Beshalach: The inner song of the soul

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/18/2019, 2:17 PM

Chamushim: Winnowing out the chaff

The parasha and current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/18/2019, 2:09 PM

Shabbat Shira: Music of the spheres

Song and meaning. We have always held that each element in creation is part of a magnificent symphony, not just the orbs in the heavens but also each of us.  This is the power of shirah.  Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 1/18/2019, 1:57 PM

A turbulent parsha

The miraculous crossing of the Reed Sea was not the way life was going to be, Hashem was saying in one of the verses in this parsha. There would be suffering and war, difficulties and illness. Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 1/17/2019, 2:42 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Beshalach

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 1/17/2019, 2:39 PM

Taking the plunge

Kiddush Hashem, the sanctification of G-d's name, is not a simple decision. When the opportunity presents itself, an individual is involved in a tremendous internal battle. The natural action would be not to perform such an action..Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 1/17/2019, 1:10 PM

Women in the military

What is the Torah view of female combatants?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 1/15/2019, 7:51 AM

Tanya, the road to spiritual health

Chapter 42, class 8. Previous classes can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 1/13/2019, 1:56 PM

Drinking with non-Jews: What is forbidden and where?

The prohibition against wine of non-Jews is more severe than the ban on bread and cooked food, and even the touch of a non-Jew renders it forbidden. Our Sages also forbade drinking alcoholic beverages with a non-Jew, even when drinking alone Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/13/2019, 1:46 PM

Jewish history begins with the Seder

Rabbi Gold's popular lectures at the Israel Center in Jerusalem.Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 1/13/2019, 1:01 PM

Bo: The birth of a nation

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of today's Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/11/2019, 10:00 AM

What is the major dividing line within the Jewish people today?

The parsha as reflected in history and current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/11/2019, 8:16 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Bo

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 1/11/2019, 8:14 AM

As if the land were given to you today

Torah cannot be achieved without effort and without investing work; there are no shortcuts. This is equally true for Eretz Yisrael. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 1/9/2019, 9:57 PM

Using psychology in dealing with Pharaoh

Pharaoh's behavior is illogical, unrealistic and self-destructive.Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/9/2019, 9:22 PM

Bo: Divine mockery

On a literal reading of the events in the parasha, one might conclude that there was a battle between two forces, and that the stronger one, Hashem, was the victor. Danny Ginsbourg, 1/9/2019, 9:19 PM

Hodesh Shvat Torah Essay: An opportunity for reflection and connection

What an amazing time to recognize all the potential good G-d will give to us and the potential that develops within ourselves! Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 1/8/2019, 11:27 AM

Shortening prayers/ Eastern religions

Insights into current questions about Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 1/8/2019, 10:42 AM

The obligation to consult a doctor in the case of infertility problems

The fundamental goal of creation is its continuity.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/6/2019, 5:03 PM

Heaven answers always with a non-sequitur.

The questions are better left unasked.Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/6/2019, 4:59 PM

No, don’t “let my people go”

This is the ultimate curse of slavery: the slave who is so degraded that he has utterly capitulated to his status as a slave. The slave who can no longer even dream of freedom. Daniel Pinner, 1/6/2019, 3:59 PM

Moshe and Aaron's leadership

Psalm 99 appears to put Samuel on equal footing with Moses and Aaron. HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/4/2019, 2:48 PM

Skin deep - who needed a plague of boils?

The chartumim clearly recognized the superiority of the power of God. However, they lacked any notion of His power being exclusive.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 1/4/2019, 2:43 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Va'era

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 1/4/2019, 2:37 PM

Frogs in the oven

Are you a couch frog who lives a quiet life or a frog that obeys G-d's command and jumps into the heat?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/2/2019, 8:03 PM

A nation of free slaves

Every person is a slave - a slave to his country, to the society in which he lives, to the social frameworks to which he belongs, to the work in which he works, etc. Or is he?Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 1/2/2019, 7:51 PM

Tanya, the road to a healthy spiritual life

Chapter 42, class 7. Previous classes can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 1/2/2019, 7:07 PM

Book Review: The RCA Siddur - Avodat Halev

A completely re-thought, re-planned and re-worked prayer book that takes account of technical advances, linguistic developments, historical events, sociological changes, and includes ideological analyses of spirituality, theology as well as halakha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 1/1/2019, 7:30 AM

Chalav Yisrael and Chalav Nochri - Between kashrut and hiddur

Chalav Nochri is forbidden from a Rabbinical prohibition out of concern that non-kosher milk was mixed in it; the question is, how concerned must we be.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/1/2019, 7:20 AM

Moses' complaint

Moses complained, our forefathers did not. Danny Ginsbourg, 1/1/2019, 7:19 AM

Shemot: True Humility

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/28/2018, 12:15 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Shemot

Torah from the Old City of JerusalemRabbi Chaim Richman, 12/28/2018, 12:00 PM

To a land flowing with milk and honey

This week's Dvar Torah is written byYehuda Gold, presented by:Yedidya Solomon. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 12/28/2018, 7:11 AM

PAKOD-to count or to remember

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah, the Torah Portion of SHMOT Exodus 1:1–6:1. Moshe Kempinski, 12/27/2018, 7:28 AM

From Moses to Moshe Rabbeinu

What emerges from the text is that Moshe had been unaware that the Jews were being cruelly enslaved, and that on a daily basis many were being beaten and killed.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/27/2018, 7:21 AM

Shmot: Why did G-d choose someone with a checkered past?:

Things never happen the way we think they should happen. The people who lead us are not always the people who we think we should lead us.Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/26/2018, 1:07 PM

Choosing your own religious observances; operate on your parents

Can Jews pick and choose the mitzvas they wish to keep?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 12/26/2018, 1:06 PM

A pure soul

Somehow she spoke a sentence in Hungarian after not uttering word for weeks. Isaac Kohn, 12/26/2018, 1:01 PM

Dishonesty in financial dealings is a double abomination

This week's Parsha shows how the anti-Semitic mind works - the Jews took our money and became rich on it. Danny Ginsbourg, 12/25/2018, 7:43 AM

A friend from Italy comes to visit

Matteo Salvini, the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and a leading candidate for Prime Minister, visited Israel and expressed enthusiastic support for it – but the political Left preferred to ignore his warm feelings, and accuse him of anti-Semitism. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/24/2018, 10:46 AM

Tanya, the road to a healthy spiritual life

Chapter 42 class 6. Previous chapters can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 12/23/2018, 9:39 AM

Keeping silent

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 12/23/2018, 9:36 AM

Psalm 31: "My times are in Your hand"

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/21/2018, 2:33 PM

Chaim = Life

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah. The Torah Portion of VaYechi, Genesis 47:28–50:26 Moshe Kempinski, 12/21/2018, 1:24 PM

Vayechi: Core connection

Jacob's words to his eldesr Reuven seem to be more of a rebuke and a punishment than a blessing. What had Reuven done to warrant this rebuke?Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 12/21/2018, 1:15 PM

The future of the past

Covenant and Conversation for Vayechi.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 12/20/2018, 2:41 PM

Crown Thy good with brotherhood

The traditional blessing for sons is "May God make you like Ephraim and Menashe." Why them? Torah Mitzion Dvar Torah this week.Dr. Yocheved Engelberg Cohen, 12/20/2018, 2:31 PM

Left is right, right is left

This is what we want for our children and grandchildren; a level of devotion and commitment that comes from the kishkes.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 12/20/2018, 2:21 PM

The importance of burial within the Land of Israel

Before his death, Yaakov/Israel insisted that his son Yoseph swear to bury him in Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel), not in Egypt. Why was that important to him - and important to so many Jews through the ages? Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 12/19/2018, 7:18 AM

Vayechi: The end of an era

This is a paradigm, an example for all Jewish history and life.Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/19/2018, 7:10 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Irrelevance is Irreverence

Rabbi Merav spoke of the last Shabbat meal before Yosef’s murder. “I asked the family that each one tell one thing for which he or she is thankful to Hashem. Yosef said “I am thankful to Hashem for giving me the merit to protect Am Yisrael”.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/19/2018, 7:05 AM

The 10th of Tevet: Bringing heaven to earth

In recent generations, we have designated the Tenth of Tevet as a day of remembrance of those murdered during the Holocaust – the very depths of darkness.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 12/17/2018, 11:38 PM

Oh Barcelona!

For the 10th of Tevet, Rabbi Don Yizchak Abarbanel's words: For although you can dispose our power, we have the higher truth. Although you can dispose of our persons, you cannot dispose of our sacred souls...Prof. Itzhak D. Goldberg, MD FACR, 12/17/2018, 10:53 PM

The most priceless gift: a smile!

What is 'white-toothed from milk?' Danny Ginsbourg, 12/17/2018, 1:00 PM

Getting closer to Judaism through farming the land

Exploring the connection between Judaism and organic practices, and how to can enhance the quality of our relationship with G-d by enjoying the novelty and simplicity of nature. Shlomit Ovadia, 12/16/2018, 11:37 AM

Jewish strength is a Torah value

Moses mentioned the names of only certain tribes tribes twice.Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 12/16/2018, 11:16 AM