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Ki Tetze: Advice to a troubled father

Ki Tetze: Advice to a troubled father

We should never give up on a single Jewish soul. “A myrtle among the reeds is still a myrtle and is called a myrtle“ (Sanhedrin 44a).Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 20/08/2021 17:00
Top rabbi: 'What can an insignificant person like me do to help bring the Redemption?'

Top rabbi: 'What can an insignificant person like me do to help bring the Redemption?'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: 'Saying 'Kaddish' with earnest has the power to bring the Redemption.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/08/2021 12:54
The Parsha in Chesed - Ki Taytze - 'I Hate to Tell You This'

The Parsha in Chesed - Ki Taytze - 'I Hate to Tell You This'

Some form of the word 'hate' appears quite frequently in Parshat Ki Taytze. Why and what should we learn from it?Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 20/08/2021 11:38
Talking Parsha - Ki Teitze: Did you have to say that?

Talking Parsha - Ki Teitze: Did you have to say that?

The Torah tells us not to be late fulfilling a vow & says a person who didn't vow, didn't sin. Why would we think of not vowing as a sin?Tuvia and Yitzi, 20/08/2021 11:00
Mitzvahs - royal decrees or prescriptions?

Mitzvahs - royal decrees or prescriptions?

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars on the two aspects of mitzva observance and their applications to living in Israel.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 20/08/2021 08:16
Ki Tetze: The beautiful captive woman

Ki Tetze: The beautiful captive woman

The Netziv asks:’’What is this beautiful woman, adorned and dressed in her finery, doing in battle?’"Danny Ginsbourg‏, 19/08/2021 22:01
When a marriage fails

When a marriage fails

A plea for peace and understanding. Divorce, with all its hurt, uncertainty and loss should not lead to lifelong enmity.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 19/08/2021 21:46
Transforming the delta variant and more

Transforming the delta variant and more

By increasing in all acts of loving kindness we will bring about much more than “herd-immunity” but a world of healing.Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, 19/08/2021 12:00
Ki Teitsei: The real reason we love to give food

Ki Teitsei: The real reason we love to give food

Food: making it, sharing it, giving it. so deeply ingrained in Jewish culture. Why it's important to give, even where food isn't lacking!UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 19/08/2021 05:48
Dazzled by the night

Dazzled by the night

In our personal lives, the broken and the potential for wholeness exist together.Will we be dazzled by the promise or blinded by the dark?Dr. Devorah Ungar, 18/08/2021 18:56
Ask the Rabbi: Why Does G-d Test Me With Such Difficult Challenges?

Ask the Rabbi: Why Does G-d Test Me With Such Difficult Challenges?

As part of the IsraelNationalTorah series, Rav Uriel Tuito delivers an important answer to a series of similar questions on a crucial topicSharona Cohen, 18/08/2021 00:18
Rabbi Kook’s concept of unity

Rabbi Kook’s concept of unity

Rabbi Avraham Kook ztz”l proposed a unified concept that would contain all the customs, along with the Ingathering of the Exiles.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 17/08/2021 17:00
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 Eisenbach, 17/08/2021 09:09
The Age of Anxiety

The Age of Anxiety

Vials of valium and an assortment of anti-depressants and “uppers” can be found in the medicine cabinets of the very best homes.Tzvi Fishman, 17/08/2021 08:59
Surrogate motherhood - who is the halakhic mother?

Surrogate motherhood - who is the halakhic mother?

Who is the mother when a woman carries to term the fertilised egg of another woman?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 16/08/2021 20:25
How can we be "Tamim"- wholehearted -  with Hashem?

How can we be "Tamim"- wholehearted - with Hashem?

In modern day Hebrew, we say that someone who is Tamim is someone who is naïve. This certainly is not the Torahs` request.Torah MiTzion, 15/08/2021 08:28
Leaders learn

Leaders learn

Biblical kings had prophets to guide them, but they continued to learn. That is the mark of a statesman rather than a politician.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 14/08/2021 22:53
Elul: Entering and exiting

Elul: Entering and exiting

Here we are again, not having met our past aspirations. What can we do to be more successful in the coming year?Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 14/08/2021 22:45
Parshat Shoftim: Why don't Levi'im get a part of the land?

Parshat Shoftim: Why don't Levi'im get a part of the land?

The Leviim represent Am Yisrael in spiritual tasks - but does that mean they don't deserve their own land?Tuvia and Yitzi, 13/08/2021 08:49
Shoftim: How Jews went to war

Shoftim: How Jews went to war

The Torah exempts three categories of men from going out to a voluntary war. And it explains why.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 13/08/2021 07:36
Being children of Hashem

Being children of Hashem

Being Hashem's children means we have obligations, but also that we must keep from harming ourselves.Moshe Kempinski, 13/08/2021 07:29
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend

Ain't it good to know you've got a friend

The Parsha in Chesed – Shoftim. "Never underestimate what your smile, greeting and sincere concern can do for another person".Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 12/08/2021 19:47
Shoftim: We are separate but always together

Shoftim: We are separate but always together

We are individuals in our own right and at the same time we are part of our nation.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 12/08/2021 09:35
Shoftim: Earthly standards for justice

Shoftim: Earthly standards for justice

The Torah set standards for us to try and achieve. It never demands the impossible from human beings.Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/08/2021 09:30
What is in store for the world?

What is in store for the world?

Based on abbinic sources: The true intentions of the ruthless Islamic State of Iran-Persia at this time in history.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/08/2021 09:25
Gimmel Elul: Rabbi Kook and our longings for Jerusalem

Gimmel Elul: Rabbi Kook and our longings for Jerusalem

Israel's third president told a story about Rav Kook that is especially appropriate on his yahrzeit.Rabbi Chanan Morrison, 11/08/2021 12:18
The double violation of stealing land in Eretz Yisrael

The double violation of stealing land in Eretz Yisrael

Young religiois Zionist Torah scholars:"S’fat Emet writes that every Jew has his own portion of Eretz Yisrael which is rooted in his soul."Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 11/08/2021 12:05
For Rabbi Kook's yahrzeit: Your “WAZE” to the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

For Rabbi Kook's yahrzeit: Your “WAZE” to the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

Elul 3 is the yahrzeit of the Torah Luminary who is the source of the ethos of Religious Zionism. Who was he? Who was his son?Rabbi David Samson, 10/08/2021 08:29
The weekly Torah portion as a medium for growth

The weekly Torah portion as a medium for growth

The Rabbis intended that the structure of each portion be studied to teach a message unto itself.Torah MiTzion, 09/08/2021 15:42
Answering claims about relating to Reform Jews

Answering claims about relating to Reform Jews

The aim of  the Reform movement is to preserve Jewish identity, and not the opposite, therefore they cannot be called hereticsRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 09/08/2021 14:54
Following in the ways of your grandparents

Following in the ways of your grandparents

The dilemma of the secularist Jew in our age.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 09/08/2021 10:24
Jews staying on the same page

Jews staying on the same page

The only way to ensure the short and long term viability of a Torah based society is loyalty to the same Torah.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 08/08/2021 08:43
Defining reality

Defining reality

We are a small nation. We are smaller than many of our neighbouring nations. But we are different.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 08/08/2021 08:25
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

Rosh Chodesh Elul is the beginning of the month of mercy and forgiveness leading up to the High Holydays.Rabbi Shimon Aisenbach, 08/08/2021 08:11
The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart

The Parsha in Chesed – Parshat Re’ehRabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 06/08/2021 18:46
Re'eh: Private and public Redemption

Re'eh: Private and public Redemption

"Night and day symbolize the two stages of redemption."Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 06/08/2021 16:40
Talking Parsha - Re'eh: What makes it THE place?

Talking Parsha - Re'eh: What makes it THE place?

Moshe commands the nation to destroy idol worship upon entering the Land of Israel - but not do do the same to G-d. What does this mean?Tuvia and Yitzi, 06/08/2021 09:50
Those weapons brandished against us...

Those weapons brandished against us...

Defeating blood libels and the lie that we are colonizers in our land - depends on our choice of 'blessing or curse' in Re'eh and Isaiah.Daniel Pinner, 06/08/2021 07:34
WAZE can’t get you there - it's not found by using algorithms

WAZE can’t get you there - it's not found by using algorithms

When one comes up to the Beit Hamikdash he should ask of people along the way, “Where is it? Which road leads me to the House of God?”Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 06/08/2021 07:00
The unique singular State of Israel vs. the many “states of Jews”

The unique singular State of Israel vs. the many “states of Jews”

The various “states of Jews” in the galut play an important role in attracting the haters of the Jewish State and drawing them away from usRabbi Nachman Kahana, 05/08/2021 10:27
Moments of pivot

Moments of pivot

The parasha tells us to make a choice between good and evil. The beginning of Elul tells us to reflect on and pivot away from our mistakes .Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 05/08/2021 09:48
Re’eh: What we have always had is new every day!

Re’eh: What we have always had is new every day!

How we should relate to the mitzvot on every day of our lives - how lucky we are!Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 05/08/2021 09:42
The importance of Border Towns protecting Eretz Yisrael

The importance of Border Towns protecting Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist scholars: Protecting Israel's border towns trumps Shabbat observance even if there is no immediate threat to life .Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 04/08/2021 12:25
Judeo-progressive liberalism is the new religion of the Reform Movement

Judeo-progressive liberalism is the new religion of the Reform Movement

Progressive liberalism took the Judaism out of the Reform Movement The lesson? We must inoculate ourselves with a Torah social culture.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, 03/08/2021 21:34
The humaneness of shechitah

The humaneness of shechitah

Judaism stands for compassion and kindness, to animals in particular, and preventing pain to animals is crucial to how a shochet operates.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 03/08/2021 20:21
Listen, do you want to know a secret?

Listen, do you want to know a secret?

A Jewish farmer in Arkansas cannot keep the mitzvot of Shmitta because he is outside the Land of Israel. There is a Torah of Eretz Yisrael.Tsvi Fishman, 02/08/2021 12:50
Mon amie la Rose

Mon amie la Rose

In the very fragility of life lies the mystery, the wonder, the hope, the light.Dr. Devorah Ungar, 02/08/2021 12:33
The limits of alliance with Reform Jews

The limits of alliance with Reform Jews

Alliance with Reform\Conservative Jews has limits, including not accepting conversions, marriages, and issues set out clearly in Halakha.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 01/08/2021 10:10
There are no small choices

There are no small choices

Choices all have consequences and later effects that may be unknown to us when we make the choiceRabbi Berel Wein, 01/08/2021 08:46
A primer: Blessings over food, after food, and prayers

A primer: Blessings over food, after food, and prayers

Every time a Jew eats, the blessings he recites both before and after infuse him with the centrality of the Land of Israel., 01/08/2021 07:49
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