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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

Psalm 112: Placing our trust in God

Israel's first chief rabbi: Why should fear and apprehension be a sign of sin?

Psalm 112: Placing our trust in God

What gives us strength?

Teenage Israeli girls talk to Sivan about their sources of strength during the current war. Saying Psalms is one way, but there is more.

What gives us strength?

It is Cheshvan and our sukkah is still standing

The men who would have taken it down are all in the army, but maybe is tells a message written long ago by King David.

It is Cheshvan and our sukkah is still standing

The Daily Portion: A message for Elul from King David

King David, too, experienced numerous troubles throughout his life.

The Daily Portion: A message for Elul from King David

Israel Prize winner:'I read Psalms every day. Why? Just because'

Actress Gila Alamagor disclosed in an emotional moment: “God threw me a rope. There is a synagogue here. It is one of my favorite places.”

'I read Psalms every day. Why? Just because'

Elul: We can have hope in the future!

What the line "have hope in Hashem" in the last verse of the psalm we say during this period means.

Elul: We can have hope in the future!

Over a thousand Jews march around Temple Mount to mark new month in age old tradition

More than one thousand worshippers joined in the traditional march around the gates of the Temple Mount to mark the new month.

Over a thousand Jews march around Temple Mount to mark new month

Psalm 84: Better than a thousand

Israel's first Chief Rabbi:'The nation as a whole needs God’s house standing...every detail declaring awe and reverence for God.'

Psalm 84: Better than a thousand

Psalms 81: The strange god within us

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: Strange gods “within you”? The Sages taught that this refers to evil impulses, particularly uncontrolled anger:

Psalms 81: The strange god within us 

Watch: A Psalm of Peace - for the Rebbe's birthday

It is a Chabad tradition to say the psalm whose number is the years since the Rebbe's birth on NIssan 11, so chap.122 is said tonight.

Watch: A Psalm of Peace - for the Rebbe's birthday

Psalm 32: The joy of Tzaddikim

Israel's first Chief Rabbi explains the source of a righteous man's happy feelings.

Psalm 32: The joy of Tzaddikim

Psalm 135: Deliverance from powerful enemies

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: It was never easy to be a Jew.

Psalm 135: Deliverance from powerful enemies

Psalm 84: Prepare Yourself for Prayer

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: We cannot make the sudden switch from our mundane activities to earnest prayer without a mental effort.

Psalm 84: Prepare Yourself for Prayer

Wake up from your dream!

In his book, “Step-By-Step” on the Redemption of Israel, Rabbi Drukman explains the reference to dreamers in Psalm 126.

Wake up from your dream!

Last person wounded in double bombing released from the hospital

Book of Psalms stops shrapnel from killing man wounded in deadly Jerusalem bombing.

Last person wounded in double bombing released from the hospital

Psalm 24: Climbing and Standing

Israel's 1st Chief Rabbi: We aspire to attain higher levels, to ascend God’s mountain. And we stop to stand still and internalize His laws.

Psalm 24: Climbing and Standing

The psalm against plagues

Religion and medicine have a very long association.

The psalm against plagues

The great leveller: War - and Tehillim

It is said that war is a great leveller: on the battlefield, rich and poor are equally killed. For Jews, it is serving G-d and prayer.

The great leveller: War - and Tehillim

'WOW!' - A book for grandparents to read to grandchildren

The wonders of G-d's world in a short, beautifully illustrated book that seems like a child's version of King David's praise in Psalm 104.

'WOW!' - A book for grandparents to read to grandchildren

Psalm 34: Freeing ourselves from bad habits

First, we must learn to identify ourselves as servants of God.

Psalm 34: Freeing ourselves from bad habits

Psalm 140: The Tzaddik and the Yashar

The difference between them concerns their atitude to contributing to the world's progress as well as to its spiritual level.

Psalm 140: The Tzaddik and the Yashar

Psalm 128: Striving for excellence

Our greatest pleasure comes, not from resting, but from hard work.

Psalm 128: Striving for excellence

Psalm 126: We were like dreamers!

Our dreams are the forerunners of our national redemption.

Psalm 126: We were like dreamers!

"A song of ascents" - Shir Hama'alot - and the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael

We walk in tears, but “our mouths will fill with laughter”- at the time of redemption, the joy hidden within Am Yisrael will burst forth.

Shir Hama’alot and the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael

Psalm 119: “I arose...and cried out; I hope for Your word.”

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi: When did David arise during the night to meditate and pray? And what did it signify?

Psalm 119: “I arose...and cried out; I hope for Your word.”

Watch: President Rivlin reads Psalms on Yom HaZikaron

President Rivlin participated in an initiative to read Psalms on Yom HaZikaron.

Watch: President Rivlin reads Psalms on Yom HaZikaron

Psalm 104: Let sin be uprooted

Torah from Israel's frst Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "Why didn't Rabbi Meir think of his wife's solution himself?"

Psalm 104: Let sin be uprooted

Psalm 41: God sustains the ill

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: 'In what way does G-d come to the aid of those who are ill?'

Psalm 41: God sustains the ill

Psalm 115: The Earth is entrusted to us

Israel's first Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: How much should we be involved in this world and its pleasures?

Psalm 115: The Earth is entrusted to us

Psalm 3: The enemy from within

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: Sometimes our greatest enemy comes from within.

Psalm 3: The enemy from within

A light unto the nations

We are creating now the world in which the next generation will be living.  How do we want it to look?

A light unto the nations

Psalm 95: Bowing Before Our Maker

Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic leader of Religious Zionism on controlling the soul's emotions.

Psalm 95: Bowing Before Our Maker

Psalm 81: Aiming for greatness

Encouragement from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.

 Psalm 81: Aiming for greatness

For Elul: Psalm 27- Tenacious prayer

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi: The essence of prayer is incremental.

For Elul: Psalm 27- Tenacious prayer

Rosh Chodesh Elul: Hashem is my Light and Salvation

Beginning Friday, we will say Psalm 27 each day until Hoshana Rabba. This year it will have special meaning.

Rosh Chodesh Elul: Hashem is my Light and Salvation

Psalm 20: Grasping the middle of the beam

Psalm 20 explained by Israel's first Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: Why call out to Jacob's God in times of distress?

Psalm 20: Grasping the middle of the beam

Psalm 5: Awakening Love and Awe‏

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.

Psalm 5: Awakening Love and Awe‏

Degrees of punishment

The main avenue of sin is the international body that incorporates 193 nations, The United Nations..

Degrees of punishment

'Survivor' contestant suggests burning Psalms

Reality show contestant sparks controversy by suggesting contestants burn book of Psalms.

'Survivor' contestant suggests burning Psalms