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

The Temple Institute on Vayera

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/17/2016, 11:59 PM

God's seal is truth

The Talmud describes our world as being “a world of falseness.” Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/17/2016, 11:54 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  A good omen for our Nation

Torah is timeless.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/16/2016, 10:35 PM

The ethical framework of the Akeida

The binding of Isaac is our greatest Biblical challenge.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 11/16/2016, 10:25 PM

Ask any 8 year old

God doesn’t tell Avraham to keep Shabbat. He doesn’t tell Avraham to keep kosher. He tells him to live in Israel. Tzvi Fishman, 11/15/2016, 9:37 PM

From spiritual alienation and existential loneliness to faith

Returning to the fold in the thought of Rav Soloveitchik and the messages of Bob Dylan's songs.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 11/15/2016, 9:22 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 29, class 8

Tanya is a way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 11/14/2016, 6:47 AM

Femininity and the Mikva

The mikvah is an essential institution in Jewish life.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/14/2016, 5:52 AM

Life lessons from the weekly portion: Faithfulness and faith

G-d is sending a message in this period of world upheaval. Listen to it. Moshe Kempinski, 11/13/2016, 8:20 AM

Lot, who are you?

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/13/2016, 8:15 AM

Lech Lecha: Great like the stars

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/11/2016, 4:02 PM

The parsha and current events: Two assassinations

Remembering Rav Meir Kahana Hy"d and PM YItzchak Rabin z"l.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/11/2016, 6:52 AM

The Shmuz: Not the America I grew up in

The weekly Shmuz for Lech Lecha is after the viral America video and is titled Gedolim were human.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 11/11/2016, 6:41 AM

Abraham's faith

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Yonatan Rosensweig, former Rosh Kollel Melbourne (2006-2009) and currently Community Rabbi in Beit Shemesh.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 11/10/2016, 11:03 AM

Looking at generations

Today many of us have the chance to look at several generations of our family in our lifetimes.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/9/2016, 4:12 PM

The Western Wall Compromise, and compromised commitment to Torah

Judaism is characterized by submission to G-d's will, not by getting our own way.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 11/9/2016, 3:41 PM

Can the IDF Chief Rabbi be a halakhic decisor?

The IDF General Staff continues to erode Jewish tradition and those who abide by it. Since army rabbis are subject to their superiors, they do not have the authority of ‘mara d’atra’ (local rabbinic authority). Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 11/8/2016, 12:23 PM

Women of the Wall make me sad

The Jewish people don't need to save failed Reform and Conservative institutions. They need to embrace these lost souls and teach them real Judaism.Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui , 11/7/2016, 12:04 AM

The Rainbow

If we want our rain to turn into a rainbow, we need to adjust our attitude. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/6/2016, 11:58 PM

You don't have to be famous

You don’t have to be famous in order to leave a great legacy.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/6/2016, 12:33 AM

After the Flood: The lion's lesson

Life is about serving others and dedicating oneself completely to this service.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 11/6/2016, 12:23 AM

Gathering Within the Ark

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva and Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/4/2016, 3:30 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  One people in deep waters

Whenever I am present at a simcha (celebration) of our children and grandchildren (engagements, weddings, etc.) I look around the table at the young personalities who are the friends of our family. Jewish naches.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/4/2016, 3:21 PM

Until the waters lap at our feet

Knowledge and faith. Noach’s faith was driven by his intellect; it had no passion or emotional intensity. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/4/2016, 7:58 AM

The Temple Institute on Noah

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 11/4/2016, 7:54 AM

Stand firm - and damn the consequences

Joining up when you see who is winning may be too late. Daniel Pinner, 11/3/2016, 9:04 PM

The lonely walk of faith

One person, on a walk of faith. Moshe Kempinski, 11/3/2016, 12:53 PM

Insights into Parshat Noah

Righteous in his own right or by comparison to others; the first vintner; the dove. Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/2/2016, 9:34 PM

Weekly Tanya Lecture: Chap. 29, class 7

Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 11/1/2016, 11:22 PM

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Essay: For a blessing and not as a curse

The essay is by Rebecca Linzer, who teaches Talmud in Matan Hasharon and is currently a student in the Morot L'Halakha Program, which seeks to create a pool of female leaders and teachers who are learned and versed in broad areas of halakha. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 11/1/2016, 6:51 PM

Good parenting

In order to be able parents, we shouldn’t raise a child like Cain.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/31/2016, 10:51 AM

Creation: Evolution or revolution?

The moment you begin to move great ideas in our world, it’s a prolonged process. Baruch Gordon, 10/31/2016, 6:55 AM

The Temple Institute on Belief

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/30/2016, 8:16 AM

A startling contradiction in G-d's attitude to man

Does G-d repent?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/30/2016, 7:39 AM

Self worth

The Abraham figure as a model for the future.Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/29/2016, 8:12 PM

What's in a name?

Science is catching up with mysticism.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/29/2016, 8:09 PM

The hidden light of Creation

Ohr haganuz - the light that God hid.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/28/2016, 11:04 AM

Adam and Noah

Why are Noah and the world's impending punishment mentioned at the end of this week's reading?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 10/28/2016, 11:00 AM

Life lessons from the Torah reading

The Garden of Life. Moshe Kempinski, 10/27/2016, 9:06 AM

The faith of G-d

Covenant & Conversation for Breishit.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 10/27/2016, 8:51 AM

Today's Tower of Babel

The Parsha and Current Events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/26/2016, 11:07 AM

Looking back at Sukkot and ourselves

This article is by Rabbi Schertz' son David, an attorney in Pennsylvania.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/25/2016, 3:33 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 29 class 6

Tanya is the recipe for a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/25/2016, 3:27 PM

Why two customs ensure Jewish survival

Hoshanot and Simchat Torah are not of biblical origin.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 10/23/2016, 3:18 PM