An eye for an eye? Laws, lies and corporal punishment

An eye for an eye? Laws, lies and corporal punishment

This was not a law of physical vengeance but of monetary compensation, and those who say otherwise are prevaricating.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/15/2021, 6:17 PM
Psalm 104: Let sin be uprooted

Psalm 104: Let sin be uprooted

Torah from Israel's frst Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "Why didn't Rabbi Meir think of his wife's solution himself?"Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 2/14/2021, 9:41 PM
The terrible 'bite' of credit

The terrible 'bite' of credit

An important message about personal finances from the Torah.Rabb Reuven Spolter, 2/14/2021, 9:34 PM
53 stones to build a palace

53 stones to build a palace

Mitzvot are stones that build a palace for G-d but the mortar binding them is love for one's fellow man.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 2/14/2021, 5:47 PM
Act first, listen second - an act of faith

Act first, listen second - an act of faith

The Sadducee mocked Rava, “You are an impetuous people, for you put your mouth before your ears.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 2/13/2021, 11:31 PM
What vision did the 70 elders of Israel see?

What vision did the 70 elders of Israel see?

The vision of G-d experienced by Moshe, Aharon, Nadav and Avihu, and 70 elders of Israel described in this week's parasha is unparalleled.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 2/13/2021, 11:25 PM
Parashat Mishpatim – Rosh Chodesh Adar – Shabbat Shekalim

Parashat Mishpatim – Rosh Chodesh Adar – Shabbat Shekalim

This is only the eleventh time the three have coincided in the last 100 years.Daniel Pinner, 2/13/2021, 11:14 PM
Only voluntary acceptance of discipline can work

Only voluntary acceptance of discipline can work

There are never enough police to enforce laws, It takes responsibility..That is behind Israel's corona crisis and why the Torah is eternal.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/12/2021, 1:40 PM
What does Bikurim have to do with cooking milk & meat?? (Talking Parsha - Mishpatim)

What does Bikurim have to do with cooking milk & meat?? (Talking Parsha - Mishpatim)

This week the Torah teaches us the famous Halacha of cooking Milk and Meat together.Tuvia and Yitzi, 2/12/2021, 8:24 AM
The start of an eternal dialogue

The start of an eternal dialogue

Parshat Mishpatim Exodus 21:1–24:18: G-d talks and G-d speaks-is there a difference? The Jews agree to do and to listen-what comes first?Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 2/12/2021, 4:00 AM
The "pit" in our generation - Parashat Mishpatim

The "pit" in our generation - Parashat Mishpatim

Mishpatim lists 4 types of damages to another person. A new variety unique to our time, the internet, is today's "pit" in the public arena.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 2/11/2021, 10:35 PM
Rav Yosef Karo's Fast

Rav Yosef Karo's Fast

Watch Rav Shlomo Katz as he explains how Rav Yosef Karo fasted for a few days to gain understanding on the difficult Rambam he was learning.Rabbi Shlomo Katz, 2/11/2021, 6:59 PM
See you in Court

See you in Court

Parshat Mishpatim, the Torah portion called "laws" also calls judges "elohim" - God, masters or lords. What does this signify?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 2/11/2021, 11:00 AM
A deeper understanding of Parashat Mishpatim

A deeper understanding of Parashat Mishpatim

There is a pattern to the way the many commandments in this parasha are brought. The very order is telling us something.Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, 2/11/2021, 6:52 AM
Vision and details - Mishpatim 5781

Vision and details - Mishpatim 5781

Torah means “law.” But it also means “teaching, instruction, guidance,” or more generally, “direction”.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/11/2021, 6:11 AM
Adar is the month when we must work on unity

Adar is the month when we must work on unity

As we head into the month of Adar when the Jews of Shushan united, we need to:"assemble all the Jews" in unity as Esther and Mordechai did.Avi Lasdun, 2/10/2021, 4:54 PM
The power of the Torah to influence the world – only in the Land of Israel

The power of the Torah to influence the world – only in the Land of Israel

Our power to impact the entire world is contingent upon Mount Moriah and Eretz IsraelRabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, 2/10/2021, 3:40 PM
The Parsha in Chesed - Mishpatim

The Parsha in Chesed - Mishpatim

Parshat Yitro teaches us the Word of God from Mount Sinai. Parshat Mishpatim are mainly Mitzvot between people.Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 2/10/2021, 3:32 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, 2/9/2021, 8:59 PM
Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz: A Ba'al Shem Tov Warning

Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz: A Ba'al Shem Tov Warning

Watch: The daily Chassidic Tale presented by Rabbi Shlomo KatzRabbi Shlomo Katz, 2/9/2021, 7:22 PM
The lesson of Parshat Sheqalim: Get vaccinated!!!

The lesson of Parshat Sheqalim: Get vaccinated!!!

When the chips are down, God commands us to transcend our selfishness and coalesce into a unified whole.Rabbi Prof. Jeffrey R. Woolf, 2/9/2021, 10:23 AM
Heartbeats

Heartbeats

All extreme difficulties can be overcome once people join together, when hearts are bonded. Am echad b’lev echad – One nation as one heart.Faigie Heiman, 2/8/2021, 11:32 AM
A history of the study of and the call to build the Holy Temple

A history of the study of and the call to build the Holy Temple

With few notable exceptions, over the centuries since the destruction of the second Holy Temple, very few rabbis have studieThe Temple Institute, 2/8/2021, 11:23 AM
Lessons from Shabbat demonstrations in Petah Tikva

Lessons from Shabbat demonstrations in Petah Tikva

Political agreements reached in a broad public framework are more beneficial to Shabbat observance than demonstrations.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/7/2021, 9:27 PM
"But I want it!" - A Torah thought for youngsters on Super Bowl Sunday

"But I want it!" - A Torah thought for youngsters on Super Bowl Sunday

Learning to control our deisres is the subject of a video clip aimed at the young, but applicable to all.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 2/7/2021, 3:01 PM
An additional parashah

An additional parashah

Jethro well deserved a parashah being named for him, not just for his advice but for what his behavior exemplified.Daniel Pinner, 2/6/2021, 11:59 PM
A naton of leaders

A naton of leaders

Doing the math in Jethro's suggestion to Moses, we realize that 1 in every 8 adult male was expected to undertake a form of leadership role.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/6/2021, 6:49 PM
Pandemic – The great equalizer and unifier

Pandemic – The great equalizer and unifier

Faith is not diminished when we ask.  Faith is the reason why we ask.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 2/6/2021, 6:43 PM
Psalm 41: God sustains the ill

Psalm 41: God sustains the ill

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: 'In what way does G-d come to the aid of those who are ill?'Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 2/5/2021, 1:13 PM
Encountering the Divine

Encountering the Divine

YITRO; Exodus 18:1–20:23:Revelation, fear and a pathway to Hashem paved with three instructions.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 2/5/2021, 1:02 PM
How do you find G-d? (Talking Parsha - Yitro)

How do you find G-d? (Talking Parsha - Yitro)

After the revelation on Mt. Sinai, God tells Moshe to teach the Jews about how to build alters. Why are these instructions given now?Tuvia and Yitzi, 2/5/2021, 9:26 AM
Weekly Torah study: Yitro

Weekly Torah study: Yitro

"You shall be to Me a treasure out of all peoples, for Mine is the entire earth." How can G-d choose one people above all others?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 2/5/2021, 12:50 AM
'As one man with one heart'

'As one man with one heart'

Jews are enjoined to love their fellow Jews and not to seek revenge one from the other as this would be like taking revenge on one’s self.Danny Ginsbourg‏, 2/4/2021, 10:54 PM
​​​​​​​"All beginnings are difficult" except for what isn’t

​​​​​​​"All beginnings are difficult" except for what isn’t

The Sages teach that “all beginnings are difficult”. But in spirituality the goal is the spiritual progress made on the way to a goal.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 2/4/2021, 9:00 PM
A Parsha of Chesed – Parshat Yitro

A Parsha of Chesed – Parshat Yitro

Yitro transverses the desert to meet the Jewish people after hearing of the great miracles. What was he feeling at that moment?Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 2/4/2021, 2:11 PM
Hasidic tales with Rabbi Shlomo Katz: A Ba'al Shem Tov dart to the heart

Hasidic tales with Rabbi Shlomo Katz: A Ba'al Shem Tov dart to the heart

Rabbi Shlomo Katz tells of what happened between the Ba'al Shem Tov & a group of philosophers whilst debating the authenticity of the Torah.Rabbi Shlomo Katz, 2/4/2021, 1:26 PM
The Robinhood culture

The Robinhood culture

Can you imagine such self-effacement that not even losing your life’s work can dissuade you from seeking truth? Robinhood vs. Torah.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/4/2021, 11:00 AM
Don’t just complain!

Don’t just complain!

A great person is somebody who is not only able to tell you what’s wrong but who can provide a constructive solution for you.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 2/4/2021, 9:03 AM
Don't let COVID-19 wear you out

Don't let COVID-19 wear you out

If you need help, don't be ashamed to ask for help - and meanwhile, find joy in a corona shidduch story!Sivan Rahav-Meir, 2/4/2021, 8:51 AM
An Apter - Riminover Pre Shluff Conversation

An Apter - Riminover Pre Shluff Conversation

Watch: The daily Chassidic Tale presented by Rabbi Shlomo Katz.Rabbi Shlomo Katz, 2/3/2021, 1:41 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, 2/3/2021, 9:16 AM
Open your eyes!

Open your eyes!

The parsha and current events. Jethro, Isaiah and the Jews of the Diaspora who criticize Israel's religious level.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 2/3/2021, 8:21 AM
Pray, then act - or act, then pray?

Pray, then act - or act, then pray?

Before prayer can be effective – one must first show Hashem that one hears the message.Shmuel Sackett, 2/2/2021, 10:48 PM
Going above and beyond the basics

Going above and beyond the basics

Buy a beautiful kiddush cup, a special mezuzah - spend as much as you can on serving G-d. This is learned from the crossing of the Red Sea.Rabbi Ari Enkin, 2/2/2021, 10:30 PM
The first Jewish bureaucracy

The first Jewish bureaucracy

Jethro told Moshe, based upon his experience as chief executive priest of Midian, that Moshe's goal was unachievable in this world.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/2/2021, 10:13 PM
Isolation

Isolation

Being in isolation is found in the Bible and not only for health reasons.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/1/2021, 10:55 PM
The Apter Rebbe's uncontrollable crying

The Apter Rebbe's uncontrollable crying

Watch: The daily Chassidic Tale presented by Rabbi Shlomo Katz.Rabbi Shlomo Katz, 2/1/2021, 8:45 PM
 Positivity & the Holy Temple: Partnering with G-d

Positivity & the Holy Temple: Partnering with G-d

G-d wants a Temple that is the work of manThe Temple Institute, 2/1/2021, 6:57 PM
To sing in the middle of the journey, before we reach our destination

To sing in the middle of the journey, before we reach our destination

Do we only sing when our situation is perfect? Only after we reach our goal? Road songs are about growth, faith and hope. So let's sing.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 2/1/2021, 7:40 AM
The Reed Sea split - for what?

The Reed Sea split - for what?

Why did Hashem need to split the sea so dramatically after the Ten Plagues? Wasn't there another way?Torah MiTzion, 1/31/2021, 11:17 PM
Shabbat in Harish

Shabbat in Harish

Coercion will not help in the matter of keeping Shabbat in public, and legislation must be reached representatives from all walks of lifeRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 1/31/2021, 5:36 PM
Preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel

Preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel

How do we have hope in such a challenging time?Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 1/31/2021, 9:00 AM
The trust test

The trust test

We can only be sanguine about the future with a healthy dose of trust. Otherwise, we panic, and panic becomes a self-fulfilling prophecyRabbi Lazer Gurkow, 1/30/2021, 8:57 PM
Waiting through the night

Waiting through the night

Faith and Faithfulness amidst and through a "long night".Then and now.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 1/30/2021, 8:48 PM
Beshalach: Two levels of love

Beshalach: Two levels of love

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "The song at the Red Sea refers to two types of love for God."Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 1/29/2021, 2:19 PM
Where is Daddy?: Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu on Parshat Beshalach

Where is Daddy?: Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu on Parshat Beshalach

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat's 'Moment of Wisdom' on Parshat Beshalach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2021, 1:20 PM
The essential ingredient in Manna: Faith

The essential ingredient in Manna: Faith

Did God really want us to simply accept the gracious gift from His outstretched hand so that our faith would grow and deepen?Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 1/29/2021, 12:00 PM