The myth of the self-made man

The myth of the self-made man

It is in the nature of man, to think that by his strength and acumen, he has prospered - but that is hubris.Danny Ginsbourg, Today, 7:45 AM
Ekev: Nourishing the Soul

Ekev: Nourishing the Soul

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism. On thaniking God for food for the body and for the soul.Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, Friday, 5:15 PM
 Order of the day: Love

Order of the day: Love

The Weekly Portion, Eikev: Rabbanit Yemima Mizrahi explains that it's not by chance that we read this parasha this year during the pandemic.Sivan Rahav-Meir, Friday, 5:10 PM
A change in the order provides a major lesson for all time!

A change in the order provides a major lesson for all time!

The first paragraph of the Shema is in the singular. The second paragraph is in the plural, The order of the mitzvot is switched. Why?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Friday, 1:57 PM
Ekev - there is a deep-seated cause behind our present situation

Ekev - there is a deep-seated cause behind our present situation

Human civilization needs a little less hubris, less arrogance, more minimal expectations, realization that it is not our will that prevails.Rabbi Berel Wein, Friday, 12:46 PM
Talking Parsha - Ekev

Talking Parsha - Ekev

We know the Mann was a Heavenly food with heavenly taste but this week Moshe Rabeinu describes the Mann as torture and even starvation. Why?Arutz Sheva Staff, Friday, 11:59 AM
The Challenge of Greatness: Spirituality in the Land of Israel

The Challenge of Greatness: Spirituality in the Land of Israel

The generation in the desert did not achieve the spiritual greatness which would allow working the land without losing spirituality.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Friday, 4:00 AM
Ekev: Not to be a nation like all other nations

Ekev: Not to be a nation like all other nations

The Daily Portion: Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz on this week's Torah reading.Sivan Rahav-Meir , Thursday, 10:33 PM
Bagels and Beverly Hills

Bagels and Beverly Hills

Sorry guys, the commandments of the Torah were given to be performed in the Land of Israel. Tzvi Fishman, Thursday, 10:55 AM
The Covenant and the Love

The Covenant and the Love

Eikev 5780: What is the covenant, and what is the love that is distinct from the covenant?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Thursday, 8:00 AM
Mitzvot and Mishpatim - A program for national spiritual growth

Mitzvot and Mishpatim - A program for national spiritual growth

The transformation elicited by the mitzvot does not occur overnight.Torah MiTzion, Thursday, 7:38 AM
Being single

Being single

A few words from Rav Yoni Lavi concerning an insufficiently publicized sector: single men or bachelors. Sivan Rahav-Meir's The Daily PortionSivan Rahav-Meir, Wednesday, 7:58 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, Tuesday, 7:45 AM
It can’t happen here! Oh yes It can!

It can’t happen here! Oh yes It can!

Better to be a refugee in the Jewish State, than a prince in the Midbar Ha'amim (Desert of the Nations). Be Jew-woke and move to Israel! Ariel Natan Pasko, Tuesday, 6:56 AM
The difference in sanctity West and East of the Jordan River

The difference in sanctity West and East of the Jordan River

The mitzva of settling Eretz Yisrael is fulfilled on the east bank as well as the west bank of the Jordan but there is another difference.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, Monday, 11:29 PM
Eikev: A guidebook for summer vacation

Eikev: A guidebook for summer vacation

Parshat Eikev, which includes Moshe's farewell speech, teaches us some golden rules which are especially appropriate during summer vacation.Sivan Rahav-Meir, Monday, 11:08 AM
How can we pass on our Judaism to the generations to come?

How can we pass on our Judaism to the generations to come?

After the Torah tells us to educate our children in the Shema prayer, it does not tell us how - or does it?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Sunday, 10:00 AM
To all those now celebrating life events: Rejoice

To all those now celebrating life events: Rejoice

Rejoice in the event that, maybe from the technical point of view, is not going to be big, but which is going to be big in your heart.Rabbi Hagai Lundin, Sunday, 9:29 AM
The war against forgetfulness

The war against forgetfulness

Israeli journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir discusses the core message of the Book of Deuteronomy.Sivan Rahav-Meir, Sunday, 5:17 AM
A cause to weep for generations

A cause to weep for generations

Baseless hatred, is a reflection of the Sin of the Spies as was the refusal of Jews to come to Israel in the early days of Zionism.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Sunday, 5:00 AM
VaEtchanan: The Mezuzah and Eretz Yisrael

VaEtchanan: The Mezuzah and Eretz Yisrael

Torah from Israel's first Cheif Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: 'One law of mezuzot is not the same in Israel and the Diaspora.'Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 7/31/2020, 3:15 PM
The collective honor of Am Yisrael

The collective honor of Am Yisrael

Moses prayed 515 times to no avail. But in rejecting Moshe’s prayers, Hashem was enhancing the honor of the collective of Am Yisrael., 7/31/2020, 1:00 PM
For Shabbat Nachamu: After the 9th of Av - A magnificent tragedy

For Shabbat Nachamu: After the 9th of Av - A magnificent tragedy

The destruction of the 9th of Av was not the end. It was but the beginning of the night, awaiting the new dawn of redemption.Daniel Pinner, 7/31/2020, 9:23 AM
"A mighty voice that did not cease"

"A mighty voice that did not cease"

The Torah portion that always follows the 9th of Av tells of G-d's Voice that 'did not cease'. And that is a powerful message to us.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 7/31/2020, 9:00 AM
Talking Parsha - Va'etchanan

Talking Parsha - Va'etchanan

In Parshat Va'etchanan we discuss Moshe's prayers, from which we learn many laws. But is this the model we want to learn from? Why?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2020, 8:27 AM
Becoming the people we want to be

Becoming the people we want to be

Finding holiness in the ethereal on God’s mountain is easy. Finding it in daily life takes conscious effort.Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, 7/31/2020, 7:42 AM
Tisha B'av: Everything flips

Tisha B'av: Everything flips

Israeli journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir shares a lesson on the purpose of Tisha B'Av.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 7/30/2020, 3:26 PM
The Temple Mount as the “Truma” of Eretz Yisrael

The Temple Mount as the “Truma” of Eretz Yisrael

We live normally and function in Eretz Yisrael despite its sanctity because Hashem separated a piece of it, the Temple Mount, from the rest.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/30/2020, 3:00 PM
The Shema: Left for last?

The Shema: Left for last?

Why does the prayer appear so late in the Torah, and why is it considered our foundational statement of emunah?Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 7/30/2020, 1:42 PM
Seeing the destruction and the hope

Seeing the destruction and the hope

If the rocks and ashes, found in excavations at the Kotel and dating to the Temple's destruction, could talk, what would they say?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 7/30/2020, 12:42 PM
“Nachem” Forever?

“Nachem” Forever?

Jews who said Nachem centuries ago lamented Jerusalem's desolation, but even we who see Jl'em in its glory know how long the road ahead is.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 7/29/2020, 2:11 PM
Laws of Tisha B'Av 2020

Laws of Tisha B'Av 2020

Includes halakhic parameters for fasting during the corona pandemic and for when the 9th of Av fast ends on Erev Shabbat.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 7/29/2020, 12:00 PM
Prayer to come to the Land of Israel

Prayer to come to the Land of Israel

Ths may be the most important prayer you say in your life.Tzvi Fishman, 7/29/2020, 11:50 AM
What is the very worst thing?

What is the very worst thing?

Today marks 20 years since the passing of Shalom Noah Berzovsky, a Hasidic rebbe known by the title of his works "Netivot Shalom".Sivan Rahav-Meir, 7/29/2020, 11:28 AM
What is the greatest blessing ever given to the Jewish people?

What is the greatest blessing ever given to the Jewish people?

if you look at our numbers throughout the ages you will be unable to count us. That is a message to remember on Tisha B'Av.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/28/2020, 7:12 PM
Weekly Tanya video\lecture on'The Gate to Faith'

Weekly Tanya video\lecture on'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, 7/28/2020, 8:46 AM
Coping with fear

Coping with fear

In this period of sorrow for events that occurred to the Jewish people, remember that the Sages say that Mashiach is born on Tisha B'Av.!Rabbi Eli Hecht, 7/28/2020, 8:23 AM
Changing the culture of dispute

Changing the culture of dispute

The Sinat Chinam (baseless hatred) pandemic from which we have suffered for thousands of years needs the opposite of social distancing.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 7/27/2020, 8:08 PM
Out of proportion

Out of proportion

Social worker Roni Printz: Sometimes letting things get out of proportion is appropriate,The daily portion:of Sivan Rahav-Meir:Sivan Rahav-Meir, 7/27/2020, 7:36 PM
Why isn't Tisha B'Av obsolete?

Why isn't Tisha B'Av obsolete?

When we keep Tisha B’Av, today we reconstruct the bitter past in order to appreciate the privilege of living in an age of fulfilment.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/27/2020, 10:00 AM
Rabbi Moshe Taragin on the role of gardens in the Song of Songs

Rabbi Moshe Taragin on the role of gardens in the Song of Songs

Watch Live: Rabbi Moshe Taragin discusses the Song of Songs in the latest edition of Herzog College's Bible Studies series.Herzog College, 7/26/2020, 8:09 PM
Freedom of the Press and constructive Lashon Hara

Freedom of the Press and constructive Lashon Hara

The conditions permitting lashon hara for a constructive purpose do not apply if adherence to the conditions will totally offset achievementRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/26/2020, 1:45 PM
The prescription of the Ari Hakadosh

The prescription of the Ari Hakadosh

A simple instruction against divisiveness from Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, 448 years since his passing. 'The Daily Portion' of Sivan Rahav-Meir.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 7/26/2020, 11:37 AM
A Jewish view of building society

A Jewish view of building society

Scholars can be the agents for building a harmonious society or they can undermine society by promoting an untenable, toxic vison.Rabbi Carmi Wisemon, 7/25/2020, 11:59 PM
What does the Torah say about #JewishPrivilege?

What does the Torah say about #JewishPrivilege?

'Jewish privilege' can be used sarcastically by Jews to highlight Jewish persecution, but it also poses a very different challenge.Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, 7/25/2020, 10:21 PM
Tragedies - past, present and future?

Tragedies - past, present and future?

If we learn one thing from the global COVID-19 pandemic, let it be that no one is immune to pain and suffering.Zvi Gluck, 7/25/2020, 10:01 PM
 Devarim: Moses Speaks!

Devarim: Moses Speaks!

How did Moses, the great leader who said "I am not a man of words" declaim the entire book of Dvarim? Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 7/24/2020, 5:30 PM
Followership

Followership

Covenant & Conversation Dvarim 5780: Faced with an angry mob, a leader is not always in control of the situation.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 7/24/2020, 9:32 AM
It is all in the details

It is all in the details

Moshe’s message to the people is not to see a burden in the details of mitzva observance, because it is there spirituality is to be found.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 7/24/2020, 9:00 AM
Talking Parsha - Devarim

Talking Parsha - Devarim

Moshe gives a review of the Torah, but when he gets to the story of the Meraglim and the punishment, leaves out an important detail. Why?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2020, 8:15 AM
The power of a mitzva

The power of a mitzva

Moshe’s fear of Og was not from the physical might of Og, but from Og’s ‘spiritual’ meritsDanny Ginsbourg‏, 7/23/2020, 3:24 PM
Shabbat Chazon-Parashat Dvarim: The making of a wicked man

Shabbat Chazon-Parashat Dvarim: The making of a wicked man

We have now gained insight into the step-by-step transformation of a decent gentile society as it descends down the slippery slope to hell.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/23/2020, 3:03 PM
Early indications

Early indications

Moses admonishes the people in Dvarim, not for the serious sins of the spies and the golden calf, but for flaws rooted in ego. Op-ed.Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 7/23/2020, 12:54 PM
Moses' last lap - Dvarim

Moses' last lap - Dvarim

How do we define old age? How do we concentrate when praying?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 7/22/2020, 9:00 PM
Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av Torah essay

Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av Torah essay

What do we want to return to in Megillat Eicha?Matan Women's Torah Study Ins., 7/22/2020, 9:13 AM
Don't listen to me - listen to Moshe

Don't listen to me - listen to Moshe

What is the first and fundamental mitzva that Moshe explains when he teaches the Torah to his people? Not Shabbos. Not kashrus.Tzvi Fishman, 7/22/2020, 8:38 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, 7/22/2020, 8:24 AM