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After the Flood: The lion's lesson

Life is about serving others and dedicating oneself completely to this service.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 11/6/2016, 12:23 AM

Gathering Within the Ark

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva and Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/4/2016, 3:30 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  One people in deep waters

Whenever I am present at a simcha (celebration) of our children and grandchildren (engagements, weddings, etc.) I look around the table at the young personalities who are the friends of our family. Jewish naches.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/4/2016, 3:21 PM

Until the waters lap at our feet

Knowledge and faith. Noach’s faith was driven by his intellect; it had no passion or emotional intensity. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/4/2016, 7:58 AM

The Temple Institute on Noah

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/4/2016, 7:54 AM

Stand firm - and damn the consequences

Joining up when you see who is winning may be too late. Daniel Pinner, 11/3/2016, 9:04 PM

The lonely walk of faith

One person, on a walk of faith. Moshe Kempinski, 11/3/2016, 12:53 PM

Insights into Parshat Noah

Righteous in his own right or by comparison to others; the first vintner; the dove. Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/2/2016, 9:34 PM

Weekly Tanya Lecture: Chap. 29, class 7

Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 11/1/2016, 11:22 PM

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Essay: For a blessing and not as a curse

The essay is by Rebecca Linzer, who teaches Talmud in Matan Hasharon and is currently a student in the Morot L'Halakha Program, which seeks to create a pool of female leaders and teachers who are learned and versed in broad areas of halakha. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 11/1/2016, 6:51 PM

Good parenting

In order to be able parents, we shouldn’t raise a child like Cain.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/31/2016, 10:51 AM

Creation: Evolution or revolution?

The moment you begin to move great ideas in our world, it’s a prolonged process. Baruch Gordon, 10/31/2016, 6:55 AM

The Temple Institute on Belief

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/30/2016, 8:16 AM

A startling contradiction in G-d's attitude to man

Does G-d repent?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/30/2016, 7:39 AM

Self worth

The Abraham figure as a model for the future.Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/29/2016, 8:12 PM

What's in a name?

Science is catching up with mysticism.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/29/2016, 8:09 PM

The hidden light of Creation

Ohr haganuz - the light that God hid.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/28/2016, 11:04 AM

Adam and Noah

Why are Noah and the world's impending punishment mentioned at the end of this week's reading?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 10/28/2016, 11:00 AM

Life lessons from the Torah reading

The Garden of Life. Moshe Kempinski, 10/27/2016, 9:06 AM

The faith of G-d

Covenant & Conversation for Breishit.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 10/27/2016, 8:51 AM

Today's Tower of Babel

The Parsha and Current Events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/26/2016, 11:07 AM

Looking back at Sukkot and ourselves

This article is by Rabbi Schertz' son David, an attorney in Pennsylvania.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/25/2016, 3:33 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 29 class 6

Tanya is the recipe for a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/25/2016, 3:27 PM

Why two customs ensure Jewish survival

Hoshanot and Simchat Torah are not of biblical origin.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/23/2016, 3:18 PM

Insights into Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

The prayer for rain, the circuits and dancing with the Torah.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/22/2016, 9:07 PM

Sukkah of Peace

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/21/2016, 9:59 AM

Sukkot perspectives

The only happiness that is lasting and meaningful is an inner happiness not caused by outside stimuli or fleeting factors. Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/20/2016, 9:23 AM

An Etrog tree doesn’t grow in Brooklyn

Israel is the place to build a sukkah - and a permanent home, as well. Tzvi Fishman, 10/19/2016, 10:03 AM

A Sukkah in the Land of Israel

Professor Gerald Aranoff, 10/19/2016, 9:43 AM

Sukkot: The strength to emerge

After Yom Kippur, we emerge from our synagogue and home and go out to the Sukkah.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/18/2016, 12:29 AM

Why is Sukkot a separate holiday?

Shouldn't we sit in sukkot on Passover when the Exodus is remembered?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 10/18/2016, 12:18 AM

Insights into the Sukkot holiday

Sukkot joy, hospitality, etrog compote, and even a Hebrew lesson.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/16/2016, 2:39 PM

The mitzvah of Sukkah and the definition of Man

It requires the totality of one’s being to be encompassed by the sacred space of the Sukkah.  Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/16/2016, 2:27 PM

What kind of Sukkot meal will your descendants be having?

‘Oh, to be a fly on the wall’ – In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi offers a deeper understanding on the Usphizin and the distinct role that nachas plays in our Jewish tradition.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/15/2016, 11:48 PM

How to be happy on the Sukkot holiday

The Torah commands us to be happy on Sukkot - how do we do that?Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/15/2016, 11:24 PM

Sukkot - why now?

The sukkah is a continuation of the High Holydays.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 10/14/2016, 1:11 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Haazinu

The spirituality of song.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 10/14/2016, 2:32 AM

Homeward Bound

Yom Kippur is over. Now do something to show you meant what you said... Tzvi Fishman, 10/12/2016, 9:32 PM

Please be compassionate

Compassion takes one to a different level of understanding.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 10/12/2016, 9:22 PM

Sanctifying the fast

Kiddush Hayom and Yom HaKippurimRabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/11/2016, 12:59 PM

The laws of Yom Kippur 5777

A primer for the laws of the holiest day of the year.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 10/10/2016, 12:39 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 29, Class 5

Tanya is the recipe for a healthy spiritual life in the New Year. HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/10/2016, 8:59 AM

Complete Teshuvah

For the Ten Days of Repentance, Torah by Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah Sage and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/9/2016, 8:25 AM

Fasting on Yom Kippur

A “regular” sick person, whose whole body is ill but whose life is not in danger, is obligated to fast but may take pills that have no taste. A gravely ill person is obligated to eat. A religiously observant doctor should be asked when in doubt.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/9/2016, 8:17 AM

Shabbat Shuvah or Shabbat Teshuvah?

What is the most appropriate name for this very special Shabbat: Shabbat Shuvah or Shabbat Teshuvah?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/7/2016, 9:40 AM

The Temple Institute on Vayelech and Shabbat Shuvah

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/7/2016, 9:39 AM

Vayelech: The lodestone of Jewish life

Moses predicts what will happen.Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/7/2016, 2:07 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayelech

To renew our days.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 10/7/2016, 2:01 AM

The extent of Hashem’s mercy

The Schmuz for Shabbat Shuva.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 10/6/2016, 12:46 PM

Why fast for Gedaliah?

The day after Rosh Hashanah is a minor fast in the Jewish calendar mourning the assassination of Gedaliah. Why?Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 10/6/2016, 6:36 AM

The gift of a lifetime

The global donor pool for bone marrow needs to have ethnic and racial diversity for matches to be made. The Renewal organization needs organ donors. You can save a life. Elizabeth Kratz, 10/5/2016, 8:57 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 29, Class # 4

Tanya is a recipe for a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/5/2016, 8:19 AM

 The Teshuva of Rosh Hashanah

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah luminary, poet, philosopher and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/2/2016, 2:18 PM

It is Hashem’s prerogative to choose

May we be chosen for a good year.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/2/2016, 11:25 AM

A Rosh Hashanah message: Sunny side up

Everything that comes from G-d is for the good, sometimes the good is discernible and sometimes it is not.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/1/2016, 10:20 PM

Laws of Shofar, blessings - and glad tidings

Laws and customs on hearing shofar blasts; the prohibition of preparing from the first day of Rosh Hashanah to the second day; candles on the second night; order of blessings over the ‘simanim’; God’s blessing: growth of the communities in Judea and SamariaRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/1/2016, 9:49 PM

Is Shabbat more important than Rosh Hashanah?

In Jewish tradition it is regular which is preeminent over irregular.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/30/2016, 10:34 AM