Judaism

Today's Korachs are politicians

Today's Korachs are politicians

The mini Korachs of today express the same jealousy and hatred for Netanyahu that Korach had for Moshe.Tzvi Fishman, Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Students continue to flock to Naale Elite Academy, COVID or not

Students continue to flock to Naale Elite Academy, COVID or not

Lockdowns have upended millions of peoples' lives, especially students who have had studies disrupted and plans for the future put on hold.Sponsored Content, Sunday, 6:21 PM
Teaching our children how to keep Kosher

Teaching our children how to keep Kosher

There are so many different symbols and organizations! How do we teach our children what to do?, Sunday, 12:19 PM
When a child goes off the 'derech'

When a child goes off the 'derech'

A mother writes: "My children's abandoning mitzva observance is eating me up inside. How do I get through this? What should I do, rabbi?"Rabbi Baruch Efrati, Sunday, 12:00 PM
“No Jew will be left behind, no tears will be left to be cried” (Avraham Fried)

“No Jew will be left behind, no tears will be left to be cried” (Avraham Fried)

When we come back home at the end of the Edomite exile, it will be forever. And our exiles are alluded to in yesterday's Torah reading.Daniel Pinner, Sunday, 9:03 AM
Shemini: The role of the kohen

Shemini: The role of the kohen

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "We honor the kohen for his potential."Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, Friday, 3:00 PM
Shemini: The surprising value of self-doubt

Shemini: The surprising value of self-doubt

If you think that you’re not good enough, perhaps that’s the very reason why you’re the best person for the job.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Friday, 10:34 AM
The tragedy at the peak of celebration: Parshat Shmini

The tragedy at the peak of celebration: Parshat Shmini

After months of work, the Jews finally inaugurated the Mishkan. Just then, a tragedy occurs - why does Moshe say he expected it?Tuvia and Yitzi, Friday, 9:28 AM
Pure speech? That depends

Pure speech? That depends

The Torah, which usually condenses wording, sometimes uses extra words to teaches us the importance of clean language.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, Thursday, 11:12 PM
The Silent Shoah

The Silent Shoah

Olim from the US can be considered survivors of the US Silent Shoah. We suggest choosing a day for Assimilation Shoah Memorials. Op-ed.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Thursday, 2:07 PM
'Our own flesh and blood'-the overwhelming tragedy of the Shoah

'Our own flesh and blood'-the overwhelming tragedy of the Shoah

We ourselves were murdered with the 6 million. The deaths of the Holocaust confront us in such monstrous proportions that we are overwhelmedRabbi Eliezer Melamed, Wednesday, 10:11 PM
The Stork reality

The Stork reality

The Parsha in Chesed - Shmini.Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, Wednesday, 5:32 PM
Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust

Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust

From the writings of Rabbi Sacks: questions, stories and points for family discussion and a prayer composed by Rabbi Sacks for Yom HaShoah.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Wednesday, 1:44 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, 8:00 AM
Constantine and the Jewish calendar

Constantine and the Jewish calendar

In ancient times, both Jews and Christians relied on the announcement by the rabbis of the first day of Nisan.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Tuesday, 8:03 PM
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf of Political Correctness? Not I

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf of Political Correctness? Not I

Israeli religious sub-societies are more immune to the pc epidemic due to the religious social cultures they have created. Analysis.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, Tuesday, 5:34 AM
Virtue shaming

Virtue shaming

The virtue-shamers want to live but not let us live. They seek not just to cancel people but to erase G-d from society, Op-ed.Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, 4/5/2021, 2:16 PM
The Mimouna celebration - keeping the door wide open for guests

The Mimouna celebration - keeping the door wide open for guests

'Tirvachu ve'tisadu' translates as 'feel at home and eat well' or as 'be prosperous and help others'- it is the open door Mimouna greeting.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 4/4/2021, 9:26 PM
Finale: No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

Finale: No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

How the Midrash explains the bondage of the Israelites to Pharaoh as an idea spawned by Balaam, with Jethro against and Job silent.Steve Apfel, 4/4/2021, 1:55 PM
Keeping kosher

Keeping kosher

Being a Jew relates also to the body and internal organs of a person, and not only the cerebral notion of religion that many people have.Rabbi Berel Wein, 4/3/2021, 11:52 PM
Seventh day of Pesach:  Which group are you part of?

Seventh day of Pesach: Which group are you part of?

Would you have chosen to be part of the Redemption from Egypt? A majority did not.Daniel Pinner, 4/2/2021, 5:30 PM
No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

Between the lines of the Midrasjh saying that Jethro, Job and Balaam were called to Pharaoh to advise him on the growing Israelite problem.Steve Apfel, 4/2/2021, 3:17 PM
Talking Torah - Shvi'i Shel Pesach: 'What great vision did they see at the sea?'

Talking Torah - Shvi'i Shel Pesach: 'What great vision did they see at the sea?'

The Jews saw a greater vision than a prophet after crossing the sea. Why is the vision not described? What did they actually see at the sea?Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2021, 8:27 AM
We have begun to count the Omer and we have begun the countdown to forming a government

We have begun to count the Omer and we have begun the countdown to forming a government

Elections remind us of democracy, Pesach reminds us that liberty brings a goal and responsibility with iSivan Rahav-Meir, 4/1/2021, 9:56 PM
Passover and the Seuda of Mashiach

Passover and the Seuda of Mashiach

The Baal Shem Tov: The first days of Pesach celebrate the Exodus but during the last days of Pesach we anticipate the coming of Mashiach.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 4/1/2021, 9:33 PM
The seventh day of Pesach's theme of Jewish unity

The seventh day of Pesach's theme of Jewish unity

At the Red Sea, all the Jews sang the same words together.Moshe Phillips, 4/1/2021, 11:00 AM
How Kind is Your Kindness?

How Kind is Your Kindness?

Why did G-d command the Israelites to ask the Egyptians for gifts if they would receive the spoils at the Red Sea?Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 3/31/2021, 5:04 PM
Remembering Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik on his yahrzeit

Remembering Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik on his yahrzeit

To the generation that did not know the Rav, a story of two vastly different students that shines a light on his teaching.Prof. Itzhak David Goldberg, 3/31/2021, 4:33 PM
This Passover, a song of thanks

This Passover, a song of thanks

What do we need more these days than the protection and blessing of God, peace between us, peace with our neighbors, peace with our world?Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, 3/31/2021, 8:50 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, 3/30/2021, 11:12 PM
Counting the Omer

Counting the Omer

Counting days that have passed, as in the Omer, automatically causes us to reflect on what was accomplished and what was left undone.Rabbi Berel Wein, 3/30/2021, 6:57 AM
Weekly Torah Study: Passover

Weekly Torah Study: Passover

The Passover Seder, which begins the 7 day holiday, may be the oldest continuous ritual extant.The Temple Institute, 3/29/2021, 3:19 PM
The Festival of Freedom and Faith

The Festival of Freedom and Faith

The prohibition of ḥametz on Pesacḥ is designed to root out a person’s pride vis-à-vis his Creator, his God..Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/29/2021, 11:14 AM
Pesach: Next Year in Jerusalem!

Pesach: Next Year in Jerusalem!

Israel's first Chief Rabbi gave an unusual twist to the words at the end of the Seder for those of us already living in Jerusalem.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 3/26/2021, 3:00 PM
Corona-Pesach vignettes

Corona-Pesach vignettes

This Pesach we will have no trouble feeling as if we have just left Egypt - as we sit with family once more and thank G-d for this chesed.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 3/26/2021, 12:00 PM
“Make your Torah permanent” - but how much?

“Make your Torah permanent” - but how much?

Pesach is the best time to renew our service of G-d and fulfill our dreams that we have about our relationship with the Creator of the worldRabbi Shlomo Sobol, 3/26/2021, 11:13 AM
The Parsha in Chesed – Pesach

The Parsha in Chesed – Pesach

Around the Table and Under Your NoseRabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 3/26/2021, 8:44 AM
Why did Am Yisrael rush, if they had all night? (Talking Parsha - Tzav & Pesach)

Why did Am Yisrael rush, if they had all night? (Talking Parsha - Tzav & Pesach)

Why were Jews commanded to eat the Pesach sacrifice in haste if they were told not to leave their homes until the morning.Tuvia and Yitzi, 3/26/2021, 8:12 AM
Tzav-Pesach - Bread of many lessons

Tzav-Pesach - Bread of many lessons

In Parashat Tzav, we read that the Kohen is allowed only matza from the mincha offering. On Pesach, all of us are a nation of priests.Rabbi Avigdor Miller, 3/26/2021, 6:02 AM
Leadership: The courage of identity crises

Leadership: The courage of identity crises

Leaders must have the strength to know what they cannot be if they are to have the courage to be truly their best selves.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 3/25/2021, 8:48 PM
Are you ready to convert?

Are you ready to convert?

The biggest challenge of the seder is not drinking 4 cups of wine or eating all that matza. It is fulfilling the crucial goal set here.Shmuel Sackett, 3/25/2021, 3:13 PM
A Seder thought from Rav Shimon Schwab

A Seder thought from Rav Shimon Schwab

When does the miracle of redemption begin? You may be surprised at the answer.Ari Walfish, 3/25/2021, 11:12 AM
The Parsha and Current Events: The election results don't matter

The Parsha and Current Events: The election results don't matter

We have no king, Sanhedrin, Kohen Gadol or prophet. Hashem established Israel for the spiritual potential the Jews have in Eretz Yisrael.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/24/2021, 7:37 PM
Update your Haggadah!

Update your Haggadah!

We should regard the events of our times as the continuation of the same process that began with the Exodus from Egypt.Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, 3/24/2021, 4:39 PM
Pesach: This is the guarantee for our survival!

Pesach: This is the guarantee for our survival!

The Haggadah contains a word that tells what guarantees the survival of the Jewish People.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 3/24/2021, 2:44 PM
Live: Passover sacrifice at foot at Temple Mount

Live: Passover sacrifice at foot at Temple Mount

Temple mourners practice sacrificing the communal Paschal offering and pray for the reinstitution of the true Passover sacrifice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2021, 5:33 PM
The Pesach Seder:  The Rosh Hashannah of Faith

The Pesach Seder: The Rosh Hashannah of Faith

The special time the Torah established, when the matzah and maror are before us, is a special time to pass on Emunah from father to son.Danny Ginsbourg, 3/23/2021, 5:24 PM
Erev Pesach on Shabbat - a calendrical puzzle

Erev Pesach on Shabbat - a calendrical puzzle

Today we grin and bear Erev Pesach on Shabbat; the Talmudic sages vigorously debated it.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 3/23/2021, 5:18 PM
Matzah and the Forbidden Fruit

Matzah and the Forbidden Fruit

Only matza has a blessing designating eating it as a mitzva - the exact opposite of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/23/2021, 4:58 PM
Will Biden restore Obama's White House Passover Seder?

Will Biden restore Obama's White House Passover Seder?

A tongue-in-cheek spoof of an imaginary Seder in the Biden White House, attended by the many government members of Jewish origin. Op-ed.Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin., 3/22/2021, 6:00 PM
How to avoid tension at the Seder

How to avoid tension at the Seder

Advice for parents worried about convincing children to take part in halakhically mandated parts of the Seder.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 3/22/2021, 9:00 AM
When Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat

When Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat

Erev Pesach occurring on Shabbat is special, for out of the sanctity of Shabbat, the idea of ​​Pesach can be understood in deeper way.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/21/2021, 8:31 PM
Giving children skills to connect them to Jewish Tradition

Giving children skills to connect them to Jewish Tradition

How to raise connected, caring and passionately involved Jewish adults.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 3/21/2021, 8:00 PM
Enough of slavery - let us go out to real freedom!

Enough of slavery - let us go out to real freedom!

Have a conversation with friends and check how many minutes it takes before the talk turns to corona. Change that mindset and feel free..Sivan Rahav-Meir , 3/21/2021, 7:30 PM
Shelamim - a peace offering for the world

Shelamim - a peace offering for the world

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars explain the connection between the Shelamim offering, internal peace and world harmony.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 3/20/2021, 10:21 PM
The small aleph

The small aleph

The aleph may be unusually small in the first word of the book of Leviticus, but its size symbolizes a secret power that depends on us.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 3/20/2021, 10:05 PM
Weekly Torah Study: Vayikra

Weekly Torah Study: Vayikra

In modern times, can we relate to the idea of bringing offerings to the Temple?Temple Institute, 3/20/2021, 10:02 PM