Torah Sociology: Fundamentalist Belief, Pluralistic DialogueAn interpretation of Rabbi Soloveitchik's thoughts on the culture of dialogue with seekers of truth.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 4Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.
The deep significance of the prohibition to mix milk and meatDifferent levels should not be mixed. A person who goes to an ordinary rabbi in order to receive guidance in significant matters, is comparable to one who mixes milk and meat, rendering the entire mixture forbidden for eating or for benefit.
Psalm 50: Torah from ZionTorah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi.
Person in the parsha: A second chanceThe value of perseverance.
Covenant & Conversation for BehaalotchaA test of character.
Ohr Torah on Naso (Diaspora); video for Behaalotcha (Israel)Torah lights from Efrat in the Judean Hills.
The Temple Institute on the parsha: I'm sick of mannaTorah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Parsha and Current Events: Missing the spiritual nature of mitzvotWhat is the essence of a Jew?
Naso (Diaspora): Keeping up with the JonesesAn interesting lesson emerges from the Torah’s longest parasha, teaches the Chief Rabbi.
Behaalotcha (Israel): Thou shalt not complainPeople complain unjustly if their world view is negative. Torah from Yeshivat Otniel in the Hevron hills.
Naso (Diaspora): What is so great about the Nazirite?This week's Dvar Torah is by Ilan Lavan, incoming Coordinator of Experiential Jewish Education - Moriah College, Sydney
Behaalotcha (Israel): What brought on the rebelliions?Wise men should be careful with their words and actions.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 3Study Tanya and you will be on the road to a healthy spiritual life.
"Coming out" and the true Orthodox rabbinateSocietal trends can not change what is clearly forbidden by the Torah. Thus, we can empathize with a person who transgresses, but not condone, flaunt or justify his way of life.
Revealing our inner essenceA thought for Shavuot from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.
Shavuot - why is the holiday named "Weeks"?In a fast-paced world where technology ensures our needs are met instantaneously, Shavuot reminds us that there is joy in the build-up as well as the outcomeץ
Nasso (Israel)/Shavuot: Celebrating Israel, celebrating G-dConnecting Jews with G-d, their nation and their land.
The laws of the Shavuot holidayThere is a unique mitzvah of joy, both spiritual and physical, on Shavuot. Most critical: When Shavuot falls on Motzei Shabbat as it does this year, preparations from Shabbat to Chag are prohibited.
Ohr Torah on Bamidbar (Diaspora): ShavuotTorah lights from Efrat in the hills of Gush Etzion.
"Charity elevates a nation": Rabbi Kook's teachings on charityReview of a book that explains the deeper cosmic effect of a Jew's act of charity.
For Shavuot: A four step programIn preparation for Shavuot, we present Judaism’s four step program.
Covenant and Conversation for Naso (Israel)The blessing of love.
For Shavuot: Humility is not weaknessHow the labor of learning – unlike physical labor – can be anything but pleasant and wholesome.
The Parsha and Current Events: God’s angels protect the Holy LandHow the story of Elisha is reenacted today.
Naso (Israel): The good, the bad and the uglyWithin a framework or outside of it?
Shavuot: A sacrifice offered by G-dHow do we know that G-d accepted us, the Jewish people, as we are?
Rosh Chodesh Sivan Essay: The development of speechThis month's essay is by Tanya White, Matan teacher and doctoral student at Bar Ilan U. in Jewish Philosophy. She has a BA in International Relations from London School of Economics, MA in Jewish Studies and Philosophy from The U. of London.
We are all Priests and LevitesThe Torah sections dealing with the Tabernacle, the Priests and the Levites should be applied in all areas of life. Each person in his field of work, on his own level, should be a like Priest, avoiding anything that might interfere with his work.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 2Tanya is the recipe for a healthy spiritual life.
Jerusalem Day: Returning to the KotelThe story of that miraculous day in June 1967.
What makes Jerusalem worthy of being our capital?As we prepare to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim on Sunday, the Chief Rabbi considers why Jerusalem – an inaccessible city without a river source – was chosen to be the Jewish People’s capital.
The wilderness and Jerusalem DayFrom within the stillness and quietude of the wilderness much is heard.
Bamidbar (Israel): Every man has a name. It’s possible that the language of numbers is more practical and efficient than the language of names, but there’s more to life than efficiency.
Person in the parsha: Elite by commitmentIs there an elite class in Judaism?
Bechukotai (Diaspora): Insights from the parshaFor more articles on the parsha read in the Diaspora, click show more at the top of the Judaism section.
Bamidbar (Israel): Love, war and the OtherThis week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Yehoshua Dovid Schwartz, JLIC Rabbi at Boston University.
The Parsha and Current Events: Why did Moshe count the nation?Why did Hashem command it?
Covenant & Conversation for BamidbarThe sound of silence.
Not a negative does not a positive makeRespect and praise in the age of criticism.
Bamidbar (Israel): LeadersEven the greatest leader is human, and therefore fallible,
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap.26 class 1Tanya study is the road to a healthy spiritual life.
The Torah way to a healthy life in modern timesA review of the book "To Your Health."
Concerning Former Minister Ya'alonThe harming of Torah values and emuna in the IDF, while Leftist groups are allowed in undisturbed is only one of the problems that must be confronted.
The Temple Institute on BechukotaiTorah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Ohr Torah on Behar and BechukotaiTorah from Efrat in the Judean Hills. Behar in prose and Bechukotai message in a video.
Covenant & Conversation on the parshaA sense of direction.
The Parsha and current events: Complex halakhic issuesIn the complex spider web of our lives in the Holy Land, our rabbis are succeeding in dealing with the issues according to the halakha.
Bechukotai (Israel):Following the formulaTo learn about the punishments stated in the parsha is to gain insights into ourselves as a nation, and to ensure our relationship with God remains strong.
Behar (Diaspora):The numbers don’t lieBalance and symmetry.
Bechukotai (Israel): Beauty and the reformed beastThis week's dvar Torah is by Rabbi Morechai Torczyner Rosh Kollel, Yeshiva University Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov, Toronto.
Behar (Diaspora): Alone in the worldThe parasha is talking about timeless patterns, talking to today.
Bechukotai (Israel): Purposeful walkingThe verb "walking" appears in various places.
Behar (Diaspora): Holy nostalgiaWhat is the true meaning of reversion of the land to its original owners?
Why do we feed our animals before we sit down to eat?Why do we feed our animals before we sit down to eat? Can there be any exceptions? The UK Chief Rabbi provides an answer in his D’var Torah for Behar.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 25, Class 4Tanya is the way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.
Lag Ba'Omer: Elevated SoulsRav Kook and Lag Ba'Omer.