Vayeshev: The special Teshuvah of Reuben

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/23/2016, 1:08 PM

Painful truths in a Rashi commentary

Life Lessons from the Torah Reading. Moshe Kempinski, 12/23/2016, 1:01 PM

The Shmuz on Vayeshev

Asking for advice.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 12/22/2016, 11:58 PM

A mile in his shoes

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 12/22/2016, 10:51 PM

Can a tzaddik retire?

The Parsha and Current Events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/21/2016, 6:35 PM

Joseph and Hanukkah: Images of inspiration

Joseph was tempted, his father's image came to the rescue.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 12/21/2016, 6:17 PM

The Isaac Covenant - Part I : The Covenant for Today

We are in the age of Yitzchak. Rabbi Yehuda Oppenheimer, 12/19/2016, 2:02 PM

A Jewish legal system depends on Torah scholars

As long as we fail to develop a Jewish legal system suitable for a modern state, don’t blame the secular system.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/19/2016, 1:41 PM

A little girl in Aleppo is awaiting an answer

“Mommy, are we going to survive?” Rabbi Aryeh Kaltmann, 12/17/2016, 11:25 PM

Yaakov:  The Patriarch for the Exile

Yaakov’s experiences in exile would become absolutely necessary for his descendants who would spend millennia in exile, Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 12/17/2016, 7:21 PM

VaYishlach: The Prohibition of Gid Ha-Nasheh 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/16/2016, 4:00 PM

Believe in your child

Believe in a child and he will prove you right. Don’t believe in a child and he will prove you right.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 12/16/2016, 2:21 AM

Can we learn from Laban?

Our galut in the secular world.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 12/16/2016, 2:18 AM

Jacob’s Revenge and Mashiach’s kippah

The parsha as it related to current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/15/2016, 8:06 AM

Vayishlach: Becoming Israel

Jacob, the man of truth, was forced to deceive and connive. Daniel Pinner, 12/15/2016, 7:58 AM

Changing the world through Jacob

Life Lessons from the Torah Reading. Moshe Kempinski, 12/14/2016, 2:17 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 30, class 3

Studying Tanya is the way to reach spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 12/14/2016, 1:43 AM

Psalm 87: The beloved gates of Zion

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/11/2016, 2:40 AM

The chief culprit is the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is today’s most harmful factor affecting the Jewish state and its values. Concerning Amona, the courts favored the petitioners over the Jewish residents, only because they are Arabs. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/11/2016, 2:22 AM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: G-d's will and ours

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 12/9/2016, 2:26 PM

How is it possible for ‘seven years’ to be like ‘a few days’?

Yaakov was not in this relationship in order to please himself, rather, he had a thrill in recognizing the opportunity to give of himself to somebody else.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 12/9/2016, 1:28 PM

The ultimate joy of Motherhood

A Jewish child - and any child - is a perfection that passed the inspection of the Almighty Himself.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/8/2016, 3:41 PM

Dreams and visions

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Shai Finkelstein, former Rosh Kollel in Memphis (2000-05), currently Rabbi of the Nitzanim Community, JerusalemTorah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 12/8/2016, 12:24 AM

Love and marriage

There should be a break between falling in love and marriage.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 12/8/2016, 12:19 AM

White socks, baby carriages

Larry Gordon, 12/6/2016, 9:10 PM

'Yefat Toar' and Morality

Accusing the Torah of supporting rape is like accusing a doctor of supporting illness.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/5/2016, 7:46 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 30, lecture 2

Tanya is the road to healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 12/5/2016, 6:00 PM

The Shmuz on the parsha: The age of disrespect

Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 12/4/2016, 6:08 PM

Are parents responsible for how their kids turn out?

The story of the two brothers, Esau and Jacob, is a paradigm.Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/3/2016, 6:59 PM

Jacob's hand on Esau's heel

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/2/2016, 12:47 PM

The Temple Institute on Toldot

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 12/2/2016, 12:41 PM

Rosh Chodesh essay: Avoda Zara in our time

This month's article is by Margot (Reinstein) Botwinick. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 12/1/2016, 11:35 AM

Why did Isaac love Esau?

Inexplicable or natural?Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 12/1/2016, 10:04 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  The Jewish Nation Deserves a Gift

There is always a way for the parasha to enlghten us with insights that are necessary to absorb todayRabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/1/2016, 4:13 AM

Toldot: Which prayers are answered?

Why should our prayers make a difference?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 11/30/2016, 10:20 AM

Torah insights

Bible chapters,senior citizens, two vsions of G-d.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/30/2016, 9:17 AM

We must not force Torah down our children's throats

Take water to the thirsty.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/29/2016, 10:37 AM

LIfe Lessons from the Torah Portion: Filling our Days

Moshe Kempinski, 11/29/2016, 10:32 AM

The greatness of our Patriarchs and Matriarchs

Guiding lights.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 11/28/2016, 10:26 AM

Chayei Sarah: In the Moment

When you are in flow, you don’t get stuck on the hard parts, the difficult challenges of life.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/27/2016, 11:40 PM

Matchmaking, a holy task

So important, so weighty, so meaningful is the decision that it is sometimes a wonder that any of us manage to cross that threshold!Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/26/2016, 7:15 PM

The implication of Ishmael's banishment for today

Israel, like Abraham and Sarah, also believed in the sons of Ishmael, but they abused our trustRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/26/2016, 7:00 PM

Chayei Sarah: Burial in the Double Cave

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/25/2016, 4:00 PM

Palestinian pyromania

The struggle over the land in biblical times and today reached the point where self-defeating destruction was the action preferred by our enemies. Moshe Kempinski, 11/25/2016, 1:41 PM

The mysterious instructions to Eliezer

The importance of not taking decisions lightly.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 11/24/2016, 11:20 PM

You don't need the limelight

From Eliezer we learn, God helps those who live their entire life in order to help others.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/24/2016, 11:16 PM

Chayei Sarah: Mothers of Israel

They are stalwart, loyal and above all, cognizant of the need to create a future for the Jewish people.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/24/2016, 8:52 AM

The parsha and current events: The strong force

The only one who can appraise the greatness of the Creator is the Creator Himself.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/23/2016, 7:44 AM

Insights on the parsha: Chayei Sara

Life cycles, yichus and the second son.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/23/2016, 7:40 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 30, class 1

Tanya is your path to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 11/22/2016, 12:26 AM

An Akeida in Jerusalem

How come the angel saved Yitzchak?Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 11/21/2016, 11:48 PM

Balancing prayer and Torah

Today was the first time Israeli Religious Zionist schools held a day in honor of Rabbi Kook, Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi and the founder of Religious Zionism. HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/20/2016, 9:00 PM

When Rabbi Goren demanded an Honor Guard

Rabbi Shlomo Goren, whose yahrzeit is this week, served as an example of a rabbi who imposed authority and made it clear that in a conflict between an officer's command and halakha, if 'pikuach nefesh' is not involved, the order should be refused. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/20/2016, 8:10 PM

The Shmuz for Vayera

The prison cell of laziness almost destroyed Lot.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 11/20/2016, 12:37 AM

Life Lessons From the Torah Portion: If not now, when?

Now is the time for action. Moshe Kempinski, 11/20/2016, 12:32 AM

Vayera: Finding G-d

When a man at an advanced age performs circumcision, utilises an organ notoriously associated with personal pleasure, to fulfill a divine commandment, he has put himself aside and made G-d his epicenter.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/18/2016, 2:39 PM

Mr. Nice Guy

The Torah begins with chesed, kindness, and ends with chesed.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 11/18/2016, 2:31 PM