Zion will be redeemed by justice, her repentant ones by righteousness

What do those two ways of reaching Redemption, prophesied by Isaiah, mean for us? Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 8/10/2019, 9:02 PM

Laws for postponed Tisha B'Av

On Shabbat, mourning should not be expressed, but from sunset, activities which are not necessary on Shabbat should be avoided – we remain in our Shabbat clothes, but we do not eat. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/9/2019, 5:19 PM

Tisha B'Av: The beauty of the Universe

Thoughts for the Ninth of Av fast from israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/9/2019, 9:23 AM

Dvarim and looking beyond the 9th of Av

Hashem is behind the scene advancing His own agenda for the redemption of Am Yisrael. Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/9/2019, 9:13 AM

Laws for the Fast of the 9th of Av that falls on Shabbat (as in 2019) 

Sephardind Ashkenazi customs are delineated in this primer for the unusual situation where the Fast of Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 8/8/2019, 9:48 AM

The teacher as hero

Moses became, in the last month of his life, the master educator.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/8/2019, 9:40 AM

The Holy Ari: Speaking to Souls

How can we speak to someone’s soul? First, we must be filled with love for the person. This creates a channel through which to enter his soul. And then, we must do something else...Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 8/7/2019, 8:01 AM

Learning to walk in Destiny

Through the Lens of Torah: Understanding the concept of “destination” in the Biblical metaphor. It is less a “place to get to” and is much more the question of the purpose of the voyage. Moshe Kempinski, 8/6/2019, 8:00 AM

Transforming Mourning into the Morning

As the love for an only child is the most intense love, so is the loss the most intense loss. In such a situation, how can this ever-present suffering, this ever-present pain somehow be put perhaps to a constructive use, if possible? Mark Newman, 8/6/2019, 6:30 AM

Consolation is an integral part of mourning

Rav Soloveichik zt”l explained that comforting mourners, nichum avelim, is not just a fulfillment of kindness and the mitzvah of loving one's neighbor as oneself, but rather it is a kiyum in the avelut itself, Steven Genack, 8/5/2019, 2:41 PM

Ask yourself, what did I do for the Beit Hamikdash today?

What did I do to help bring the Third Temple today? A question every Jew should ask themselves everyday, especially now that we’ve entered Chodesh Av and The Nine Days, leading up to Tisha B’Av. Ariel Natan Pasko, 8/5/2019, 1:59 PM

Hope within destruction and rebuke

Steven Genack, 8/5/2019, 8:40 AM

Jabotinsky – Vision, dedication, and faith

Ze'ev Jabotinsky's brilliance led him to positions that differed from those of his fellow Zionists, who then attacked him harshly. His prescience was proven years later – often, too late.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/4/2019, 6:10 AM

Tanya, your road to spiritual health

Chapter 46, lecture I. Previous classes can be seen by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 8/4/2019, 5:50 AM

Do not corrupt the land

When God brought Am Yisrael to Eretz Yisrael, it was in order to elevate and uplift us. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 8/4/2019, 5:41 AM

Welcome back, Diaspora Jewry! We missed you at the Torah reading!

For almost three-and-a-half months, the Torah-readings in Israel have been one week ahead of those in the exile. This is due to the extra day of Pesach outside of Israel which this year fell on Shabbat. This Shabbat we get back together. Daniel Pinner, 8/2/2019, 3:21 PM


It is hard to think of any other religion or civilisation that has so predicated its very existence on putting children and their education first. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/2/2019, 10:36 AM

Laws for the Nine Days

Our Sages assure us that whoever properly observes the customs of mourning over Yerushalayim will merit witnessing the joy of its reconstruction. Halakha Hotline, 8/1/2019, 2:40 PM

Is change always a good thing?

Remaining focused on the final destination…Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/1/2019, 2:31 PM

The great journey

This week's Dvar Torah is by Yedidya Bejell, former Shaliach in Chicago (2007-8), currently a structural engineer.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 8/1/2019, 2:26 PM

Maybe the dog will die.

"Better not to vow than to vow and not fulfill" but We all seem to hope that we will never be called upon to carry out the obligations we assume.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/31/2019, 6:05 PM

Great is vengeance because it appears between two Names of G-d

Any war against the Jewish people, is a war against the God of the Jews and it is a Milchemet Mitzvah, an obligatory war, to eliminate the Chillul Hashem as quickly as possible. Vengeance on the national level is a mandate. Ariel Natan Pasko, 7/31/2019, 5:56 PM

Matot Masei: Your daughter

You thought your daughter was yours alone, but your daughter was also part of her husband’s family from the moment she was born.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 7/31/2019, 5:49 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  We were as dreamers

Just look at recent history as evidence of the tumultuous and restless nature of the Jewish people. Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/29/2019, 11:36 PM

Masei: Seeing is believing

It is human nature to doubt that which we do not see with our own eyes; at the very least, the ‘truth’ of the events is not fully ‘accepted’ in our hearts. Danny Ginsbourg, 7/27/2019, 11:31 PM

Have the laws of Kashrut changed?

The halakha does not change, but it seems that the invention of soap changed reality. All the foundations of hilchot keilim remain in place, and only in laws that actually depend on absorption of flavor, has the law changed.  Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/27/2019, 11:07 PM

Mattot: No excuses for remaining outisde the land!

Torah from israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/26/2019, 3:43 PM

Korach (Diaspora): The sons of Korach

Contemplating teshuvah.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 7/26/2019, 1:47 PM

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, mourning or Redemption?

Why are we allowing the Congressional harpies to come to Israel? Ariel Natan Pasko, 7/25/2019, 11:31 AM

For G-d and for Am Yisrael

Torah from young students at Religious Zionist yeshivas. Three questions whose answers explain the behavior and statements of the tribes who settled east of the Jordan River. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 7/25/2019, 9:37 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Matot (Israel)

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/25/2019, 9:32 AM

Pinchas: A new generation

The Torah tells us that Moses had lost none of his vigor on the day of his passing, why then did he slow down three years before his passing?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 7/23/2019, 9:48 PM

A Zionist’s perspective on “The Three Weeks”

To believe that marking the days is no longer necessary because we are back in ourland bespeaks a profound lack of historical awareness, and ignorance of both the big picture, and ironically, the very context of today's events. Douglas Altabef, 7/23/2019, 9:25 PM

Pinchas and Jewish Leadership: Do the right thing, no matter what

“Without vision, the people perish...” (Proverbs 29:18) King Solomon could have been living in modern Israel. Ariel Natan Pasko, 7/23/2019, 12:02 AM

“Next year in Jerusalem.”

The soul knows the truth: our souls belong in Israel. Helena Hawkins, 7/22/2019, 10:38 AM

Seven Principles for maintaining Jewish Peoplehood

Whilst no empire on earth has ever been able to defeat us, we have, on occasions, been able to defeat ourselves.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 7/21/2019, 1:22 PM

A summary of halakhot for the Three Weeks

Halakha Hotline, 7/20/2019, 11:43 PM

For The 17th of Tammuz: Tarzan of the Diaspora

A Jew isn’t an American, or a Frenchman, or a South African, even if he grows up there. A Jew has a homeland of his own, with his own code of life, the Torah, which is meant to be lived in Israel. Tzvi Fishman, 7/20/2019, 11:36 PM

Pinchas: The daily sheep offering

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, Torah sage, philosopher, leader and iconic founder of Religious Zionism and Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/19/2019, 10:22 AM

Weekly Torah Portion: Pinchas

Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/19/2019, 10:16 AM

The crown all can wear

Covenant and Conversation for Pinchas.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 7/19/2019, 10:14 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  The Jewish State of the Mashiach

Could this be the turning point at which Hashem will usher in a new era leading up to the long-awaited final redemption of our nation?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/18/2019, 1:57 PM

Balak: Epstein and Pedophilia, Barak, Weinstein and Peres

The irony of the Jeffrey Epstein case breaking wide open this past week, as the week’s Torah reading is and was Balak, screams out for more scrutiny. Ariel Natan Pasko, 7/18/2019, 1:48 PM

Drops of Light video: The 100 second parsha thought for Balak

When G-d wants something to happen, it does.Rabbi Ari N. Enkin, 7/17/2019, 11:54 PM

How to understand Shalom

What did the actions of Pinchas represent? Steven Genack, 7/17/2019, 10:59 PM

Tanya lectures: Your road to spiritual health

End of Chapter 43. Previous lectures can be accessed by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 7/17/2019, 1:12 PM

Channeling G-d's momentary anger at the Jews

Lecture on the Weekly Torah Portion of Balak from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 7/15/2019, 11:13 PM

The Temple – A model for Religious Zionism

The Temple structure represents the central values ​​of the Torah, which are reflected in Religious Zionism.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/15/2019, 6:11 PM

Insights into selected Jewish topics

Learn about the 613 mitzvot, about whether Judaism mandates supporting one's family, and proofs of the Temple existing in Jerusalem before the Muslim conquest.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/15/2019, 5:52 PM

Our Independence.  Our Community. Our Song.  

You can cage the singer but not the song - Harry Belafonte.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 7/14/2019, 6:03 PM

Two evil Bil"am forces threaten the Jewish nation today

The parasha and current events:By the legal recognition of perversity, the hands of the clock to gentile obliteration have edged one minute closer to midnightRabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/14/2019, 5:52 PM

Balak: Tents and dwelling places

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader and founder of Religious Zionism and the Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/12/2019, 4:53 PM

Chukat: Where do we find the map to guide us through the maze of life

The key to finding our way through the maze of life… Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/12/2019, 3:24 PM

Not reckoned among the nations

Ancient Israel was founded on a creed, and was, as a result, a nation with the soul of a religion.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 7/12/2019, 4:11 AM

When twenty equals zero

America is what it is today because we are a Nation under G-D.Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, 7/11/2019, 6:50 PM

Through the lens of Torah: Chukat and Balak

Due to the gap between the Diaspora and Israeli Torah reading, a Dvar Torah for each follows: The redeeming power of hope and Walking the narrow bridge. Moshe Kempinski, 7/11/2019, 4:19 PM

Revelation and narrative: Chukat and Balak

Due to the gap between the Parasha reading in Israel and the one abroad, Torah Mitzion brings both.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 7/11/2019, 4:08 PM