Marking time

Marking time

The moments of our lives...do we control our calendar or does it control us?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Tuesday, 5:00 PM
A letter to Hashem

A letter to Hashem

My yearly report to You on the state of Your people as perceived from this world, not from Your world of absolute truth.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Tuesday, 12:29 PM
Ten tidbits of advice for the Ten Days of Repentance

Ten tidbits of advice for the Ten Days of Repentance

"They... have lost counsel" says God in the coming Torah portion. Read ten out of the many tidbits of advice that are found in the Torah.Rav Avigdor Miller, Tuesday, 11:06 AM
Sivan Rahav-Meir: Making history on Rosh Hashannah

Sivan Rahav-Meir: Making history on Rosh Hashannah

Because of corona, people changed from those who watch games into those playing in them. And Israelis showed their beautiful side.Sivan Rahav-Meir, Monday, 5:31 PM
The message of the Fast of Gedalia

The message of the Fast of Gedalia

Considered a minor fast, it is in reality a powerful day that harbors the possibility for the tikkun and Redemption we so need this year.Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed, Monday, 3:10 PM
The beginning of time

The beginning of time

When man became mortal and was faced with the prospect of death, the passage of time became an issue of great importance.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, Monday, 2:55 PM
HIgher and lower chutzpah

HIgher and lower chutzpah

There are two ways of looking at people who have problems with religion.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Monday, 1:29 PM
The Daily Portion / Shehecheyanu (Who has granted us life)

The Daily Portion / Shehecheyanu (Who has granted us life)

In the 2nd Lebanon War, Chagit Rhein lost her IDF officer son 6 weeks before Rosh Hashannah. Her thoughts as she lit the holiday candles. Sivan Rahav-Meir , Monday, 10:53 AM
Rosh Hashannah: Personal Judgment

Rosh Hashannah: Personal Judgment

Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi on the Day of Judgment: Musaf on Rosh Hashannah, the longest prayer of the year.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, Friday, 1:21 PM
Rosh Hashannah in lockdown – an opportunity for Tikun

Rosh Hashannah in lockdown – an opportunity for Tikun

The lack of mass prayers and family meals are liable to cause sadness, but we must make an effort and use the time for tikun.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Friday, 1:14 PM
Masters of our own Destiny

Masters of our own Destiny

As we prepare to stand before the King, we must look inside ourselves because we have the capacity for greatness. It depends only on us.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Friday, 9:00 AM
Talking Parsha: This Will Be The Best Year!

Talking Parsha: This Will Be The Best Year!

Rosh Hashanah, the day of judgment, is followed by the 10 days of Tshuva (repentance). Shouldn't it be the other way around?Tuvia and Yitzi, Friday, 8:20 AM
On God’s mountain “It” shall be seen

On God’s mountain “It” shall be seen

Torah thoughts from students in Religious Zionist yeahivas: Abraham called the mountain on which he bound Isaac "G-d shall see" - why?Eretz Yisrael Yomi, Thursday, 11:21 PM
To be open to the voices

To be open to the voices

The shofar isn't a musical instrument, and that's what sets it apart from all other musical instruments and makes us open our hearts.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, Thursday, 6:47 PM
An introduction to Rav Kook's concept of teshuva

An introduction to Rav Kook's concept of teshuva

Rav Kook's definition of teshuva is on a totally different plane than the one used in our daily discourse.Rabbi Avraham Y. Sylvetsky, Thursday, 11:54 AM
The reawakening at the Water Gate

The reawakening at the Water Gate

Ezra and Nechemia appealed to the nation on Rosh Hashannah, effecting a spiritual renewal which paved the path for Jewish continuity.Larry Domnitch, Thursday, 9:29 AM
Laws for Rosh Hashannah 5781 - Note: Zoom forbidden on holiday

Laws for Rosh Hashannah 5781 - Note: Zoom forbidden on holiday

A primer of halakhot for Rosh Hashannah 5781- when the first day falls on Shabbat - and when corona rules must be followed.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 9/16/2020, 10:42 AM
The Daily Portion / Grant us peace

The Daily Portion / Grant us peace

It transpires that the world can change in the twinkling of an eye, for good or for bad, and so, too, can we.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 9/16/2020, 8:21 AM
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Learn how the Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, 9/15/2020, 10:12 PM
Soldiers or sheep?

Soldiers or sheep?

We pass before the heavenly court as soldiers in the army of King David. but also are like the sheep that exist around Mount MeronRabbi Berel Wein, 9/15/2020, 3:15 PM
'Remember us for life, O King who desires life!'

'Remember us for life, O King who desires life!'

Since we are asking for the gift of ‘life’, our first obligation is that the ‘life’ we are asking for, should be the one Hashem ‘wants’Danny Ginsbourg, 9/15/2020, 12:09 PM
How tikkun olam has changed

How tikkun olam has changed

"Tikkun Olam" historically was preparation, not purpose,Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/15/2020, 8:00 AM
The Daily Portion / May we all reach for the stars

The Daily Portion / May we all reach for the stars

We are signing an historic peace treaty while preparing to enter a lockdown. How to explain the contrast?Sivan Rahav-Meir , 9/14/2020, 10:44 PM
Days of Awe in the shadow of corona

Days of Awe in the shadow of corona

The courtyard and balcony minyans required this year due to Corona hold a great blessing. We just have to look for it.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/14/2020, 1:34 PM
Ending the nightmare

Ending the nightmare

Our Father is screaming at us to return. He is making it clear that technology, treaties, and allies will not protect us from this plague.David Ben Horin, 9/14/2020, 1:25 PM
What is your special mission?

What is your special mission?

Equality is not the same as sameness. We are not expected to be the same but we must always continue to grow.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 9/14/2020, 1:18 PM
Weekly Torah Study: It is not in heaven...nor beyond the sea

Weekly Torah Study: It is not in heaven...nor beyond the sea

Moshe Rabbeinu's last essential lessons to his people.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 9/13/2020, 12:00 AM
What is the significance of every single letter of the Torah?

What is the significance of every single letter of the Torah?

The UK Chief Rabbi brings the explanation of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for the mitzva of writing just one letter of a Sefer Torah.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/12/2020, 11:55 PM
The Daily Portion/ To bring every part of us

The Daily Portion/ To bring every part of us

Within our souls are different and varied parts. Collect them, compare them and see what should be changed in the New Year.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/12/2020, 10:34 PM
 Psalm 81: Aiming for greatness

Psalm 81: Aiming for greatness

Encouragement from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 9/11/2020, 3:59 PM
I know you're going to fail (Talking Parsha - Nitzavim Vayelech)

I know you're going to fail (Talking Parsha - Nitzavim Vayelech)

Why does Hashem have to tell Moshe and tell us in this week's parsha that he knows we are going to fail miserably?Tuvia and Yitzi, 9/11/2020, 11:42 AM
Nitzavim-Vayelech: All for one and one for all

Nitzavim-Vayelech: All for one and one for all

To what extent do I view myself as part of the nation, feel responsible for my fellow Jews? These are questions we must ask ourselves.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 9/11/2020, 9:18 AM
 Saving the most important for last

Saving the most important for last

Just before his death, Moshe Rabbeinu remembered two mitzvot One is about correcting the group and the other about correcting the individualRabbi Shlomo Sobol, 9/11/2020, 2:00 AM
Nitzavim-Vayelech: Mutual responsibility in Eretz Yisrael

Nitzavim-Vayelech: Mutual responsibility in Eretz Yisrael

Why does Rashi say that mutual responsibility among Jews begins in Eretz Yisrael? What creates that bond?Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 9/10/2020, 11:00 PM
The Daily Portion / We are important

The Daily Portion / We are important

Every one of us is unique and has a part to play in the life of the nation.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/10/2020, 10:46 PM
The final Shabbat of the year: Hastening the Redemption

The final Shabbat of the year: Hastening the Redemption

A profound Midrashic insight based on Isaiah's words in this week's Haftara, the last of the 'Seven of Consolation' on the Return to Zion.Daniel Pinner, 9/10/2020, 2:30 PM
Ask the children studying in the local cheder - they know

Ask the children studying in the local cheder - they know

We are treatng the plague's symptoms but not its underlying cause.We need the language of teshuva and a deeper, spiritual healing. first.Tzvi Fishman, 9/10/2020, 1:35 PM
Corona made this year's Rosh Hashannah more meaningful for me

Corona made this year's Rosh Hashannah more meaningful for me

One microscopic virus. One call to action. One shofar.Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann, 9/10/2020, 1:02 PM
Finding the balance between Nitzavim and Vayelech

Finding the balance between Nitzavim and Vayelech

How quickly society changes acceptable human behavior! What was unthinkable and perverse is today admired and sometimes even enforced.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/9/2020, 9:55 AM
Can we change?

Can we change?

Every space, every line in the Torah has meaning.  Even the number of pesukim between topics can teach us a lesson-that change takes time.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/9/2020, 9:33 AM
The cause and cure of difficult conditions

The cause and cure of difficult conditions

The virus is not going away so quickly. Difficulties in life are Hashem’s messages to us to improve our ways.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/9/2020, 9:21 AM
The Daily Portion/ Elul at the football stadium

The Daily Portion/ Elul at the football stadium

Teshuva does not have to be a grandiose act. Sometimes it is a small action that makes a big change.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/8/2020, 11:27 PM
Is the world coming to an end?

Is the world coming to an end?

All of a sudden everybody has come under threat, no ifs, no buts, no exceptions.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/8/2020, 6:29 PM
First of three Elul drashas: Faith and Insecurity

First of three Elul drashas: Faith and Insecurity

Hear some of the key themes of Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur as they relate to the ongoing challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 9/8/2020, 2:40 PM
The Daily Portion / A birthday

The Daily Portion / A birthday

Yesterday was the birthday of Chabad. How much influence for good this movement has had and please G-d, will continue to have!Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/8/2020, 8:05 AM
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith for Chai Elul

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith for Chai Elul

Elul 18 is the birthdate of two giants, the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe. This article is dedicated to their blessed memory.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, 9/7/2020, 10:54 AM
The vision of Torah study for women

The vision of Torah study for women

​​​​​​​In principle, there is no impediment for women to engage in any field of Torah.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/7/2020, 10:05 AM
G-d does not abandon Zion or the Jewish People

G-d does not abandon Zion or the Jewish People

Torah thoughts by young Religious Zionist Torah scholars Seeing the process of redemption by looking through the lens of faith.(Isaiah 49.)Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 9/7/2020, 9:09 AM
The Daily Portion - Turning dreams into reality

The Daily Portion - Turning dreams into reality

If we plan how to carry them out, the New Year can see the dreams we have in our hearts come to pass.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/6/2020, 11:30 PM
For Elul: Psalm 27- Tenacious prayer

For Elul: Psalm 27- Tenacious prayer

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi: The essence of prayer is incremental.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 9/6/2020, 11:26 AM
The sweetness of the tree

The sweetness of the tree

Every fruit, every tree, every flower in Israel is a testament to G-d’s promises.Moshe Kempinski, 9/6/2020, 11:04 AM
Rejoicing before G-d

Rejoicing before G-d

Rejoicing before God is done intellectually and existentially – through prayer and Torah study.Torah MiTzion, 9/6/2020, 11:00 AM
Ki Tavo: Bikkurim, the offering of our hands

Ki Tavo: Bikkurim, the offering of our hands

The Torah stresses ‘the hands’ in the mitzva of Bikkurim, for a symbolic, moral and historic reason.Danny Ginsbourg, 9/4/2020, 5:30 PM
The whole picture

The whole picture

There is something illogical about the commandment of the firstborn. And why separate the first fruits from the rest?Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 9/4/2020, 10:06 AM
Why are stones so important in our tradition?

Why are stones so important in our tradition?

The Hebrew word "even" means "stone" but it also is a composite of the words for father and son.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/4/2020, 9:55 AM
What's the one thing you need most?

What's the one thing you need most?

This week the Torah teaches us the key ingredient to living our lives and serving G-d, without it, everything else falls apartTuvia and Yitzi, 9/4/2020, 9:52 AM
Shining a light on anonymity

Shining a light on anonymity

Recognizing the righteous and stopping the bullies.Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, 9/3/2020, 8:18 PM