The prohibition against reckless driving

A person who speeds, or is distracted while driving, violates a prohibition whether or not he caused an accident.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/11/2018, 9:58 AM

When will Mashiach come?

What would we ask the Mashiach if we met him?Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 11/11/2018, 8:28 AM

Sitting shiva for a child who marries out

Insights into various topics in Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/11/2018, 8:00 AM

Toldot: Abraham kept Mitzvot 

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/9/2018, 3:45 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Toldot, with Chodesh Kislev insights

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/9/2018, 3:41 PM

In every generation, they rise upon us...

We were taught. History is an arc that bends towards justice. and It can’t happen here. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/9/2018, 3:30 PM

Toldot: In defense of Jews

Isaac wanted to make a point when he sowed a field himself.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/8/2018, 7:00 PM

The Parsha and current events: Jealousy and slavery

The Parsha and Current Events series for Toldot: Indeed "Hashem is with us."Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/8/2018, 3:59 PM

Insights into  “Word Concepts” in Torah: Gates

For Toldot, The Torah Portion of Genesis 25:19–28:9: The deep symbolism in the varied meanings of the Hebrew word "shearim." Moshe Kempinski, 11/8/2018, 3:50 PM

Tanya, your road to spiritual health

This week's lecture: Chapter 42, class 2. Previous lectures can be found by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 11/7/2018, 1:59 PM

Eretz Yisrael: the place of the Shechina and of Blessing

Does Israel’s physical condition change when they are in exile? Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 11/7/2018, 8:45 AM

The loss of a beloved spouse

The past doesn't leave us, but it is those who look towards the future who continue to lead fruitful lives.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/7/2018, 8:37 AM

Little time left

The sages say, “When a mitzvah comes to your hand, don’t let it get stale” (M’chilta Bo).  Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/6/2018, 1:04 PM

Why do we experience such tragedy?

The reality of our lives leaves one standing in profound anguish before the inexplicable decisions of the Creator.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/6/2018, 12:10 PM

The timeless legacy of our first two Matriarchs

What is the mutual spiritual identity of our first two "Imahot"? Danny Ginsbourg, 11/5/2018, 9:45 AM

The 'Traveler's prayer' must be said with utmost kavana

A response to the horrific traffic accidents we have witnessed recently is to drive more carefully - and be sure to recite the 'travelers' prayer,' written to include everyone, with fervent kavana.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/5/2018, 6:46 AM

Post-Pittsburgh: Capital punishment, and Jews with guns

Should accused Pittsburgh murderer Robert Bowers be given the death penalty if convicted?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 11/3/2018, 7:00 PM

Judaism and Islam

Yes, there was conflict and separation; but that was the beginning, not the end.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 11/3/2018, 6:55 PM

Chayei Sarah: Guarding the inner child

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, iconic founder of Relgious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/2/2018, 10:51 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Chayei Sara

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/2/2018, 10:30 AM

Eliezer's moment as patriarch

Eliezer’s decision regarding Rivka was truly a complete fulfillment of the mission laid out for him by Avraham.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 11/1/2018, 2:37 PM

Insights into “Word Concepts” in the Torah Portion

VaYisah et Einav; Raise Your eyes (Genesis 18:1-22:2). Moshe Kempinski, 11/1/2018, 12:00 PM

Wickedness. Should we care?

Why did Abraham care about the wickedness of Sodom?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 10/31/2018, 10:04 AM

The rains of redemption

May the rains come pouring down! Daniel Pinner, 10/31/2018, 10:00 AM

Ask the Rabbi: Gun control

Pros and cons, but most important, supervision and self control.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/29/2018, 11:33 PM

Tanya, the perfect manual for life

Tanya, The Following Class - (Beginning of ) Chapter 42, Class #1. Previous classes available at the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/29/2018, 11:23 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Four eulogies

Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/28/2018, 11:19 PM

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: Li-Maher-To hasten

The Torah Portion of Vayeira Genesis 18:1-22:24 Moshe Kempinski, 10/28/2018, 11:16 PM

Vayeira: Preparing for the Akeidah

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/26/2018, 3:11 PM

Vayera: The importance of the altar for the world

Universal or particular? What is the significance of the "mizbeach" - the altar where offerings are presented to Hashem? Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 10/26/2018, 5:59 AM

Kindling Shabbat candles during the Spanish Inquisition

The Shabbos Project this week reminds us of those who had to observe it in secret. Sharon Katz, 10/25/2018, 10:59 PM

Garden of Evil -a story for this week's Shabbos Project

A story for the Shabbos Project – culled from the parsha Vayera. Part fictional account of Lot in Sodom. To enlighten and, hopefully, for reading pleasure. Steve Apfel, 10/25/2018, 5:18 AM

Tanya, the perfect manual for life

Chapter 41, class 11. Previous lectures can be seen by pressing on the link.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/24/2018, 10:35 AM

I won't go after your husband-please don't sit me with the teens

Shabbat and Holiday hospitality for single women. Ellen Fischer, 10/23/2018, 12:17 PM

Golden age aliya to Israel - like Abraham and Sarah

A new Birthright program that has older people – grandparents – moving to Israel, pulling their kids and grandkids there. Ariel Natan Pasko, 10/23/2018, 12:10 PM

Yes, we care about other nations - even the Left

The love of man of the leftwing movements is directed toward an abstract person, but once he exhibits an identity, hatred towards him develops.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/22/2018, 3:45 PM

Lifting the bride's veil

Insights into Jewish customs.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/22/2018, 2:30 PM

You will be better off in Israel

Should we say: Go live in Israel not only because G-d said to go, but because you will be better off, your children will be better off, and all of you be changed for the better and grow in your new country, in ways you just cannot in Galut Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 10/21/2018, 10:20 AM

Do not let Sodom into your home

Who could even think of allowing a child to use a computer without installing filters and safeguards.  To do any less invites Sodom into one’s home.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 10/21/2018, 10:14 AM

Lech Lecha: Be complete

Torah from Israels first Chief Rabbi, founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/19/2018, 12:51 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Lech Lecha

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/19/2018, 12:49 PM

For the Jewish Mother's Day: Be a natural Jew

What is the secret of the Matriarch Rachel - Rachel, who was buried on the road and does not find comfort until every last one of her children returns to his 'border'.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 10/19/2018, 7:27 AM

Lech Lecha: Unhealthy dependencies

Can you give up your smart phone, luxury car, and golf clubs, or have you grown too dependent to let them go? Have you given them power over you?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/18/2018, 12:13 PM

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: Brit - Covenant

This Torah Portion of Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1–17:27. Moshe Kempinski, 10/18/2018, 12:02 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Avram’s rainbow connection

The rainbow in the cloud has an interior and exterior reality. The exterior is complex, the interior simple.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/17/2018, 11:35 AM

Tanya, the way to achieve spiritual health.

Weekly lecture: Chap. 41, class 10. (Previous lessons can be heard by clicking the link below).HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/16/2018, 10:45 PM

Harry Potter, yes or no?

Other insights: Money lending; How much does it cost to be Jewish?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/16/2018, 5:48 AM

Praying for rain starts on Monday night

Monday night, as the 7th of Marcheshvan begins, we pray for the first time this year: “Bless this year and all its produce for the good for us, O Hashem our G-d, and grant dew and rain as a blessing on the face of the earth…” Daniel Pinner, 10/15/2018, 10:01 PM

Judaism and Tattoos

Even though you can get buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have one, there are a number of compelling reasons why the Torah prohibits tattoos.Rabbi Menachem Levine, 10/14/2018, 9:17 AM

Hurricane Michael, US Passports, Trump,...the Flood is Coming!

Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but there are stormclouds ahead. Ariel Natan Pasko, 10/14/2018, 8:55 AM

Float on the flood

Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 10/13/2018, 8:11 PM

Two songs for two worlds 

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic chief rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/12/2018, 4:18 PM

The blessings and dangers of technology

Popular lectures at the Israel Center by a renowned rabbi.Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 10/12/2018, 10:08 AM

Weekly Torah portion: Noach

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/12/2018, 9:59 AM

What was wrong with the Tower of Babel?

The presentation of the story in the Torah leaves us with some fundamental questions. Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 10/11/2018, 7:09 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: Finding favor versus love

The difference between Noach, righteous in his generation, and Avraham, righteous in every generation, is the difference between Israel and the galut.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/11/2018, 6:57 AM

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Torah Essay: Why Abraham?

This month's article is by Dr. Tobi Tobin, Director of Matan Beit Shemesh, Dean of Students of Matan's Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies, and coordinator of the Matan Advanced Tanakh Summer Institute. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 10/10/2018, 5:29 AM