Judaism

Eikev: Balancing Torah and Work

Eikev: Balancing Torah and Work

The amount of time devoted to a particular activity is not the sole factor in determining that this is our main pursuit in life.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 30/07/2021 16:40
Parshat Ekev: What does G-d want from me?

Parshat Ekev: What does G-d want from me?

In this week's Parsha, Moshe teaches Am Yisrael the "simple" things Hashem asks from us. The "simple" requests Hashem has from Am Yisrael.Tuvia and Yitzi, 30/07/2021 10:04
Charity - the root of all

Charity - the root of all

Tzedaka, charity, is one of the foundations of the Jewish people.Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 30/07/2021 06:55
Un-Jewish? Un-Rabbinic?

Un-Jewish? Un-Rabbinic?

Is it "un-Jewish” and "un-rabbinic” to hope that Hashem, the God of justice, mercy and truth punish all who have wronged His people?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 30/07/2021 06:24
Weekly Torah Study for Eikev: 'Not by bread alone'

Weekly Torah Study for Eikev: 'Not by bread alone'

What, then, does sustain man?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 30/07/2021 06:16
The forty year-long Ulpan

The forty year-long Ulpan

During their forty years of desert wandering, the most crucial lessons of Israel's essence were tested and learned.Danny Ginsbourg, 29/07/2021 10:00
Becoming one with Avodah Zarah

Becoming one with Avodah Zarah

What idols sit on the tables of our homes and in our hearts?Torah MiTzion, 29/07/2021 09:00
To lead is to listen - Eikev 5781

To lead is to listen - Eikev 5781

In Judaism we do not see God; we hear God. To listen to God is to be open to God.and that is what Moses is saying throughout Devarim.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 29/07/2021 05:54
The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

Specifically in the vicinity of the Temple Mount, the place that unites all of Israel, more care must be taken to keep the peace.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 28/07/2021 21:17
There is a difference in sanctity West and East of the Jordan River

There is a difference in sanctity West and East of the Jordan River

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars write weekly on Eretz Yisrael: Why Moshe wanted to cross the Jordan when the east bank was also ours.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 28/07/2021 11:48
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, 27/07/2021 19:19
Does the Olympic hype border on idolatry?

Does the Olympic hype border on idolatry?

There is sports and there is the sports industry. Perhaps that is what should be examined.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 27/07/2021 06:08
Reward and punishment

Reward and punishment

What are we to make of the obviously literal lesson that this week's Torah portion seemingly teaches us?Rabbi Berel Wein, 27/07/2021 06:05
The Good Land

The Good Land

Rabbi Gold said that there is a yetzer hara (evil inclination) that causes a person to see the Land of Israel in a negative perspective.Tsvi Fishman, 27/07/2021 05:57
Kiddush in Lebanon

Kiddush in Lebanon

“Lebanon… which you cross there to possess” - Shabbat Nachamu during the 2006 Lebaon War.Torah MiTzion, 25/07/2021 20:02
Jealousy’s a hungry heart

Jealousy’s a hungry heart

How can we ensure our wants are not driven by envy?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 25/07/2021 19:13
What did Omri Caspi tell me?

What did Omri Caspi tell me?

Humor and purpose. May we all find them throughout our lives.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 25/07/2021 19:02
Va'etchanan: In mind and heart

Va'etchanan: In mind and heart

What is the difference between “knowing it” and “pondering it in our heart”?Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 23/07/2021 17:00
Weekly Torah Study: Va'etchanan

Weekly Torah Study: Va'etchanan

The oneness and unity of G-d was a revolutionary revelation enunciated in this week's Torah reading.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 23/07/2021 15:17
The Spiritual Effects of Diaspora (VaEtchanan)

The Spiritual Effects of Diaspora (VaEtchanan)

In a 3-minute video, Baruch Gordon connects the centrality of the Land of Israel to the weekly Torah reading of VaEtchanan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2021 14:57
Talking Parsha - Va'etchanan: Shema Yisrael - Why is it so fundamental?

Talking Parsha - Va'etchanan: Shema Yisrael - Why is it so fundamental?

'Hear O Israel' wasn't said so dramatically as it seems. Why did it become such an important part of our life, and what makes it so special?Tuvia and Yitzi, 23/07/2021 08:54
Va'etchanan: Climate Change and Moshe Rabbeinu

Va'etchanan: Climate Change and Moshe Rabbeinu

A very current message about climate change can be derived from the actions of Moshe Rabbeinu.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 23/07/2021 06:15
Bashert

Bashert

The aptitude to live and function within the limitations of one's own shortcomings is a great talent which many do not possess.Rabbi Berel Wein, 22/07/2021 09:08
For Shabbat Nachamu: A world of comfort

For Shabbat Nachamu: A world of comfort

Hashem’s answer to the Third Reich will be a world where the evil doers of all sorts will not be participants.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 22/07/2021 08:59
The fewest of all peoples

The fewest of all peoples

We may be the fewest of all peoples, but when we heed God’s call, we have the ability,to mend and transform the world.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 22/07/2021 08:03
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, 20/07/2021 20:09
Torah and sociology series: Ulpana Ofra, 2006 and 2021, changing Torah priorities

Torah and sociology series: Ulpana Ofra, 2006 and 2021, changing Torah priorities

The times they are a ‘changing: from the task of settling the Land of Israel to defining Torah individualism in post modern society.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, 20/07/2021 13:57
The ultimate Le'chayim

The ultimate Le'chayim

No matter how far a person has fallen in his observance of Torah and Mitzvot, there is always a way back- a life-line.Danny Ginsbourg, 20/07/2021 13:39
Should Israel be a theocracy?

Should Israel be a theocracy?

Over the centuries, even without a sovereign government, Jewish law continued to operate and develop in many areas.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 19/07/2021 09:00
The Torah cautions against sinning in Eretz Yisrael

The Torah cautions against sinning in Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars write weekly Torah thoughts centering on the uniqueness of the Land of Israel.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 19/07/2021 08:10
Weekly Torah Study: Time and space

Weekly Torah Study: Time and space

What is time? What is space? We live within them and can't live without them.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 19/07/2021 07:29
On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

Here's one of the basic principles of the Torah - it doesn’t change. And it is meant to be kept in Israel., 18/07/2021 08:38
What may we learn on Tisha B'Av?

What may we learn on Tisha B'Av?

The Rabbis at Yeshiva.co with a list of sources that may be stuidied on the fast on which 'we do not learn Torah' - and a halakha summary.Yeshiva.co, 17/07/2021 21:52
5 thoughts after Shabbat Chazon

5 thoughts after Shabbat Chazon

Tisha B'Av is not only a day of mourning for what we lost, but rather a reminder of what to expect from ourselves., 17/07/2021 21:15
Devarim: Di Zahav - Too much gold

Devarim: Di Zahav - Too much gold

Do you know anyone who had enough money and refused to accept more?Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 16/07/2021 16:22
Devarim: Accountability

Devarim: Accountability

From Moses, we see that It is impossible for truths to be described without the personality and subjective view of the person doing so.Rabbi Berel Wein, 16/07/2021 10:00
What's so bad about sitting at Har Sinai?

What's so bad about sitting at Har Sinai?

Why does the parsha refer to Mount Sinai as 'this mountain' when he orders the Jews to leave?Tuvia and Yitzi, 16/07/2021 09:30
Devarim's message for Tisha B'Av: Going forth

Devarim's message for Tisha B'Av: Going forth

Most of humanity is comfortable with the world view it knows and the patterns of life it has become accustomed to. Especially today.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 16/07/2021 06:56
Denying Jewish Inheritance

Denying Jewish Inheritance

I once met a survivor who said that whoever was in Bergen Belsen for 10 minutes, can justifiably say Hallel every day in Medinat Yisrael.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 16/07/2021 06:05
Suffering and exile

Suffering and exile

Our relief from exile will come either way, the question is what we will have gained from our time in the darkness.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 15/07/2021 21:28
Rabbi Druckman: Shocked Chief Rabbi would advise against aliyah

Rabbi Druckman: Shocked Chief Rabbi would advise against aliyah

Leading religious Zionist rabbi responds to Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef's call not to make aliyah to secular communities.Yoni Kempinski, 15/07/2021 19:28
Can one ever graduate from Jewish education?

Can one ever graduate from Jewish education?

In the book of Dvarim, Moshe reminds the Israelites that they stayed at Mount Sinai for a long time and left it enriched with Torah.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 15/07/2021 11:40
Was Job provoked to make him sin?

Was Job provoked to make him sin?

The God of mercy let Job be tested. The prosecuting team reckon he can be brought to the point of no return of cursing God Almighty.Steve Apfel, 15/07/2021 10:42
Mental Heath Discussion: Hagaon Rav Asher Weiss & Dr. Jacob L. Freedman

Mental Heath Discussion: Hagaon Rav Asher Weiss & Dr. Jacob L. Freedman

A discussion on mental health with Hagaon Harav Asher Weiss Shlita and Dr Jacob Freedman, including directives for fasting on Tisha B'Av..Shlomo Katz, 14/07/2021 13:22
The Holy Arizal and Eretz Yisrael

The Holy Arizal and Eretz Yisrael

Today is the yahrzeit of the revered Kabbalist whose work on the Zohar and spiritual way of life are legendary. How he saw the Holy Land.Tzvi Fishman, 14/07/2021 10:32
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, 13/07/2021 14:21
9th of Av survival kit

9th of Av survival kit

The writer's ideas for getting into physical shape for fasting, starting today. Hopefully, our spiritual shape will make the fast obsolete.Daniel Pinner, 13/07/2021 13:53
Procreation and inheritance of the Land

Procreation and inheritance of the Land

In our generation, in which the commandment to procreate has national importance, families that enhance the mitzvah, merit special blessing.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/07/2021 19:24
9 ideas for the 9 Days

9 ideas for the 9 Days

Read carefully, because we will only do this once!Shmuel Sackett, 12/07/2021 14:42
Tisha b'Av: Time to get to work!

Tisha b'Av: Time to get to work!

The Temple Institute's 5781 Nine Days video.Temple Institute, 12/07/2021 14:37
Kashering the spoils of Midian

Kashering the spoils of Midian

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: 'The two steps in kashering the spoils parallel the two steps in possessing the Land of Israel.'Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 10/07/2021 22:14
Lives taken unintentionally

Lives taken unintentionally

When life is lost for whatever reason there must be an accounting. The day after such a tragedy cannot be as if nothing happened.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 10/07/2021 22:00
Temporary or permanent?  Subverting the Redemption

Temporary or permanent? Subverting the Redemption

Such is Torah: One dot missing in a word in Mattot-Masei and Rashi's explanation lead to a vast lesson brought with exquisite subtlety.Daniel Pinner, 10/07/2021 22:00
Parshat Mattot-Masai: The legend of Billy the Neder

Parshat Mattot-Masai: The legend of Billy the Neder

The laws of vows are there for us to contemplate the awesome power contained in our speech.Rabbi Avroham Leventhal, 09/07/2021 12:20
Talking Parsha - Matot Masei: Moshe's final mission is revenge?!

Talking Parsha - Matot Masei: Moshe's final mission is revenge?!

The last mission given to Moses is to avenge what Midian did to the People of Israel. Why revenge, and why is this his final mission?Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2021 11:11
For Rosh Chodesh: The contrasting month of Av

For Rosh Chodesh: The contrasting month of Av

The month of Av becomes the Comforted month of Av, Menachem Av, similar to the term "lenachem aveilim" used during shiva..Matan Women's Torah Study Ins., 09/07/2021 08:09
Reuven, Gad and the Three Weeks

Reuven, Gad and the Three Weeks

Mattot-Maasei Numbers 30:2–36:13: The lure of easy gratification and achievement has dulled our yearning for Hashem’s Temple and redemption.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 08/07/2021 22:28