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All the king’s horses...

America did not make Israel. It did not fight for Israel and it will not save Israel. America claims to help Israel with military and financial aid, but this help comes with conditions that do not serve Israel’s interests. What should we do?

All the king’s horses...

When I falter

Is it indeed three in the morning? Perhaps I am no longer here, but have drifted off into the darkness which surrounds us...

When I falter

For I have faith in Israelis

Despite the gravity of the situation, and the rifts during the past year, this crisis has brought out the best in Israelis. Op-ed.

For I have faith in Israelis

How to feel God's love after October 7

How can one reconcile what happened with a loving God?

How to feel God's love after October 7

Vayera: The test of Isaac

The traditional view is that the story is a test of Abraham’s faith, which somehow involves Isaac.

Vayera: The test of Isaac

Hashem has promised

Often we look upon Hashem as if He were a spare tire Most of the time we drive about,, not thinking about the spare tire until we need it.

Hashem has promised

The two-thousand-year wait

Is God simply waiting along with us to see what His nation will do?

The two-thousand-year wait

The big picture

In order to believe in G-d, one must be willing to accept that we don’t know the whole story.

The big picture

Chukat-Balak (Diaspora): Hey there, have a little faith!

What gave Moses the strength to go on after losing his brother, sister and the chance to enter the Promised Land in such a short period?

Chukat-Balak (Diaspora): Hey there, have a little faith!

What happened to the idolatrous urge?

Whereas in Biblical times man felt a sense of the transcendental, the West, following the abolition of idolatry came to believe in man.Op-ed

What happened to the idolatrous urge?

Complete repentance? Not when it is a transgression in itself

The Israelites did not comprehend what their real sin was, so their repentance did not atone for it - quite the contrary.

Complete repentance? Not when it is a transgression in itself

'And they had faith in Hashem and in Moshe, His servant'

Hashem has His sometimes hidden ways to vanquish His enemies and exact revenge upon them.

'And they had faith in Hashem and in Moshe, His servant'

Distinguishing friend from foe in matters of faith

The role of the Assemblies of God evangelicals in creating and promoting “messianic Judaism” as conversionary subterfuge cannot be ignored.

Distinguishing friend from foe in matters of faith

Rabbi S. R. Hirsch on the parsha: Would you have trusted G-d?

There was absolutely no precedent, there was only faith.

Rabbi S. R. Hirsch on the parsha: Would you have trusted G-d?

Faith and fertility Israel’s secrets of survival

In 2020, Orthodox Israeli women had an average of 6.64 children, "traditional" an average of 3.92 and secular an average of 1.96. Op-ed.

Faith and fertility Israel’s secrets of survival

Shine your light

The Sara Litton z”l Monthly Emunah Essay.

Shine your light

Faith in our children - and the first night of Hanukkah

Let them know we believe in them and that will give them strength and will power. Sometimes we need that too.

Faith in our children - and the first night of Hanukkah

Gid Hanasheh – The connection between Spirit and Action

The struggle between Jacob and the angel is a struggle between a world of narrow interests and one where faith is the driving force

Gid Hanasheh – The connection between Spirit and Action

One moment in time

May we rise to the challenge at our moment in time. With Abraham and Isaac's faith in which the comprehensible and incomprehensible coexist.

One moment in time

The faith of the Jewish people differs from other nations/

The sukkah represents faith, a particular trait of the Nation of Israel whose responsibility it is to impart faith to the nations.

The faith of the Jewish people differs from other nations/

Believing in God when times are bad

Historically, Jews are able to trust in God, no matter what is occurring.

Believing in God when times are bad

Ishay Ribo:

His song 'Sibat Hasibot' was the most sung in Israel this year

Ribo won award for a song wholly based on religion and faith, stresses how faith brings Jews together.

His song 'Sibat Hasibot' was the most sung in Israel this year

Re'eh: Uprooting Idolatry in the Land of Israel

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: The essence of the Torah’s wisdom is the inner truth of a united reality. Where is this revealed? In the Land.

Re'eh: Uprooting Idolatry in the Land of Israel

God is on our side

The party of woke progressives made a mockery of the Holy nation in the Holy Land, but nobody gets away with it.

God is on our side

I know my ancestors were freed from Egyptian slavery

I did not need the amulet found on Har Eival to strengthen my faith. My proof is the fact of generations of believers since Mount Sinai.

I know my ancestors were freed from Egyptian slavery

Sorcery, magic, and goddesses

The seal of Hashem is truth, and those who serve Him must refrain from any use of lies to strengthen faith.

Sorcery, magic, and goddesses

A few words that can change your life

Failure to understand these basics of our connection to God distorts the true meaning of faith.

A few words that can change your life

Weekly Torah Study: Yitro

Are we commanded to believe in Hashem, or is it a function of our free will?

Weekly Torah Study: Yitro

Book Review:

"A Divine Madness" by Rabbi Avigdor Miller

A lamentation of the past and a warning for the present

"A Divine Madness" by Rabbi Avigdor Miller

Natural faith and the cause of idolatry

Faith is natural to man.Without it, he would be unable to act and create. Paganism was born out of his difficulty to reach an infinite God.

Natural faith and the cause of idolatry

Emunah essay: A month of darkness

Hashem’s presence is in our midst even in the darkness and sometimes most especially in times of tragedy and hardship. Do we stop to listen?

Emunah essay: A month of darkness

The parsha and currrent events:

A leap of faith

An extraordinary feature of the Jewish national character is the willingness to make a ‘leap of faith’ - but never give up.

A leap of faith

The secret of Jewish survival

Ultimately, Jewish history is fashioned and determined by those individuals who are motivated by passion and directed by faithfulness.

The secret of Jewish survival

Establishing the foundations of Faith

​​​​​​​Establishing faith passes through 3 foundations: revelation through Am Yisrael, observing creation, and putting talents to work.

Establishing the foundations of Faith

How are we "Tamim"-wholehearted-with Hashem?

In modern day Hebrew, we say that someone who is Tamim is someone who is naïve. This certainly is not the Torahs` request.

How are we "Tamim"-wholehearted-with Hashem?

Was Job provoked to make him sin?

The God of mercy let Job be tested. The prosecuting team reckon he can be brought to the point of no return of cursing God Almighty.

Was Job provoked to make him sin?

Hodu LaHashem ki tov - yes, His mercy endures forever

At the Kotel after the flag march was cancelled: Images that became metaphors, powerful statements of faith and resolve.

Hodu LaHashem ki tov - yes, His mercy endures forever

The Pesach Seder: The Rosh Hashannah of Faith

The special time the Torah established, when the matzah and maror are before us, is a special time to pass on Emunah from father to son.

The Pesach Seder: The Rosh Hashannah of Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Act first, listen second - an act of faith

The Sadducee mocked Rava, “You are an impetuous people, for you put your mouth before your ears.

Act first, listen second - an act of faith

Pandemic – The great equalizer and unifier

Faith is not diminished when we ask.  Faith is the reason why we ask.

Pandemic – The great equalizer and unifier

The essential ingredient in Manna: Faith

Did God really want us to simply accept the gracious gift from His outstretched hand so that our faith would grow and deepen?

The essential ingredient in Manna: Faith

G-d did not need to see the blood on the doorpost

The spiritual redemption empowers the physical one/

G-d did not need to see the blood on the doorpost

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Crown the King or Corona the King?

We need to address some real issues and dangers but we also need to separate between the fact and the fiction. Opinion.

Crown the King or Corona the King?

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.)

G-d does not abandon Zion or the Jewish People

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.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Seeing is not believing

What we think of as regular, sometimes is extraordinary and what we see as extraordinary is often really regular.

Seeing is not believing

My beloved is like a deer

The deer is an animal that nobly and easily leaps over life’s pitfalls, knowing there will be more ahead.

My beloved is like a deer

Hashem - I don't understand, but let us make up

The Holocaust is inexplicable to man, as is the Red Heifer. The question mark is the essence of Jewish faith.

Hashem - I don't understand, but let us make up

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The synagogue with an eerie sound

When entering the prayer room, you would hear a continuous sobbing sound.

The synagogue with an eerie sound

Religious right and religious wrong

How can we discern whether our religious intentions are pure?

Religious right and religious wrong

Happenstance? Unrelated events?

Regarding reality around us as an unrelated series of unconnected random events is a post-modern malady of epic proportions.

Happenstance? Unrelated events?

What is the title of your book during these COVID-19 times?

These are not “uncertain times;” these are defining times. These are the moments in our life when we write the title of our book. Op-ed.

What is the title of your book during these COVID-19 times?

Do Jews believe in astrology or should they not get involved?

Jews and astrology: Is there “Mazal” in Israel?

Do Jews believe in astrology or should they not get involved?

Sukkot: The story of our faith

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains how the Sukkah is emblematic of the essence of life and man's relationship with Hashem.

Sukkot: The story of our faith

The Ba'al Shem Tov's Mt-Sinai-Stone leap of faith

The Ba'al Shem Tov's Mt-Sinai-Stone leap of faith