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What our eyes see

When we see “to discover” rather than “to spy”, we open ourselves up to the wonder and beauty before us.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 7/4/2016, 2:10 PM

Why incense?

What power did the incense have? Moshe Kempinski, 7/4/2016, 10:43 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 5

Tanya is a prescription for a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/4/2016, 10:39 AM

A common sense rebellion

This week's Dvar Torah is by Shira Sohn, Bat Sherut (National Service volunteer) at Torah MiTzion 5776Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/4/2016, 3:40 AM


One teeny tiny point which must be said.Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi, 7/4/2016, 3:28 AM

Korach: The corruption of a Judge

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/1/2016, 12:34 PM

Korach (Israel): Korach's silence

Why don't we hear Korach speak?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 7/1/2016, 12:30 PM

Korach (Israel): Not for the sake of Heaven

There are arguments and arguments. Torah from the hesder yeshiva of Otrniel, in the hills of Hevron.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/1/2016, 12:29 PM

Shlach (Diaspora): Parsha Insights

Facts and ideas about topics in the parsha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/1/2016, 12:26 PM

Covenant & Conversation on the parsha: Hierarchy and power

Threre are three political rules that come to play in a coup.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 7/1/2016, 12:24 PM

Person in the parsha: Better they learn from me...

The way Moses begins dealing with Korach is the real lesson to be learned.Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 7/1/2016, 12:18 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: It wasn't enough for him

Torah from the Old City of JerusalemRabbi Chaim Richman, 6/30/2016, 12:03 PM

Korach (Israel): Moses cannot be judged by ordinary standards

We find it difficult to deal with people who are our peers and whom we feel we can understand and even judge.Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/30/2016, 10:00 AM

Shlach (Diaspora): The value of the mitzva of tzitzit

There is an intriguing connection between the opening and closing passages of this week’s parasha.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/30/2016, 9:54 AM

Korach (Israel): The parsha and current events: Today's Korachs

There are the “Korachs” among us who, for personal interests, preach that the Jewish State, the Medina, is a mere political entity, a temporary historical quirk which has no bearing on the God - Israel relationship.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/30/2016, 9:42 AM

Shlach (Diaspora): Caleb the Zionist fighter

Go up there into the Negeb and on into the hill country...My servant Caleb was imbued with a different spirit...Professor Gerald Aranoff, 6/30/2016, 9:11 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 27, class 1

Tanya is a way to achieve spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/30/2016, 7:32 AM

Irrational, but there it is

What was the driving force that made the Jewish people resist their entry into the Holy Land?Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/26/2016, 8:50 AM

The courage to break through

"The complacency of the fools (Shalvat Kesillimi) shall cause them to perish" ( Proverbs 1:32). Moshe Kempinski, 6/26/2016, 8:31 AM

Shlach (Israel): The beginning of the end

Part of the suffering that we as a nation have to undergo in order to inherit and acquire the Land of Israel is to understand and to learn the meaning of freedom and its corollary, responsibility. Daniel Pinner, 6/26/2016, 8:30 AM

The sin of Tzelafchad

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Zionism. For Shlach, read in Israel this week.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/24/2016, 10:54 AM

Shlach (Israel): Who is Kalev?

He doesn't seem to be a leader, but he convinces the people when no one else can. Who is he?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 6/24/2016, 10:44 AM

Person in the Parsha for Shlach: History repeats itself

What happened with ancestors is often a pattern that their descendants are destined to follow. Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 6/24/2016, 10:39 AM

Behaalotcha (Diaspora): The mysterious sin

What is the sin that is not elucidated?Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 6/24/2016, 10:36 AM

Shlach (Israel) and current events:: Are you a Jew or Jewish?

For Parshat Shlach (Israel).Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/24/2016, 10:32 AM

 Behaalotcha.(Diaspora): The number 70

In his D’var Torah for this week, the Chief Rabbi expounds on the remarkable relevance of the number 70 to Jewish life. The full transcript appears below. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/24/2016, 10:27 AM

Shlach (Israel) Living on the fringes

Torah from the hesder yeshiva at Otniel, in the hills of Hevron.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 6/23/2016, 7:59 AM

Behaalotcha (Diaspora): The gap year

To teach, to inspire.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/23/2016, 7:56 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Shlach (Israel)

Two kinds of fear.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 6/23/2016, 7:54 AM

Behaalotcha (Diaspora): Just because

Who says love must be reciprocated? Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 6/23/2016, 7:50 AM

Shlach (Israel): Understanding the sin of the spies

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, former Central Shaliach of Bnei Akiva North America, currently Rabbi of Kehillat Ohel Ari in Raanana and member of Beit Hillel. The reading is Israel's, the message for the Diaspora.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 6/23/2016, 7:46 AM

The famous Talmudic controversy about the nature of ritual impurity

This controversy has far ranging consequences for the Jewish community and its obligation to sanctify the Name of God.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 6/22/2016, 8:22 AM

Torah Sociology: Fundamentalist Belief, Pluralistic Dialogue

An interpretation of Rabbi Soloveitchik's thoughts on the culture of dialogue with seekers of truth.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 6/21/2016, 8:25 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 4

Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/21/2016, 8:13 AM

The deep significance of the prohibition to mix milk and meat

Different 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.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/19/2016, 7:26 AM

Psalm 50: Torah from Zion

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/17/2016, 12:15 PM

Person in the parsha: A second chance

The value of perseverance.Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 6/17/2016, 11:44 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Behaalotcha

A test of character. Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 6/17/2016, 11:20 AM

Ohr Torah on Naso (Diaspora); video for Behaalotcha (Israel)

Torah lights from Efrat in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 6/17/2016, 11:05 AM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: I'm sick of manna

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 6/17/2016, 7:40 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: Missing the spiritual nature of mitzvot

What is the essence of a Jew?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/16/2016, 12:06 PM

Naso (Diaspora): Keeping up with the Joneses

An interesting lesson emerges from the Torah’s longest parasha, teaches the Chief Rabbi. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/16/2016, 12:00 PM

Behaalotcha (Israel): Thou shalt not complain

People complain unjustly if their world view is negative. Torah from Yeshivat Otniel in the Hevron hills.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 6/16/2016, 11:46 AM

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, SydneyTorah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 6/16/2016, 11:40 AM

Behaalotcha (Israel): What brought on the rebelliions?

Wise men should be careful with their words and actions. Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/16/2016, 11:38 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 3

Study Tanya and you will be on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/16/2016, 6:09 AM

"Coming out" and the true Orthodox rabbinate

Societal 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.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/14/2016, 5:43 AM

Revealing our inner essence

A thought for Shavuot from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/10/2016, 4:05 PM

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 outcomeץChief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/10/2016, 4:00 PM

Nasso (Israel)/Shavuot: Celebrating Israel, celebrating G-d

Connecting Jews with G-d, their nation and their land. Daniel Pinner, 6/10/2016, 3:55 PM

The laws of the Shavuot holiday

There 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. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/10/2016, 12:26 PM

Ohr Torah on Bamidbar (Diaspora): Shavuot 

Torah lights from Efrat in the hills of Gush Etzion.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 6/10/2016, 12:00 PM

"Charity elevates a nation": Rabbi Kook's teachings on charity

Review of a book that explains the deeper cosmic effect of a Jew's act of charity. Tzvi Fishman, 6/10/2016, 6:54 AM

For Shavuot: A four step program

In preparation for Shavuot, we present Judaism’s four step program.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 6/9/2016, 5:10 PM

Covenant and Conversation for Naso (Israel)

The blessing of love.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 6/9/2016, 5:05 PM

For Shavuot: Humility is not weakness

How the labor of learning – unlike physical labor – can be anything but pleasant and wholesome. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/9/2016, 5:00 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: God’s angels protect the Holy Land

How the story of Elisha is reenacted today.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/9/2016, 4:49 PM