Sweeten to taste: Leavened foods on the altar

Why is it forbidden to bring leavened food as an offering?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/16/2018, 8:49 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Vayikra

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/16/2018, 12:07 AM

Messing with Maimonides: Vayikra

One little alef and such a fuss.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 3/14/2018, 9:53 PM

A decolonization of Jewish identity

Western thought measures things according to the present reality as perceived through our limited senses, Israel’s Torah views life according to the standard of our reality’s deeper inner workings, and where we understand the world to be heading. Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 3/14/2018, 9:43 PM

God calls out to us

It is the still small voice that is heard that rings in our mind and pricks our conscience.Rabbi Berel Wein, 3/14/2018, 9:10 PM

The Components of the Mitzvah of Haggadah  

First in Rabbi Schertz' series of Passover articles for Arutz Sheva.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 3/13/2018, 2:45 PM

The Emunah Cleanse: Nullify, Clear and Purify

The essential cleansing agent.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 3/12/2018, 11:08 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 39, class 4

Study Tanya to enhance your spiritual life. Link to previous lectures is below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/12/2018, 11:00 PM

When an old book meets a changing world

Reprinting the volume of “Ha’am ve’ Ha’aretz” (The Nation and the Land) in the “Peninei Halakha” series was a complex challenge. The new edition has new topics, and explains the logic and morality of the commandments to the Land and nation.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/11/2018, 7:47 AM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Choosing a leader

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/9/2018, 12:56 PM

Parshat Para: Similar, but so different:

Beyond the technical connection between the bringing of the para aduma, rendering someone who is tameh now tahor, and the upcoming korban Pesach.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 3/9/2018, 8:43 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Vayakhel-Pekudei

Torah from the Old City of JerusalemRabbi Chaim Richman, 3/9/2018, 8:05 AM

The Metamorphosis of the Jewish Nation

The Parsha and Current Events series.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/9/2018, 6:49 AM

Introspective inspiration: Parsha Para

Parshat Parah is meant not to rectify a particular sin so much as it is meant to rectify the idea of sin, the idea of throwing off the yoke of Heaven, writes Rav Dessler z”l.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 3/9/2018, 6:37 AM

Who was Oholiab?

Insights into People in the Torah Series. The Torah Portion of VaYakhel- Pekudei Exodus 35:1–40:38 Moshe Kempinski, 3/8/2018, 7:53 AM

The logic behind Sabbath prohibitions :Vayakhel-Pikudei

if the Jewish people were prohibited from building and constructing the Mishkan/Tabernacle on Shabbat then why were they allowed and in fact commanded to operate and conduct the sacrificial service in that building on Shabbat? Rabbi Berel Wein, 3/7/2018, 6:27 PM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: The urgency of the now

What happened between the time they left “as one” and when “only a few” returned?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/7/2018, 6:23 PM

Vayakhel Pekudei: Playing host to G-d

When G-d invited us to Mount Sinai, every single Jew showed up. However, when the host entered the party, most Jews fled.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/7/2018, 6:20 PM

The truth about Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook

Since the death of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook, his image suffered character assassination by the secular Left,Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/4/2018, 11:50 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 39, lesson 3

Studying Tanya will put you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/4/2018, 7:45 AM

Was Mordechai a Zionist?

A fresh perspective on Mordechai the Jew.Rabbi Sholom Gold, 3/4/2018, 6:01 AM

The miraculous letters on the Tablets

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/2/2018, 12:57 PM

Insight on incense

This week's moving Dvar Torah is by Simon Jackson, legal adviser to Torah Mitzion.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 3/2/2018, 12:30 PM

Jewish education is a partnership between student and teacher

Not everything important comes accompanied by fanfare.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 3/2/2018, 11:24 AM

Surviving a foolish Dvar Torah

Cheering Vashti and pitying Esther? A foolish misreading of the Megillah story by a woman rabbi in an Open Orthodox congregation tries to make it into a feminist narrative.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 3/1/2018, 11:41 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Ki Tisa (with Purim Message!)

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/1/2018, 11:22 PM

The rehabilitation of Purim

The modern Jewish reform movement began in the 19th century by criticising Purim and accused it of fostering a spirit of revenge, though later it changed its mind.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 3/1/2018, 1:38 PM

Purim will be celebrated eternally, even when the Messiah comes

At first glance, this seems to be a very strange observation. Rabbi Berel Wein, 3/1/2018, 1:08 PM

A meaningful wink from the Almighty

Current events find matching stories in the parsha and the Purim story.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/1/2018, 12:05 AM

Who stands behind the mask?

Rava said, It is one’s duty levasumei, to make oneself fragrant [with wine] on Purim until one cannot tell the difference between ‘arur Haman’ (cursed be Haman) and ‘barukh Mordekhai’ (blessed be Mordecai). Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 7bRabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 2/28/2018, 11:30 PM

Megillat Esther: The moment of decision

The path to genocide.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 2/28/2018, 11:27 PM

Purim: The nature of miracles

Why did G-d treat Haman’s threat differently from his grandfather’s threat?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/28/2018, 11:24 PM

The Fast of Esther

The fast begins at dawn on Wednesday, February 28 and lasts till sundown the same day.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/27/2018, 11:46 PM

Purim: A new understanding

Eisav scorned the idea of God. Amalek represents His denial.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 2/27/2018, 10:55 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 39, class 2

Study Tanya for a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/27/2018, 8:05 AM

Who is the Man in the Moon?  Emoonah: Five levels of Faith

Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 2/26/2018, 7:08 AM

Do not forget!

You shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget!  Is Iran incorrigible and a modern Amalek? Torah thought in memory of my father, a”h.Professor Gerald Aranoff, 2/26/2018, 7:01 AM

Why do we have a blessing for forgiveness in the Silent Prayer?

Why include one Bracha for repentance and one for forgiveness?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 2/26/2018, 7:00 AM

Remembering Amalek; the Fast of Esther; the half-shekel

Insights into the issues and mitzvot of the Purim season.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/24/2018, 11:18 PM

The sanctity of the Temple Mount

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 2/23/2018, 9:13 AM

The weekly Torah portion: Tetzaveh

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 2/23/2018, 9:02 AM

Selected halakhot for Parashat Zachor and the Fast of Esther

This Shabbat, the one preceding the Purim holiday, is one on which one should make every effort to go to synagogue to hear the story of Amalek. Here is why. And this coming Wednesday is the Fast of Esther. Halakha Hotline, 2/23/2018, 8:35 AM

The High Priest

Insights into People in the Torah Series for the Torah Portion of Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20-30:10 Moshe Kempinski, 2/23/2018, 8:00 AM

Shabbat Zachor: The hidden and the revealed

The Torah reading of Parshat Tetzaveh connects to the remembrance of Amalek. Daniel Pinner, 2/22/2018, 8:24 AM

Tetzaveh: Good to the last drop

Why we begin each day with prayer.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/22/2018, 8:22 AM

Five parshiot and half a shekel

The parsha and current events series.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 2/22/2018, 8:20 AM

Weekly Tanya lesson: Chap. 39, class 1

Tanya will put you on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/20/2018, 9:06 PM

Rabbi Yehuda Bohrer z"l, is a Jewish angel

Love of Bet El, Israel and the Jewish people were epitomized in the personality of the late Rabbi Yehuda Bohrer. Arutz Sheva brings two articles by those who loved and honored him. Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2018, 2:22 PM

Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal lives on

Rabbi Itamar's influence is far-reaching and alive, his family a beacon of light for the nation.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/18/2018, 7:19 AM

Terumah: "Take for Me an offering" 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 2/16/2018, 9:54 AM

Marriage tips

This week's Torah reading on the cherubs above the ark is a primer for marriage.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/16/2018, 9:41 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  The half aspires to become a whole

We were commanded to inherit the land that Hashem gave to our forefathers Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’akov. We are prohibited from leaving the land in the possession of any other nation or from leaving it fallow.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 2/15/2018, 11:32 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Terumah

Rabbi Chaim Richman, 2/15/2018, 11:30 PM

Of gold and wood

This week's Dvar Torah is by Aron Grossman, former Shaliach in Perth (2016-17).Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 2/15/2018, 8:18 AM

Plant, believe, carry on

The message of the acacia trees in the desert.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 2/15/2018, 8:13 AM

Clear your thoughts: Let G-d shine through

Weekly series: No need to rectify the darkness - it can be dispelled.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 2/14/2018, 1:07 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 38, class 6

Tanya will help you lead a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/14/2018, 1:00 PM