Weekly Torah Portion: Chukat

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, Today, 8:03 AM

Chukat: Live or die

What do you think Judaism advocates, that we live for G-d or that we die for G-d?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Yesterday, 4:21 AM

How to be a diplomat

Insights into the Torah reading.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Yesterday, 4:17 AM

The medical profession's symbol is from our Torah reading

In this week’s D’var Torah for Chukat, the Chief Rabbi explains why the symbol of the medical profession is taken from our Parasha.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Yesterday, 12:51 AM

No such thing as deaf ears

This week's article is by Rabbi Aaron Greenberg, JLIC rabbi in Toronto.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, Yesterday, 12:46 AM

Can you accept instruction?

Do you thank those who teach you or do you berate them for treating you like a child?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Sunday, 9:29 AM

A dispute for the sake of Heaven

 If leading was easy, anyone could do it.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Sunday, 9:16 AM

The secret of the incense

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the father of Religious Zionism and the Chief Rabbinate.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, Friday, 2:39 PM

Positively embarrassing

For the yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, Friday, 2:29 PM

Korach: An anatomy of betrayal

For 40 years the rabbi has been trying to understand two biblical figures, Datan and Aviram, whose behavior seems inexplicable. Listen to his insights.Rabbi Sholom Gold, Friday, 11:47 AM

Keep at a distance from the sinners

Prior to God acting, He commands Moshe and Aharon to separate themselves from the group. Why does it matter?Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, Friday, 11:29 AM

This Shabbat is the Lubavitcher Rebbe's 24th yahrzeit

The Chabad.org website suggests things to do in memory of the Rebbe on the anniversary of his passing. Chabad Lubavitch, Friday, 9:16 AM

Moses' anger

Moshe was subject to becoming angry at certain occasions during his 40-year leadership of the Jewish people. Which?Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/14/2018, 12:26 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Korach

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 6/14/2018, 12:21 PM

Trump’s triumphs vs Korach’s Conflicts

The parsha and current events: Two sides of the same coin.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/14/2018, 8:41 AM

The Three Oaths dilemma dividing Jewish Zionists from anti-Zionists

Are the three oaths halakhah (mandated Jewish law) in practice today? Daniel Pinner, 6/13/2018, 12:45 PM


Insights into various topics from the Torah point of view: Poverty, a taxi to hospital on Shabbat, washing before bread.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 6/13/2018, 12:28 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 42, Class 4

Studying Tanya is a way to improve your spiritual health. All the back lectures are available below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/12/2018, 9:19 AM

A punishment of loving-kindness

G-d didn’t command Moshe to send forth the twelve spies; rather, He permitted him to. And the results are history. Why did G-d allow this débâcle to occur? Daniel Pinner, 6/12/2018, 8:08 AM


Our relationship with God must be a constant invitation. Helena Hawkins, 6/10/2018, 2:04 PM

Extracting impurities

Connecting the parsha to current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/9/2018, 10:09 PM

Majority rules is not always the right decision

A Jewish Congressman famously stated a century ago that God and one constitute a majority. Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/9/2018, 9:55 PM

Slandering a land?

One who speaks Lashon Ha'ra is akin to one who denies the existence of Hashem, says Rabbi Yochanan.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/9/2018, 9:51 PM

Shelach: The lesson of Shiloh

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, founder of the Chief Rabbinate and of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/8/2018, 3:24 PM

The antidote to the Meraglim

One who collects samples of the virtues of the land is like someone collecting dewdrops for the ocean. And the story of a tomato.Rabbi Sholom Gold, 6/8/2018, 3:12 PM

Fake News

Propaganda by any other name....Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/8/2018, 3:04 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Shelach

Rabbi Chaim Richman, 6/8/2018, 3:02 PM

D’var Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

In this week’s D’var Torah for Shelach Lecha, the Chief Rabbi describes the significance today of one small letter in a name.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/7/2018, 10:27 AM

A sad account

Send men to scout the land of Canaan, each one a chieftain among them. A tale of unsuitable leaderrs.Professor Gerald Aranoff, 6/7/2018, 9:33 AM

"If G-d wants us" - Why 'if'?

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rav Baruch Winetraub, former Rosh Kollel in Toronto (2011-2014), currently Community Rabbi at Mevazer Tzion, Tel Mond and Ram in Yeshivat Orot Shaul, Kfar Batya.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 6/7/2018, 9:29 AM

Shlach: The spies' temptation

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion  Parshat Shelach (Numbers 13:1–15:41) Moshe Kempinski, 6/7/2018, 9:26 AM

Why I support the private kashrut initiative of Tzohar rabbis

A wide public stands behind the rabbis of Tzohar, and therefore it is fitting and even obligatory for them to have a kashrut system.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/4/2018, 2:00 PM

Tzohar is wrong: We need a national kashrut system in the Jewish State

Response to Rabbi Eliezer Melamed's article in favor of the Tzohar private kashrut initiative established to compete with the Chief Rabbinate's official nationwide certification in an attempt to replace it.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 6/4/2018, 1:48 PM

Is G-d real or an idea?

Insights into Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 6/4/2018, 1:14 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture - the road to spiritual health

Previous classes accessible below. Today's lecture is Chap. 42, Class # 3.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 6/4/2018, 12:18 PM

Beha'alotcha: Praying 'against' G-d

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/1/2018, 3:51 PM

The perfect food

Delusional memories, tepid defense.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 6/1/2018, 3:48 PM

A grown-up view of G-d

This week's Dvar Torah is by Rav Mordechai Torczyner,‏ Rosh Kollel YU TMT Zichron Dov, Toronto.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 6/1/2018, 3:43 PM

Everything in this world has a substitute

The eight themes in the parsha are substitutes for something or can be replaced by something else.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/1/2018, 3:39 PM

Freedom of Speech - not at any price

Listen and watch Rabbi Gold's insights into Parashat Hashavua - Beha'alotcha.Rabbi Sholom Gold, 5/31/2018, 2:49 PM

Weekly Torah portion: Beha'alotcha

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 5/31/2018, 2:47 PM

Weekly Tanya lecture: Chap. 41, class 2

Study Tanya for a healthier spiritual life.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 5/31/2018, 2:42 PM

Am Segula: Uri Tzvi Greenberg, prophet of catastrophe

Only a person possessing complete love for his people can be sensitive to the fores of hatred before they are mature enough to strike. Greenberg did.Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 5/31/2018, 2:02 PM

Insights into Beha'alotcha

Thoughts on various topics in the weekly portion.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 5/31/2018, 9:18 AM

Beha’alotcha: The Travel Codes

There were approximately two million Jews traveling across the desert and it would have been impossible for a human voice to be heard over the din, so G-d commanded the use of different trumpet blasts.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 5/31/2018, 8:51 AM

Each like the whole of Creation

“Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime minister. “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.” - Charles KrauthammerRabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 5/29/2018, 3:33 PM

Visceral vision

While it is noble to try to squelch the call of the yetzer horo, the struggle is not winnable without tangible effort that takes the effort from the theoretical to the practical.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 5/29/2018, 9:50 AM

Eulogy for Mrs. Jean Gluck z"l, Woman of Valor

I think of the way that she delighted in seeing Jewish children; how important it was to her that the children should be happy and rejoice in being Jewish.Rabbi Yehuda Oppenheimer, 5/27/2018, 8:16 PM

Writing the laws of Kashrut

The thoughts and decisions behind the new volume of ‘Peninei Halakha’ dealing with kashrut The order in the new book differs from the order in the Shulchan Aruch: In Israel, the mitzvot dependent on the Land are once again the main laws. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/27/2018, 11:15 AM

Insights into Judaism

Pouring out the water, lavish simchas, the thread of blue.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 5/27/2018, 4:32 AM

Working hard? 90 seconds on a Torah topic

The Drops of Light project's new 90 second video on a thought in the parsha.Rabbi Ari N. Enkin, 5/26/2018, 10:46 PM

Weekly Torah portion: Naso

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 5/26/2018, 9:29 PM

Naso: Three Priestly Blessings

Torah from Israel' first Chief Rabbi and the father of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 5/25/2018, 3:51 PM

Naso: To be lifted

When you have the privilege of carrying the Holy Ark, you don’t hand the mitzvah over to an ox. If we take the easy route and don’t lift with our shoulders, our children do the same.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 5/25/2018, 3:48 PM

Naso: Making marriage work

The importance of humbling our own egos for the sake of making a relationship work is taught by Divine example in the parsha.Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 5/25/2018, 8:38 AM

Haftarat Naso: What's your name?

Both Jacob and Manoach asked for the name of the angel who appeared to them - but how different their questions were from each other.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 5/25/2018, 8:30 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  How can the Torah be beyond logic?

Torah as a way of life.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/24/2018, 4:58 PM