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

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