The parsha and current events: Imagine...

Had the great religious leaders done so in the early 1900s and called for mass return to Eretz Yisrae...Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/6/2017, 12:42 AM

Rambam's Guide for the Perplexed on the Seder Night

A new video by Rabbi Sacks to help make the Seder Night more meaningful.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 4/4/2017, 9:01 PM

A מew understanding of the Mitzvah of Haggadah

On the night of Pesach, the Talmud wants us to be so involved in the process of the Exodus, that we are able to transport ourselves to the very moment of that crucial event in our history.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 4/4/2017, 7:55 PM

Psalm 34: Who wants a good life?

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/3/2017, 9:36 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap.33, class 5

Studying Tanya will put you on the road to spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 4/3/2017, 9:34 PM

When man restores G-d to His world

What exactly is a sacrifice? Daniel Pinner, 4/2/2017, 8:14 AM

Pesach: Omnipresence and Oneness

Just as it was Hashem Who took us out of Egypt, so it is Hashem Who controls every aspect of our lives.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 4/2/2017, 8:08 AM

When man restores G-d to His world

What exactly is an offering? Daniel Pinner, 4/2/2017, 7:18 AM

Brachot and offerings

This week's Dvar Torah is by Eli Lipschitz, former Shaliach (Washington 2003-04), currently cadet at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 4/1/2017, 8:33 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Nearer

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/31/2017, 8:16 AM

Salt, not honey

The lesson learned from the taste of the Temple offerings.Rabbi Jesse Horn, 3/31/2017, 8:06 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayikra

The sin offering. Judaism may believe in guilt, but it also believes in forgiveness.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 3/31/2017, 12:11 AM

Vayikra: What is so important about korbanot?

Many mitzvot, without which it would be hard to imagine life as a Jew, appear less prominently in the Torah, while korbonot are the primary focus of so much of the Torah.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 3/30/2017, 10:14 AM

Vayikra: The Daily Offering

What is the value of an offering that costs almost nothing?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/30/2017, 10:10 AM

Rosh Chodesh Nissan Torah essay:Moon Mindfulnes

This month's essay byShani Taragin, Matan lecturer, who has a B.A. and M.A. in Tanakh and Talmud from Bar-Ilan University and is certified as a Halakhic Advisor in issues of family purity law. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 3/29/2017, 1:13 AM

A bedtime story for children

'I'm starting to feel that at a time like this I have no right to be just a spectator while my brother gives so much. I feel compelled to join him in the struggle.  Unless I do so, I will feel that I am betraying my father and myself.' Mordechai Sones, 3/28/2017, 11:17 AM

Airing religious problems in the IDF

The focal point of the struggle is protecting the rights of the religious soldier.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/28/2017, 1:54 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 33, class 4

Tanya puts you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/27/2017, 10:23 AM

Sacred letter and awesome segulah

Note by Publisher in Original Hebrew, 1945:  “I, the publisher, saw with my own eyes in 1944 in the concentration camps in Hungary during a time of distress for the Jewish people, that those who said this ma’amar all survived with the help of G-d. Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2017, 11:16 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: The love story with G-d

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/26/2017, 12:45 AM

Doing is growing

LIfe lessons from the Torah reading. Moshe Kempinski, 3/26/2017, 12:38 AM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Art and Creation

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/24/2017, 12:06 PM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Details

As God tends to our needs and wants, doesn’t it make sense to likewise orient ourselves to the needs and wants of our wives?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/24/2017, 11:54 AM

Encampments & Journeys

Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 3/23/2017, 1:48 AM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Accountability

Transparency and accountability in the parsha.Rabbi Berel Wein, 3/23/2017, 1:42 AM

A mother's naches

The story told by the Lubavitcher Rabbe's mother N"E. Sent by Larry Gordon , 3/20/2017, 1:22 PM

The holy soul of Zionism

Galut and Geula (Exile and Redemption) part 5. Click on the writer's biography for the previous articles. Tzvi Fishman, 3/20/2017, 1:10 PM

3 weeks to Passover - OU Guide can be downloaded here

On line guide to the holiday of freedom and a way to ask your questions. Orthodox Union , 3/18/2017, 8:44 PM

Ki Tisa: Two sets of tablets

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/17/2017, 3:02 PM

Parsha and current events: An improbable saga

It seems impossible, but who knows?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/17/2017, 2:53 PM

The Shmuz on Ki Tisa: For love of money

Understanding why the Misilat Yesharim calls wealth one of the great tests of man.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 3/16/2017, 10:38 AM

The Temple Institute on the parshal Seeing G-d

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/16/2017, 10:32 AM

Why do Jews drink on Purim?

Israel's first Chief Rabbi explains why in the last few days many Jews drank more liquor than they do in an entire year.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/15/2017, 12:18 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 33, class 3

Tanya is the way to get on the road to spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/15/2017, 12:09 AM

Annihilating Amalek is different from Nazi actions

The mitzvah to annihilate Amalek is also moral and logical – to deter the wicked. May the mitzvah be applied in our day?Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/12/2017, 9:00 AM

Purim and military victories

The military victory is the essential, although underplayed, miracle of Purim.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/11/2017, 8:31 PM

Purim ushers in a new era

The different faces of Mordechai.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 3/11/2017, 7:28 PM

Tetzaveh: Hard Work

Producing a full cup of oil from the first drop is hard work, but good people don’t shy away from hard work. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/10/2017, 4:00 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Kohen Gadol

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/10/2017, 7:42 AM

Parshat Tetzaveh: Pure oil

Life lessons from the parsha. Moshe Kempinski, 3/9/2017, 10:14 PM

The duality of Purim

Purim destroyed the Jews' confidence that they would ever be treated as any other people.  They recognized that being the people of God occasioned significant consequencesRabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 3/9/2017, 10:04 PM

The Biblical story of Esther and the immoral society

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's careful reading of the Megillah as brought below could be about western society..Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 3/8/2017, 7:39 AM

Are you yearning for salvation?

Exile and Redemption part 4. Tzvi Fishman, 3/8/2017, 7:29 AM

The duty to protest in the IDF

Despite disagreement on how to respond to the eroding Jewish character of the I.D.F., the confirmed halakha is that one is obligated 'to admonish.' Filing a complaint is customary in the IDF, and is not considered an affront to authority.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/5/2017, 11:51 PM

Being an inspiring parent

Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 3/5/2017, 7:25 PM

If you build it, He will come: The macro and micro of the Mishkan  

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Yehuda Susman, former Rosh Kollel in Chicago (1999-2002), currently Rosh Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi, Jerusalem.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 3/5/2017, 12:05 AM

Student, scholar

Inside and outside must match.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/4/2017, 11:59 PM

Terumah: The Tachash and the Erev Rav

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/3/2017, 3:46 PM

Parashat Terumah: A time of joy

Moshe’s entire 40-day sojourn atop Mount Sinai had one theme only – building the Mikdash. Daniel Pinner, 3/3/2017, 8:20 AM

Terumah: Yearning

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion. Moshe Kempinski, 3/2/2017, 4:29 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Yes or no?

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/2/2017, 4:20 PM

Terumah: What is your tower?

Do our possessions and achievements bring glory to us, are they our tower, or are they for G-d’s glory, are they G-d’s tower?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/2/2017, 12:29 AM

Trying to unravel the legacy of Rav J. B. Soloveitchik

The Rav held fast to tradition but often promoted it via a contemporary medium; the core was pure Torah but the conveyance often included present-day worldly expression.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 3/2/2017, 12:23 AM

Weekly Tanya lesson: Chap. 33, class 2

Studying Tanya is the way to attain a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/28/2017, 10:51 PM

Galut and Geulah, part III: Why mourn exile?

The reason for the observance of the mitzvot in the Diaspora is in order not to forget them, Tzvi Fishman, 2/27/2017, 11:36 PM

Honoring parents, Exercising judgment

Respect for parents empowers children, but if children do not honor their parents properly, parents should overlook it . Children, however, should exercise moral judgment, and not blindly obey all their parents' orders. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/27/2017, 7:05 AM

Immersion

Life lessons from the Torah Portion: Parshat Mishpatim Exodus 21:1–24:18 Moshe Kempinski, 2/26/2017, 7:59 AM