Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen

The very magnitude of our redemption accentuates what is still lacking

The very magnitude of our redemption accentuates what is still lacking

Understanding the State of Israel’s deficiencies is what gives us the ability to value our achievements – to appreciate the foundations that have already been built., 22/07/2018 14:59
From Pinchas to the secrets of Redemption

From Pinchas to the secrets of Redemption

Rabbi Moses Ḥaim Lutzatto teaches in Adir BaMarom that the entire purpose of Rabbi Shimon remaining in the cave for thirteen years was to bring down the revelation of Elijah that would be necessary to sustain Israel in exile until our eventual redemption, 05/07/2018 12:39
Am Segula: Uri Tzvi Greenberg, prophet of catastrophe

Am Segula: Uri Tzvi Greenberg, prophet of catastrophe

Only a person possessing complete love for his people can be sensitive to the fores of hatred before they are mature enough to strike. Greenberg did., 31/05/2018 14:02
Naso: Making marriage work

Naso: Making marriage work

The importance of humbling our own egos for the sake of making a relationship work is taught by Divine example in the parsha., 25/05/2018 08:38
The tragic legacy of David Raziel, commander of the Etzel

The tragic legacy of David Raziel, commander of the Etzel

More than being the model for the modern Hebrew soldier, Raziel can more specifically be viewed as the prototype for Israel’s national-religious community, especially those inhabiting the mountainous Samaria and Judea regions., 09/05/2018 10:10
Desecration of G-d's Name

Desecration of G-d's Name

In both the company of fellow Jews and in the presence of gentiles, we must be incessantly careful to conduct ourselves with honor, integrity and consideration toward others., 28/04/2018 23:21
A decolonization of Jewish identity

A decolonization of Jewish identity

Western thought measures things according to the present reality as perceived through our limited senses, Israel’s Torah views life according to the standard of our reality’s deeper inner workings, and where we understand the world to be heading. , 14/03/2018 21:43
Why do we fast over Gedaliah's assassination?

Why do we fast over Gedaliah's assassination?

Gedaliah's death had aftereffects that led to the fasting in memory of his murder., 24/09/2017 00:40
Why fast for Gedaliah?

Why fast for Gedaliah?

The day after Rosh Hashanah is a minor fast in the Jewish calendar mourning the assassination of Gedaliah. Why?, 06/10/2016 06:36
The State of Israel, renewing our active role in history

The State of Israel, renewing our active role in history

We celebrate Yom Haatzmaut as our first opportunity to carry out the Divine directive of Jewish sovereignty over our homeland. It is our collective Bar Mitzvah, signifying the Jewish people’s national renaissance., 11/05/2016 19:10
Sovereignty the Torah way: the Maccabees' message

Sovereignty the Torah way: the Maccabees' message

Hanukkah from a nationalistic perspective. Israel’s mission of bringing the world to awareness of Hashem can only be accomplished through the Jewish people sovereignty over Eretz Yisrael with the Torah serving as our national constitution, 14/12/2015 04:56
The Lesson of the Last Torah Portion, Vezot Habracha

The Lesson of the Last Torah Portion, Vezot Habracha

Through the Jewish people reclaiming sovereignty over our homeland, we bring the entire world closer to history’s ultimate purpose., 04/10/2015 06:20
The Significance of Jerusalem Day, Iyar 28

The Significance of Jerusalem Day, Iyar 28

Hashem swore that His Divine Presence, the Shkhina, would not enter celestial Jerusalem above until the Jewish people enters terrestrial Jerusalem below (Zohar 3:15b)., 15/05/2015 16:48
As Sukkot Comes to an End

As Sukkot Comes to an End

Israel is now strengthened to embark on another year. , 14/10/2014 22:24
Jerusalem Bridges Heaven and Earth

Jerusalem Bridges Heaven and Earth

Terrestrial Jerusalem is the physical expression of the celestial Jerusalem above., 27/05/2014 14:05
The Mitzvah of Jewish Sovereignty

The Mitzvah of Jewish Sovereignty

Yom Haatzmaut is a day on which a miracle occurred for the entire Jewish Nation, and it is a Torah precept to ordain a public festival for commemoration of Hashem’s kindness towards His chosen people., 05/05/2014 17:13
The Most Important Lesson of Hanukkah

The Most Important Lesson of Hanukkah

The place and meaning of light in the world., 11/12/2012 08:15
Am Segula: The Aim of Creation

Am Segula: The Aim of Creation

Israel's mission of Divine perfection requires us to elevate this world to its highest potential – the original Divine Ideal behind Creation from its inception, , 11/10/2012 09:32
Am Segula on Sukkot

Am Segula on Sukkot

How the festival of Sukkot takes on an entirely different dimension when celebrated on our native soil. Come home!, 30/09/2012 14:31
Am Segula: Haazinu

Am Segula: Haazinu

Redemption puts all of history into proper perspective., 27/09/2012 17:58
Am Segula: The Investiture of Aharon

Am Segula: The Investiture of Aharon

Trust in HaShem is a prerequisite to sincere and passionate service., 01/03/2012 21:55
Leaders and Redemption

Leaders and Redemption

The Gaon of Vilna illuminates in Kol HaTor (teachings on the process of Redemption) how even great scholars can miss the significance of events taking place in their generation., 09/08/2011 15:28
Vayeshev: Eternally United

Vayeshev: Eternally United

Israel's most exploitable weakness., 10/12/2009 23:38
Toldot: Esav's Reign and Fall

Toldot: Esav's Reign and Fall

Israel's national rebirth is troubling Edom., 18/11/2009 23:34
Lech Lecha: Fear and Faith

Lech Lecha: Fear and Faith

Avraham: history's original revolutionary., 30/10/2009 01:05
The Divine Ideal

The Divine Ideal

Even that which appeared to be secular, or at times hostile to our Torah, has come only to prepare the way for the full expression of G-D’s Name., 18/10/2009 11:13
The Message of Sukkot

The Message of Sukkot

No more excuses for ignoring a key mitzvah., 08/10/2009 09:02
Ha'azinu: It All Comes Together

Ha'azinu: It All Comes Together

The great song of history., 25/09/2009 02:14
Nitzavim: Israel Returns to G-d

Nitzavim: Israel Returns to G-d

The ancient Messianic drive., 10/09/2009 10:44
Devarim: Errors and Redemption

Devarim: Errors and Redemption

We must be careful not to reject the Redemption., 23/07/2009 11:16
Korach: Blessed is the Daughter

Korach: Blessed is the Daughter

On the wisdom and determination of Jewish women., 18/06/2009 12:54
Behar: A Holy Economic System

Behar: A Holy Economic System

The Jewish state must set a high moral standard., 13/05/2009 09:27
Tazria: True Jewish Idealism

Tazria: True Jewish Idealism

Israel must return to a healthy Torah of idealism., 22/04/2009 12:18
Shemot: The Fear of G-d

Shemot: The Fear of G-d

The most ancient of Hebrew traditions., 14/01/2009 13:53
Vayigash: In the Diaspora

Vayigash: In the Diaspora

A pattern throughout history., 02/01/2009 01:29
Vayetzei: Bring Joy to Your Wife

Vayetzei: Bring Joy to Your Wife

A man should be vigilant not to upset his wife., 04/12/2008 01:15
Ha'azinu: Singing Redemption

Ha'azinu: Singing Redemption

A Divine song of the harmony of Creation., 10/10/2008 00:55
Vayelech: We Are All Israelis

Vayelech: We Are All Israelis

Moshe was an Israeli, too. , 03/10/2008 01:42
Ki Tetzei: How to Praise G-d

Ki Tetzei: How to Praise G-d

When to silence a person for praising G-d., 11/09/2008 11:31
Shoftim: Responsible Leadership

Shoftim: Responsible Leadership

True love breeds responsibility., 04/09/2008 00:02
Devarim: Learning the Lesson

Devarim: Learning the Lesson

Even scholars can miss the significance of events., 07/08/2008 03:39
Uri Zvi Greenberg & Beha'alotkha

Uri Zvi Greenberg & Beha'alotkha

A profound concept regarding prophecy., 12/06/2008 01:52
Yom HaAtzmaut: Our Bar Mitzvah

Yom HaAtzmaut: Our Bar Mitzvah

A Torah commandment for every generation., 06/05/2008 02:11
<I>Tazria</I>: A Torah of Idealism

<I>Tazria</I>: A Torah of Idealism

Many have regrettably forgotten the higher goal., 04/04/2008 00:48
The Zionist Revolution

The Zionist Revolution

It is larger in scope than any other in history., 05/02/2008 23:18
<i>Beshalach</I>: The Torah of a New Generation

<i>Beshalach</I>: The Torah of a New Generation

Taking the initiative to advance salvation., 16/01/2008 20:06
<I>Vayigash</I>: Aliens in a Strange Land

<I>Vayigash</I>: Aliens in a Strange Land

They did not wish to leave Egypt., 13/12/2007 21:13
Chanukah: Fighting a Cultural Revolution

Chanukah: Fighting a Cultural Revolution

The ancient Judeans waged a battle for freedom., 05/12/2007 01:08
<I>Chayei Sarah</I>: A Woman of Valor

<I>Chayei Sarah</I>: A Woman of Valor

Forge and strengthen a deep spiritual bond of love, 02/11/2007 01:08
<I>Vayera</I>: About Love and Peace

<I>Vayera</I>: About Love and Peace

The Hebrew patriarch submit his entire will to G-d, 24/10/2007 14:05
The Jewish Riot That Wasn't

The Jewish Riot That Wasn't

There is a time and a place for all things., 01/10/2007 01:05
<I>Devarim</I>: G-d Works in Obvious Ways

<I>Devarim</I>: G-d Works in Obvious Ways

Great scholars can miss the significance of events, 18/07/2007 23:50
 Letter From the Front

Letter From the Front

I'm a fighter for another month or so. Unless, of course, the army extends it again. These things happen in the army. Not an easy life. There is barely any time to sleep., 23/07/2004 03:07
 The Lone Soldier

The Lone Soldier

I imagine what the great Torah luminaries of history would have sacrificed to be here in my place - to wear the uniform of an Israeli soldier. I am fulfilling the dreams of and longings of two thousand years. , 04/08/2003 23:59