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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

The person in the parsha: Increasing gratitude

Thankfulness is an emotion to share with others in a public celebration. Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 3/25/2016, 12:06 PM

The Parsha and current events: The final defeat of Amalek

The ‘fear of the Jews was upon them’ has not registered with our leaders.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/25/2016, 11:57 AM

The Temple Institute on the Parsha

Dvar Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/25/2016, 11:40 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Tsav: Sacrifice

Explaining sacrifices.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 3/25/2016, 11:29 AM

We rejoice in defiance of terror

The Purim story was every bit as horrifying as the terror we have been witnessing.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 3/24/2016, 7:32 PM

The Purim story is not just the good guys against the bad guys

We can plan all we want, but we can never have complete knowledge of the world of cause and effect. Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 3/24/2016, 7:27 PM

Purim: The Divine curveball

One day, out of the blue, G-d threw the Jews a curveball by the name of Haman, but nobody's curveball is as good as His.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/24/2016, 4:34 PM

A very Trump Purim

Even the Judaism section has to get into the "venahafoch hu" Purim spirit. Yonatan Sredni, 3/24/2016, 4:14 PM

The Joy of Purim

Purim at the home of Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader who founded Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/24/2016, 7:11 AM

Purim and sacrifices: Why walled cities celebrate the 15th of Adar

A historical context for the two days of Purim and the reading of Parashat Tzav. Daniel Pinner, 3/24/2016, 7:03 AM

The poor on Purim

There are all kinds of ways to gift the poor in addition to the halakhic definition on Purim.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 3/24/2016, 6:16 AM

Insights on Purim - Ask the Rabbi

Understanding Esther, the revenge motif and the connection to Yom Kippur.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 3/23/2016, 4:31 PM

Distinguishing blessing from curse

Did Mordechai provoke Haman?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/23/2016, 4:18 PM

Respecting limits on Purim

The themes of the day can be distorted and perverted by practicing the mitzvos of Purim in a manner that is antithetical to their intent.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 3/22/2016, 10:53 PM

The extraordinary celebration of Purim

Our sages said that in the days of the Messiah, the days of Purim will still be celebrated. Why?Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 3/22/2016, 10:44 PM

Laws of Purim Demukafin (in walled cities) that falls on a Friday

Laws pertaining to Purim Demukafin (Purim in walled cities) that falls on a Friday: For Sephardim and Ashkenazim.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 3/22/2016, 10:34 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 24, class 3

Learning Tanya is a way to get on the road to spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/22/2016, 10:00 PM

Purim: The joy of Judaism and Torah

Happiness can be achieved by pondering and appreciating the magnitude of the miracle in the days of Mordechai and Esther.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/20/2016, 11:01 PM

True humility

Moses was a forceful and humble man. Isn't that a contradiction?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 3/20/2016, 10:54 PM

Amalek, then and now

Amalek cannot be wished away, it is resurrected in every generation.Rabbi Berel Wein, 3/20/2016, 5:52 AM

For Vayikra: Uproar over a new Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

The wisdom of Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/18/2016, 10:35 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: to protect, defend and preserve

Torat Eretz Yisrael is a unique creation, best understood when experienced by being a religious IDF soldier.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/18/2016, 10:26 AM

Remembrance: Symbolism and laws of Parshat Zachor

Recognition, respect and repentance.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 3/18/2016, 10:19 AM

Hearing the call

A developing process of revelation. Moshe Kempinski, 3/18/2016, 10:02 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayikra

The pursuit of meaning.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 3/18/2016, 10:01 AM

For Parshat Zachor: Purim in Hell

Purim in the Warsaw Ghetto. Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 3/18/2016, 12:21 AM

The Temple Institute on Vayikra

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/18/2016, 12:15 AM

Divine togetherness in Israel

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Jake Vidomlanski, former Shaliach in Cleveland (1998-1999), currently Ra"m at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and Sgan Rosh Moshava IO.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 3/16/2016, 10:37 PM

Build a fence to protect you from yourself

OOPS! is no excuse.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/16/2016, 10:29 PM

The upcoming ordination imbroglio

Open Orthodoxy has created a schism, as a result of its departure from Tradition, as it continues to cross red lines and move the goalposts. Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 3/15/2016, 10:02 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 24, class 2

Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/15/2016, 10:00 PM

Gladden the hearts of a chatan and kallah

In Judaism, the wedding day is the most joyous day of one’s lifeRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/15/2016, 6:46 AM

Psalm 19: Words acceptable to G-d

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/11/2016, 4:27 PM

A Bell and a Pomegranate

Why did the High Priest have bells and pomegranates at the hem of his robes? Moshe Kempinski, 3/11/2016, 4:18 PM

The Mishkan of Edut

The Midrash helps us understand the concept of "edut".Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 3/11/2016, 4:12 PM

Revelation takes work

Holiness is a step by step engagement.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/11/2016, 11:07 AM

From the office of the Chief Rabbi: Dvar Torah for Pekudei

Moses is not only acting correctly, he is being sure that he is seen to be acting correctly.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 3/11/2016, 8:50 AM

Pekudei: Keeping accounts

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Shmuel Elikah, participant in the Selwyn and Ros Smith Torah Leadership (Manhigut Toranit) Program at Eretz Hemdah in Jerusalem.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 3/11/2016, 8:12 AM

Rosh Chodesh Adar Essay: When Adar arrives we increase our happiness

This month's essay is by Oshra Koren, director of Matan HaSharon and developer of the Matan Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah program. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 3/10/2016, 11:57 PM

The Temple Institute on the parsha: Perfecting G-d's creation

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/10/2016, 11:45 PM

Pekudei: Let the celebrations begin!

What greater joy can there be than building the House of G-d? Daniel Pinner, 3/10/2016, 11:35 PM

Torah Insights for Pekudei

Ideas for the Shabbat table and for one's own enrichment.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 3/10/2016, 6:28 AM

A Special Spirituality

Where is the spirituality in the technicalities of the Mishkan?Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 3/9/2016, 11:23 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Pikudei

Walk, don't sit.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 3/9/2016, 11:16 PM

Pikudei: First thing in the morning

A tribute to Noam Apter, Hy"d, killed in a Friday night terror attack in the Otniel Yeshiva.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 3/9/2016, 11:09 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: How do you measure up?

There are four tests to see what spiritual level you are on.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/9/2016, 10:48 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap 24, class 1

Tanya is a way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 3/9/2016, 12:18 AM

The struggle for a Jewish Army

I have written numerous articles warning about the erosion of Judaism in the IDF. Had we previously stood firm against the violation of mitzvot and values, the order against growing a beard in the army would have been unthinkable. What to do.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/6/2016, 8:18 AM

Shekalim: All For One 

Torah thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/4/2016, 4:58 PM