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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

Ohr Torah: Kedoshim (for the Diaspora)l

Torah lights from Efrat in the Judean Hills of Gush Etzion.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 5/13/2016, 7:15 AM

Emor: History and the cosmos

Conceptions of time.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 5/13/2016, 7:03 AM

The day after: Emor and Yom Haatzmaut

We must not only live the day, but look to the day after... Zeev Schwartz, 5/13/2016, 12:26 AM

The flag of the State of Israel

The flag is the symbol of everything the Jewish State should symbolize.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 5/11/2016, 7:48 PM

The origins of Hatikva

What is the story of Israel's national anthem?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 5/11/2016, 7:31 PM

What's so special about living In Israel?

This Yom Haatzmaut Dvar Torah is by Simon Jackson, Legal Advisor to Torah MiTzionTorah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 5/11/2016, 7:14 PM

The State of Israel, renewing our active role in history

We celebrate Yom Haatzmaut as our first opportunity to carry out the Divine directive of Jewish sovereignty over our homeland. It is our collective Bar Mitzvah, signifying the Jewish people’s national renaissance.Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 5/11/2016, 7:10 PM

"This is the day Hashem fashioned, we shall sing and rejoice thereon"

The blossoming of destiny tells the Jews to "come home!" Moshe Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 7:02 PM

The Jewish State, North Carolina and a confused world

Take a step back and remember who we are. The North Carolina legal battle has a message for the Jewish People.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 5/11/2016, 12:22 PM

Weekly Tanya Lecture: Chap 25, class 2

Tanya is a way to reach spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 5/9/2016, 6:20 PM

Rosh Chodesh Torah Essay: Jewish models for remembering

This month's Torah essay is by Karen Miller Jackson, who has taught in Drisha and Mattan Hasharon, has an MA in Rabbinic Literature from NYU, writes for the JOFA Journal and lives in Raanana with her family. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 5/9/2016, 7:22 AM

The last thing we need is a watered down Orthodoxy

Excerpts from a controversial article by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg criticizing Modern Orthodoxy, are rebutted by the writer.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 5/8/2016, 1:08 AM

Parshat Kedoshim: The printer's dilemma

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 5/6/2016, 1:56 PM

The Temple Institute on Kedoshim and Acharei Mot

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 5/6/2016, 1:31 PM

Parshat Kedoshim: Yes, it is harmful!

If someone seeks out the concepts of idolatry solely for a greater understanding of this area, he is giving value to that which by definition cannot be of any worth at all.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 5/6/2016, 1:27 PM

Parshat Acharei Mot: For the people

This parsha contains a pivotal moment that set the tone for Jewish leadership for all times. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 5/6/2016, 1:22 PM

The Zionist Kollels: Acharei Mot and Kedoshim

Acharei Mot: by Rabbi Aharon Greenberg, Canadian Director of the Seif Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus . Kedoshim: Dovi Holtz Former shaliach in Memphis and London, Ram at the Yeshiva High School in Natzrat Illit.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 5/6/2016, 1:07 PM

Jewish unity makes us strong

The great tragedy of the Bar Kochba Revolt, which we commemorate during the Omer, reminds us that disunity can only weaken the Jewish people. We must guard against this.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 5/6/2016, 7:45 AM

For the Diaspora: Parshat Acharei Mot, a lesson in contrasts

Why Avodat Yom Ha-Kippurim appears in the Torah immediately after Parshat Metzora.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 5/5/2016, 8:46 AM

For Israel: Covenant & Conversation for Kedoshim

In search of Jewish identity.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 5/5/2016, 8:45 AM

Parshat Acharei Mot: Israel and morality

When in Rome...?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 5/5/2016, 8:40 AM

Parshat Kedoshim: Love or be loved?

When our main mission is to love, not to be loved, we are free to choose what is right, even if it is not necessarily the popular choice.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 5/5/2016, 8:14 AM

Setting the tone for Holocaust Remembrance

How to memorialize the Holocaust although the date is in the month of NIssan.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/5/2016, 8:01 AM

Why didn't G-d send a miracle to save us in the Holocaust?

Insights into the Holocaust.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 5/5/2016, 8:00 AM

Stop holding up the works!

The Arabs are not the problem in Israel, or the secular Israeli government and culture – the problem is the Diaspora. Tzvi Fishman, 5/1/2016, 6:52 AM

Acharei Mot: Triple measure of incense

Torah thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/28/2016, 8:43 AM

Counting the Omer and your self-worth

This is a process of growth from infancy to adulthood. It is a time to parley self-worth into self-esteem by discovering the things we do well. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 4/28/2016, 8:39 AM

Insights for the end of the Pesach holiday

Make sure to read to the end for the part about the Red Sea.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 4/28/2016, 8:33 AM

Ohr Torah on the last days of Pesach

Torah lights from Efrat in the Judean Hills of Gush Etzion.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 4/28/2016, 8:27 AM

No exit: Aaron, Nadab and Abihu

One of the secrets of authentic spirituality is in this reading.Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, 4/28/2016, 8:10 AM

Speak to the Israelites, let them travel!

As Pesach draws to a close, we learn that Moshe’s plea for divine assistance in the face of ostensibly insurmountable danger is not met with the response he expects. We cannot simply rely on God.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 4/28/2016, 4:58 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 25, class I

Studying Tanya will enhance your spiritual health.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 4/27/2016, 5:08 AM

Torah Sociology: Rav Soloveitchik on slavery and freedom

Rav Soloveitchik’s discussion of the Jewish-Torah concept of slavery and freedom in Egypt serves to deepen our understanding of nationalism. Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 4/25/2016, 7:08 PM

The joy of the promise

What keeps the Jewish people vibrant and hopeful throughout the ages? Moshe Kempinski, 4/25/2016, 7:02 PM

Passover tells us to stop living afraid

We don't live in the ghetto anymore, and never again will we be forced to the gas chambers, unable to defend ourselves.Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi, 4/25/2016, 6:28 PM

Juridic, typological and optional slavery

All three types of slavery raise questions and so does the closing song of the seder. And the most profound question of all ends this article.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 4/24/2016, 10:55 PM

The fate of those who attack Israel

Bees die after they sting and this is the metaphor used in the midrash for Israel's enemies.Professor Gerald Aranoff, 4/24/2016, 10:54 PM

Looking back at the Seder: Hallel Hagadol

Take the time to respond.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 4/24/2016, 10:44 PM