Rosh Chodesh Elul Torah essay: Countdown to Rosh Hashanna

This month's essay is by Rabbanit Malka Bina, founder and chancellor of Matan. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, Saturday, 9:45 PM

Re'eh: Open your hand generously

Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Judaism, shows what tzedakah really means.Rabbi Chanan Morrison, Friday, 8:20 AM

Curses concealed as blessings

The parsha's connection to current events: No chance of parole.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Friday, 8:16 AM

What goes around, comes around

Torah from the city of Efrat in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Friday, 8:10 AM

Cheeseburgers and Moral Sensitivity

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rabbi Yair Spitz, former shaliach as Principal of Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Ohr Haim, Toronto.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, Friday, 8:03 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Re'eh

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, Thursday, 8:40 PM

The missing holiday

It is thrilling to discover that what seems like chaos is really order, what appears like madness is really methodical. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Thursday, 8:10 AM

What is kosher behavior?

In this week’s D’var Torah for Re’eh, the Chief Rabbi explains that we must reach out with a hand of friendship to everybody, even those beyond our social circles.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Thursday, 8:06 AM

Getting our act together

There is an understanding – although not always conscious – that Israel is one and that every Hebrew is responsible for the security and wellbeing of every other. Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, Wednesday, 4:02 PM

The Jewish People's propensity to make bad choices

Geniuses are not necessarily the best of teachers because they cannot understand why the students are so dense and do not understand what is so patently obvious. Rabbi Berel Wein, Wednesday, 3:56 PM

Facing the LGBT: Education and love

Since the Akeida, the binding of Isaac, the Jewish nation has dealt with trials in performing the Divine command – fulfilling the word of God even if it means suffering sorrow and pain.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/6/2018, 8:01 AM

Learning Tanya is a walk on the road to a healthy spiritual life

Weekly video and written lecture. Today's is Chapter 41, lecture 6, but you can read back articles by clicking on the link.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/6/2018, 7:18 AM

Psalm 33: Our inner source of trust

Torah and faith from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the Torah luminary who was also the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/5/2018, 7:43 AM

Mercy, mercy

Rachmanus (mercy), rachmanus...rodef rachmanus...Rabbi Soloveitchik explained it best.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/5/2018, 7:38 AM

Do you own a boat?

The sea of life represents the many burdens that we encounter every day. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/5/2018, 7:36 AM

The lesson of the fruits of Israel

Torah Portion of Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25). Every fruit simply becomes a piece of prophecy fulfilled. Moshe Kempinski, 8/3/2018, 11:48 AM

The blessing of the shattered tablets

In this week’s parsha, several questions arise from Moshe’s breaking of the tablets in response to the worshipping of the golden calf.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 8/3/2018, 11:38 AM

Moses prayed 515 Times to be allowed to enter the land of Israel

Drops of Light project video: The midrash says that Moses prayed hundreds of times for the chance to see the Holy Land. Rabbi Ari N. Enkin, 8/3/2018, 11:27 AM

What does G-d want of us?

Torah from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 8/3/2018, 11:22 AM

Am Yisrael, Torat Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael

The parsha and current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/2/2018, 11:05 AM

Eikev: 'Showing compassion to the wicked is cruelty'

Forces of spiritual darkness, personified throughout history as various human antagonists, have relentlessly sought to prevent the Jewish people from bringing the world to its ultimate goal. Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 8/2/2018, 10:58 AM

Weekly Torah portion: Eikev

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/2/2018, 10:55 AM

A taste of Israel

How do I begin to share with you that indefinable feeling of home? Helena Hawkins, 8/1/2018, 3:01 PM

Pearls from the Torah

Book Review of Something Old, Something New by a veteran Torah article writer at Arutz Sheva.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/31/2018, 9:15 AM

Insights into Judaism: Facebook, Jewish contributions to civilization

Short explanations about issues that relate to the Torah-observant lifestyle.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/30/2018, 7:55 AM

He who believes in Israel can meet its challenges

Those who do not love the Land or believe in its significance will say that defending it is impossible, citing demographic predictions, while those who see settling the Land as a mitzvah will find the practical solutions to maintain our hold on it. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/29/2018, 1:09 PM

Why is there so much repetition in the Torah?

If Hashem had mentioned each of the Mitzvot only once, the Torah would be far shorter.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/29/2018, 1:06 PM

Vaetchanan, Shabbat Nachamu: : Cleaving to God

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/27/2018, 1:50 PM

For Tu B'Av: Can we be happy and sad simultaneously?

Both the sorrow and the joy exist simultaneously in the heart. The Seer of Lublin tells us how.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 7/27/2018, 1:36 AM

Moses risked G-d's anger to beg to enter the land of Israel - and you?

How much are YOU willing to risk to make Aliyah? Daniel Pinner, 7/26/2018, 7:25 PM

Vaetchanan: The two Ten Commandment texts

There is fascinating discussion over the centuries as to what the text that was inscribed on the tablets of stone actually stated. Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/26/2018, 12:34 PM

Vaetchanan: If at first...

Sometimes, it is better to do some than to try and do it all. Sometimes, now is too soon.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 7/26/2018, 4:37 AM

Tanya - your road to a healthy spiritual life

Weekly lecture: Chapter 41, Class 6. Access all sessions by clicking on link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/26/2018, 12:14 AM

The 13 principles for modern day decadence: The 9th of Av LGBT rally

The arrogance and insensitivity displayed in holding an LGBT rally on the Tisha B'Av fast mandates a clear declaration defining the difference between the holy and profane in Judaism.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 7/24/2018, 6:51 AM

Insights into Judaic topics: Sanctions for adultery

Adultery, secular studies, the word "ploni".Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/23/2018, 2:30 PM

A day of tragedy for the Jewish people: Spanish Jewry, 9th of Av, 1492

The Jews of Spain were expelled with great cruelty on the 9th of Av, 1492. Many died of disease and starvation as they tried to find a haven, while those who stayed behind as hidden Jews suffered the Inquisition. Their descendants live on. Sharon Katz, 7/22/2018, 3:30 PM

Tisha B’Av 5778: The heart lives on

Inside each and every one of us lies a beating heart, It can be full of joy or full of sadness. Zvi Gluck, 7/22/2018, 3:00 PM

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.Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 7/22/2018, 2:59 PM

Tisha B'Av, the Holocaust and sparks of light in the darkness

Looking at Tisha B'Av through the lenses of the Holocaust explains the seeming dissonance in the words of our Sages about the fast day.Rabbi Avraham Krieger, 7/21/2018, 9:57 PM

Searching for solace

Nevuzaradan understood there was something unique about these people, and normal military techniques could not work. He needed Divine assistance.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 7/21/2018, 9:39 PM

Rabbi Akiva laughed and the Sages cried

Sometimes we are too clever for our own good.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 7/21/2018, 9:33 PM

What is the lost glory of Hashem?

Hashem cries each day for the loss of His glory.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/21/2018, 9:13 PM

 When Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat

A detailed primer for this year's unusual fast and pre-fast.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/20/2018, 12:32 PM

Devarim: Jumping ahead, but landing behind

A major setback is described by Moshe in his final words as contained in this Torah reading.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/20/2018, 12:03 PM

Devarim - Sparks of Rashi for the 9 Days

What do we have to correct during the Nine Days? Why do Jews remain in places that hate Jews?Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 7/19/2018, 10:03 PM

Pre-9th of Av survival guide

Daniel Pinner, 7/19/2018, 9:08 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Devarim

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/19/2018, 9:05 PM

Laws for the 9th of Av that falls on Shabbat (as it does in 2018)

Both Sephardi and Ashkenazi customs are brought here.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 7/19/2018, 5:57 AM

Why blame ourselves?

Wouldn't Babylon and Rome have destroyed the Temples anyway?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/18/2018, 3:40 PM

The duality of Tisha B'Av

Arutz Sheva mourns the passing of Rabbi Schertz, who sent us this article a week before his death. We wrote him then that it would be posted in the 9 Days, not imagining that his shloshim would be Rosh Chodesh Av. May his memory be blessed. Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 7/17/2018, 1:52 PM

Halakhot for the Nine Days

From the first day of the month of Av, mourning symbols are increased. Note that this year the fast of the 9th of Av is kept on the 10th Those halakhot will be up towards the end of the see,. Halakha Hotline, 7/16/2018, 1:28 PM

Mashiach through the eyes of science

The goal of developing a unifying theory in physics has much greater significance than just getting quantum mechanics and relativity to get along with each other; it is a goal of the Messianic Era.Professor Shimon Silman, 7/16/2018, 1:16 PM

Desert wanderings were a warning

Who is not included in the count....Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/14/2018, 9:47 PM

Atonement for the soldiers

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconc founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/13/2018, 5:58 PM

Rosh Chodesh Av Torah Essay: Mesirut Nefesh

Three examples of three different deeds done by Talmudic sages - how can they be defined as Mesirut Nefesh? Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 7/13/2018, 11:09 AM

12 trapped soccer players, Moses and the Cities of Refuge

We should not allow our doubts about success to dampen our resolve.  Rabbi Aryeh Kaltmann, 7/13/2018, 10:41 AM