Psalm 105:  Our ties to the Land of Israel

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, Sunday, 2:10 PM

The Universal and the Particular (Yitro 5780)

Why is it that Baruch Hashem, the praise of God, is attributed to Noach, Eliezer and Yitro, whereas from the Israelites, with the marked exception of the Song at the Sea, we seem to hear constant complaints?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Sunday, 2:00 PM

How long does the influence of an "awakening" endure?

He hear and he came. Immediately. Danny Ginsbourg, Sunday, 1:45 PM

Honoring parents and Eretz Yisrael

What is the connection between the Land of Israel and honoring one's parents? Two important answers. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, Friday, 4:31 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: When to pass the buck

If caught with your hand in the cookie jar, take it like a man). However, in our parasha Moshe passes the buck on to Hashem not just once, but twice.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Friday, 4:21 PM

Seeking Him

We have to get the truth into our heads and change our ideas about this great nation who came out of Mitzrayim. These were the best people who ever lived! They tested God, He did not test them!HaRav Avigdor Miller zts"l, Friday, 4:12 PM

How can we not covet?

How laws help us see who we are.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Thursday, 5:59 PM

The outsider

Generally, people ignore and even resent the comments and opinions of outsiders on internal or domestic matters. Not Moshe.Rabbi Berel Wein, Thursday, 12:37 PM

Don't just complain

Don’t just complain about everything that’s wrong.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Thursday, 7:34 AM

Jethro understood the Oneness of God

What did Jethro realize that made him throw in his lot with the Israelites in the desert? Steven Genack, Wednesday, 12:49 PM

Does God answer prayer?

Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Wednesday, 7:19 AM

Weekly Tanya video lecture: Your road to a healthy spiritual life

Previous lectures can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/11/2020, 7:37 AM

The Likud and Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook

“Rok HaLikud Y’Chol – Only the Likud can…” -- sell out? But Rav Tzvi Yehuda wanted everyone to understand at what cost our country came to be, to emphasize the value of every part and parcel of Eretz Yisrael. He wanted us to feel it personally. Ariel Natan Pasko, 2/11/2020, 7:15 AM

The role of a rabbi

The main job of a rabbi is to teach Torah, for Torah learning elevates the learners’ souls, and corrects their middot.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/11/2020, 6:34 AM

Tu B'shvat – The Festival of Eretz Israel

This Dvar Torah was written by Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, former Central Shaliach of Bnei Akiva North America, currently President of the Ve'Ahavta Movement in Tel Aviv.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 2/10/2020, 8:51 AM

What is the recipe for a miracle?

Dvar Torah from the Chief Rabbi of theUnited Kingdom.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 2/10/2020, 8:31 AM

Beshalach: Song from the womb

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 2/7/2020, 1:45 PM

THEN he will sing

Az Yashir;  Then he will sing Biblical Word Study Torah Portion of BESHALACH Exodus 13:17–17:16 Moshe Kempinski, 2/7/2020, 1:33 PM

The Jews at the Red Sea were divided into four groups - like today

Facing a life threatening challenge, the Jews at the Red Sea had different approaches, just as Jews have today regarding our enemies.Professor Gerald Aranoff, 2/7/2020, 12:45 PM

Manna from the Heavens

What a stupendous spectacle! Food from the sky. Did you ever stop and speak to your neighbor about how Hashem sent us food every day for forty years? HaRav Avigdor Miller zts"l, 2/6/2020, 9:02 AM

Crossing the sea

Why the sudden change between the opening of our parsha and its close?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/6/2020, 8:56 AM

Miracles in all sizes

It is obvious that for things to go right – simply what we call normal life – countless minor miracles must take place.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/6/2020, 8:30 AM

Ostriches, Converts, Consumer protection

Insights into aspects of Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/4/2020, 6:52 PM

As if the land were given to you today

An Israelite cannot live in the Land without absolute love for her, without rejoicing in being within her. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 2/4/2020, 6:40 PM

Video and lecture on Tanya, your guide to a healthy spiritual life

Chapter 51, conclusion. All the previous lectures and videos are easily accessible by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 2/4/2020, 8:30 AM

How much are you worth?

In sights into Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/3/2020, 10:23 PM

Human stubborness and futility

The Talmud teaches us that people who are completely evil, based on previous behavior and actions, are incapable of repenting and choosing wisely, even when they stand on the precipice of hell itself.  Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/2/2020, 9:14 AM

The obligation nowadays to wear a Kippah

n our times, the covering of the head has become an obligatory minhag * Today, wearing a kippah has become a substitute for wearing tefillin throughout the day as was customary in previous generations.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/2/2020, 9:10 AM

Coincidence and the Corona plague

Is it a coincidence that the coronavirus has taken front stage in the world media at the very same time that we are reading about the plagues in Egypt in the weekly Torah portion? Tzvi Fishman, 2/2/2020, 8:00 AM

Bo: Memories of the Soul

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/31/2020, 3:22 PM

Bo: Leave my land alone

Maybe they would have been granted all they demanded from Trump, like in Egypt? God just gave Netanyahu and Gantz their chance at eternal greatness, and they blew it. Ariel Natan Pasko, 1/31/2020, 3:17 PM

How do you harden a heart?

HichBadeti et Libo-  Hardened his heart, Biblical Word Study, Torah Portion of BO  Exodus 10:1–13:16, Moshe Kempinski, 1/31/2020, 3:10 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: Rejecting those who come bearing gifts 

It is not only the Greeks whose gifts wrought damage.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/30/2020, 8:54 PM

Weekly Torah portion: Bo

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 1/30/2020, 5:09 PM

Our children can change our lives.

Dvar Torah for Shabbat from the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/30/2020, 4:48 PM

Tanya weekly video and lecture: Your road to a healthy spiritual life

Chapter 51 class 3. Previous classes can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 1/29/2020, 8:48 AM

Let's roll this sovereignty train!

The future is yours.  Al tira! Al tiru! Fear not!Prof. (Emer.) Jerry Lambert, 1/29/2020, 8:12 AM

The women too

Neither kings nor any other males have a right to prevent women’s religious expression.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 1/29/2020, 8:08 AM

Tehillim for Trump

Hakarat Hatov---Expressing Gratitude—is a fundamental Jewish principle. Yehudah Brochin, 1/28/2020, 10:02 AM

Israel's increased birthrate: A demographic crisis in the making?

Israel’s population is growing at a welcome rate, but there is no room for horror forecasts of resource scarcity . The Jewish nation constitutes only 0.15% of the world’s population – we are in existential danger, and must grow.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/26/2020, 1:59 PM

Justice in Judgment

HaRav Avigdor Miller zts"l, 1/26/2020, 1:33 PM

A Jewish guide to death and bereavement

Judaism is adamant that one may not actively hasten death, but it recognises the morality of permitting people to die. The effect is not to shorten a person’s living, but to shorten their dying.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 1/26/2020, 7:44 AM

Vaera: Order in miracles

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/24/2020, 11:59 AM

What’s the connection between the Waldorf Astoria and the 10 plagues?

Torah from the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/24/2020, 11:57 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  When anger is appropriate

We get angry infrequently, even when it is justified. We get angry when we are personally insulted but keep our “cool” in the face of crimes against Yiddishkeit.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/24/2020, 11:50 AM

Sister of Nachshon

This week's Dvar Torah is by Mordechai Hadad, former Shaliach in Montreal (2016-17), currently a student in Ariel University.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 1/23/2020, 8:05 AM

Pharaoh must not listen to Moses!

If Pharaoh had listened to Moses, it would have reflected badly on the Israelites who did not. Danny Ginsbourg, 1/23/2020, 8:01 AM

The four words of redemption

The use of different verbs to indicate the advent of the promised deliverance from Egyptian bondage indicates a process - and we are in the midst of it.Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/23/2020, 7:26 AM

The wedding

Which is more important when building a Jewish home? Looking backward, or forward? Remembering your roots, or proceeding to the future?  David Sheyman, 1/21/2020, 11:38 PM

D'Nile isn't just a river in Egypt

Rav Tzvi Yehudah said that Jews became accustomed to think that life in Galut, exile, is normal, even with the increasing anti-Semitism, brutality and murder taking place there. They are in denial. Ariel Natan Pasko, 1/21/2020, 11:27 PM

Tanya lecture and video: Your road to spiritual health

Continuation of chapter 51. Previous lectures can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 1/21/2020, 11:11 PM

A man of justice

Empathy is a powerful driving force, and ultimately is of great value in charitable actions and results. However, there is another potential catalyst to be seen when viewing those who are oppressed and in need of aid. Rabbi Dr. Dvir Ginsberg, 1/20/2020, 12:26 AM

The nunber of tzadikim in the land of Israel

There are always at least forty-five tzadikim who maintain the world, says the Gemara. How many of them are in Israel and whaat does that mean|? Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 1/20/2020, 12:11 AM

Why Moshe, of all people

Most leaders are eventually undone by the growth of their egos and the resulting arrogance.  Not so Moshe.Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/20/2020, 12:00 AM

Shemot: Moses' love for Israel

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/17/2020, 1:41 PM

Passionate performance in Parashat Shemot

When we want to validate another, let’s give him our full encouragement. After all, our words can have a great impact on another.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 1/17/2020, 1:40 PM

What makes a good leader great?

Torah from the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/17/2020, 1:38 PM