Emor (Diaspora): Today, every dayChange and the challenge of life.
Anniversary, Birthday, JubileeWhat does the word "Jubilee" itself mean?
Follow Me Into the WildernessThis week's Dvar Torah is by Rav Dudi Winkler, Former Rosh Kollel in Melbourne 2011-2014, currently Rebbe at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and inaugural director of Lev LaChayal, the Yeshiva Center for Lone Soldiers.
Like a mountainThe public nature of the revelation at Sinai is an important feature of our belief.
The Temple Institute on the parsha" Controlling time and spaceTorah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Covenant & Conversation on the parshaFamily feeling.
The parsha and current events: Disputes between Jews and GentilesRenewing a historic way of Gentile-Jewish interaction.
Emor (Diaspora): Omer OnenessEvery day, with each count, as we physically stand when we recite the bracha, we separate further from the lower elements of our being and rise upward.
Behar (Israel): Chief Seattle and SchmitaJudaism sees land as inherently sacred.
Mourning during the period of Sefirat HaomerWhat does the custom of mourning between Pesach and Shavuot entail?
Saying it loudly and frequently does not make it true:A sober critique of the Tablet article on PORAT.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 25, Class 3Tanya is the road to spiritual health.
Shmuz on the parsha: Your gashmius is my ruchniusThe way that Hashem shows Himself in this world is through giving. When man gives to others, he is acting as Hashem does. There can be nothing holier.
The unburied corpseA proper Jewish burial is the last “kindness of truth (hesed shel emet)” that one can perform for another.
Emor: Your Best Days Are Still AheadNeither failure or success should stop you from going on.
The blessing said on the settlement of the land of IsraelIn honor of the season of Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, it is appropriate to once again review the halakha’s of the blessing our Sages fixed over the mitzvah of ‘yishuv ha’aretz‘ – the settling and redemption of the Land of Israel.
The Temple Institute on EmorTorah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Covenant & Conversation on EmorHoly times.
The Parsha and current events: Kedoshim (in the Diaspora)Theft, denial and swearing falsely.
Ohr Torah: Kedoshim (for the Diaspora)lTorah lights from Efrat in the Judean Hills of Gush Etzion.
Emor: History and the cosmosConceptions of time.
The day after: Emor and Yom HaatzmautWe must not only live the day, but look to the day after...
The flag of the State of IsraelThe flag is the symbol of everything the Jewish State should symbolize.
The origins of HatikvaWhat is the story of Israel's national anthem?
What's so special about living In Israel?This Yom Haatzmaut Dvar Torah is by Simon Jackson, Legal Advisor to Torah MiTzion
The State of Israel, renewing our active role in historyWe celebrate Yom Haatzmaut as our first opportunity to carry out the Divine directive of Jewish sovereignty over our homeland. It is our collective Bar Mitzvah, signifying the Jewish people’s national renaissance.
"This is the day Hashem fashioned, we shall sing and rejoice thereon"The blossoming of destiny tells the Jews to "come home!"
The Jewish State, North Carolina and a confused worldTake a step back and remember who we are. The North Carolina legal battle has a message for the Jewish People.
Weekly Tanya Lecture: Chap 25, class 2Tanya is a way to reach spiritual health.
Rosh Chodesh Torah Essay: Jewish models for rememberingThis month's Torah essay is by Karen Miller Jackson, who has taught in Drisha and Mattan Hasharon, has an MA in Rabbinic Literature from NYU, writes for the JOFA Journal and lives in Raanana with her family.
The last thing we need is a watered down OrthodoxyExcerpts from a controversial article by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg criticizing Modern Orthodoxy, are rebutted by the writer.
Parshat Kedoshim: The printer's dilemmaTorah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, founder of Religious Zionism.
The Temple Institute on Kedoshim and Acharei MotTorah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Parshat Kedoshim: Yes, it is harmful!If someone seeks out the concepts of idolatry solely for a greater understanding of this area, he is giving value to that which by definition cannot be of any worth at all.
Parshat Acharei Mot: For the peopleThis parsha contains a pivotal moment that set the tone for Jewish leadership for all times.
The Zionist Kollels: Acharei Mot and KedoshimAcharei Mot: by Rabbi Aharon Greenberg, Canadian Director of the Seif Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus . Kedoshim: Dovi Holtz Former shaliach in Memphis and London, Ram at the Yeshiva High School in Natzrat Illit.
Jewish unity makes us strongThe great tragedy of the Bar Kochba Revolt, which we commemorate during the Omer, reminds us that disunity can only weaken the Jewish people. We must guard against this.
For the Diaspora: Parshat Acharei Mot, a lesson in contrastsWhy Avodat Yom Ha-Kippurim appears in the Torah immediately after Parshat Metzora.
For Israel: Covenant & Conversation for KedoshimIn search of Jewish identity.
Parshat Acharei Mot: Israel and moralityWhen in Rome...?
Parshat Kedoshim: Love or be loved?When our main mission is to love, not to be loved, we are free to choose what is right, even if it is not necessarily the popular choice.
Setting the tone for Holocaust RemembranceHow to memorialize the Holocaust although the date is in the month of NIssan.
Why didn't G-d send a miracle to save us in the Holocaust?Insights into the Holocaust.
Stop holding up the works!The Arabs are not the problem in Israel, or the secular Israeli government and culture – the problem is the Diaspora.
Acharei Mot: Triple measure of incenseTorah thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.
Counting the Omer and your self-worthThis is a process of growth from infancy to adulthood. It is a time to parley self-worth into self-esteem by discovering the things we do well.
Insights for the end of the Pesach holidayMake sure to read to the end for the part about the Red Sea.
Ohr Torah on the last days of PesachTorah lights from Efrat in the Judean Hills of Gush Etzion.
No exit: Aaron, Nadab and AbihuOne of the secrets of authentic spirituality is in this reading.
Speak to the Israelites, let them travel!As Pesach draws to a close, we learn that Moshe’s plea for divine assistance in the face of ostensibly insurmountable danger is not met with the response he expects. We cannot simply rely on God.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 25, class IStudying Tanya will enhance your spiritual health.
Torah Sociology: Rav Soloveitchik on slavery and freedomRav Soloveitchik’s discussion of the Jewish-Torah concept of slavery and freedom in Egypt serves to deepen our understanding of nationalism.
The joy of the promiseWhat keeps the Jewish people vibrant and hopeful throughout the ages?
Passover tells us to stop living afraidWe don't live in the ghetto anymore, and never again will we be forced to the gas chambers, unable to defend ourselves.
Juridic, typological and optional slaveryAll three types of slavery raise questions and so does the closing song of the seder. And the most profound question of all ends this article.
The fate of those who attack IsraelBees die after they sting and this is the metaphor used in the midrash for Israel's enemies.
Looking back at the Seder: Hallel HagadolTake the time to respond.