Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 31, class 6

Tanya is a path to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/1/2017, 10:40 PM

Settling the land would lower housing prices

Israel’s political leaders must remove the obstacles preventing construction in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for Zionistic reasons, but a construction boom is also the best solution for reducing housing prices.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/1/2017, 12:22 AM

The paradigm for Jewish survival

The entire story of the Jewish people descending into Egyptian slavery and then being extricated is essentially supernatural in detail. Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/1/2017, 12:19 AM

Denial is not a river in Egypt

Denial doesn’t mean there are no consequences.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 1/30/2017, 9:16 AM

The new month of Shvat: Not just dried fruits on Tu B'Shvat

By Shulie Mishkin, M.A. a licensed tour guide and a graduate of Matan's Beit Midrash Program. Shuli coordinates the Matan Summer Experience as well as the tours for the Matan "Learning and Touring" courses in English and Hebrew during the year. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 1/30/2017, 9:03 AM

Recognizing loving-kindness

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion. Moshe Kempinski, 1/28/2017, 8:51 PM

Overzealous patriotism

The Torah reading and current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/28/2017, 7:19 PM

Three prayers, three goals

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/27/2017, 2:05 PM

Importance is a figment of our imagination.

‘The Hebrew word for important is Chashuv, coming from Chashav, which means ‘to think’, teaching us that the entire notion of importance is a figment of our imagination’Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/27/2017, 1:59 PM

The right man for the job

Pharaoh and his advisers assuredly looked upon Moshe with great suspicion and had a hunch that he might again assert himself against the country.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 1/26/2017, 10:25 PM

The Temple Institute on Vaera

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 1/26/2017, 10:22 PM

The price of betraying God

The Jews were duped by Pharaoh who played them for useful idiots.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 1/25/2017, 5:42 PM

May a synagogue hire a rabbi who is ineligible for a minyan?

There are clear criteria for minyan eligibility and a congregation should choose its rabbi after carefully checking that he passes muster.Rabbi Yair Hoffman, 1/25/2017, 5:20 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 31, class 5

Tanya is the road to spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 1/24/2017, 1:30 PM

Stay healthy: One way is to walk to a distant synagogue

A person is rewarded for every step taken while walking to synagogue, even if there is a closer synagogue – provided there is a good reason to prefer the more distant synagogue. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/23/2017, 12:09 PM

To grow, to become great

A new child is loved for what he may become...Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 1/23/2017, 11:13 AM

Rabbi Kook and the state of The State

International malice mirrors national dysfunctions.There is an internal and external dynamic relationship Menachem Ben-Mordechai, 1/22/2017, 10:28 AM

The beloved teacher

The teachers who taught me most, were those I was most willing to learn from. And those were the teachers who showed me kindness.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 1/22/2017, 10:01 AM

Shemot: The Inner Trait of Goodness

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/20/2017, 7:56 AM

Take your shoes off your feet ”

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion, Shemot Exodus 1:1 - 6:1 Moshe Kempinski, 1/20/2017, 7:47 AM

Crises in Jewish history

Some crises are gradual and some sudden.Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/19/2017, 7:56 AM

The descent of the nations

Rebelling against G-d's Will is never successful.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/19/2017, 7:52 AM

Why so many Jews don't come on aliyah

It's not because they don't care. Tzvi Fishman, 1/17/2017, 11:59 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 21, class 4

Tanya is the way to achieve spiritual health. Try it!HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 1/17/2017, 8:28 PM

The non-rabbinic rabbinic training program for women

Judaism accepts changes, but only when the eminent rabbinic decisors of the generation back those changes halakhically. That is not the situation here.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 1/16/2017, 10:14 AM

Benjamin Franklin, Spiritual Accounting and the Mussar Movement

Benjamin Franklin's January 17 birthday is an appropriate time to remember the American founding father and learn about his effect on the Mussar movement. Shai Afsai, 1/16/2017, 10:00 AM

Heasfu - Assemble!

The Divine Presence rests only on one in a state of happiness...Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 1/14/2017, 11:14 PM

Vayechi: When great souls err

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, founder of Religious Zionism's ethos.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/13/2017, 1:07 PM

The tears of Joseph - The tears of greatness

Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 1/13/2017, 1:02 PM

Vayechi: Our mother

Mother Rachel is everyone's mother. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 1/12/2017, 10:30 AM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Vayechi

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 1/12/2017, 10:26 AM

Esau beheaded

What does the midrash about beheading Esau intend to show?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 1/11/2017, 7:08 AM

Jacob lives on

Yaakov recognized the different personalities, qualities and talents of each of his children and grandchildren. Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/11/2017, 7:03 AM

Insights into Judaism

How the Sanhedrin functioned and belief definitions. Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 1/9/2017, 10:22 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 31, class 3

Tanya is the way to lead a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 1/9/2017, 10:15 AM

The character of a lion

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion Moshe Kempinski, 1/7/2017, 9:40 PM

The Hasmonean's defeat and the 10th of Tevet

The fasts commemorating the destruction of the First Temple were annulled during the Second Temple period, but were reinstated after the collapse of the Hasmonean dynasty and the destruction of the Temple. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/7/2017, 7:52 PM

Go home slowly

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Gideon Weitzman, former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City (1998-2000) and currently Head of the English Speaking Section of the Puah InstituteTorah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 1/6/2017, 7:28 AM

The Temple Institute on Vayigash

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 1/6/2017, 7:24 AM

Who is passionate for the future of Am Yisrael?

Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/5/2017, 1:02 PM

Vayigash: Integration, not assimilation

Lessons from the Israelites in Egypt.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/5/2017, 12:56 PM

Judah's legacy: The dichotomy of leadership

What kind of leader could the man who helped sell his brother Joseph become?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 1/4/2017, 12:53 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 31, class 2

Tanya is the way to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 1/4/2017, 12:48 PM

Insights into Judaism: Why sing at the Sabbath table?

Why do Jews sing at the Sabbath meals? And, on another topic, does Judaism allow for extradition?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 1/3/2017, 3:22 PM

A visit to the Arch of Titus

The ancient arch has a long term message. We just have to look carefully.Rabbi Yehuda Oppenheimer, 1/2/2017, 2:03 PM

Remember: G-d fights our wars!

The Shmuz looks back at lessons from Hanukkah.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 1/2/2017, 1:56 PM

The complex story of Hanukkah

Had the Greeks been more patient, Judea would have succumbed to Hellenism, just like the other nations did.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/1/2017, 5:22 PM

Miketz: Interpreting dreams

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/30/2016, 2:18 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Focusing

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 12/30/2016, 2:15 PM

Rosh Chodesh Tevet Essay: From darkness to light

This month's essay is by Rabbanit Malka Bina Rabbanit Malke Bina, Chancellor and Director of Matan; winner of Hadassah Prize; Honorary Doctorate from Yeshiva University; Emunah Woman of the Year; Nefesh B'Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 12/30/2016, 8:38 AM

Our brother Joseph stands before us

It is hard to change one's mind when it means changing an entire mindset.Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/30/2016, 8:34 AM

Hanukkah: For the Miracles

The power of the weak over the mighty. Daniel Pinner, 12/29/2016, 6:37 PM

Peace and Hanukkah

Judah vs. JosephDr. Aryeh Hirsch, 12/29/2016, 6:21 PM

Hanukkah: the power of dedication

Divine illumination, not ordinary light.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 12/28/2016, 6:12 PM

Weekly Tanya Lecture: Chap. 31, class 1

Tanya helps you travel the road to spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 12/28/2016, 4:06 PM

Rapa dreidels - what is hidden is never lost

Rapa-Dreidels, Portugal and the Conversos Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 12/27/2016, 6:00 PM

Poetry in lights: A Hanukkah photo essay

The Light of the Lights, an original photo essay for the Hanukkah holiday.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 12/27/2016, 3:19 PM