The parsha and current events: On the roof of the Beit HamikdashThe great heartache of our times is that millions of Gentiles are aware of what Hashem’s own chosen people are blind to.
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.
Shmini: The stork and what its name means for usDeeper meanings and understandings in a name.
For Parshat Para: Purifying passionIt is during this time, from Purim to Pesach, that Hashem comes down to purify us.
Shmini: The return to spiritualityDvar Torah from Otniel hesder yeshiva, in the hills of Hevron.
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.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 24, class 4Tanya study is a way to enhance your spiritual health.
Coming closeThere are times we need to be empowered to break away from the “ashes” of the past in order to achieve greater and newer things.
The person in the parsha: Increasing gratitudeThankfulness is an emotion to share with others in a public celebration.
The Parsha and current events: The final defeat of AmalekThe ‘fear of the Jews was upon them’ has not registered with our leaders.
The Temple Institute on the ParshaDvar Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Covenant & Conversation for Tsav: SacrificeExplaining sacrifices.
We rejoice in defiance of terrorThe Purim story was every bit as horrifying as the terror we have been witnessing.
The Purim story is not just the good guys against the bad guysWe can plan all we want, but we can never have complete knowledge of the world of cause and effect.
Purim: The Divine curveballOne 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.
A very Trump PurimEven the Judaism section has to get into the "venahafoch hu" Purim spirit.
The Joy of PurimPurim at the home of Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader who founded Religious Zionism.
Purim and sacrifices: Why walled cities celebrate the 15th of AdarA historical context for the two days of Purim and the reading of Parashat Tzav.
The poor on PurimThere are all kinds of ways to gift the poor in addition to the halakhic definition on Purim.
Insights on Purim - Ask the RabbiUnderstanding Esther, the revenge motif and the connection to Yom Kippur.
Distinguishing blessing from curseDid Mordechai provoke Haman?
Respecting limits on PurimThe themes of the day can be distorted and perverted by practicing the mitzvos of Purim in a manner that is antithetical to their intent.
The extraordinary celebration of PurimOur sages said that in the days of the Messiah, the days of Purim will still be celebrated. Why?
Laws of Purim Demukafin (in walled cities) that falls on a FridayLaws pertaining to Purim Demukafin (Purim in walled cities) that falls on a Friday: For Sephardim and Ashkenazim.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 24, class 3Learning Tanya is a way to get on the road to spiritual health.
Purim: The joy of Judaism and TorahHappiness can be achieved by pondering and appreciating the magnitude of the miracle in the days of Mordechai and Esther.
True humilityMoses was a forceful and humble man. Isn't that a contradiction?
Amalek, then and nowAmalek cannot be wished away, it is resurrected in every generation.
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.
The Parsha and Current Events: to protect, defend and preserveTorat Eretz Yisrael is a unique creation, best understood when experienced by being a religious IDF soldier.
Remembrance: Symbolism and laws of Parshat ZachorRecognition, respect and repentance.
Hearing the callA developing process of revelation.
Covenant & Conversation for VayikraThe pursuit of meaning.
For Parshat Zachor: Purim in HellPurim in the Warsaw Ghetto.
The Temple Institute on VayikraTorah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Divine togetherness in IsraelThis 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.
Build a fence to protect you from yourselfOOPS! is no excuse.
The upcoming ordination imbroglioOpen Orthodoxy has created a schism, as a result of its departure from Tradition, as it continues to cross red lines and move the goalposts.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 24, class 2Tanya is the road to a healthy spiritual life.
Gladden the hearts of a chatan and kallahIn Judaism, the wedding day is the most joyous day of one’s life
Psalm 19: Words acceptable to G-dTorah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.
A Bell and a PomegranateWhy did the High Priest have bells and pomegranates at the hem of his robes?
The Mishkan of EdutThe Midrash helps us understand the concept of "edut".
Revelation takes workHoliness is a step by step engagement.
From the office of the Chief Rabbi: Dvar Torah for PekudeiMoses is not only acting correctly, he is being sure that he is seen to be acting correctly.
Pekudei: Keeping accountsThis 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.
Rosh Chodesh Adar Essay: When Adar arrives we increase our happinessThis month's essay is by Oshra Koren, director of Matan HaSharon and developer of the Matan Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah program.
The Temple Institute on the parsha: Perfecting G-d's creationTorah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Pekudei: Let the celebrations begin!What greater joy can there be than building the House of G-d?
Torah Insights for PekudeiIdeas for the Shabbat table and for one's own enrichment.
A Special SpiritualityWhere is the spirituality in the technicalities of the Mishkan?
Covenant & Conversation for PikudeiWalk, don't sit.
Pikudei: First thing in the morningA tribute to Noam Apter, Hy"d, killed in a Friday night terror attack in the Otniel Yeshiva.
The Parsha and Current Events: How do you measure up?There are four tests to see what spiritual level you are on.
Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap 24, class 1Tanya is a way to achieve a healthy spiritual life.
The struggle for a Jewish ArmyI 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.
Shekalim: All For OneTorah thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.