The great joy of an 'evil son'

The great joy of an 'evil son'

Verse used when Moshe promises the Jews that they will have children born in Israel is same used in Haggada in context of the evil son.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, Today, 10:27 AM
A lesson about nitpicking

A lesson about nitpicking

The Chief Rabbi’s weekly insight for Parshat Bo: Moses knew that some people always find what is wrong instead of appreciating the good.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Today, 9:24 AM
What did they celebrate if the Exodus didn't even happen yet?

What did they celebrate if the Exodus didn't even happen yet?

Hashem commands Moshe to tell the Jews about celebrating Pesach and eating Matzots - even before they left or knew what Matzot are!Tuvia and Yitzi, Today, 8:11 AM
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

How could the Jews returning from Babylonian exile change the names of the months to non-Hebrew ones?Torah MiTzion, Today, 12:20 AM
The Great Joy of an "Evil Son"

The Great Joy of an "Evil Son"

The verse used when Moses promises the nation that children that will be born to them is the same used in the Haggadah for the evil son.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, Yesterday, 6:37 PM
As if the land were given to you today

As if the land were given to you today

The Land must be meaningful to us as a great and timelss gift which has just been received - with joy and a willingness to work hard..Eretz Yisrael Yomi, Yesterday, 12:52 PM
The far horizon

The far horizon

Moes did not speak about liberty at the Exodus, he spoke about the distant future and the duty of parents to educate their children.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Yesterday, 12:01 PM
This lockdown is meant for you: Get moving

This lockdown is meant for you: Get moving

Had we known last year that nearly 12 months later we would be in a lockdown, we might have despaired, but there is much we can do right nowSivan Rahav-Meir, Yesterday, 8:40 AM
A tale of two ambassadors

A tale of two ambassadors

Will you be part of the 80% or the 20%?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Wednesday, 11:22 PM
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, Wednesday, 11:10 PM
For governments we vote, but in G-d we trust

For governments we vote, but in G-d we trust

The Founding Fathers wanted  America to be a unified nation. They realized that a pressure cooker is not what is needed, but a melting pot.Rabbi Eli Hecht, Wednesday, 4:00 PM
Unforgettable Toby

Unforgettable Toby

Three years have gone by since the death of the incomparable and indefatigable Toby Willig. May her memory be a blessing.Ruth Koenigsburg, Wednesday, 2:44 PM
Judging Torah scholars favorably

Judging Torah scholars favorably

Israel's first Chief Ashkenazi rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism explains Psalm 125: We are all judges of those who teach us.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, Tuesday, 7:56 PM
A little humility is a wonderful thing

A little humility is a wonderful thing

What does God have against Pharaoh?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Tuesday, 7:48 PM
Distancing that leads to closeness

Distancing that leads to closeness

Out of the longing of distancing, husband and wife reunite with greater love, and thus the fire that keeps marriage alive is guarded.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Monday, 9:41 PM
Resurrection of the dead

Resurrection of the dead

True profound love, of the highest and deepest kind, literally transcends death.Those who have passed on are still with us.Mark Newman, Monday, 9:29 PM
Strangers in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land

A meeting of Congress opened with a prayer to God (He/She/It) and concluded with “Amen” and “A-women”. We really are strangers.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Monday, 9:00 PM
Walking with Rabbi Miller

Walking with Rabbi Miller

Observing and learning: Don't just pass by! Every rose bush you pass by is a glorious opportunity.. Every fruit on a tree!Rabbi Avigdor Miller, Sunday, 10:00 PM
Exile and desecration, redemption and sanctification

Exile and desecration, redemption and sanctification

Two special Jews died this week, one world famous and the other known only to his friends, but the world is poorer for it.Daniel Pinner, Sunday, 9:33 PM
God's role in the pandemic

God's role in the pandemic

This week's online initiative for children: The Hebrew word for pandemic is in yesterday's Torah reading.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, Sunday, 9:25 PM
Breaking down a false self-image

Breaking down a false self-image

To initiate the recognition of God, one must begin developing a more realistic view of the self. Pharaoh had to rethink his self-image.Rabbi Dr. Dvir Ginsberg, Saturday, 7:09 PM
Freedom of choice - how does it work?

Freedom of choice - how does it work?

Choice is a gift from G-d that makes us who we are..Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, Saturday, 6:43 PM
Lessons from Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsh - and an 11 year old: Gratitude and respect

Lessons from Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsh - and an 11 year old: Gratitude and respect

Gratitude with sensitivity to humans, gratitude even to the inanimate. Respect for oneself and respect for one's past.Sivan Rahav-Meir , Saturday, 6:34 PM
Va’eira: The impact of Covid-19 on our senior citizens

Va’eira: The impact of Covid-19 on our senior citizens

The Chief Rabbis’ insight for Parshat Va’eira in light of Psalm 71: "Do not cast us aside when we are old and our strength has failed.".UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Friday, 9:37 AM
G-d is in control

G-d is in control

It was at this time of year that Pharaoh declared that G-d is in control. And with COVID, we are coming to terms with something similar.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Friday, 9:21 AM
Why send Moshe to give a dramatic speech if no one is listening?

Why send Moshe to give a dramatic speech if no one is listening?

Why would Hashem even send Moshe to give a speech Am Yisrael wouldn't care about?Tuvia and Yitzi, Friday, 7:50 AM
Rosh Hodesh Shevat Torah essay

Rosh Hodesh Shevat Torah essay

We must learn to 'pay it forward', realizing that many of the fruits of our labor won’t be ripe for years.Matan Women's Torah Study Ins., 1/14/2021, 1:40 PM
A great nation looks for great answers

A great nation looks for great answers

​​​​​​​The Jews were not freed from Egypt merely to become a nation, and not just to establish a Jewish state in the Land of Israel.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 1/14/2021, 1:33 PM
Overcoming setbacks

Overcoming setbacks

There are heights you cannot climb without first having fallen. Moses shows us the need to try and try again.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 1/14/2021, 11:35 AM
Past and present traumatic events

Past and present traumatic events

When I saw the mob attacking the Capitol, a past trauma flashed through my mind.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/13/2021, 11:59 PM
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, 1/13/2021, 6:06 PM
Revealing Hashem in the world

Revealing Hashem in the world

The world must comprehend the 3 truths determined by G-d's actions in Egypt.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 1/13/2021, 5:48 PM
Why so many plagues?

Why so many plagues?

G-d could have wreaked just one major plague on Egypt to achieve Jewish freedom. Why were there ten?Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/13/2021, 9:12 AM
Feeling the pain of another - 'nosei b’ol im chaveiro'

Feeling the pain of another - 'nosei b’ol im chaveiro'

Rabbi Steinman: "Maybe when you feel the pain of another and make it your pain, that itself opens new gates and creates new merits..."Dr. Avi Lasdun, 1/12/2021, 11:57 AM
The Mikveh and the purifying power of water

The Mikveh and the purifying power of water

Immersion in water symbolizes the Divine grace granted to all equally, similar to rain that falls on all creatures, adding blessing to life.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/12/2021, 11:18 AM
The most comfortable exile ever - what could possibly go wrong?

The most comfortable exile ever - what could possibly go wrong?

Is it prescient that the Torah readings during this stormy period in the USA are about the change in Egypt's attitude towards the Jews?Daniel Pinner, 1/12/2021, 10:32 AM
The servant and the Minister

The servant and the Minister

Thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: Should we serve G-d with our intellect or our heart?Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 1/11/2021, 1:06 PM
Rebbe Nachman says: Just get through today

Rebbe Nachman says: Just get through today

Rabbi Nachman: "We have nothing in the world except this day and this moment, because tomorrow is a completely different world.'*Sivan Rahav-Meir, 1/11/2021, 11:50 AM
Building the Temple: The role of Messiah

Building the Temple: The role of Messiah

Part 2:Positivity and the Holy Temple series.Abba Hurvitz, 1/11/2021, 11:15 AM
G-d is on our side, who is on theirs?

G-d is on our side, who is on theirs?

The first daily prayer in Congress invoked, for the first time in 200 years, a pagan deity alongside the Name of G-d.David Ben Horin, 1/10/2021, 5:51 PM
Choosing the Geula model

Choosing the Geula model

Which of the two models for Redemption is in the story of the Exodus? And which will be our story?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 1/10/2021, 3:00 PM
Weekly Torah Study:Stopping to look at G-d's glory

Weekly Torah Study:Stopping to look at G-d's glory

Do we take the time to look at the beauty around us? Moses did.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 1/10/2021, 12:56 PM
Leadership, ego and the power of words

Leadership, ego and the power of words

This week's parsha shows how the words of a leader can inspire. But we know that they can also incite.Learning initiative for the young.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 1/9/2021, 7:40 PM
Jewish life is not for the faint hearted

Jewish life is not for the faint hearted

Moshe is the most humble and modest of all human-beings, but he is not allowed to be humble and self-effacing when meeting Pharaoh.Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/8/2021, 2:00 PM
Questioning – The essence of Jewish Faith

Questioning – The essence of Jewish Faith

Anyone who wants to get closer to G-d must first find the courage to question, even before any answer is available.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 1/8/2021, 12:00 PM
Shmot: Why would the Prince of Egypt need to run away?

Shmot: Why would the Prince of Egypt need to run away?

Moshe grew up in the palace and was a person of great power and influence. So why did he have to run away?Tuvia and Yitzi, 1/8/2021, 8:46 AM
Shemot: What does our name mean to others?

Shemot: What does our name mean to others?

The Chief Rabbi’s weekly insight for Parshat Shemot.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/8/2021, 8:24 AM
What Israel Does To Your Mind

What Israel Does To Your Mind

G-d made a specific promise to Moshe about the Land of Israel. What does it mean for us today?Sharona Cohen, 1/7/2021, 11:32 PM
Why does Moses need Pharaoh's permission for the exodus from Egypt?

Why does Moses need Pharaoh's permission for the exodus from Egypt?

I planted a tree in the community where Ahuvya Sandak lived and spoke with residents about laws of the State as opposed to laws of the TorahRabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, 1/7/2021, 11:03 PM
Women as leaders

Women as leaders

Beneath the surface of the parasha is a counter-narrative of six extraordinary women without whom there would not have been a Moses.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 1/7/2021, 7:10 PM
“Every man has a name"

“Every man has a name"

in Parshat Shemot we find quite a few people whom the Torah chooses not to call by name. What is this intended to teach us?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 1/7/2021, 6:25 PM
On Moses and violence in the Torah

On Moses and violence in the Torah

Speaking out when your opinion may make you unpopular is a good thing. More rabbis in America should be speaking out today for justice.Moshe Phillips, 1/7/2021, 8:30 AM
In Mount Zion there shall be refuge

In Mount Zion there shall be refuge

The US is on the brink of civil anarchy which could lead to civil war, and when Esau is battling Esau, it is no place for Jews to be.Op-ed.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/7/2021, 7:30 AM
Moshe – traitor or hero?

Moshe – traitor or hero?

He had nothing to gain and everything to lose by turning on his benefactors, but he chose to be a hero of the Jewish people.Torah MiTzion, 1/6/2021, 9:58 PM
Moses left Pharaoh's palace - and grew into greatness

Moses left Pharaoh's palace - and grew into greatness

Rav Ahron  Kotler says:’He ‘felt’ their suffering, as if it was his own."Danny Ginsbourg, 1/6/2021, 9:23 AM
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, 1/5/2021, 7:41 PM
From Moshe to Moshe. Praying for leadership, by Rav Yehuda Henkin z"l

From Moshe to Moshe. Praying for leadership, by Rav Yehuda Henkin z"l

Today's leaders are not chosen directly by G-d, nor for their Torah scholarship, so as we face new elections, heavenly help is needed..Sivan Rahav-Meir, 1/5/2021, 4:38 PM