Korach: Holiness in the midst of the community

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/23/2017, 3:31 PM

Our 55th Aliyah Anniversary

To this day, we have never looked back.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/23/2017, 3:28 PM

The Shmuz for Korach

Questions have answers -- Answers don’t have answers.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 6/22/2017, 12:00 PM

The Temple Institute on Korach

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 6/22/2017, 11:48 AM

Korach: I'm overqualified

It is a mistake to think that only the leadership roles require the most qualified people and the other roles can be populated by inferior people.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 6/21/2017, 10:30 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 35, class 2

Studying Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/21/2017, 2:46 PM

Human freedom and God’s Providence as analyzed by the Rambam

it is the level of providence which one receives from God which determines the ultimate status of his value and life.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 6/20/2017, 1:11 PM

The underlying reason: Disdain for the Land

Because the Spies did not love the Land of Israel, they found rational reasons to fear entering it To this day, all rational considerations are based on a misunderstanding of the value of the Land.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/19/2017, 10:36 AM

We want Moshiach now

Torah insights for the reader.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 6/19/2017, 10:32 AM

Are some Open Orthodox Rabbis rethinking resistance to intermarriage?

Hard to believe but a recently-ordained YCT graduate has written an artilce positing that Judaism's opposition to intermarriage needs to be overhauled. Opinion.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/18/2017, 7:29 AM

Shlach: The third passage of Shema 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/16/2017, 5:57 PM

The sin of the spies

The sin of the spies was worse than the Golden Calf - and there are those who commit that sin today.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/16/2017, 5:40 PM

Life lessons from the parsha: Shlach

Breaking forth. Moshe Kempinski, 6/16/2017, 6:29 AM

The parsha and Current Events: Shlach

Ascending the ladder of sanctity and Torah erudition.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/16/2017, 6:23 AM

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Shlach

The power of the spoken word.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 6/15/2017, 12:07 PM

The Temple Institute on the Parsha

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 6/15/2017, 12:03 PM

With eyes to see: The Six-Day War – fifty years on

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/14/2017, 7:21 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 35

Learning Tanya is embarking on the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/13/2017, 4:23 PM

The changing mind of Modern Orthodoxy?

Where is Modern Orthodoxy going? Are there no hard and set principles as laid out by the Torah and listed by the Rambam? Is it any wonder that the results are a source of concern?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/13/2017, 4:14 PM

Raising the lights

Many of us focus on what is missing in the other, rather than the opposite. Such an approach can never meet with lasting success. Moshe Kempinski, 6/12/2017, 5:59 AM

The elders' guilt

The sins spoken of in this week’s Torah portion were committed by evil members of the nation, but the elders were guilty for not objecting.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/11/2017, 12:39 AM

Behaalotcha: Entitlement or obligation?

The two parts of the parsha are totally different.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/11/2017, 12:23 AM

BeHaalotcha: Great Dreams 

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel - Torah luminary, leader, philosopher and poet who founded Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/9/2017, 3:49 PM

The parsha and current events

Where is it written?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/9/2017, 3:46 PM

Behaalotcha: Club rules

The trick is to continue to follow the club rules after we become accustomed to the club.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 6/7/2017, 11:46 PM

Behaalotcha: The light of the Temple menorah

Torah from the Rabbi of Beit Knesset Hanasi, Jerusalem, noted author and lecturer.Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/7/2017, 11:42 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chapter 34, Class #4, Opening of Chapter 35

Tanya is a recipe for spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/6/2017, 2:18 PM

Listen to your messages

Nothing in this world just happens. There are no random events. Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 6/6/2017, 12:22 PM

Individual sparks

Every Jew counts. Moshe Kempinski, 6/5/2017, 12:37 AM

What does the nazir have to do with us?

Many ideological debates about the Torah’s perspective on worldly pleasures revolve around the nazir.Rabbi Jesse Horn, 6/4/2017, 8:25 AM

Naso: Tithes and the Sotah 

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/2/2017, 7:08 AM

The Temple Institute on Naso

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 6/2/2017, 7:05 AM

Shavuot: What did we celebrate?

Insights into the holiday we have just celebrated that we can take with us.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 6/1/2017, 6:08 PM

Statement on the Kushners and the Sabbath

Jewish law, like all Western law systems, is complex and nuanced. TORA , 6/1/2017, 1:23 AM

Kingship vs. Fatherhood

The purpose of the written mitzvot is not that they should remain articles in the “law book” but that we study them until they become an intrinsic part of our basic personality.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/1/2017, 1:11 AM

A story of returning

I went a long way and then made my way back.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 5/30/2017, 4:36 PM

Does being one of the Chosen People make you uncomfortable?

On Shavuot, we were chosen to keep G-d's Torah. What does being chosen mean?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 5/29/2017, 10:21 PM

The necessity of counting the Omer for giving the Torah

Time is of the essence.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 5/29/2017, 10:21 PM

No menial task

Why is all of the information here important, especially in light of the fact that the various assignments in the parsha were particular to the sojourn of the Jews in the wilderness?Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 5/28/2017, 11:20 PM

Connecting Nationalism to Torah

While in Israel, foreign students studying in Israel and those living here temporarily or have relatives here, are exempt from second day of Yom Tov Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/28/2017, 11:02 PM

Chodesh Tov -Parsha and Current Events: Balance and Equality

Nature does not relish or encourage imbalance or inequality.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/26/2017, 9:54 AM

Bamidbar: Counting means love

Things of value require counting and cataloging. That is human nature. Rabbi Berel Wein, 5/26/2017, 9:51 AM

The Temple Institute on Bamidbar

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 5/25/2017, 2:33 PM

 Psalm 115: Why Do We Love Life? 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 5/25/2017, 8:18 AM

Rabbi Neriya on Jerusalem Day

The words of the late founder of the Bnai Akiva yeshiva and ulpana network about Jerusalem Day.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 5/25/2017, 2:01 AM

Jerusalem Day: Recognizing the miracle

What was the single greatest miracle of the entire Six Day War? Daniel Pinner, 5/23/2017, 11:38 PM

What Jerusalem means to me

Rabbi Sacks taks about his Jerusalem.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 5/23/2017, 11:33 PM

Once is not enough

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 5/23/2017, 4:37 PM

For Jerusalem Day: And G-d heard their cries

Our prayers were answered. Moshe Kempinski, 5/22/2017, 11:52 PM

Equality, no; family unity, yes

Although equality between men and women is a basic principle in halakha, in family-related laws, differences exist between the two * Each difference has a purpose – the unity of the family.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/22/2017, 10:43 PM

Bechukotai: Prophetic Letters 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 5/21/2017, 12:33 AM

B’har Bechukota: Grassroots

The last two portions of Leviticus are read today.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 5/21/2017, 12:30 AM

The Temple Institute on the Parsha: Default mode

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 5/19/2017, 2:42 PM

Behar-Bechukotai: Usury and the Land of Israel

This week's article is by Rabbi Jake Vidomlanski, former Shaliach in Cleveland (1998-1999), currently Director of Shana Bet program at Yeshivat Lev HaTorahand Sgan Rosh Moshava IO.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 5/19/2017, 2:20 PM

The parsha and current events: The answers to our questions

The answers to so many questions lie in Hashem’s promiseRabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/18/2017, 1:33 PM

A Study of Ethics:  Aristotle and the Rambam

The definitive comparison of Rambam and Aristotle.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 5/18/2017, 12:21 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 34, class 3

Studying Tanya is the way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 5/16/2017, 1:01 PM