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Following the commandment to fight Covid-19; a Biblical perspective

Following the commandment to fight Covid-19; a Biblical perspective

We are enabled to transform mundane tasks like sitting home into something more; the immersive experience of performing a Mitzvah. Leonard Grunstein, 01/04/2020 20:59
Humbled

Humbled

A pandemic has a way of focusing our thoughts and making “rhetorical” questions real.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 31/03/2020 21:48
Does self-isolation compare to the Jews hiding from the Nazis?

Does self-isolation compare to the Jews hiding from the Nazis?

Put that comparison into perspective and think again.Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, 31/03/2020 21:23
Tanya lecture and video: The road to spiritual health

Tanya lecture and video: The road to spiritual health

Continuation of Chapter 53. You can access previous lessons by clicking on the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 31/03/2020 21:17
What the salt on our table can teach us about our unpredictable world

What the salt on our table can teach us about our unpredictable world

The Chief Rabbi of the UK with a timely message about our limited control of the world.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 30/03/2020 12:30
The shared hell of WWII changed Britain for the better.

The shared hell of WWII changed Britain for the better.

Coronavirus will do the same.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 29/03/2020 22:50
Paradise lost

Paradise lost

The parasha and current events.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 29/03/2020 13:03
When any of you presents an offering

When any of you presents an offering

This past Shabbat was Parshat Vayikra.  Next week’s Shabbat is Shabbat Hagadol, the Shabbat before Passover.  Professor Gerald Aranoff, 29/03/2020 11:59
Opportunities in days of isolation

Opportunities in days of isolation

These days when lifestyles are changing without our consent, it is an opportunity to examine our habits and arrange life properly according to Torah principles.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 27/03/2020 16:45
Vayikra: The inner light of destruction

Vayikra: The inner light of destruction

Eternal Torah from israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 27/03/2020 15:53
Vayikra: It's all about the salt

Vayikra: It's all about the salt

Why the focus on salt being a solemn covenant?  Leonard Grunstein, 27/03/2020 15:06
Rosh Chodesh Nissan Torah essay

Rosh Chodesh Nissan Torah essay

Amidst the madness of quarantine, lockdown and feeling isolated from our fellow Jews and community, I found comfort in two things. Chodesh tov! Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies, 26/03/2020 19:30
The prophetic view of sacrifice

The prophetic view of sacrifice

The thought that made the Prophets incandescent with indignation.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 26/03/2020 12:44
Offering ourselves and our ego

Offering ourselves and our ego

Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, said that the idea of sacrifice was that the person bringing the offering should see his own self as being the sacrifice. Rabbi Berel Wein, 26/03/2020 11:03
Shelamim brings peace to Am Yisrael and to the world

Shelamim brings peace to Am Yisrael and to the world

How does offering a korban (burnt offering) bring peace to the world? What type of peace is referred to? Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 25/03/2020 17:50
 A prayer in the time of Covid-19

A prayer in the time of Covid-19

Reb Nachman of Breslav taught that, “The world is a narrow bridge…” But we forget. We forget that it is only in God’s hands that everything rests.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 23/03/2020 22:31
Tanya lecture and video: Your road to a healthy spiritual life

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

Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life. While this is the continuation of chapter 53, all previous lectures can be accessed via the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 23/03/2020 22:22
Covid-19: How long, O Lord?

Covid-19: How long, O Lord?

Early in B'reshit the Creator promises not to destroy His Creation. I am sure He will keep His word. Our problem is that we are uncertain of His timetable.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 23/03/2020 22:18
What we can learn from the parasha and the pandemic

What we can learn from the parasha and the pandemic

An extra, encouraging talk from the former UK Chief Rabbi.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 22/03/2020 11:41
Catastrophe or Redemption? 

Catastrophe or Redemption? 

Three messages for the current world situation.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 22/03/2020 01:25
The world suffers from fear and G-d bears the pain

The world suffers from fear and G-d bears the pain

I believe that we ought to reevaluate the need to bring G-d back into our homes. Rabbi Eli Hecht, 22/03/2020 01:16
Caution yes, but no fear!

Caution yes, but no fear!

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 20/03/2020 13:00
Should chefs share recipes?

Should chefs share recipes?

D’var Torah: Vayakhel PikudeiChief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 20/03/2020 12:11
Repairing a broken world: Parashat Hachodesh

Repairing a broken world: Parashat Hachodesh

Vayakhel, the first of this week's two parashot, means 'he assembled' - we will never again take for granted to ability to assemble a community. Daniel Pinner, 19/03/2020 17:11
Rabbi Nachman, corona and the Redemption

Rabbi Nachman, corona and the Redemption

Rabbi Yisrael Ber Odesser, "Saba", spoke of the Redemption coming after Purim and of the plague preceding it. Barouch Levy, 19/03/2020 09:31
Corona prayer

Corona prayer

Rebbe Nachman teaches that “hitbodedut” - being in solitude - is the most powerful method of connecting with G-d.  Tzvi Fishman, 18/03/2020 09:14
COVID19: How is this Passover different from other Passovers?

COVID19: How is this Passover different from other Passovers?

Everyoone must use an abundance of caution when preparing and observing the holiday of Pesach this year.Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, 17/03/2020 17:10
Coronavirus: The King is coming

Coronavirus: The King is coming

Don’t take this time lightly. Don’t take it for granted. Now is our chance to really look at ourselves. Hinda Leah Sheyman, 17/03/2020 06:51
Rabbi Elimelech's message

Rabbi Elimelech's message

In honor of the yahrzeit of the hassidic master Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk on Adar 21, a beautiful, quintessentially Jewish story.Prof. Itzhak D. Goldberg, MD FACR, 17/03/2020 05:42
The value of Torah and secular wisdom

The value of Torah and secular wisdom

The value of the Torah is independent, it being the direct word of God to the world, teaching the purpose of creation and man. Secular wisdom receives its value from the Torah, and serves it.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 15/03/2020 06:46
Going to a cantorial concert

Going to a cantorial concert

One of the most interesting things that I noted while attending this concert is the contrast between the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which I attended for years, and this cantorial concert. Rabbi Berel Wein, 15/03/2020 06:39
What does Hashem’s back look like?

What does Hashem’s back look like?

Our teffilin are all about our praise for Hashem, but Hashem’s teffilin are all about his praise for the people of Israel.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 15/03/2020 06:11
Ki Tisa: The knot of God's Tefillin

Ki Tisa: The knot of God's Tefillin

Torah from israel's first Asheknazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 13/03/2020 14:36
Cry out to Hashem - look what has happened almost overnight

Cry out to Hashem - look what has happened almost overnight

The time has come to cry out to Hashem. Let me be blunt. There isn’t time to search for nice words. Tzvi Fishman, 13/03/2020 13:12
Post Purim thoughts: Corona Virus will be overturned

Post Purim thoughts: Corona Virus will be overturned

Nothing is what it seems or seems what it is. Post Purim thoughts on dealing with and overcming the Coronavirus crisis.Rabbi Yitzchak Rudomin, 13/03/2020 11:42
Why a half shekel?

Why a half shekel?

Inspiring answers to an obvious question. Danny Ginsbourg, 13/03/2020 10:00
Ki Tisa: Contradicting Einstein's aphorism

Ki Tisa: Contradicting Einstein's aphorism

In our parasha, just the opposite of Einstein's saying is true. Steven Genack, 12/03/2020 08:00
Coronavirus and the Jewish problem

Coronavirus and the Jewish problem

Suddenly, the gates to Israel are closed to world Jewry because of an epidemic.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/03/2020 23:20
Leave me alone

Leave me alone

TORAH PORTION OF KI TISSA Exodus 30:11–34:35: Biblical word study. Moshe Kempinski, 11/03/2020 22:56
Ask the Rabbi: Coronavirus - the moral aspect

Ask the Rabbi: Coronavirus - the moral aspect

A scapegoat is not the aswer, nor looking for Biblical warnings.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/03/2020 08:56
Purim - A day of monumental change

Purim - A day of monumental change

As in ancient Persia, Purim 2020 is a time of monumental change.   David Bedein, 10/03/2020 09:36
Megillat Esther:  Mysticism in the Megillah

Megillat Esther: Mysticism in the Megillah

The ten spheres in the Megillah, revealing the hidden. Daniel Pinner, 09/03/2020 17:59
Purim Sameach! 

Purim Sameach! 

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 09/03/2020 14:41
Amalek: How jihadist would God want Israel to be?

Amalek: How jihadist would God want Israel to be?

For what Israel has gone through, a degree of militarism is hardly to be wondered at. How else could it claim or defend an inheritance? But how far should it go? Steve Apfel, 09/03/2020 00:48
Should a Bar or Bat Mitzvah be celebrated? If so, how?

Should a Bar or Bat Mitzvah be celebrated? If so, how?

The age when a girl or boy becomes obligated in mitzvot is mentioned in the Gemara, and codified in halakha. At that age, the yetzer ha’tov (good inclination) functions and grants the ability to accept responsibility, and act for the Clal. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 08/03/2020 16:32
Daf Yomi: A symphony of learning

Daf Yomi: A symphony of learning

In honor of the siyum of Brachot this past Shabbat. No days off. No mid-winter break, no summer vacation. Every single day.  Shabbat, Yom Tov, Yom Kippur, Purim, Tisha B’Av.  Rain or shine.  Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 08/03/2020 15:03
A mysterious overnight mitzva

A mysterious overnight mitzva

The Hanukkah lights declare that even in times of darkness and oppression, the Shechinah is with us - this is the essence of Hanukkah.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 07/03/2020 19:59
Zachor: The assault of Amalek

Zachor: The assault of Amalek

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconice leader of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 06/03/2020 14:32
D’var Torah: Tetzaveh & Purim

D’var Torah: Tetzaveh & Purim

Why is the name of Hashem spelt Yud Yud in our siddurim?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 06/03/2020 14:15
Tetzave: The menorah of the Beit Hamikdash enlightens the world

Tetzave: The menorah of the Beit Hamikdash enlightens the world

Light not only allows us to see and avoid walking into things or to read; it allows us to accurately perceive reality. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 06/03/2020 14:00
Tetzave-Zachor: The luxury of knowing

Tetzave-Zachor: The luxury of knowing

The parsha and current events: This Shabbat - Shabbat Zachor, we will read about the irrational, inborn hatred of Amalek towards the Jews. There is no meeting ground with Amalek that could even begin a rational discussion to alleviate the hate.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 05/03/2020 15:11
Dressing to impress

Dressing to impress

Covenant and Conversation for Parashat Tetsave.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 05/03/2020 15:00
Love and Awe

Love and Awe

This week's article is by Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger Former Shaliach in Boca Raton (1998-2000) Currently Director of International Relations, Roots/ShorashimTorah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 05/03/2020 14:04
Fundamental foundations of a house of G-d

Fundamental foundations of a house of G-d

We may wonder how we can be the tabernacle when we do not have within us the various utensils incorporated into the Tabernacle. Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 04/03/2020 13:54
Tanya video/lecture: Your guide to a better spiritual life

Tanya video/lecture: Your guide to a better spiritual life

Chapter 53 begins today. You can access all previous lessons by clicking the link below.HaRav Shneur Zalman Miliadi, 04/03/2020 13:02
A new guide for living well in a Jewish marriage - how to make it work

A new guide for living well in a Jewish marriage - how to make it work

"To Build and to Bond, Living Well in a Jewish Marriage," by experienced counselor Rabbi Moshe Berliner, is a must read for young couples as well as older marrieds, whose marriages will benefit from its uniqely pragmatic approach. Rochel Sylvetsky, 03/03/2020 11:20
Our kindness is directly linked to the sanctity of Hashem!

Our kindness is directly linked to the sanctity of Hashem!

Torah from the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 02/03/2020 17:57