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Lech Lecha: Why will YOU make aliya?

Lech Lecha: Why will YOU make aliya?

Noah versus Abraham. And as Angela Epstein wrote in the Daily Mail: If history has taught us Jews anything, it’s knowing when it’s time to pack. , 26/10/2017 06:49
Noach is a flawed tzaddik

Noach is a flawed tzaddik

Noach and the Land of Israel., 22/10/2017 23:09
G-d of love, love of G-d

G-d of love, love of G-d

32 letters in the Torah have dots above them - and their numerical value appears in two verses. A revelation., 17/09/2017 18:37
Anti-Semitism, terror? Blame the illegal Jewish settlers

Anti-Semitism, terror? Blame the illegal Jewish settlers

Your house is ready, perhaps it’s time to think about going back home., 11/09/2017 10:18
Ki Tetsei: Fighting Amalek

Ki Tetsei: Fighting Amalek

Fighting Amalek and perfecting the world., 31/08/2017 09:59
Shoftim: The land for peace travesty

Shoftim: The land for peace travesty

The laws of warfare talk about enemies, and how to treat them., 25/08/2017 15:56
Holy heresy

Holy heresy

Everything is for the service of G-d. What about heresy?, 31/07/2017 22:53
Fast days

Fast days

The Torah-reading for fast-days has a hidden message to help us through hard times., 11/07/2017 04:18
Jerusalem Day: Recognizing the miracle

Jerusalem Day: Recognizing the miracle

What was the single greatest miracle of the entire Six Day War?, 23/05/2017 23:38
Warsaw Ghetto uprising or Auschwitz liberation, which day to choose?

Warsaw Ghetto uprising or Auschwitz liberation, which day to choose?

There are two days to memorialize the Holocaust, representing two fundamentally different world-views., 24/04/2017 07:08
Shabbat Ha-Gadol: Redemption then, redemption now

Shabbat Ha-Gadol: Redemption then, redemption now

Shabbat Ha-Gadol: Redemption then, redemption now, 07/04/2017 00:15
When man restores G-d to His world

When man restores G-d to His world

What exactly is a sacrifice?, 02/04/2017 08:14
When man restores G-d to His world

When man restores G-d to His world

What exactly is an offering?, 02/04/2017 07:18
Parashat Terumah:  A time of joy

Parashat Terumah: A time of joy

Moshe’s entire 40-day sojourn atop Mount Sinai had one theme only – building the Mikdash., 03/03/2017 08:20
From Jethro to Jonah to President Donald Trump

From Jethro to Jonah to President Donald Trump

Sometimes a Jewish prophet, a Jewish national leader, needs to accept some advice, some admonition, from a non-Jewish outsider to learn how to lead the Jewish nation and how to serve G-d., 20/02/2017 06:58
Hanukkah:  For the Miracles

Hanukkah: For the Miracles

The power of the weak over the mighty., 29/12/2016 18:37
Vayishlach: Becoming Israel

Vayishlach: Becoming Israel

Jacob, the man of truth, was forced to deceive and connive., 15/12/2016 07:58
Stand firm - and damn the consequences

Stand firm - and damn the consequences

Joining up when you see who is winning may be too late., 03/11/2016 21:04
Hoshana Rabba: 70 years since the Nuremberg Trials

Hoshana Rabba: 70 years since the Nuremberg Trials

There are no coincidences..., 22/10/2016 21:00
The wars of the Jews

The wars of the Jews

How and when to go to war in this week's parsha., 09/09/2016 16:08
From twilight to Redemption

From twilight to Redemption

The potential of the 9th of Av remains. , 15/08/2016 11:04
Matot (Israel): Do you know what you are fighting for?

Matot (Israel): Do you know what you are fighting for?

The israelite fighters had much in common with their IDF descendants., 29/07/2016 09:54
Pinchas (Israel): Following the daughters

Pinchas (Israel): Following the daughters

The daughters of Zelophehad had such a great love for the Land of Israel, they merited that the laws of inheriting land-holdings in the Land of Israel would be written in the Torah at their inspiration., 21/07/2016 09:15
Apologizing to MK Zoabi

Apologizing to MK Zoabi

Zoabi hates the state of Israel - and serves in its parliament. The Israel-Turkey agreement elicited a venomous speech from the Arab MK., 30/06/2016 01:20
Shlach (Israel): The beginning of the end

Shlach (Israel): The beginning of the end

Part of the suffering that we as a nation have to undergo in order to inherit and acquire the Land of Israel is to understand and to learn the meaning of freedom and its corollary, responsibility., 26/06/2016 08:30
Nasso (Israel)/Shavuot: Celebrating Israel, celebrating G-d

Nasso (Israel)/Shavuot: Celebrating Israel, celebrating G-d

Connecting Jews with G-d, their nation and their land., 10/06/2016 15:55
Bamidbar (Israel): Leaders

Bamidbar (Israel): Leaders

Even the greatest leader is human, and therefore fallible,, 02/06/2016 21:10
Parshat Hachodesh: The blood of Redemption

Parshat Hachodesh: The blood of Redemption

This Shabbat we read Parshat Tazria but the Haftorah is the first national mitzva given the Jewish people, that of Hachodesh. They have a spiritual connection., 08/04/2016 11:56
Purim and sacrifices: Why walled cities celebrate the 15th of Adar

Purim and sacrifices: Why walled cities celebrate the 15th of Adar

A historical context for the two days of Purim and the reading of Parashat Tzav., 24/03/2016 07:03
Pekudei: Let the celebrations begin!

Pekudei: Let the celebrations begin!

What greater joy can there be than building the House of G-d?, 10/03/2016 23:35
Of calves and covenants

Of calves and covenants

Putting the extent of the sin into perspective., 27/02/2016 21:57
Letter to PM Netanyahu on the continued detention of Meir Ettinger

Letter to PM Netanyahu on the continued detention of Meir Ettinger

Ettinger has not been accused of illegal acts. Is there such a thing as an illegal opinion in a democracy?, 03/02/2016 06:22
In time of war

In time of war

Look at the Egyptians to see that no matter how seemingly loyal, when it comes to war, a person will side with his original nation and not with Israel., 25/01/2016 07:16
A tale of two staffs   

A tale of two staffs  

Why two different words for the reptiles that the two staffs were transformed into?, 08/01/2016 12:00
When the love-story turns bitter: the Israelites and Egypt

When the love-story turns bitter: the Israelites and Egypt

It is the nature of a bush that when someone puts his hand in, he is not injured, because all the thorns point downwards; but when he comes to take his hand out, the thorns catch him and he is unable to take it out. (Midrash), 25/12/2015 09:47
For Shabbat Hanukkah: Miketz and the Maccabees

For Shabbat Hanukkah: Miketz and the Maccabees

United we stand, divided we fall. , 11/12/2015 15:36
Hanukkah: Lighting the path to redemption

Hanukkah: Lighting the path to redemption

How will we light the Hanukkah lights when Mashiach comes? Read this and be prepared., 06/12/2015 16:48
Parashat Vayeshev:  Returning to Shechem

Parashat Vayeshev: Returning to Shechem

Whoever controls Shechem controls a strategic mountain pass., 04/12/2015 07:35
Become who you are!

Become who you are!

Ishmael tried to be Isaac – even as his descendants today try to usurp Isaac’s inheritance. But there can only be one Isaac, the real one., 05/11/2015 08:18
Follow in the footsteps of Abraham

Follow in the footsteps of Abraham

He could have done G-d's work in Haran, but he heeded the call. So should we., 24/10/2015 20:56
G-d, Einstein, and How to Make Your Shoe-polish Last Forever

G-d, Einstein, and How to Make Your Shoe-polish Last Forever

True existence – true reality – is measured, and can be measured, solely in terms of Torah., 08/10/2015 21:33
The Sukkah: Nofelet or nofalet?

The Sukkah: Nofelet or nofalet?

Even a change in a vowel can have a deep meaning in Judaism., 30/09/2015 07:14
Vayeilech:  When leaders of Israel die...

Vayeilech: When leaders of Israel die...

In memory of a fighter for Eretz Yisrael., 17/09/2015 19:35
Parashat Nitzavim:  Choose life!

Parashat Nitzavim: Choose life!

Time to come home., 10/09/2015 12:24
The Place that G-d Chooses

The Place that G-d Chooses

Six stops on the way to Jerusalem., 06/09/2015 02:49
Ki Tetze: Protecting the Home

Ki Tetze: Protecting the Home

Parashat Ki Tetze is exceptionally rich in mitzvot: it contains 27 positive mitzvot and 47 negative, for a total of 74. They are connected., 27/08/2015 07:28
Re'eh: The Joy of Inheriting the Land of Israel

Re'eh: The Joy of Inheriting the Land of Israel

The pronouncements of blessings and curses are our very foundation in the Land of Israel., 13/08/2015 07:23
Ekev: To walk before G-d in the Light of Life

Ekev: To walk before G-d in the Light of Life

The Land of Israel is bound up with the Jewish People., 06/08/2015 07:29
After Tisha B'Av Comes Shabbat Nachamu

After Tisha B'Av Comes Shabbat Nachamu

The Sabbath of consolation follows the fast of destruction., 30/07/2015 07:36
Parshat Dvarim and the 9th of Av - What's the Connection?

Parshat Dvarim and the 9th of Av - What's the Connection?

Looking forward with hope., 23/07/2015 17:19
29th of Tammuz, Remembering two Jewish Giants

29th of Tammuz, Remembering two Jewish Giants

“How are the mighty fallen!” (2 Samuel 1:19), 15/07/2015 23:15
Balak and Fast of the 17th of Tammuz:

Balak and Fast of the 17th of Tammuz:

Parashat Balak invariably falls around the 17th of Tammuz; indeed, and this year, Shabbat Parashat Balak falls precisely on the 17th of Tammuz. What is the connection?, 03/07/2015 10:55
Gaza Rockets, Eubulides, and the Sorites Paradox

Gaza Rockets, Eubulides, and the Sorites Paradox

How many grains constitute “a heap”? And how many rockets are "a few" beyond which there are "many"?, 24/06/2015 04:37
Korach: Despair in the Desert

Korach: Despair in the Desert

The Israelites in the desert wanted to enter Israel. How will any Jew who decides, in this generation, to remain in exile answer the question: Were you sincere and honest all those dozens of times every day that you prayed to return to Zion?, 18/06/2015 08:25
Sinai to Paran to Israel to Babylon to Germany

Sinai to Paran to Israel to Babylon to Germany

There is a deep connection between Paraha and Haftarah., 05/06/2015 15:29
The Ultimate Blessing of Peace

The Ultimate Blessing of Peace

An ever increasing blessing., 29/05/2015 14:49