

You have to have guts to come out against Open Orthodoxy from within the system.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 8/3/2016, 8:32 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 27, class 4

Tanya is the way to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/1/2016, 9:52 PM

Conflicting leadership

Two brothers, two different leadership styles and abilities.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 8/1/2016, 9:44 PM

By the rivers of Brooklyn

By the rivers of Brooklyn and Paris and London and Melbourne and Toronto and Buenos Aries and Johannesburg, we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion... Tzvi Fishman, 7/31/2016, 9:37 AM

Spiritual journeys, then and now

The fascinating story of Rabbi David Zeller.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/30/2016, 11:32 PM

Shabbat Mevarchim

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi and founder of religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/29/2016, 10:06 AM

Matot (Israel): Do you know what you are fighting for?

The israelite fighters had much in common with their IDF descendants. Daniel Pinner, 7/29/2016, 9:54 AM

Pinchas( Diaspora): Good things, small packages

Israel needs those who bring about change.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 7/28/2016, 11:40 AM

Matot (Israel): Conformity or unity?

Why have 12 tribes instead of one undivided nation?Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/28/2016, 11:35 AM

Psalm 146: G-d raises the bowed

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/27/2016, 11:52 AM

When appointing Judges, fear no man

Representatives of the Jewish Home party should stand firm on Torah principles, in opposition to the Haredi veto Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/27/2016, 9:33 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap . 27, class 3

Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/26/2016, 12:02 PM

Consistency and constancy

One verse and sacrifice truly describes and underscores the greatest framework of spiritual life without which that life begins to wither and die. Moshe Kempinski, 7/26/2016, 11:55 AM

Counting the Jews

We find it so much easier to memorialize the dead than to inspire and consecrate the living.Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/25/2016, 8:34 AM

The meaning of life

Insights into the meaning of life and other questions.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/25/2016, 7:25 AM

The parsha and current events: Pinchas and Corporal El'or Azarya.

Life - a right or a privilege?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/24/2016, 8:40 AM

Balak (Diaspora): Bent on destroying the Jews

Balak was a rasha…so why did he merit having a parasha named after him?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/24/2016, 6:48 AM

Balak (Diaspora): Unreal Realities

Why does the story get so much attention?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/22/2016, 10:19 AM

Pinchas (Israel): The secret of success

Torah from the Otniel hesder yeshiva in the Hevron Hills area.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/22/2016, 10:17 AM

Pinchas (Israel): Following the daughters

The daughters of Zelophehad had such a great love for the Land of Israel, they merited that the laws of inheriting land-holdings in the Land of Israel would be written in the Torah at their inspiration. Daniel Pinner, 7/21/2016, 9:15 AM

Balak (Diaspora): No one is perfect

The Torah does not hide the faults of our founders. The notion of applying superhuman qualities to a human being is not a Jewish idea.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 7/21/2016, 9:06 AM

Custody in early chlldhood

When children automatically remain with the mother and the father must pay their child support, it’s no wonder that almost 90% of divorce cases are initiated by womenRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/20/2016, 6:28 AM