Judaism

Through the eyes of a donkey

Through the eyes of a donkey

Just like Bilaam’s donkey “turning aside”, life has a way of recognizing that the path is blocked.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 23/06/2021 23:00
Remembering "the Judge of all the earth"

Remembering "the Judge of all the earth"

Tzvi Tal was a judge who remembered that the "Judge of all the earth" is above him. In memoriam.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 23/06/2021 22:54
The Parsha and Current Events: The root of our fears

The Parsha and Current Events: The root of our fears

Hashem expects the Jewish nation to live with trust in Him, without fear of the gentiles.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 23/06/2021 22:45
Psalm 126: We were like dreamers!

Psalm 126: We were like dreamers!

Our dreams are the forerunners of our national redemption.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 22/06/2021 19:04
Footprints in the sand

Footprints in the sand

The path in the sand stretches out endlessly before me. Unknown but beckoning. What footprints will be left in it?Dr. Devorah Ungar, 22/06/2021 18:13
Halakha:  Bleeding caused by an IUD

Halakha: Bleeding caused by an IUD

Our Sages set a principle of leniency in determining the laws dealing with menstrual staining.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 22/06/2021 17:28
Balak and Korach: Who not to be

Balak and Korach: Who not to be

The names of parshiot and people’s names define their essence.and interestinly, two are named after doomed characters.Steven Genack‏, 21/06/2021 07:14
After Netanyahu. Moshiach

After Netanyahu. Moshiach

Netanyahu's role now isn't to hold the keys for the Moshiach, but rather to do all he can to prepare the nation for his coming.Yshai Amichai, 20/06/2021 22:50
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.Rabbi Shimon Aisenbach, 20/06/2021 20:53
Weekly Torah study: Chukat

Weekly Torah study: Chukat

Water plays a major role in this week's parasha.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 19/06/2021 21:49
Chukat:Living waters

Chukat:Living waters

We need to stop, rest and drink deeply from living waters before continuing the arid wilderness we seem to have entered.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 18/06/2021 17:17
Sword and supplication - Chukat

Sword and supplication - Chukat

How many times in our history have we used arguments for mercy or logic to no avail - their only response is with the sword.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 18/06/2021 12:00
Chukat: (Not Such) Little White Lies

Chukat: (Not Such) Little White Lies

The truth is, however, that we all have the ability, on some level, to replicate the trait of Aharon.Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 18/06/2021 10:00
Why can't we understand Parah Aduma? (Talking Parsha - Chukat)

Why can't we understand Parah Aduma? (Talking Parsha - Chukat)

People have more motivation and work better when they understand the reasons for their actions. So why have laws that we can't understand?Tuvia and Yitzi, 18/06/2021 09:30
Miriam, Moses’ friend

Miriam, Moses’ friend

Some say that the loss of a sibling is harder to bear than the loss of a parent - Moses has to deal with that bereavement in this parasha.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 17/06/2021 14:41
The Parsha and Current Events: Para Aduma

The Parsha and Current Events: Para Aduma

Parashat Chukat (Para): Disunity brings death and tuma, but unity brings life and tahara (purity).Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 17/06/2021 14:28
 Psalm 37: My feet will not stumble

Psalm 37: My feet will not stumble

The Temple represents service of G-d, the Ark represents His Torah. Without Torah, it is impossible to know how to serve God.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 17/06/2021 09:44
Was Moses' punishment asymetric?

Was Moses' punishment asymetric?

Moshe appeared to be confident that he would yet lead his beloved people into the promised land of Israel. It was not to be.Rabbi Berel Wein, 16/06/2021 17:33
Taxes in Jewish History

Taxes in Jewish History

Jews were required to pay internal Jewish taxes from Biblical times onwards.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 16/06/2021 17:30
Learning greatness from Moses

Learning greatness from Moses

The Song at the Red Sea and the Song of the Well.Rabbi Ari Enkin, 16/06/2021 17:23
You are what you wear

You are what you wear

The Talmud teaches us to be sure our Shabbat attire is not the same as our weekday attire.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 15/06/2021 09:29
The power of women

The power of women

Sometimes hidden, sometimes front stage, women can set the tone for societal interaction.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 15/06/2021 08:05
The mitzva the nations mocked

The mitzva the nations mocked

The Red Heifer's meaning is not known, ’It is a decree from Hashem, and we do not question it.’ So how does it atone for the golden calf?Danny Ginsbourg, 15/06/2021 07:54
What's keeping the Messiah?

What's keeping the Messiah?

Are we hoping for Messiah enough? Are we doing our best to make him come?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 14/06/2021 07:58
The Red Heifer: An available tool

The Red Heifer: An available tool

Jews were seldom obligated to purify. It was only for those who made pilgrimage and who had become impure since their last pilgrimage.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 14/06/2021 07:51
My father’s new book “In the Paths of Faith”

My father’s new book “In the Paths of Faith”

Compilations from ‘Netivei Emunah' (‘Paths of Faith’), the new book by my father and mentor, Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed Shlita.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 13/06/2021 09:51
The Levites' portion

The Levites' portion

Torah from Rel. Zionist yeshivas: Why did the Levites not receive a portion in Eretz Yisrael and in the spoils of war like their brethren?Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 13/06/2021 06:59
For 3 Tammuz:  Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

For 3 Tammuz: Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

For the Rebbe's yahrzeit: The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.Rabbi Shimon Aisenbach, 12/06/2021 23:41
Restrain to Sustain: How to Win Every Argument

Restrain to Sustain: How to Win Every Argument

The Parsha in Chesed – KorachRabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 11/06/2021 17:50
Mizmor 19 of the State of Israel

Mizmor 19 of the State of Israel

Redemption is a process. One that is gradual and continuous. It has ups and downs.Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, 11/06/2021 17:00
Servant leadership

Servant leadership

What was wrong with Korach and his fellow agitators? He wanted power. HIs followers each had their reasons to feel resentful toward Moses.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 11/06/2021 15:31
Watch: The Temple - a place of life

Watch: The Temple - a place of life

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu explains why, when Aaron is in the right place, and the Divine Presence is there, even a dry stick of wood can blossom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 09:45
Talking Parsha - Korach: A blossoming staff - that's what makes the difference?

Talking Parsha - Korach: A blossoming staff - that's what makes the difference?

After the earth swallows Korach and his followers, the Jews come to Moses angry - and only stop arguing after Aaron's staff blossoms. Why?Tuvia and Yitzi, 11/06/2021 09:22
Datan and Aviram - then and now

Datan and Aviram - then and now

Datan and Aviram had a history of opposition to Moshe long before they joined Korach, but were punished only then. There is a lesson here.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol , 10/06/2021 23:59
 Weekly Torah study: Korach

Weekly Torah study: Korach

This is a Torah portion about the power of words.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 10/06/2021 22:11
Chodesh Tov - have a good new month

Chodesh Tov - have a good new month

On Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, take care to plan to have a good month in your thoughts, speech and actions, accept both compliments and criticism..Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/06/2021 10:29
"The earth beneath them opened its mouth"

"The earth beneath them opened its mouth"

The earth is a symbol of lower, base objectives, as in the new coalition focused on hatred and the self-aggrandizement of its leaders.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 10/06/2021 10:13
Something extraordinary happened in our living room!

Something extraordinary happened in our living room!

A Flame Lily inspires this week's D'var Torah about why it's so good to connect.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/06/2021 10:08
You, Moshe and Aaron, killed Hashem's people!

You, Moshe and Aaron, killed Hashem's people!

Were Moshe and Aaron guilty of the deaths of the 250 followers of Korach because they set a too difficult test for them?Danny Ginsbourg, 09/06/2021 12:04
Israel's Defense: Without and within

Israel's Defense: Without and within

The man who brought Israel's security complex to unbelievable technological heights was killed in a primitive attack:by Arab rioters.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 09/06/2021 11:52
The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

In every generation, the question is asked: "How do we know that Hashem will make us victorious?"Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 09/06/2021 10:56
In memory of Rabbi Hanoch zts"l

In memory of Rabbi Hanoch zts"l

Rabbi Hanoch, talmid chacham and man of action, dedicated his life to Torah and the Land of Israel.(Also:tevila and makeup, nail polish)Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 08/06/2021 09:22
Who is your tour guide?

Who is your tour guide?

Who is your tour guide? That makes all the difference.in how you deal with the Giant problem.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 08/06/2021 09:16
Korach and the Karaites

Korach and the Karaites

Both Korach and Karaites missed the symbiotic relationship between written and Oral Law.Steven Genack‏, 07/06/2021 22:25
On rethinking our approach to the current state of the pandemic

On rethinking our approach to the current state of the pandemic

Hashem wants us to react to the global suffering that we bear witness to. The world is not at peace; much sorrow and terror still abound.Avi Lasdun, 07/06/2021 11:42
The land of Israel has always posed a problem for some

The land of Israel has always posed a problem for some

The fear shown by the spies when Moshe said to bring a report about the land, did not die with that generation of doubters in the desert.Rabbi Berel Wein, 06/06/2021 10:36
Not to be wicked

Not to be wicked

In yesterday's parsha, a wicked person is someone who witnesses a mind-changing event and yet continues as though nothing had happened.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 06/06/2021 10:25
The behavior mirror

The behavior mirror

An event in the Torah has a deeper layer that holds a moral lesson for all time, found in the teachings of hassidic philosophy.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 06/06/2021 08:41
Parshat Shelach: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

Parshat Shelach: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

The pandemic and closing of borders has kindled the longing for our LandRabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 04/06/2021 15:34
Shelach: The grape harvest

Shelach: The grape harvest

Harvesting the produce of Eretz Yisrael is a mitzvah. When it is time to harvest, this takes precedence over Torah study!Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 04/06/2021 15:00
Understanding the Mission

Understanding the Mission

The great sin of the spies was due to the fact that they misunderstood their mission.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 04/06/2021 12:04
Sometimes blind people see more

Sometimes blind people see more

Does a blind person say the daily morning blessing:thanking G-d "“Who opens the eyes of the blind.”?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 04/06/2021 09:00
Parshat Shlach: Getting punished for doing Tshuvah?

Parshat Shlach: Getting punished for doing Tshuvah?

Why were the people who wanted to make up for the sin of the Spies punished when they tried to enter Israel?Tuvia and Yitzi, 04/06/2021 08:22
Shelach: To which camp do you belong?

Shelach: To which camp do you belong?

The Gaon of Vilna taught that the sin of the Spies haunts the Jewish People, that many people are caught in its web, evenTorah scholars.Tzvi Fishman, 04/06/2021 06:11
Rebellion against God and against Eretz Yisrael

Rebellion against God and against Eretz Yisrael

'Torah of Eretz Yisrael' from Religious Zionist yeshiva students: The sin of the spies was their perspective on what they saw in the Land.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 03/06/2021 10:14
The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

They returned with a report whose variations appear in today's Torah journals, speeches etc. The message is: Do not go to Eretz Yisrael.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/06/2021 09:53
Please meet the ten spies

Please meet the ten spies

There are modern day equivalents of the ten spies badmouthing Israel and claiming it should not be in Jewish hands., 03/06/2021 07:38