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Laws of Pesach: A primer for the 5776 holiday

A review of what has to be done for the holiday, including specific issues for this year.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 4/21/2016, 9:04 AM

Pesach thoughts: Two revelations

Reason versus emotion - which kind of experience is more lasting?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 4/20/2016, 6:01 AM

Returning to roots at the Pesach Seder

Rabbi Twersky: “God created man and dictates how man should behave. In idolatry, man creates his own gods and dictates to them to tell him what he wishes to hear.” This includes all the isms we use to excuse our improper behavior.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 4/20/2016, 5:41 AM

Pesach thoughts: A tale of two cities

Worlds apart.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/19/2016, 10:53 PM

Laws of Pesach: Top ten FAQ's for Passover 5776 (2016)

OU's kosher hotline has sent the most frequently asked consumer questions on Passover observance. Orthodox Union , 4/19/2016, 8:27 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 24, class 7

Tanya will help you lead a more healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 4/18/2016, 12:09 PM

Pesach Thoughts: "And you shall tell your sons"...the truth

Is Passover a nice story with no meaning today? Should we drink the four cups and be merry? Tzvi Fishman, 4/18/2016, 10:35 AM

Pesach thoughts: The Seder and human freedom

What kind of freedom are we celebrating at the Seder?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 4/17/2016, 12:15 PM

Laws of Pesach: Koshering the kitchen

A complete primer that will guide you to a kosher Passover holiday.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 4/17/2016, 11:59 AM

Covenant & Conversation: The power of shame

There are guilt cultures and shame cultures. Which one is the Torah-true society?Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 4/17/2016, 10:51 AM

Pesach thoughts: A personal spark

The mystics taught that when G-d created the world He embedded sparks of Divinity in it. When a Jew uses a physical object for holy purpose, the spark is released from captivity within that object.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 4/17/2016, 8:44 AM

Psalm 19: The power of holy speech

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/15/2016, 12:55 PM

The Temple Institute on the Parsha: Speech

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem, תובב"א. (may it be rebuilt speedily in our time, an acronym used in religious writings).Rabbi Chaim Richman, 4/15/2016, 12:42 PM

The parsha and current events: Resolving the Israel-Arab conflict

No one can predict how the Jewish-Arab conflict will be resolved, but I believe that it will not be through peace talks or arbitration.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/15/2016, 12:31 PM

Parshat Metzorah: From biography to biology

A physical malady creates an opportunity for introspection.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 4/14/2016, 7:53 PM

Person in the parsha: Pinkus the peddler

Pinkus peddled more than goods.Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 4/14/2016, 7:49 PM

Oh no! My home!

When G-d allows something bad to happen, it is only on account of enormous good that will come from it. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 4/14/2016, 7:44 PM

Humble and strong

The true meaning of humility. Moshe Kempinski, 4/14/2016, 10:38 AM

Parshat Metzora - Some Things Are Better Left Alone

The Torah instructs us to be discerning and realistic, and only to bring to light concerns that truly warrant such.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 4/14/2016, 10:24 AM

Talk is Cheap

Be quick to heal, not to judge. On the Women of the Wall.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 4/14/2016, 10:16 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Continuation of Chap. 24, class 6

Tanya is a way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 4/11/2016, 10:19 PM

Pesach thoughts: A prelude to the holiday

Chametz and control, three matzot, a tug of war, a search and the wicked son.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 4/11/2016, 8:09 AM

Pesach thoughts: The Seder proclaims our special relationship with G-d

The Haggadah is replete with the idea that God has a special relationship with the Jewish people.  Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 4/10/2016, 10:22 PM

Laws of Pesach: Navigating kitchen appliance technology

The new technology has simplified our tasks and complicated our lives. Orthodox Union , 4/10/2016, 9:13 PM

Laws of Pesach: Eating "gebrokts," egg matza and dairy products

Ashkenazim and Sephardim on egg matza (matza ashira). Hassidim on "gebrokts", called "shruya" in Hebrew. What milk products are to be eaten.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 4/10/2016, 8:50 PM

Rabbi Abba arrives in Babylon 

Torah from the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/8/2016, 3:32 PM

The new month of Nissan brings with it cause for great joy

Even on Purim, we keep the Passover miracles in mind.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 4/8/2016, 3:22 PM

Rejuvenation of relationships: Parshat Hachodesh

In the beginning Hashem created the world for everyone. But He charged us with teaching other nations that the world is not just a physical entity, but that it is infused with a spiritual soul. Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 4/8/2016, 2:59 PM

The Parsha and current events: When tzara’at is sadly tahor

When there is no use treating the disease of tzara'at. Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/8/2016, 2:48 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Language

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 4/8/2016, 2:42 PM

A guide to the malady that heals

Another level of understanding when it comes to slander. Moshe Kempinski, 4/8/2016, 2:27 PM

Parshat Hachodesh: The blood of Redemption

This Shabbat we read Parshat Tazria but the Haftorah is the first national mitzva given the Jewish people, that of Hachodesh. They have a spiritual connection. Daniel Pinner, 4/8/2016, 11:56 AM

Purely Connected

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rav Gideon Weitzman, former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City (1998-2000), currently head of the English Speaking Section of the Puah Institute.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 4/7/2016, 11:52 AM

Covenant & Conversation on Tazria

The eighth day.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 4/7/2016, 11:11 AM

Person in the parsha: My earliest memory

A Dvar Torah for Parashot Hachodesh and Tazria.Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 4/7/2016, 11:04 AM

In the eye of the beholder

A good eye.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 4/7/2016, 11:01 AM

Tazria: Fix Me Don’t Break Me

How to change things.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 4/7/2016, 11:00 AM

Parshat Tazriah: The priestess of life

An understanding of the meaning and significance of the concept of “tumah” (impurity) within Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 4/7/2016, 10:36 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: Jews of fate and Jews of destiny

Jews of the Diaspora and Jews of Israel.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 4/6/2016, 8:43 AM

Chametz: When to peddle and when to purge

OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinator Rabbi Gavriel Price wrote this article. Orthodox Union , 4/4/2016, 10:14 PM

King David on Death of Terrorists

He did not hesitate.Professor Gerald Aranoff, 4/4/2016, 9:45 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 24, class 5

Tanya is a recipe for spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 4/4/2016, 8:26 AM

Ohr Torah on the parsha

Torah lights from Efrat in the Judean hills. Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 4/2/2016, 10:14 PM

The words in the exact middle of the Torah

The Chief Rabbi identifies the great significance of both the two words and the single letter that spell out the Torah’s halfway mark in this week’s parasha of Shemini.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 4/2/2016, 9:59 PM

The person in the parsha: "And Aaron was silent"

Lessons from the sad narrative of our parsha, a narrative also shared by the parents of fallen IDF soldiers.Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 4/1/2016, 6:03 PM

Shmini: Bribe Yourself

Our spirituality may be latent, but it is there.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 4/1/2016, 6:02 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Shmini: Enthusiasm

The dangers of enthusiasm.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 4/1/2016, 5:56 PM

Broken and whole

Why are we those who "know" teruah? Moshe Kempinski, 4/1/2016, 5:51 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Staying in tune

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 4/1/2016, 3:45 PM

The parsha and current events: On the roof of the Beit Hamikdash

The great heartache of our times is that millions of Gentiles are aware of what Hashem’s own chosen people are blind to.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/1/2016, 2:36 PM

Not just the tuba, the full orchestra!

This week's Dvar Torah by Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger - Former shaliach in Boca Raton (1999-2007), currently Executive Director and Community Rabbinic Scholar of Dallas Kollel.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 3/31/2016, 9:18 AM

Shmini: The stork and what its name means for us

Deeper meanings and understandings in a name.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/31/2016, 9:15 AM

For Parshat Para: Purifying passion

It is during this time, from Purim to Pesach, that Hashem comes down to purify us.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 3/31/2016, 9:01 AM

Shmini: The return to spirituality

Dvar Torah from Otniel hesder yeshiva, in the hills of Hevron.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 3/31/2016, 8:53 AM

Psalm 112: No fear!

A Torah message from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader, Torah Sage and poet who founded Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/30/2016, 2:51 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 24, class 4

Tanya study is a way to enhance your spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/28/2016, 9:53 AM

Coming close

There are times we need to be empowered to break away from the “ashes” of the past in order to achieve greater and newer things. Moshe Kempinski, 3/28/2016, 9:31 AM