Weekly Torah Portion: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Israel)

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, Thursday, 11:51 PM

Two Torah talks: For Israel and for the Diaspora

Torah from the city of Efrat in Gush Etzion.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Thursday, 11:23 PM

70 years of independence

We have built a State which is an inspiring success story. A state which every tyrant, every genocidal psychopath, every Jew-hater in the world hates and yearns to destroy. That fact alone shows that we are on the right path. Daniel Pinner, Thursday, 9:36 PM

My Yom Ha'atzmaut shtreimel

The Klauzenberger Rebbe had the definition for the success of a Jewish state all figured out. But he didn't expect it to happen immediately.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, Wednesday, 7:43 PM

Turning Yom Ha'atsmaut into a festival

Are we allowed to do that? And how should we act toward the flag?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Wednesday, 7:37 PM

The State of Israel is Holy

The commandments in the Torah do not depend on who happens to be the Prime Minister of Israel at the time, the size of his kippah, or on how many religious politicians sit in the Knesset. Tzvi Fishman, Wednesday, 7:26 PM

It's all about your vision: Israel at 70

The inescapable truth is that Hashem is on the move in the world. And that move is centered in this land. Moshe Kempinski, Wednesday, 7:20 PM

For Memorial Day: Rabbi Akiva's students - Saints or Sinners?

Why is there a national period of mourning, Sefirat Haomer, for sinners? What is the Judge of the universe telling us?Rabbi Sholom Gold, Tuesday, 11:14 PM

'You have cast me after your body'

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, Sunday, 10:21 PM

Most important: Increase peace

The main purpose of mourning during the days of the Omer Counting is the honoring of Torah scholars from different circles. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Sunday, 7:34 AM

Aliyah to Israel: Complete trust in G-d – with a smile on your face

How can we keep from complaining about the Land of Israel?Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, Sunday, 7:28 AM

Invisible Jews: Surviving the Holocaust in Poland

Eddie Bielawski is probably one of the youngest Holocaust survivors with any memory of the war years. The Bielawski family survived the Holocaust by becoming invisible. Here is the story of one of many miracles.Rabbi Chanan Morrison, Sunday, 6:55 AM

Tazria Mezora: Judging from past behavior

A penitent is not to be treated the same as a sinner.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Sunday, 6:34 AM

Stop blunting the dream and stifling enthusiasm

The Parsha and current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/13/2018, 4:44 PM

Internalizing a Torah Ideal

The centrality of self-control is evident in the admonition offered concerning the Divine presence.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 4/13/2018, 4:42 PM

The Holocaust - Why?

On Holocaust Memorial Day at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva decades ago, Rabbi Kook approached the question from a perspective which embraces all of Jewish history.Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, 4/12/2018, 2:58 PM


All you need to dispel the shadows is a little bit of light. Helena Hawkins, 4/12/2018, 8:10 AM

The Holocaust: Dwelling alone

At some point, after integrating into societies, the Jews are set apart, hated, murdered and even incinerated. For what? Moshe Kempinski, 4/11/2018, 6:54 PM

Psychological and mental healing

The connection between the outside world, human physiology and psychology is one whose mechanics we do not understand, but whose effects and therapies can be measured.Rabbi Berel Wein, 4/11/2018, 6:49 PM

Observations on Sefirat Ha'omer (the Counting of the Omer)

Those who knew the Torah the most and were closest to it, apparently understood it the least. That is one of the contradictions we have to live with.Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 4/9/2018, 9:46 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 39, class 6

Tanya study will put you on the road to a healhy spiritual lilfe.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 4/8/2018, 9:02 PM

Shemini: Rabbi Yehudah and the Calf

Why was a rabbi punished severely for showing insensitivity to a calf?HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/5/2018, 11:58 AM

A Pesach thought

At the two Torah mitzvot are in effect - to eat matza and relate to our children the slavery episode and the miraculous exodus.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/5/2018, 12:42 AM

How do the Rebbe, Rabbi Kook and Rabbi Kahane come together on Pesach?

What are Pesach, matzah and maror in our inner service of G-d?Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 4/5/2018, 12:37 AM

Korban Pesach and Israel's Redemption

Moses sang at the Red Sea" G-d is the master of war. Ariel Natan Pasko, 4/5/2018, 12:12 AM

Exclusive preview: Sequel to Tevye in the Promised Land

In Tevye and the Promised Land, Shalom Aleichem's milkman heeds the call to return to the Land of israel during the British Mandate. The soon to be published 'Arise and Shine' goes on from there. Exclusive Arutz Sheva preview: The Pesach Seder. Tzvi Fishman, 4/3/2018, 9:31 AM

Gambling, hunting, fur coats in Jewish law

What does halakha have to say about gambling, fur coats and going hunting?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 4/2/2018, 8:19 PM

What will we be doing the day after Pesach?

We look to our past in order to gain inspiration for our present and our future.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 4/2/2018, 8:11 PM

A week of Torah and Joy

The purpose of Chol Hamoed is the study of Torah out of joy, rest from everyday work.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 4/2/2018, 12:30 AM

Recognition and Rejoicing on Pesach

Should we not continually praise Hashem for the miracles He has done for our ancestors, since that good continues to affect our lives? Looking back at the Seder.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 4/2/2018, 12:15 AM

 Pesach: Answering the Wise Child 

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/30/2018, 4:10 PM

Pesach thoughts: Haman, Cyrus, friendship and peace

Professor Gerald Aranoff, 3/30/2018, 4:07 PM

Happy birthday to ... us!

This week's Dvar Torah is by Arik Speaker, Head of the International Mechina, World Bnei Akiva.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 3/30/2018, 4:01 PM

Pesach: Life choices

Moshe Kempinski, 3/30/2018, 4:00 PM

No salt rule

Salt represents the very opposite of matzah, which is why matzah has a no salt rule.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/29/2018, 12:01 PM

Sympathy comes from the heart and not from the tongue.

Aaron stayed silent when his sons died. It is interesting to note that throughout the world hospitals contain signs that ask for silence. Rabbi Berel Wein, 3/29/2018, 11:51 AM

What is the antidote to gratuitous hatred?

In his D’var Torah for the first two days of Pesach, the Chief Rabbi explores the connection between Pesach and Tisha B’Av.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 3/29/2018, 11:39 AM

What an investiture!

After the Exodus and Mount Sinai, the Tabernacle was the next step in getting closer to G-d. So why does the priestly investiture come after the details of offerings at the altar?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 3/29/2018, 11:21 AM

Ha Lachma Anya – A redundant invitation?

A short set of statements in Aramaic plays an essential role in laying out the foundation for the evening ahead.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 3/28/2018, 7:10 AM

Happy or sad on Seder night? And how about a timetable?

The dilemma posed by the Seder and how to make a reasonable timetable that allows for discussion without reaching the small hours.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 3/28/2018, 6:59 AM

The Four Cups: A foundation of Jewish thought

These cups establish the basis of Jewish thought and are thus crucial for the understanding of the Haggadah, for they specifically explain what freedom truly isRabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 3/27/2018, 5:29 PM

New American Haggadah!

A Jew who stays on the same level has already fallen, according to Rebbe Nachman. Let’s try to ascend a bit in our understanding of what being a Jew is all about. Tzvi Fishman, 3/27/2018, 5:26 PM

Rabbi Yehoshua Magnes: 'Eretz Israel and the story of the Haggadah'

An inspiring video on love of the Land of Israel and the Haggadah by a Ra"m (Talmud teacher) at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem. A taste of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen and Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook's 'Torah of Eretz Yisrael.' Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2018, 9:27 AM

A step by step primer of Passover laws 5778

From ridding the house of leavened products to the counting of the Omer and the last days of the holiday, this primer will tell you how to do it right.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 3/26/2018, 9:11 AM

Koshering for Passover made easy - teach it to your kids

You can do it with these simple rules for koshering your kitchen, the main place for Passover cleaning. If you have never done it, give it a try this year. Your kids will love it.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/24/2018, 9:40 PM

G-d, too, craves approval

Will we still mention the Exodus once we are in the period of Redemption? Rabbi Sholom Gold, 3/24/2018, 9:30 PM

Tzav: Guard your inner flame

Dvar Torah written by Israel's first Ashkkenazi Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/23/2018, 12:28 PM

Parashat Tzav-Shabbat Hagadol: Chametz and Matzah

The last Passover offering seems to have been more than 700 years ago. Daniel Pinner, 3/23/2018, 12:12 PM

The speaking voice

It is surely no coincidence that Parashat Tzav is always read during the Nisan- Pesach time of the year. Often, on Shabbat Hagadol.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 3/23/2018, 12:11 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Worlds apart

A tale of two Seders.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/22/2018, 11:09 PM

The Temple work of the Kohanim

Insights into People in the Torah Series for the Torah Portion of Tazria  Leviticus 6:1–8:36. Moshe Kempinski, 3/22/2018, 10:46 PM

Weekly Torah portion: Tzav and Important Passover Message

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 3/22/2018, 10:42 PM

Rabbi Yehoshua Magnes: "This Land I will show you"

Appreciating the Exodus. An inspiring video series on love of the Land of Israel and the Haggada by a Ra"m (Talmud teacher) at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem. A taste of the Torah of Eretz Yisrael. Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2018, 4:05 PM

Become a Super Jew!

Rabbi Kook assures us that the “secular” Jews in the Land of Israel, who seem to be estranged from the Torah, contain a powerhouse of the hidden holiness that burns eternally in the soul of the Nation. Come and feel it! Tzvi Fishman, 3/21/2018, 4:00 PM

Turning passive trust around

Which type of trust is more worthy? Active trust, which is self-confidence in the power that G-d has given us? Or passive trust, in which Divine intervention is tangible and absolute? Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 3/20/2018, 1:19 PM

It is enough, but it should not be

Second in a series of three Pesach articles. Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 3/19/2018, 12:28 AM

Family is joy - and how to get ready for Pesach

Modern and post-modern approaches attack family values ​​because they espouse individual choice to the extreme, reaching the point of egoism Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/19/2018, 12:27 AM