Mashiach through the eyes of science

The goal of developing a unifying theory in physics has much greater significance than just getting quantum mechanics and relativity to get along with each other; it is a goal of the Messianic Era.Professor Shimon Silman, 7/16/2018, 1:16 PM

Desert wanderings were a warning

Who is not included in the count....Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/14/2018, 9:47 PM

Atonement for the soldiers

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconc founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/13/2018, 5:58 PM

Rosh Chodesh Av Torah Essay: Mesirut Nefesh

Three examples of three different deeds done by Talmudic sages - how can they be defined as Mesirut Nefesh? Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 7/13/2018, 11:09 AM

12 trapped soccer players, Moses and the Cities of Refuge

We should not allow our doubts about success to dampen our resolve.  Rabbi Aryeh Kaltmann, 7/13/2018, 10:41 AM

Tevilat Keilim: An ethic of independence

Torah from one of Israel's most popular Torah lecturers.Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 7/12/2018, 7:00 PM

Parashat Matot-Massei: You shall not shed blood in My land

This reading contains the condensed genius of the historical innovation of ancient Israel: a law-based society, the outlaw of murder as an appropriate response to outraged passions. Stephen Schecter, 7/12/2018, 2:14 PM

Reuven, Gad and the Three Weeks

Insights into People in the Torah: Torah Portion of Mattot-Maasei Numbers 30:2–36:13: .  Exile can be an alluring and exotic seduction. Moshe Kempinski, 7/12/2018, 2:04 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Matot-Masei

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/12/2018, 2:02 PM

Witnessing 65 years of the decline of Conservative Judaism

By the 1950s, Conservative synagogues were increasingly led by Jews who had no knowledge of Torah, ritual or history. Robert Harris, 7/10/2018, 9:57 AM

Synagogue seats

Insights and information on Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/10/2018, 9:06 AM

Torah study during summer vacation

Talk to children in advance about learning during the summer vacation, and plan together how to use their time well. (Don't miss topic at end: Aliyah during the 9 Days.)Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/8/2018, 8:34 AM

Is the Rabbinate on a power trip? I don't think so

If there is a lack of popular support for the Rabbinate, that does not mean that the Rabbinate is wrong in its decisions. Harry Maryles, 7/8/2018, 8:15 AM

Pinchas: Atonement for the New Moon

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/6/2018, 3:35 PM

We cannot choose how we will be remembered

Often in human experience, individuals, even if they live long and productive lives with many different experiences and accomplishments, are nevertheless remembered and always associated with one individual situation and life altering decision.Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/6/2018, 2:34 PM

Great leaders are not irreplaceable

In this week’s D’var Torah for Pinchas, the Chief Rabbi explains how a great leader makes sure he has a good successor.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/6/2018, 1:37 PM

Pushing but not too far

Moses asks for a 'leader who goes out before them and come in before them.' What does that signify?Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/6/2018, 1:15 PM

Pinchas and Elijah

Insights into the Torah Reading.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/5/2018, 2:03 PM

The passion of a zealot

Insights into People in the Torah; Portion of Pinchas, Numbers 25:10–30:1 Moshe Kempinski, 7/5/2018, 1:03 PM

From Pinchas to the secrets of Redemption

Rabbi Moses Ḥaim Lutzatto teaches in Adir BaMarom that the entire purpose of Rabbi Shimon remaining in the cave for thirteen years was to bring down the revelation of Elijah that would be necessary to sustain Israel in exile until our eventual redemptionRabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 7/5/2018, 12:39 PM

Parsha and Current Events: Passing the final test

Why did Hashem call the greatest of all Jewish leaders by an Egyptian name?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/5/2018, 12:07 PM

Is checking eggs for blood relevant today? A halakhic primer

In the past, it was obligatory to check eggs when opening them, but today the situation is different: All eggs under supervision are not fertilized, So what is the halakha?Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/4/2018, 1:00 PM

Jerusalem in Islam

A detailed overview of Jerusalem in Islamic history and belief. Daniel Pinner, 7/4/2018, 9:03 AM

This three-week period

Today's State of Israel is a product of this three-week period, yet there are those who say we should cease mourning the Temple now that we have our own sovereignty. They are misguided.Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/4/2018, 8:02 AM

A Temple Mount story

On the 17th of Tammuz about 2000 years ago, the Romans breached the Old City Walls. Today, in the State of Israel, Jews are the only ones who cannot pray on the Temple Mount. Tzvi Fishman, 7/1/2018, 12:35 PM

 Psalm 97: Light sown for the Tzaddik

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the founder of Relligious Zionist thought and Merkaz Harav Yeshiva.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/1/2018, 10:07 AM

Rehabilitating the IDF Rabbinate

Recognition of the problem of the Chief Rabbi’s lack of authority will lead to the strengthening of his position. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/1/2018, 9:50 AM

Balak: The wisdom of the common man

Original insights on the parasha from one of Israel's most popular English-speaking rabbis.Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 6/29/2018, 3:01 PM

Balaam's worldview

Understanding Bilaam’s perspective becomes important when observing how it is in stark contrast to the approach of Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 6/29/2018, 2:59 PM

Bedrock beginnings in Balak

Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 6/29/2018, 2:57 PM

Mr. Herzog, sincerity is not enough to turn back the tide

The parasha and current events series: The tragic transgression trilogy of Diaspora Jews.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/29/2018, 2:46 PM

Who is Balak?

Insights into People in the Torah: BALAK ; Numbers 22:2–25:9 Moshe Kempinski, 6/28/2018, 4:11 PM

We live in the Age of Balaam - and haters are gonna hate

One hundred and twenty can stand in the General Assembly and vote in defense of haters and murderers, in defense of Hamas, but it is God Who will stymie Bilaam!  Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/28/2018, 4:07 PM

Weed is legal in Canada

The permissive freedoms prevalent in modern democracies, allow its citizens to practice choosing the right path of their own volition rather than being coerced into it.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 6/28/2018, 3:21 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Balak

Rabbi Chaim Richman, 6/28/2018, 3:18 PM

Ever feel like you are speaking to a rock?

The newest 70 second video with a thought-proviking idea or you from The Drops of Light project.Rabbi Ari N. Enkin, 6/27/2018, 12:10 PM

King David's Jerusalem was part of Prince William's wedding ceremony

Prince William and Catherine Middleton were wed as the choir sang a Psalm of David. Abraham Chicheportiche, 6/27/2018, 10:04 AM

Can't express yourself? It's part of the Divine plan

The pain and hardship that prevent a person from fulfilling his life’s mission are not a ‘distraction’ and they are not even a ‘descent to gather momentum for an ultimate ascent’ in fulfilling his mission.'Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 6/25/2018, 12:03 PM

Insights into Judaism

Blaming religion. Taking 3 steps backward.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 6/25/2018, 11:54 AM

The paradoxical blessings of oppression: Amona, Netiv Ha'avot, Tapuach

The more they beat us down, the more we will build, until Yesh Din, Bagatz, and company start receiving plaques in neighborhoods across Judea and Samaria titling them as “Builders of Zion”. Daniel Winston, 6/24/2018, 12:18 PM

When Moses lost his temper

Insights into People in the Torah,  Numbers 19:1–22:1 Our sages teach; “anyone who is angry, if he is a wise man his wisdom will leave him. If he is a prophet, his prophecy will leave him." ( Masechet Pesachim 66b) . Moshe Kempinski, 6/24/2018, 12:13 PM

Blind to the blessings

How easy it is to complain and ignore the blessings from the safety those very blessings confer upon us.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/24/2018, 11:57 AM

 Chukat: The Book of God's Wars

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/22/2018, 8:18 AM

Chukat: His footsteps in the sand

Watch one of Israel's most famous Anglo Torah world personalities discuss the Torah Reading from a unique point of view.Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 6/22/2018, 8:11 AM

What do your hands say about you?

The Parsha and Current Events series. In the process of bringing purity and kedusha to the world, one must be prepared to dirty one’s hands and soil one’s clothing if necessary.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/22/2018, 8:06 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Chukat

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 6/22/2018, 8:03 AM

Chukat: Live or die

What do you think Judaism advocates, that we live for G-d or that we die for G-d?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 6/21/2018, 4:21 AM

How to be a diplomat

Insights into the Torah reading.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 6/21/2018, 4:17 AM

The medical profession's symbol is from our Torah reading

In this week’s D’var Torah for Chukat, the Chief Rabbi explains why the symbol of the medical profession is taken from our Parasha.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/21/2018, 12:51 AM

No such thing as deaf ears

This week's article is by Rabbi Aaron Greenberg, JLIC rabbi in Toronto.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 6/21/2018, 12:46 AM

Can you accept instruction?

Do you thank those who teach you or do you berate them for treating you like a child?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 6/17/2018, 9:29 AM

A dispute for the sake of Heaven

 If leading was easy, anyone could do it.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/17/2018, 9:16 AM

The secret of the incense

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the father of Religious Zionism and the Chief Rabbinate.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/15/2018, 2:39 PM

Positively embarrassing

For the yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 6/15/2018, 2:29 PM

Korach: An anatomy of betrayal

For 40 years the rabbi has been trying to understand two biblical figures, Datan and Aviram, whose behavior seems inexplicable. Listen to his insights.Rabbi Sholom Gold, 6/15/2018, 11:47 AM

Keep at a distance from the sinners

Prior to God acting, He commands Moshe and Aharon to separate themselves from the group. Why does it matter?Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 6/15/2018, 11:29 AM

This Shabbat is the Lubavitcher Rebbe's 24th yahrzeit

The Chabad.org website suggests things to do in memory of the Rebbe on the anniversary of his passing. Chabad Lubavitch, 6/15/2018, 9:16 AM