Matan Torah and Da’at Torah

With all the uncertainty about implications of the Coronavirus crisis, the courageous voice of Rabbi Rabinovich will be sorely missed.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, Yesterday, 8:59 AM

Ruth, the righteous proselyte

Ruth's commitment catapults this convert into the center stage of Jewish eternity.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin , Wednesday, 8:04 PM

A Light unto the Nations: What do today's rabbis say?

Influential Rabbis in Israel weigh in on whether after the establishment of the State of Israel, Diaspora Jews have the same mission.Tzvi Fishman, Wednesday, 2:50 PM

To receive the Torah, be like a desert!

Mount Sinai was a humble mountain in a desolate desert. What does G-d's giving the Torah there try to tell us?Danny Ginsbourg, Wednesday, 2:00 PM

The custom of dairy products on Shavuot

There is something special when it comes to customs. Sometimes their effect is stronger than that of mitzvot.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, Wednesday, 10:28 AM

Shavuot: He called it Cinderella

Shavu’ot is like a neglected treasure which nobody appreciates properly, though one day they will. Like Cinderella before the prince.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Tuesday, 5:00 PM

How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

Rabbi Lord Sacks and Chief Rabbi Mirviis present: A life of vertical & horizontal responsibility: Shavuot during the Coronavirus PandemicRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Tuesday, 3:00 PM

The impact of the Coronavirus on the world of Jewish outreach

Applying lessons from Rav Yitzchok Hutner about the Holocaust to Jewish outreach at this time.Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin, Tuesday, 8:32 AM

Weekly Tanya video/lecture on The Gate to Faith

Studying Tanya is a way to strenghthen your spiritual health.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, Monday, 5:47 PM

Yovel: Property rights along with equal opportunity

Man should have exclusive right to hs own property, but he should also have the opportunity to start afresh.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Monday, 5:09 PM

Are penguins kosher?

Penguins are not on the Torah's list of non-kosher birds and don't resemble any of them. Why are they not kosher?Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin, Monday, 9:09 AM

Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah Essay: The wedding at Mount Sinai

Every Jewish wedding, Ashkenazi or Sephardi, small or large, lavish or simple, is a reminder of the Revelation at Mount Sinai.Matan Women's Torah Study Ins., Sunday, 5:59 PM

Pandemic, the preparation for Geula

Does He not seem to be hiding His face from us when, all of a sudden, in one blow, we have lost so many holy and righteous individuals? Rabbi Moshe L Kuskin, Sunday, 12:59 PM

King David, Moshe Rabeinu & Shavuot

How does the celebration of Torah and the Anniversary of the Sinaitic Covenant relate to King David? An essential question for Shavuot.Joseph Frager, MD, Sunday, 11:07 AM

Watchmen in the night

Who guards the walls of Jerusalem? And who guarded the Tabernacle?Prof. Gerald Aranoff , Sunday, 11:00 AM

Measure for measure

One of the principles our Sages saw in G-d's modus operandi leads to an unusual interpretation.Torah MiTzion, Saturday, 10:33 PM

A Visual Ode to the City of Jerusalem on its special day

'Jerusalem is not just a city. Our whole lives are a yearning for Jerusalem.'Rabbi Hagai Lundin, Friday, 2:15 PM

Jerusalem yearnings

The yearning was there in Europe's ghettos, Middle East casbahs, the hills of Gondar in Ethiopia, even in the concentration camps.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, Friday, 2:00 PM

Will people be proud to be connected to you?

We have an opportunity now to set an example, to show how despite difficulty, we are acting responsibly, for ourselves and our societies.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Friday, 1:00 PM

Parashat Bamidbar: What is important about 600,000 Israelites?

Why the number 600,000, to Chazal, is the quintessential expression of completeness in all mathematical units, and where it appears again.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, Friday, 11:00 AM

Golden memories: Three uplifting, spiritual experiences

There is still so much history ahead of the Jewish people. It is a pity to stand by the wayside and view the miracles as a spectator.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Friday, 9:30 AM

For Jerusalem Day: The two messengers

Rabbi Kook, who did not live to see the liberation of Jerusalem, wrote prophetically about the awaited Heralds of Zion and of Jerusalem.Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 5/21/2020, 6:30 PM

Yerushalayim: The heart and soul of the Jewish People

Our obligation to Yerushalayim during the Coronavirus pandemic.Rabbi Avi Berman, 5/21/2020, 6:00 PM

To where did Jerusalem Day disappear?

Yom Yerushalayim was at first celebrated nationwide, but sadly, it has become a holiday limited to Religious Zionists.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 5/21/2020, 4:24 PM

Waiting for you to come home

The Jews are only trustees for God. All the Jews. Even those who have yet to make Aliya, and come to receive their rightful inheritance.Ariel Pasko, 5/21/2020, 5:37 AM

Return to the gates of Zion - 1967

Rav Tzvi Yehudah Kook did not rend his clothes on seeing the Kotel, the Western Wall, or viewing the Temple Mount, after the Six Day War.Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 5/20/2020, 7:24 PM

Truth be told - it was a nightmare

The faith-based approach is to look reality straight in the eye. And that includes the lockdown.Rabbi Hagai Lundin, 5/20/2020, 10:47 AM

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: Creation ex nihilo

Some heretics do not deny Creation, instead they deny ongong Divine Providence, and that leads to a contradiction in terms.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, 5/19/2020, 4:56 PM

Spiritual aliya

At Mount Sinai, Heaven touched the Earth. When we returned to the land of Israel, the Earth reached up to touch the Heavens.Moshe Kempinski, 5/19/2020, 11:51 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic in an old new Noahide light

What can we do to turn this ship around, or at least to secure life rafts for ourselves, our families, and others who will join with us?Dr. Michael Schulman, 5/18/2020, 5:47 PM

Religious right and religious wrong

How can we discern whether our religious intentions are pure?Rafael Castro, 5/18/2020, 12:43 AM

In memory of Rabbi Eliezer Nachum Rabinovich ztz”l

Rabbi Nachum Eliezer Rabinovich, ztz”l was one of the greatest Gedolei HaDor in our generation, worthy of sitting on the Sanhedrin.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/17/2020, 1:18 PM

Old is beautiful

The elderly venerable man or woman before you is living testimony to the living God of Israel.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/17/2020, 5:00 AM

Happenstance? Unrelated events?

Regarding reality around us as an unrelated series of unconnected random events is a post-modern malady of epic proportions.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 5/16/2020, 9:26 PM

National redemption and private protection

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 5/15/2020, 1:00 PM

Do not detest us: A lesson in relationships

The Tochacha in the parsha is not mere rhetoric, it is not a poetic rendering of God’s rebuke; it is real. It is powerfully experienced.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 5/15/2020, 11:59 AM

Knowledge of Torah is not enough to lead to real change in us

Like food which when digested becomes part of a person, when one delves into Torah it becomes part of him and he becomes a better person.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 5/15/2020, 10:30 AM

Do you know a Hebrew word comprised of the same 4 letters?

It is a Hebrew letter that cannot stand alone, and that very property and its meaning symbolizes unty.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 5/14/2020, 8:00 PM

Planting seeds: Changing ourselves and the world

There is a fascinating law that shares with us a difference in mindsets, a difference between Shabbat and the sabbatical year.Rabbi Kenneth Brander, 5/14/2020, 3:59 PM

Deep roots

When you uproot a tree, the deep roots which would not have been recognized otherwise, are revealed.Torah MiTzion, 5/14/2020, 10:36 AM

Explaining the corona virus

Why do bad things happen to good people?Daniel Pinner, 5/13/2020, 8:59 PM

Weekly Tanya video/lecture: The Gate to Faith

Even within that which appears to be utterly inanimate matter, such as stones or earth or water, there is a soul and spiritual life-force.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, 5/13/2020, 1:32 PM

Ways of counting time: The Omer controversy

As the second part of the period of Counting the Omer begins, a deeper look at what it means.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 5/13/2020, 1:15 PM

Rashbi - The special power to look deeply inside yourself

The power of Rashbi to see the pure essence of any Jewish soul is probably the main reason that millions of Jews visit his grave every yearRabbi Shlomo Sobol , 5/12/2020, 11:50 AM

Finding light amidst the darkness

The most well known epidemic in Jewish history is the one that killed 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva's students. Almost impossible to imagine.Rabbi Kenneth Brander, 5/11/2020, 10:41 PM

Covid-19 brought Jewish education back to its parental source

A modern-day miracle unfolds in Orthodoxy as words from Rav Yitzchak Hutner of Chaim Berlin Yeshiva zts"l evolve to our period in isolation.Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin, 5/11/2020, 3:31 PM

The obligation to immigrate to Israel

Once, living in Israel involved existential and economic danger, so it was not obligatory, but nowadays the mitzvah obligates every Jew.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/11/2020, 1:47 PM

Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

There is no halakhic significance to lighting bonfires, but there are strong halakhic injunctions to protect the environment. Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 5/11/2020, 1:19 PM

'Wisdom and sensitivity that are irreplaceable'

Rabbi Yoni Rosensweig shares a personal story from his Rabbi who passed away last week - Rabbi Nachum Eliezer Rabinovitch.Rabbi Yoni Rosensweig, 5/10/2020, 9:46 AM

Connecting agriculture and history in the Land of Israel

Are the three pilgrimage festivals agriculturally or historically based? The answer lies in the connection between the two.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 5/9/2020, 10:06 PM

Emor: Agents of holiness

Dvar Torah for Shabbat by Israel's first Asheknazi Chief Rabbi, Torah Luminary and iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham Hacohen Kook, 5/8/2020, 4:30 PM

Can the performance of a mitzva bring our people into disrepute?

Sacntifying G-d's Name and desecrating His Name are sometimes a hairsbreadth apart.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 5/8/2020, 3:30 PM

Will Anti-Semitism and COVID-19 be enough?

I perceive elements out there that can do the job of encouraging Jews to return home much more efficiently, effectively, and quickly than I.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/8/2020, 1:23 PM

The impurity of death as a defect which will pass

Prohibition banning a kohen to become defiled by the dead shows the truth of eternity & that death's impurity will one day cease to exist.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 5/8/2020, 12:55 PM

Radical uncertainty - we can live with it

We are the only people who can live in a shack with leaves as a roof and feel surrounded by clouds of glory. We cam live with uncertainty.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 5/7/2020, 11:49 PM

Pesach Sheni: The world can change

A second Passover? We just celebrated Pesach a month ago and many of us never heard of a Second Pesach - a special kind of second chance.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 5/7/2020, 4:28 PM

Adapting Covid-19 fighting skills to achieve holiness

In the world before the onset of Covid-19, the entitled would sometimes proclaim the only rule is that there are no rules. Not anymore.Leonard Grunstein, 5/7/2020, 9:15 AM