Elul: Incredible investment

We have to open the door -Chesed and tzedakah are intimately related. When you interact with others this way, Hashem will view you as well with a generous eye.  Rabbanit Shira Smiles, Yesterday, 8:15 PM

Ki Teitzei: Free Will versus Causality

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, Friday, 11:42 AM

Ki Tetsei: Coincidences are much more than just coincidences...

How do we relate to coincidence?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Friday, 11:03 AM

The mamzer and the consequences of radical individualism

The will of Sinai. To our modern ears, this – like most punishment and consequences – sounds unduly harsh.  After all, what did this “innocent” mamzer ever do?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Thursday, 8:22 AM

Animal welfare

Where is the line between what is allowed and what is not?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Thursday, 8:02 AM

The crucial need for self-awareness

"Self awareness - the decree of the hour"Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, Wednesday, 6:41 PM

Lengthening our days

Through the Lens of Torah Ki Teitzeh  Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19 Moshe Kempinski, Tuesday, 5:19 PM

The secret of Rabbi Kook’s greatness

Why the light in his house was on until late at night, what Agnon said about Rav Kook after studying with him for nine straight hours, and what would have happened if his seminal book “Orot HaTeshuva” had been translated into EnglishRabbi Eliezer Melamed, Sunday, 12:17 PM

Tanya, your road to spiritual health

Continuation of Chapter 46. Previous lectures can be heard by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, Sunday, 12:14 PM

Shoftim: Building the Tzadik State of Israel

The goal of a Tzadik State is a just, prosperous and God-Centered Society. Ariel Natan Pasko, Sunday, 12:11 PM

Which is worse: a sorcerer or an idolatrous heretic?

For Shoftim: The Sorcerer and the Gidufi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/6/2019, 4:15 PM

The Parasha and current events

How can an innocent congregant know what is in the heart of his religious mentor?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/6/2019, 4:09 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Shoftim

Torah thoughts from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/6/2019, 3:48 PM

Parasha thoughts: Whodunit?

The fact is that whatever goes wrong in our community, we all bear a share of the responsibility.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/5/2019, 3:22 PM

Shoftim: Where is there a mitzvah to wash your hands of something?

Rav Aaron Lichtenstein zt”l's beautiful insight on the passage called ‘eglah arufah’.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/5/2019, 3:17 PM

Shoftim: Towards ultimate justice - the Haftarah and the Parasha

This is the period of the seven Haftarahs of consolation, irrespective of the Torah reading, but the one read this week has a deep connection to the parasha. Daniel Pinner, 9/5/2019, 2:59 PM

Video: New beginnings and a spiritual reset

The Shlomo Katz Project presents a video with a message for Elul. Shoshana Judelman, 9/4/2019, 3:56 PM

One who lives in Eretz Yisrael is considered as having a G-d

Why does the Gemara say that living in the Holy Land or not living there affects whether one has a God or is considered an idol worshipper? Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 9/4/2019, 2:27 PM

The Bank of Israel, gold, and the Third Temple

When the time came for King Solomon to start the construction of the Beit HaMikdash, he had all the resources needed. And today? Ariel Natan Pasko, 9/4/2019, 11:59 AM

For Rav Kook's yahrzeit: Psalm 73: The complacency of the wicked

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi, the iconic Torah luminary, poet, leader, founder of Religious Zionism and of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva. His yahrzeit is 3 Elul.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/2/2019, 9:08 PM

Rosh Hodesh Elul Torah Essay

It’s time to face the music, specifically the Shofar, says Aviva Dworkin, who wrote this month's essay and teaches Torah courses at various seminaries in Jerusalem. Aviva received a BA from Queens College and MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew U. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 9/1/2019, 6:08 PM

Shechitah, the prohibition to consume blood, and koshering meat

The prohibition of eating blood applies to cattle, beasts, and fowl, but not to less developed species such as fish. The different ways of kashering meat and the need for kashrut supervision even in vegetarian restaurants.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/1/2019, 8:18 AM

Prophets of idolatry and inducers thereto: Who is worse?

Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 8/31/2019, 11:51 PM

Rosh Chodesh Elul and its connection to Parashat Re'eh

Hashem ‘gives’ us the ability to RE'EH -‘see’ - the correct path to follow, so as to merit to do Teshuva, and to be judged to a good year on the Day of Judgement, HAYOM. Danny Ginsbourg, 8/30/2019, 3:27 PM

Rabbeinu Bechaye shows us the blueprint for success in the parasha

Rabbeinu Bechaye (1255-1340), in his commentary on the Torah, offers an explanation as to what is being referenced in the verse: “You shall follow the Lord, your God, fear Him, keep His commandments, heed His voice, worship Him, and cleave to Him.” Rabbi Dr. Dvir Ginsberg, 8/30/2019, 3:15 PM

Re'eh: The cellphone problem

These days when students are confronted with questions, they don’t know where to begin their search. They don’t know which books to consult, how to use an index, and how to do research. Instead, they take the path of least resistance and look online.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/30/2019, 3:11 PM

Sight vs. vision

Through the Lens of Torah, Parashat Re'eh. Moshe Kempinski, 8/29/2019, 4:27 PM

Re'eh: Open your eyes and see!

If one has “Jewish eyes” he will discern that the double standard applied to the Jews is a blessing in disguise!Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/29/2019, 9:32 AM

Success in War: Our efforts plus merits of Avot, prayer and Torah

Thoughts for Parashat Re’eh presented and written by young adult students in Religious Zionist yeshivas. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 8/28/2019, 11:32 AM

Tanya, your road to spiritual health

Continuation of Chapter 46, Class #4. For previous chapters, use link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/28/2019, 11:23 AM

What to do and say at a shivah house

The traditional week of mourning is psychologically better for the family because it helps to ease them back into life and learn to live without the person who has died.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/26/2019, 11:32 PM

The gift of 'yirat Hashem', the fear of G-d

Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch: by giving Him the one thing  he asks of us, יראת ה׳, we show Him our הכרת הטוב: our gratitude, for all that He does for us, each and every minute of our lives! Danny Ginsbourg, 8/25/2019, 10:19 PM

The frightening Other

The Stranger, fhe frightening Other and our broken promise. Should we as Jews fear being drawn into the prevailing climate of hate, of “otherness”?  Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/25/2019, 9:59 PM

We cannot live without them

Rabbi Dr. Dvir Ginsberg, 8/25/2019, 9:49 PM

Eikev: Two loves for Eretz Yisrael

Timeless Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/23/2019, 2:10 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Return from the Land of the Enemy

Mother Rachel is waiting...Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/23/2019, 1:02 PM

The politics of memory

Eikev 5779, Covenant and Conversation.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/23/2019, 12:58 PM

Brian Galbut z"l and the footprints of the Messiah

What must be done to bring Mashiach? Steven Genack, 8/22/2019, 2:33 PM

Musicians are luckier than Rabbis

Like the greatest music…Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/22/2019, 1:57 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Eikev

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/22/2019, 1:40 PM

Jeffrey Epstein and the status of suicide in Judaism

In Judaism the debate is not so much political or social but theological.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/20/2019, 7:07 PM

Tanya, the road to a healthy spiritual life

Continuation of Chapter 46. For previos chapters click link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/20/2019, 7:04 PM

Have you heard of Kibbutz Galuyot?

Consolation and the return of the Jews to Israel. Ariel Natan Pasko, 8/20/2019, 7:01 PM

After the 9th of Av

The ox and the donkey are both intimately connected with redemption. Daniel Pinner, 8/19/2019, 7:58 AM

Redirecting the search for happiness

Shabbat - the secret to happiness. Shlomit Ovadia, 8/19/2019, 7:49 AM

Soap and Kashering utensils: Answers to responses

Since it was claimed here three weeks ago the fact that nowadays utensils do not absorb and emit tastes is due to the invention of soap, and involves halakhic implications – I received numerous comments.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/18/2019, 10:44 PM

Va'etchanan: Loving God with all your might

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/16/2019, 3:26 PM

Thoughts on the rereading of the 10 Commandments, Aseret Hadibrot

This week's dvar Torah is byy Rav Yehuda Susman, former Rosh Kollel (Chicago, 1999-2002), currently Rosh Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 8/16/2019, 10:28 AM

Why is the Jewish People so small?

You do not need numbers to enlarge the spiritual and moral horizons of humankind. You need other things.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/15/2019, 10:22 AM

Vaetchanan, Shabbat Nachamu, 15th of Menachem Av: Time for a miracle

The parasha and current events as three important dates in the Jewish calendar coincide.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/14/2019, 5:16 PM

“AWAKE AND SING” by HaHalban (Rabbi Chaim HaKohen z"l)

One of the great Kabbalists and Torah educators of our time Rabbi Chaim HaCohen, known as the "Halban" passed away this week The following is a translation of a chapter in one of his books. In memoriam. Tzvi Fishman, 8/14/2019, 7:24 AM

Weekly Tanya Class - the way to enrich your spiritual life

Continuation of Chapter 46, Class #2. For previous classes, click link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/13/2019, 2:19 PM

We cannot be counted

Weighing the importance of the individual against something even more important – the community. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/13/2019, 9:42 AM

Insights into Judaism: Common law wives

Asking the rabbi about common law unions, repeating the amida and G-d's tefillin.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/13/2019, 9:02 AM

A message for those who attack us

Why are the enemies of the Jewish people compared to bees? Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/11/2019, 10:49 PM

Life with the Beit HaMikdash

Tzvi Fishman, 8/11/2019, 8:05 PM

Rebuilding the Temple

Uproar over a new Yeshiva in JerusalemHaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/11/2019, 11:56 AM