Watch: Thousands Party at Merkaz Harav YeshivaLeading figures in religious Zionism attend annual Sukkot celebration harkening back to Temple times.
Rav Kook's Message:: Stay in the Land!A timely and meaningful story for his yahrzeit, the third of Elul, which this year falls on Friday, August 29th.
Shlach: Offering Wine and FlourTorah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah sage, leader, philosopher and poet.
The Wilderness and JerusalemWe have come out of the desert to Jerusalem, our destiny as G-d's people.
Jerusalem Celebrates PurimWatch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.
An Eye for an EyeTorah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, sage, poet, philosopher and religious Zionist leader.
Psalm 2: Rejoice with TremblingTorah from the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel - Torah Sage, Religious Zionist leader, poet, and philosopher.
Sukkot Celebrations at Merkaz Harav YeshivaThousands join in lively "simchat beit hasho'eva" celebrations at Jerusalem's Merkaz Harav yeshiva.
Waging WarDvar Torah from the iconic Torah Sage, the religious Zionist leader and first Chief Rabbi of Israel for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.
"Don't Give in to Terror"In a letter to the PM, the families of 8 young students murdered in 2008 ask him not to give in to Chinese pressure over terror lawsuit
A7 Talks to Rabbi Y.Shapira, Chief Rabbi Candidate"The existence of a Chief Rabbinate in a Jewish state is a sanctification of G-d's name," says the head of Merkaz Harav to A7.
Israel's 1st Chief Rabbi on the Parsha: Nadav and AvihuThe question of mourning for Nadav and Avihu, by the iconic religious Zionist leader for whom Merkaz Harav yeshiva is named.
Remembering Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, (d. Purim, 1982)The spiritual leader of the "settlement" movement, former head of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, is remembered by today's Rosh Yeshiva, who grew up in his environment.
Mishpatim: Slavery in the TorahDvar Torah from the religious Zionist icon, Israel's first Chief Rabbi for whom the Merkaz Harav flagship Zionsit yeshiva is named.
Merkaz Harav Memorial in PhotosMerkaz Harav yeshiva held a memorial Thursday for the eight young students slain by a terrorist five years earlier.
Rabbi Kook Benefit Concert with Shlomo KatzThe 90-year-old Beit HaRav Kook will hold a benefit concert with Shlomo Katz, and jazz poetry.
Isaac's Afternoon PrayerTorah thoughts for the parsha from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, icon and sage of religious Zionism for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.
Why the World Did Not Start with AbrahamTorah from Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem: What happened after the flood that made G-d swear never again to destroy all of mankind? After all, man continued to sin.
'95,000 People Said Amen'- At the USA Siyum HaShasDean of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva, returning from US Siyum HaShas to speak at celebrations in Israel: "Everyone there spoke of Jewish unity."
Vaetchanan: In Mind and HeartImmortal words from the iconic leader of religious Zionism.
"I Know My Roots" Vows PM at Merkaz HaRavEmotional Netanyahu vows: "I know my roots. I will never give up any of Jerusalem". Rosh yeshiva reveals letters from PM's grandfather.
Photos: Jerusalem Day at Merkaz HaRavTraditional Jerusalem Day celebrations at flagship religious Zionist yeshiva begin. High ranking officials expected.
3 Yrs Since Mercaz HaRav AttackThe Moses family will mark the anniversary with an evening of song in honor of their son, who was murdered at age 16.
Beit HaShoevah Dance and JoyYeshiva boys danced until morning in the celebration of Simchat Beit HaShoevah, which dates back to Temple times.
Remembering Father, Rav ShapiraRabbi Yaakov Shapira: 'Growing up with my father was like hearing the shofar every day.'
Almond Branch for a Merkaz Boy"Northern enemy nations came to the gates of Jerusalem.." Thus begins a poem by the grandmother of a victim of 2008's Merkaz HaRav massacre.
Gaza, Obama and Harav KookRav Kook was correct in his view of Redemption as a process.
Rav Ovadia: Hunger for TorahDean of the flagship religious Zionist yeshiva founded by Rabbi Kook eulogizes Maran: "Love of Torah trumped his personal needs, and grew in years of poverty and toil. His most holy work was done without publicity, among ordinary, humble Jews."
Vayikra: Black Fire on White FireWeekly Dvar Torah from the iconic leader of religious Zionism, for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.
A Story for the Nine DaysToday is the first of Av, a Rosh Chodesh (first day of a new month) that ushers in the nine days of mourning that culminate - if the Messiah does not come - in the Fast of the Ninth of Av. Below is a true story from the early days of the state