HaRav Avigdor Miller zts"l

Justice in Judgment

, 1/26/2020, 1:33 PM

Becoming one people

That’s what you should be thinking as you walk: “I’m walking among my people. It’s my people and I love them. I don’t care what hat he wears or what group he belongs to; it’s all my people! These are the people in this world whom I identify with.” , 1/8/2020, 11:18 PM

The story of Hanukkah: Culture shock and and self-hatred

This story is told to us not merely for itself. It’s a lesson showing that a Jew should never to fall in love with any place on earth except Eretz Yisrael, nor with any gentile culture. Even America., 12/29/2019, 7:54 AM

Vayeshev: The beloved Zealot

The whole story of Yosef became the foundation of the history of the Am Yisroel because Hashem’s nation can only survive if there are those who love Hashem enough to act with zeal and enthusiasm to defend His honor. And that was Yosef., 12/20/2019, 11:59 AM

Toras Avigdor: A vort on the parasha

Why does Jacob mention that he had once crossed the river and was about to cross again? Why is that important?, 12/12/2019, 9:08 AM

The Yehudim are from Leah

Insights into the builders of the Jewish nation., 12/5/2019, 5:59 PM

Esau and the World to Come

Part I. Esav’s World: Eisav lost his opportunity for greatness because he forgot what this world is for., 11/29/2019, 9:09 AM

Lot and the Angels

"And he urged them exceedingly" 19;3., 11/2/2012, 8:03 AM

Dvar Torah for Lekh Lekha

Wekly Dvar Torah from the late Torah giant.., 10/26/2012, 6:07 AM

"And Noah Walked With G-d"

How does one "walk with G-d?", 10/19/2012, 10:00 AM

"And Cain Said to Hevel his Brother"

A word to the wise., 10/11/2012, 9:50 AM

For Haazinu: All His Ways Are Justice

Justice means mercy, but also retribution. , 9/27/2012, 5:59 PM

Dvar Torah on Shoftim

What is the meaning of "You shall not leave a soul alive" in the portion., 8/24/2012, 12:06 PM

Dvar Torah for Dvarim

The nation never afterward experienced such intensive Torah-study as they did in these 40 years under the greatest teacher in history., 7/27/2012, 1:23 PM

The Concepts of Neder and Shvua in the Week's Parsha

What are these concepts and why are their details not elucidated in full in the Torah reading?, 7/20/2012, 5:21 PM

Dvar Torah on Pinchas

How could the division of the land be done so as to avoid jealousy?, 7/13/2012, 1:45 PM

Dvar Torah for Balak

Thoughts of a Torah giant on the parsha., 7/6/2012, 4:42 PM

Behaalotcha: The Trumpets

What do the trumpets accomplish more than prayer? , 6/8/2012, 5:48 PM

Naso: The Sotah

Allowing quarrels to heal in a marriage prevents the deterioration of a Sotah., 6/1/2012, 5:10 PM

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar

'Each man by his flag '(2,2), 5/25/2012, 11:06 AM

Bechukotay: Punishment - for Whom?

Who gets punished for evil person's sins?, 5/17/2012, 10:40 AM

Emor (Diaspora) - Mourning

What are the prohibited practices when in mourning - and why., 5/10/2012, 12:00 PM

Aaron Lifts his Hands

, 4/12/2012, 4:22 PM

What Does Matzah Mean?

A nation of Kohanim, priests, what does this signify?, 4/4/2012, 1:31 PM

The Holiness of the Israelites

And he should take out the ash to the outside of the camp. (6:4) , 3/30/2012, 3:59 PM

That Shall Bring an Offering

, 3/22/2012, 11:54 PM

So They Did


Ki Tisa: The Sabbath is a Sign

"For it is a sign between Me and you for the genereations to know that I HaShem make you holy." (Exodus, 31:13), 3/9/2012, 10:10 AM

Finding Favor


Two Cherubim of Gold

, 2/24/2012, 4:32 PM

The Judgements That You Shall Put Before Them

Why is the first civil law in Mishpatim about a Jewish servant?, 2/16/2012, 12:16 PM

The Torah Was a New Beginning

Everything that went before, from the creation of the Universe down to that day, was but the preface to the giving of the Torah., 2/10/2012, 3:59 PM

And They Believed in Hashem

, 2/3/2012, 10:30 AM

And the Darkness Could be Felt

The darkness is more than the physical absence of light., 1/27/2012, 10:01 AM

The Sin of Anger

Note the words to Simeon and Levi in this parsha and see how they were brought to be., 1/6/2012, 2:19 AM

Prophecy and Nationhood

Why do the Patriarchs have so few prophecies while Isaiah and others have entire books?, 12/30/2011, 2:05 AM

Joseph the Stranger

Why did Joseph keep his identity from his brothers?, 12/20/2011, 10:47 AM

And Joseph Dreamed

Six dreams in the story of Joseph in Egypt. How did they merit them?, 12/15/2011, 2:27 PM

And Rachel and Joseph Last

Leah must have been hurt, but her prayers are answered later., 12/9/2011, 10:05 AM

A MIghty Wrestling

What does "wrestling of G-d" mean?, 12/2/2011, 9:40 AM

And Esav Scorned the Birthright

Scorning the birthright has deep repercussions., 11/25/2011, 9:21 AM

Eliezer's Loyalty

What was going through the mind of Eliezer, the servant of Abraham, as he went to find a wife for Yitzchak?, 11/18/2011, 12:06 PM

Yitzchak's Name

No name in the Torah is without meaning, and surely of the Avos that is especially true. As Rabbi Avigdor Miller explains, the name of Yitzchak Avinu is laden with meaning. , 11/10/2011, 6:55 PM

Recognizing Hashem

Rabbi Avigdor Miller explains why Abraham was chosen for some of the most important revelations that ever occurred. , 11/3/2011, 12:11 PM

Lessons of Azazel

, 10/7/2011, 12:02 AM

G-d Loves Us as a Father Loves His Child

New Year-Parsha message: Rabbi Avigdor Miller explains that Hashem *treats* Israel with the love and special consideration a father displays to his children. They must honor him as a Father., 9/28/2011, 8:46 AM

Dvar Torah for Nitzavim

And Hashem your G-d Will Circumcise Your Heart., 9/22/2011, 11:38 AM

Dvar Torah for Ki Tavo

"Unto You they cried out and were rescuedf". Let us cry out today, now, without delay., 9/16/2011, 5:25 PM

Rav Miller on the Rebellious Son

If a man have a son, stubborn and rebellious,..., 9/8/2011, 2:03 PM

Rav Avigdor Miller on the Parsha

Character-traits deserve great reward, because they foster righteous intentions which would have been carried out had the circumstances permitted. , 9/1/2011, 10:45 PM

Rav Avigdor Miller on the Parsha

Sent to Arutz Sheva by Rabbi Avigdor Miller Simchas Hachaim Foundation, a project of Yeshiva Gedolah Bais Yisroel, which Rabbi Miller founded and authorized to disseminate his work/, 8/12/2011, 6:06 PM