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Covenant and Conversation for Naso (Israel)

The blessing of love.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 6/9/2016, 5:05 PM

For Shavuot: Humility is not weakness

How the labor of learning – unlike physical labor – can be anything but pleasant and wholesome. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/9/2016, 5:00 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: God’s angels protect the Holy Land

How the story of Elisha is reenacted today.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/9/2016, 4:49 PM

Naso (Israel): The good, the bad and the ugly

Within a framework or outside of it?Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 6/9/2016, 4:39 PM

Shavuot: A sacrifice offered by G-d

How do we know that G-d accepted us, the Jewish people, as we are?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 6/8/2016, 6:37 AM

Rosh Chodesh Sivan Essay: The development of speech

This month's essay is by Tanya White, Matan teacher and doctoral student at Bar Ilan U. in Jewish Philosophy. She has a BA in International Relations from London School of Economics, MA in Jewish Studies and Philosophy from The U. of London.  Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 6/7/2016, 5:50 PM

We are all Priests and Levites

The Torah sections dealing with the Tabernacle, the Priests and the Levites should be applied in all areas of life. Each person in his field of work, on his own level, should be a like Priest, avoiding anything that might interfere with his work.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/6/2016, 10:22 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 26, class 2

Tanya is the recipe for a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/6/2016, 9:13 AM

Jerusalem Day: Returning to the Kotel

The story of that miraculous day in June 1967.Rabbi Chanan Morrison, 6/4/2016, 10:27 PM

What makes Jerusalem worthy of being our capital?

As we prepare to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim on Sunday, the Chief Rabbi considers why Jerusalem – an inaccessible city without a river source – was chosen to be the Jewish People’s capital.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/3/2016, 6:19 PM

The wilderness and Jerusalem Day

From within the stillness and quietude of the wilderness much is heard. Moshe Kempinski, 6/3/2016, 6:04 PM

Bamidbar (Israel): Every man has a name

. It’s possible that the language of numbers is more practical and efficient than the language of names, but there’s more to life than efficiency.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 6/3/2016, 2:17 PM

Person in the parsha: Elite by commitment

Is there an elite class in Judaism?Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 6/3/2016, 1:04 PM

Bechukotai (Diaspora): Insights from the parsha

For more articles on the parsha read in the Diaspora, click show more at the top of the Judaism section.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 6/2/2016, 10:02 PM

Bamidbar (Israel): Love, war and the Other

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Yehoshua Dovid Schwartz, JLIC Rabbi at Boston University.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 6/2/2016, 9:59 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: Why did Moshe count the nation?

Why did Hashem command it?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/2/2016, 9:44 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Bamidbar

The sound of silence.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 6/2/2016, 9:33 PM

Not a negative does not a positive make

Respect and praise in the age of criticism.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/2/2016, 9:23 PM

Bamidbar (Israel): Leaders

Even the greatest leader is human, and therefore fallible, Daniel Pinner, 6/2/2016, 9:10 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap.26 class 1

Tanya study is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 5/31/2016, 12:18 PM

The Torah way to a healthy life in modern times

A review of the book "To Your Health."Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 5/31/2016, 8:42 AM

Concerning Former Minister Ya'alon

The harming of Torah values ​​and emuna in the IDF, while Leftist groups are allowed in undisturbed is only one of the problems that must be confronted.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/29/2016, 12:16 AM

The Temple Institute on Bechukotai

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 5/28/2016, 9:47 PM

Ohr Torah on Behar and Bechukotai

Torah from Efrat in the Judean Hills. Behar in prose and Bechukotai message in a video.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 5/28/2016, 9:40 PM

Covenant & Conversation on the parsha

A sense of direction.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 5/27/2016, 12:10 PM

The Parsha and current events: Complex halakhic issues

In the complex spider web of our lives in the Holy Land, our rabbis are succeeding in dealing with the issues according to the halakha.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/27/2016, 12:00 PM

Bechukotai (Israel):Following the formula

To learn about the punishments stated in the parsha is to gain insights into ourselves as a nation, and to ensure our relationship with God remains strong.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 5/27/2016, 11:57 AM

Behar (Diaspora):The numbers don’t lie

Balance and symmetry.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 5/27/2016, 11:40 AM

Bechukotai (Israel): Beauty and the reformed beast

This week's dvar Torah is by Rabbi Morechai Torczyner Rosh Kollel, Yeshiva University Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov, Toronto.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 5/27/2016, 11:33 AM

Behar (Diaspora): Alone in the world

The parasha is talking about timeless patterns, talking to today.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 5/27/2016, 11:00 AM

Bechukotai (Israel): Purposeful walking

The verb "walking" appears in various places. Moshe Kempinski, 5/26/2016, 12:23 PM

Behar (Diaspora): Holy nostalgia

What is the true meaning of reversion of the land to its original owners? Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 5/26/2016, 12:14 PM

Why do we feed our animals before we sit down to eat?

Why do we feed our animals before we sit down to eat? Can there be any exceptions? The UK Chief Rabbi provides an answer in his D’var Torah for Behar.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 5/26/2016, 12:09 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 25, Class 4

Tanya is the way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 5/26/2016, 7:20 AM

Lag Ba'Omer: Elevated Souls 

Rav Kook and Lag Ba'Omer.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 5/25/2016, 11:46 PM

For Lag Ba'Omer: Sfirat Haomer, time of delight and despair

The period has its roots in the Torah, seems to be connected to Temple sacrifice, to the Temple destruction and to preparation for Mount Sinai - so what is the right attitude to it? The deaths of Rabbi Akiva's students may provide the answer. Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 5/23/2016, 7:46 AM

The vision of Yovel for our generation

The Torah integrates both socialism and capitalism Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/22/2016, 8:00 AM

Behar: Jubilee, national reconciliation and social justice 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 5/20/2016, 5:32 PM

Emor (Diaspora): Today, every day

Change and the challenge of life.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 5/20/2016, 5:28 PM

Anniversary, Birthday, Jubilee

What does the word "Jubilee" itself mean?Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 5/20/2016, 5:20 PM

Follow Me Into the Wilderness

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rav Dudi Winkler, Former Rosh Kollel in Melbourne 2011-2014, currently Rebbe at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and inaugural director of Lev LaChayal, the Yeshiva Center for Lone Soldiers.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 5/20/2016, 9:03 AM

Like a mountain

The public nature of the revelation at Sinai is an important feature of our belief. Moshe Kempinski, 5/19/2016, 8:57 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha" Controlling time and space

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 5/19/2016, 8:54 PM

Covenant & Conversation on the parsha

Family feeling.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 5/19/2016, 11:46 AM

The parsha and current events: Disputes between Jews and Gentiles

Renewing a historic way of Gentile-Jewish interaction.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/19/2016, 11:43 AM

Emor (Diaspora): Omer Oneness

Every day, with each count, as we physically stand when we recite the bracha, we separate further from the lower elements of our being and rise upward.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 5/19/2016, 10:09 AM

Behar (Israel): Chief Seattle and Schmita

Judaism sees land as inherently sacred.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 5/19/2016, 10:00 AM

Mourning during the period of Sefirat Haomer

What does the custom of mourning between Pesach and Shavuot entail?Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/18/2016, 1:04 PM

Saying it loudly and frequently does not make it true:

A sober critique of the Tablet article on PORAT.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 5/18/2016, 12:55 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 25, Class 3

Tanya is the road to spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 5/17/2016, 8:22 AM

Shmuz on the parsha: Your gashmius is my ruchnius

The way that Hashem shows Himself in this world is through giving. When man gives to others, he is acting as Hashem does. There can be nothing holier.Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 5/17/2016, 7:29 AM

The unburied corpse

A proper Jewish burial is the last “kindness of truth (hesed shel emet)” that one can perform for another.Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 5/17/2016, 7:26 AM

Emor: Your Best Days Are Still Ahead

Neither failure or success should stop you from going on.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 5/15/2016, 7:57 AM

The blessing said on the settlement of the land of Israel

In honor of the season of Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, it is appropriate to once again review the halakha’s of the blessing our Sages fixed over the mitzvah of ‘yishuv ha’aretz‘ – the settling and redemption of the Land of Israel.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/14/2016, 10:42 PM

The Temple Institute on Emor

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 5/13/2016, 7:23 AM

The Parsha and current events: Kedoshim (in the Diaspora)

Theft, denial and swearing falsely.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/13/2016, 7:19 AM

Covenant & Conversation on Emor

Holy times.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 5/13/2016, 7:19 AM