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'Eight years after the massacre, we only miss them more'

Merkaz Harav Yeshiva holds memorial for 8 students murdered in 2008 attack; 'they were one like the 8 branches of the menorah.'Hezki Baruch, 3/6/2016, 7:40 PM

Why Didn't the Shin Bet Report Attackers' Terror Ties?

Council Arieh King reveals family of terrorists in Tuesday's attack 'are third generation terrorists,' employers weren't told.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 11/19/2014, 9:26 AM

Watch: Thousands Party at Religious Zionist Flagship Yeshiva

Leading figures in religious Zionism attend annual Sukkot celebration harkening back to Temple times.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2014, 9:04 AM

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.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/29/2014, 1:08 PM

Shlach: Offering Wine and Flour

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah sage, leader, philosopher and poet.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/13/2014, 1:39 PM

The Wilderness and Jerusalem

We have come out of the desert to Jerusalem, our destiny as G-d's people. Moshe Kempinski, 5/27/2014, 7:15 AM

Man vs. Mosquito

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/28/2014, 12:01 PM

Jerusalem Celebrates Purim

Watch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2014, 9:22 AM

An Eye for an Eye

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, sage, poet, philosopher and religious Zionist leader.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/24/2014, 8:37 AM

Psalm 2: Rejoice with Trembling

Torah from the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel - Torah Sage, Religious Zionist leader, poet, and philosopher.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/29/2013, 2:14 PM

Celebrating Sukkot with Joy at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Thousands join in lively "simchat beit hasho'eva" celebrations at Jerusalem's Merkaz Harav yeshiva.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/23/2013, 8:52 PM

Waging War

Dvar Torah from the iconic Torah Sage, the religious Zionist leader and first Chief Rabbi of Israel for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/16/2013, 5:36 PM

Merkaz HaRav Families Urge PM: 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 lawsuitArutz Sheva, 7/23/2013, 2:35 PM

A7 Talks to Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Candidate for Chief Rabbi

"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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2013, 7:03 PM

Israel's 1st Chief Rabbi on the Parsha: Nadav and Avihu

The question of mourning for Nadav and Avihu, by the iconic religious Zionist leader for whom Merkaz Harav yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/5/2013, 9:42 AM

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. Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 2/27/2013, 2:51 PM

Mishpatim: Slavery in the Torah

Dvar Torah from the religious Zionist icon, Israel's first Chief Rabbi for whom the Merkaz Harav flagship Zionsit yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 2/8/2013, 2:58 PM

Merkaz Harav Memorial in Photos

Merkaz Harav yeshiva held a memorial Thursday for the eight young students slain by a terrorist five years earlier., 2/8/2013, 11:56 AM

Old Building, New Music. Rabbi Kook House Host's Benefit

The 90-year-old Beit HaRav Kook will hold a benefit concert with Shlomo Katz, and jazz poetry.Ben Bresky, 1/18/2013, 2:31 PM

Isaac's Afternoon Prayer

Torah thoughts for the parsha from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, icon and sage of religious Zionism for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/9/2012, 10:37 AM

Why the World Did Not Start with Abraham

Torah 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.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 10/19/2012, 10:36 AM

'95,000 People Said Amen'- Rav Shapira on the USA Siyum HaShas

Dean of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva, returning from US Siyum HaShas to speak at celebrations in Israel: "Everyone there spoke of Jewish unity." Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2012, 3:52 PM

Vaetchanan: In Mind and Heart

Immortal words from the iconic leader of religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/3/2012, 12:24 AM

Netanyahu at Merkaz HaRav: "I Will Never Divide Jerusalem"

Emotional Netanyahu vows: "I know my roots. I will never give up any of Jerusalem". Rosh yeshiva reveals letters from PM's grandfather.Elad Benari, 5/21/2012, 8:09 AM

Photos: Jerusalem Day at Merkaz HaRav

Traditional Jerusalem Day celebrations at flagship religious Zionist yeshiva begin. High ranking officials expected.Gil Ronen, 5/20/2012, 9:01 PM

Three Years since Mercaz HaRav Massacre

The Moses family will mark the anniversary with an evening of song in honor of their son, who was murdered at age 16.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2011, 10:15 PM

Beit HaShoevah Joy at Merkaz HaRav

Yeshiva boys danced until morning in the celebration of Simchat Beit HaShoevah, which dates back to Temple times.Gil Ronen, 9/27/2010, 2:15 PM

Remembering Father, Rabbi Avraham Shapira

Rabbi Yaakov Shapira: 'Growing up with my father was like hearing the shofar every day.' Yoni Kempinski, 9/22/2010, 1:13 AM

Almond Branch: Poem to a Slain Grandson

"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.INN Staff, 2/12/2010, 12:01 PM

Gaza, Obama and Harav Kook

Rav Kook was correct in his view of Redemption as a process.Dr. Tuvia Brodie, 8/3/2014, 12:50 PM

Rav Ovadia: Hunger for Torah

Dean 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." Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Dean Merkaz Harav, 10/14/2013, 3:04 PM

Vayikra: Black Fire on White Fire

Weekly Dvar Torah from the iconic leader of religious Zionism, for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/13/2013, 11:44 PM

A Story for the Nine Days

Today 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 stateHaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/20/2012, 5:30 PM