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Weekly Tanya class: Chap. 27, lecture 5

Tanya is the way to achieve spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/10/2016, 10:19 PM

The day before the 9th of Av

Insights into the fast and the parsha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/10/2016, 10:16 PM

Torah from Sinai and Partnership Minyanim: The YCT response

11 rabbis,graduates of Open Orthodoxy's Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT), came out against partnership minyanim and affirmed a basic tenet of Jewish belief they felt was being weakened by others affiliated with OO. The writer analyzes YCT's response.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 8/9/2016, 7:22 PM

When the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat

The 9th of Av is on Shabbat this year so that actual fasting is from Saturday night to Sunday night and there are special laws in effect in addition to the regular ones.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 8/9/2016, 3:40 PM

To know where to go,look at where you started from

Look for wrong turns and poor choices that Jewish history makes plain.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/8/2016, 2:44 PM

The Temple Institute: Journeys

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/8/2016, 2:40 PM

Reform and the limits of acceptance

There is a basic problem with the Reform Movement's outlook on Judaism. Rabbi Amital zt"l, of Har Etzion Hesder Yeshiva, considered a moderate, explains. And he refers specifically to LGBT issues. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 8/7/2016, 9:24 AM

We have finished Bamidbar - now come and live in the land

So what are we mourning for? For the destroyed Bet Hamikdash? The Jewish people are faring quite well without it!Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/7/2016, 8:26 AM

 Laws of the Nine Days

Joyous events are forbidden during the Nine Days, but study tours and seminars are permitted. In Israel today, the prohibition of bathing during the Nine Days is not applicable. A primer.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/6/2016, 10:05 PM

Masei: Unchecked violence

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/5/2016, 9:19 AM

Kashering and the art of living: Lessons from Matot-Masei

In the world, of the world?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/5/2016, 9:15 AM

Matot-Masei: He split the Red Sea and also a tribe

In this week’s reading, we learn that not all of the Twelve Tribes of Israel were situated within the Holy Land’s borders, with one even split across two lands. What is the possible reason?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/4/2016, 9:43 AM

Masei: Back to the basics

And back to reading the same parsha in Israel and the Diaspora.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/4/2016, 9:38 AM

A schism in Open Orthodoxy?

You have to have guts to come out against Open Orthodoxy from within the system.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 8/3/2016, 8:32 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 27, class 4

Tanya is the way to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/1/2016, 9:52 PM

Conflicting leadership

Two brothers, two different leadership styles and abilities.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 8/1/2016, 9:44 PM

By the rivers of Brooklyn

By the rivers of Brooklyn and Paris and London and Melbourne and Toronto and Buenos Aries and Johannesburg, we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion... Tzvi Fishman, 7/31/2016, 9:37 AM

Spiritual journeys, then and now

The fascinating story of Rabbi David Zeller.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/30/2016, 11:32 PM

Shabbat Mevarchim

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi and founder of religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/29/2016, 10:06 AM

Matot (Israel): Do you know what you are fighting for?

The israelite fighters had much in common with their IDF descendants. Daniel Pinner, 7/29/2016, 9:54 AM

Pinchas( Diaspora): Good things, small packages

Israel needs those who bring about change.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 7/28/2016, 11:40 AM

Matot (Israel): Conformity or unity?

Why have 12 tribes instead of one undivided nation?Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/28/2016, 11:35 AM

Psalm 146: G-d raises the bowed

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/27/2016, 11:52 AM

When appointing Judges, fear no man

Representatives of the Jewish Home party should stand firm on Torah principles, in opposition to the Haredi veto Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/27/2016, 9:33 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap . 27, class 3

Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/26/2016, 12:02 PM

Consistency and constancy

One verse and sacrifice truly describes and underscores the greatest framework of spiritual life without which that life begins to wither and die. Moshe Kempinski, 7/26/2016, 11:55 AM

Counting the Jews

We find it so much easier to memorialize the dead than to inspire and consecrate the living.Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/25/2016, 8:34 AM

The meaning of life

Insights into the meaning of life and other questions.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/25/2016, 7:25 AM

The parsha and current events: Pinchas and Corporal El'or Azarya.

Life - a right or a privilege?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/24/2016, 8:40 AM

Balak (Diaspora): Bent on destroying the Jews

Balak was a rasha…so why did he merit having a parasha named after him?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/24/2016, 6:48 AM

Balak (Diaspora): Unreal Realities

Why does the story get so much attention?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/22/2016, 10:19 AM

Pinchas (Israel): The secret of success

Torah from the Otniel hesder yeshiva in the Hevron Hills area.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/22/2016, 10:17 AM

Pinchas (Israel): Following the daughters

The daughters of Zelophehad had such a great love for the Land of Israel, they merited that the laws of inheriting land-holdings in the Land of Israel would be written in the Torah at their inspiration. Daniel Pinner, 7/21/2016, 9:15 AM

Balak (Diaspora): No one is perfect

The Torah does not hide the faults of our founders. The notion of applying superhuman qualities to a human being is not a Jewish idea.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 7/21/2016, 9:06 AM

Custody in early chlldhood

When children automatically remain with the mother and the father must pay their child support, it’s no wonder that almost 90% of divorce cases are initiated by womenRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/20/2016, 6:28 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 27, class 2

Learning Tanya - the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/20/2016, 6:24 AM

The Yiddishe Mama and childrearing

The role of the Yiddishe Mama begins much earlier than the task of the Yiddishe father.  And what do they contribute?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 7/19/2016, 2:20 PM

The Temple Institute on Balak

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/19/2016, 2:15 PM

Psalm 126: We were like dreamers

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/18/2016, 8:03 AM

Take Rabbi Lichtenstein's legacy at full depth

Not every rabbi is one of the Gedolei Yisrael. Rabbi Lichtenstein, who expressed this and articulated his belief in da'at Torah, was one himself. Read the essence of his teachings here. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 7/18/2016, 7:38 AM

Chukat (Diaspora): To sing a new song

Our children and students.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 7/17/2016, 1:20 AM

The parsha and current events: Dwelling apart

The Jewish ideal is to be involved with the world, while at the same time to be fiercely protective of our particular spiritual status.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/17/2016, 1:07 AM

Balak: A nation that dwells alone

Torah from Otniel in the hills of Hevron.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/15/2016, 10:55 AM

Chukat (Diaspora): Grief for Aaron

Why was there greater grief for the passing of Aaron than there was for the passing of Moses? The Chief Rabbi explains.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/15/2016, 10:50 AM

Balak Iisrael): To believe in myself

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Hillel VAn Leeuwen, educational Director, Mizrachi World Movement.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/14/2016, 1:47 PM

Chukat (Diaspora) and LGBT   

The parsha with an emphasis on death teaches us much about life.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 7/14/2016, 12:44 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: PTSD

Red cow ashes-a Divine PTSD treatmentDr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 7/13/2016, 11:25 AM

No to soldiers' bodies for terrorists

A person’s essence is his soul and not his body, and the souls of fallen IDF soldiers are certainly among the righteous, as is Moses, whose burial place is unknown.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/12/2016, 8:13 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 6

Learning Tanya is a way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/12/2016, 8:07 AM

Serpents and wells

HIdden or revealed, G-d is with us. Moshe Kempinski, 7/11/2016, 6:52 AM

Reading the Torah in translation

Why don't Ashkenazim read a translation with the Torah reading?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/11/2016, 6:41 AM

Sometimes there are no answers

This week's article is by Rav Ronen Neuwirth, Former Central Shaliach of Bnei Akiva North America, currently Rav of Kehillat Ohel Ari in Raanana. Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/9/2016, 10:16 PM

Carry a big stick but speak softly

An analysis of Moses' sin.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/9/2016, 10:11 PM

Korach (Diaspora): Almond Miracle

In his D’var Torah for this week, the Chief Rabbi explains how a miracle involving almonds can be read as a symbolic guide for overcoming difference and achieving peace in our communities.  Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/8/2016, 7:11 PM

Chukat (Israel) and current events: Authentic neshamot

Every tractate of the Babylonian Talmud begins with page 2 (the letter bet). Why?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/8/2016, 6:55 PM

The book of bad behavior: Bamidbar

Moses' fate is decided in this reading.Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/7/2016, 10:47 PM

Chukat (Israel): The Temple Institute on the parsha

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/7/2016, 8:24 PM