The blessings and dangers of technology

Popular lectures at the Israel Center by a renowned rabbi.Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, 10/12/2018, 10:08 AM

Weekly Torah portion: Noach

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/12/2018, 9:59 AM

What was wrong with the Tower of Babel?

The presentation of the story in the Torah leaves us with some fundamental questions. Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 10/11/2018, 7:09 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: Finding favor versus love

The difference between Noach, righteous in his generation, and Avraham, righteous in every generation, is the difference between Israel and the galut.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/11/2018, 6:57 AM

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Torah Essay: Why Abraham?

This month's article is by Dr. Tobi Tobin, Director of Matan Beit Shemesh, Dean of Students of Matan's Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies, and coordinator of the Matan Advanced Tanakh Summer Institute. Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 10/10/2018, 5:29 AM

Weekly Tanya lecture

Tanya study can put you on the road to spiritual health. (Previous lectures can be seen if you click on the URL in the article.)HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 10/9/2018, 1:38 PM

A Psalm of thanks

The Gemara [Ketubot 112a] relates that Rabbi Abba would kiss the stones of Akko, demonstrating the depth of his connection to the Land of Israel, and even to the lowest dimensions of the Land. ​ Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 10/9/2018, 7:01 AM

Generations of dependence and poverty

Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/8/2018, 7:17 AM

When do we recite 'Hagomel' today?

The rabbinic decree was to recite the Gomel after leaving a dangerous situation, and therefore today one should recite the blessing only in situations of exceptional risk.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/6/2018, 9:42 PM

Bereishith: Creation of the universe - twice 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/5/2018, 2:55 PM

The Torah is not a science book - why start with Creation?

View a new Torah site that was put on the web just in time for the new cycle of Torah readings and features the Torah thought of promising young scholars in the Religious Zionist yeshiva world. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 10/5/2018, 2:31 PM

Life lessons from the story of Creation

The narrative contained in this week’s beginning portion of the Torah is not only a story of the past, but it is just as importantly a description of our present world and societyRabbi Berel Wein, 10/5/2018, 2:29 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Bereshith

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/5/2018, 2:27 PM

East of Eden

In this week’s D’var Torah for Bereishit, the Chief Rabbi explains why real paradise is to be found just east of the Garden of Eden.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/4/2018, 8:23 AM

Weekly insights into word concepts in Torah: Breishit

The Torah Portion of Breishit (Genesis 1:1 - 6:8 ). Moshe Kempinski, 10/4/2018, 8:15 AM

Breishit and the ongoing battle between Islam and Christianity

The Parsha and Current Events,Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/4/2018, 8:07 AM

Trump and Palestine vs. Genesis, Rashi and The Land of Israel

G-d has a sense of humor. Ariel Natan Pasko, 10/3/2018, 6:20 AM

What gets me up in the morning

This is what makes us feel happy every day: We are settling the land without financial sacrifice or excessive hardship. David Ben Horin, 10/2/2018, 6:37 PM

The day after

How do people react on the day after Simchat Torah?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 10/2/2018, 6:32 PM

The knock upon the door: Simchat Torah

How did it get so late so soon? Sadly, we all know too many people who come from generations of Torah scholars who do not know an aleph from an ayin.  How, we wonder, could such a thing be?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/30/2018, 12:23 PM

Simchat Torah in Soviet Russia 1928

Two men stood up to the Communist Regime of the USSR and danced with the Torah. Larry Domnitch, 9/30/2018, 11:06 AM

Departing words

Why are the Jewish people "fortunate? "Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 9/30/2018, 11:00 AM

Vezot Habracha: Unfinished symphony

Did it really have to end that way?Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 9/28/2018, 10:19 AM

Finishing the Torah with a bang

SHABBAT CHOL HAMOED SUKKOT September 29th, 2018 | 20 Tishrei 5779 TORAH READING Exodus (Shmot) 33:12 - 34:26 HAFTARAH Izekiel (Yechezkel) 38:18 - 39:16 As well as Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 1:1- 12:14Rabbi David. Stav, 9/28/2018, 9:40 AM

Wave your Jewish Jed Lightsaber for this week

Have you connected to Hashem? Ariel Natan Pasko, 9/28/2018, 7:05 AM

The sukkah, the etrog and reading Kohelet

Insights into aspects of the Sukkot holiday.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/27/2018, 9:19 AM

Feeling at home in the Sukkah

The rabbis always felt that a shack in Jerusalem was worthier and more protective than a great palace elsewhere.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/27/2018, 7:46 AM

Sukkot and the Land of Israel

Torah inbued with love of Eretz Yisrael from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic founder of religious Zionism in the Land of Israel.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/23/2018, 4:31 PM

Unravelling the mystery of the Ma'aravit

An explanation of the words of one of the most beautiful piyutim (liturgical poems) said on Sukkot.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 9/23/2018, 4:26 PM

A nail of faith: The first time I built a Sukkah

Here is what happened the first time I put up a sukkah.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 9/22/2018, 7:56 PM

A Sukkot allegory

A parable with a lesson.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/22/2018, 7:46 PM

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) guide for the perplexed, 2018

From the Zohar to Senator Byrd, facts and miscellany about Sukkot.Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger , 9/22/2018, 7:39 PM

A palm frond

Why not use the dates instead of the frond? And why is the whole group of 4 species often called the lulav alone?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/22/2018, 7:37 PM

Haazinu: How do we serve G-d?

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/21/2018, 2:57 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Ha'azinu and special Sukkot message

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/21/2018, 2:15 PM

Hiding in plain sight

The continuity of the Jewish people is my proof of G-d's existence. Douglas Altabef, 9/21/2018, 2:06 PM

Haazinu: Are you deaf to the message of Moses?

I would think that by now the Jewish people would be aware that it is impossible, and even dangerous, to ignore the message of Moshe and of Jewish tradition.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/20/2018, 2:48 PM

Haazinu: To remember, to forget

The Torah never seeks the absence of something, rather the fullness of something. The Torah asks for an active state of memory through an act or a personal effort of memory.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 9/20/2018, 2:38 PM

Did we help kill Ari Fuld?

Kol Yisrael Aravim Zeh Bazeh: All Israel Is Responsible for One Another. Aliza Davidovit, 9/19/2018, 10:00 PM

A cry to G-d: Avenge Ari Fuld Hy"d

In that day the Lord will punish, With His great, cruel, mighty sword Leviathan the Elusive SerpentProfessor Gerald Aranoff, 9/19/2018, 11:23 AM

First on Arutz Sheva: The power of Teshuva

Chief Rabbi Avraham Elkana Cahana Shapira's zts"l's 11th yahrzeit was marked by an evening of Torah lectures in Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav, where he was Rosh Yeshiva. Arutz Sheva posts this essay by Rav Shapira, translated into English for the 1st time.Harav Avraham Shapira zts"l, 9/18/2018, 3:30 PM

Viduy: Lost in translation

The question here is: what exactly is the importance of this verbalization? Viduy with teshuva is not a confession in the standard sense of the word.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 9/18/2018, 7:38 AM

The laws of Yom Kippur -5779

Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 9/17/2018, 10:00 PM

Fasting - also for pregnant and nursing women

The most important aspect of the day is atonement through fasting.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/16/2018, 9:56 AM

Trusting justice - even if the Supreme Court candidate is Republican

Is being obective too much to ask of our elected representatives? The Kavanaugh hearings are a timely reminder of what justice should mean. Larry Gordon, 9/16/2018, 9:41 AM

Kol Nidre and Jabotinsky: The Season For Jewish Unity

Moshe Phillips, 9/16/2018, 7:04 AM

Are these the "good old days'?

Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 9/15/2018, 11:15 PM

Coming home on Yom Kippur

Insights for the most solemn day of the Jewish year.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 9/14/2018, 12:18 PM

The Holy King

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism in Israel.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/13/2018, 9:42 PM

Standing before Hashem

We stand for hours in prayer on the High Holy Days, but how do we know if we are forgiven?Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 9/13/2018, 9:21 PM

Shabbat Shuva: On credit

The Shabbat between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuva - the haftorah starts with the word "shuva" and it meaning is to return to G-d.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 9/13/2018, 8:34 PM

One day the students will remember what their teacher said long ago

Moses, the greatest teacher of all time, knew that what he says will take many years to be understood.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/13/2018, 8:30 PM

The Murder of Gedaliah: Lessons for us

'Stay in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you.' For the Fast of Gedaliah, the day following Rosh Hashanah.Professor Gerald Aranoff, 9/12/2018, 1:05 PM

5779: Guiding Lights for the New Year:

Synbols and signs are to be found when using the numerical values of the letters that make up 5779 - the Hebrew letters taf shin ayin tet - as an acronym.Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 9/12/2018, 12:55 PM

To the Exalted One, Creator of All Things, Rebono Shel Olam

It’s that time of year, when Your children withdraw a bit from the distractions of this life in order to introspect on what we have or have not done properly this past year.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/12/2018, 12:50 PM

The goal towards which history has always been moving.

The meaning of the great tekiya.Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 9/12/2018, 12:46 PM

Rosh Hashanah: The music of Teshuvah

Words of Torah for the New Year from Israel's late first iconic Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism in Israel.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/9/2018, 3:03 PM