Dissecting Teshuva

Teshuva should be understood as a dual process.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 9/29/2016, 7:47 AM

A Holiday Story: Love still stands a chance

Sent to Arutz Sheva by Torah Mitzion, the Religious Zionist kollels.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 9/29/2016, 7:41 AM

The Noahide Laws: A universal code for peace and unity 

And God spoke unto Noah, and to Noah's children with him, saying, ‘And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you.’ Richard Mather, 9/28/2016, 7:38 AM

Halichot v'Halachot: A book that arrived at just the right time

The newest book by Rabbi Enkin, filled with interesting halachic insights and responsa, is a highly recommended read during the High Holydays period. Rochel Sylvetsky, 9/26/2016, 8:49 AM

Time, wasted time

Let us not waste the precious gems of time. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 9/26/2016, 8:44 AM

Dont' worry! Be happy!

Rabbi Kook's perspective on penitence is astounding. Tzvi Fishman, 9/24/2016, 10:07 PM

Let us yearn for a peaceful New Year

We are often forced by others into situations which we are neither comfortable with, nor desire. ​​​​​​​At this special time of year, we must continue to yearn for a time when others will not cause us to do “that which we wish we didn’t have to do."Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/24/2016, 10:02 PM

 Ki Tavo: Accept and then analyze

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/23/2016, 4:59 PM

Awesome warnings

Everything in its minutest detail did befall us.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/23/2016, 9:31 AM

Ki Tavo: Reach Out

The Torah teaches us to reach out. In every way shape or form, the Torah wants us to reach out.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/23/2016, 9:27 AM

We are what we remember

Covenant & Conversation for Ki Tavo.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 9/22/2016, 12:53 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  You shall reap what you sow

Bikurim is a mitzva with ramifications.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/22/2016, 12:50 PM

Insights on KI Tavo

Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/21/2016, 6:57 PM

The shmuz on Ki Tavo

Powerful forces of growth.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 9/21/2016, 6:51 PM

Natural order

Man needs to guard himself from chance occurrences that are usual in the world - Sefer Hachinuch.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 9/20/2016, 5:44 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 29 class 3

Tanya study is the way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 9/20/2016, 5:38 AM

Move de line

Shalom Habayit.  Shalom Aleinu. A Plea for Peace and Understanding Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/19/2016, 7:01 AM

Let us count our blessings and make our blessings count

The timeless message of Ledavid Hashem Ori.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/17/2016, 9:29 PM

Ki Tetsei: Avoid all evil

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/16/2016, 4:54 PM

Eshet Yefat Toar: An eternal challenge

A thorough and informative analysis of the complex issue of a woman taken in battle.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 9/16/2016, 8:07 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Loyalty to One

Did G-d divorce the Jewish people? Can he return them to Him?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/16/2016, 6:25 AM

The Temple Institute on the parsha

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/15/2016, 7:33 AM

Reflections on Ki Tetzei: Who's "in"and who's "out"

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Herzl Hefter, currently Rosh Beit Midrash Har’el, former Rosh Kollel of the first Torah MiTzion Kollel in Cleveland (1995-7).Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 9/15/2016, 7:24 AM

Colliding worlds

There are two philosophies at life warring with each other. Moshe Kempinski, 9/14/2016, 11:33 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 29, class 2

Tanya is a way to reach spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 9/13/2016, 7:48 AM

You're wasting your time, tears!

A long road and a conscious and difficult decision to move forward towards the light. Aya Kremerman, 9/12/2016, 7:56 AM

The religion of evolution - Just keep the faith

Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 9/11/2016, 10:11 PM

The second t'mimut

What exactly is t’mimut? Is it cunning brilliance or the lack thereof? The highest, deepest insight or shallow and superficial appraisal?Torah from the Otniel hesder yeshiva.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 9/10/2016, 10:10 PM

The Temple Institute on Shoftim: Confidence

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/10/2016, 9:46 PM

Shoftim: The High Court in Jerusalem 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/9/2016, 4:34 PM

The wars of the Jews

How and when to go to war in this week's parsha. Daniel Pinner, 9/9/2016, 4:08 PM

The parsha and current events: Mussar for Elul

The most difficult thing concerning aliyah is the decision itself.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/9/2016, 9:42 AM

Does the Torah reject democracy in Shoftim?

What advantages might a religious monarchy have over a democracy?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 9/9/2016, 9:30 AM

Shoftim: The j(oys) of parenting

Why do we take it on? Why we do we volunteer for a task that we know will try our patience, stretch our abilities, and never give us a break?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/8/2016, 10:27 PM

To be pure; to be wholehearted: Devarim 18:13

A Jew’s faith must be complete. We believe.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/8/2016, 10:18 PM

Monarchy in Israel: A commandment or supreme ideal?

This week's Dvar Torah is by Gabi Raiss, former shaliach in Cape Town (2001-2), currently Youth Director of the Chomat Shmuel neighborhood.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 9/8/2016, 9:08 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Shoftim

The greatness of humility.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 9/8/2016, 8:43 AM

The unwarranted uproar over railway work on Shabbat

In general, Shabbat is officially kept in the State of Israel. The police estimated that closure of the Ayalon Highway on a weekday would endanger lives.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/6/2016, 9:38 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 29, class I

Tanya is the way to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 9/6/2016, 7:35 AM

Yearning to rebuild the Temple

Hark, my Beloved knocks. Professor Gerald Aranoff, 9/4/2016, 7:40 PM

In the path of Rabbi Shimshon Rafael Hirsch

RabbiShimshon R. Hirsch, known as the founder of Modern Orthodoxy in Germany, was clearly against changes in defining Jewish and universal morality. Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 9/4/2016, 6:55 PM

New ideas in the festivals

If one would briefly analyze the festivals, it would become abundantly clear that each one is “built” around a specific theme of the Divine relationship with the Jewish people.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 9/4/2016, 12:30 AM

Fins and scales

Fish, children and scholars.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/4/2016, 12:25 AM

A rabbi's public conduct

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israell, iconic Sage, poet, leader and thinker who founded Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/2/2016, 1:20 PM

Re'eh: What does God have to do with social justice?

Three aspects of shmitta, three verses to match.Torah from Otniel in the hills of Hevron.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 9/2/2016, 10:55 AM

What the state does and does not need

The way Hashem relates to His people has taken a turn for the better.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/1/2016, 1:29 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Why Mount Moriah?

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/1/2016, 1:20 PM

Thinking correctly and clearly

Judaism is, in its essence, a clear and simple faith. This point is hammered home over and over again by Moses in his grand final oration to the Jewish people.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/31/2016, 2:15 PM

Re'eh: Consumerism and the overspent generation

Spending has become the vehicle to establish social position.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 8/31/2016, 1:53 PM

Insights into Judaism

Various topics and their relation to Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/30/2016, 1:00 AM

Mixtures of considerations and beliefs

The laws of 'issur v'heter' teach us that even things that are inherently good, may be forbidden if they are mixed together.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/29/2016, 11:12 AM

Chip off the old block

When people call you ‘a chip off the old block’, would you believe that the precedent for this phrase lies in this week’s haftarah? Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/28/2016, 3:01 PM

Parshat Eikev: What Does God Want of You? 

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic Sage, poet, philosopher and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/26/2016, 1:42 PM

Parshat Ekev: The tefillin in our head

Torah from Otniel in the Hevron Hills.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 8/26/2016, 8:35 AM

The Temple Institute on Eikev

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/26/2016, 12:21 AM

Eikev: Who's the stranger?

A mtzvah that appears 36 times in the Torah has to do with befriending the stranger, but to whom does it refer?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/25/2016, 12:10 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Eikev

The Spirituality of Listening.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 8/25/2016, 11:57 AM