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Something extraordinary happened in our living room!

Something extraordinary happened in our living room!

A Flame Lily inspires this week's D'var Torah about why it's so good to connect.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/06/2021 10:08
You, Moshe and Aaron, killed Hashem's people!

You, Moshe and Aaron, killed Hashem's people!

Were Moshe and Aaron guilty of the deaths of the 250 followers of Korach because they set a too difficult test for them?Danny Ginsbourg, 09/06/2021 12:04
Israel's Defense: Without and within

Israel's Defense: Without and within

The man who brought Israel's security complex to unbelievable technological heights was killed in a primitive attack:by Arab rioters.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 09/06/2021 11:52
The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

In every generation, the question is asked: "How do we know that Hashem will make us victorious?"Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 09/06/2021 10:56
In memory of Rabbi Hanoch zts"l

In memory of Rabbi Hanoch zts"l

Rabbi Hanoch, talmid chacham and man of action, dedicated his life to Torah and the Land of Israel.(Also:tevila and makeup, nail polish)Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 08/06/2021 09:22
Who is your tour guide?

Who is your tour guide?

Who is your tour guide? That makes all the difference.in how you deal with the Giant problem.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 08/06/2021 09:16
Korach and the Karaites

Korach and the Karaites

Both Korach and Karaites missed the symbiotic relationship between written and Oral Law.Steven Genack‏, 07/06/2021 22:25
On rethinking our approach to the current state of the pandemic

On rethinking our approach to the current state of the pandemic

Hashem wants us to react to the global suffering that we bear witness to. The world is not at peace; much sorrow and terror still abound.Avi Lasdun, 07/06/2021 11:42
The land of Israel has always posed a problem for some

The land of Israel has always posed a problem for some

The fear shown by the spies when Moshe said to bring a report about the land, did not die with that generation of doubters in the desert.Rabbi Berel Wein, 06/06/2021 10:36
Not to be wicked

Not to be wicked

In yesterday's parsha, a wicked person is someone who witnesses a mind-changing event and yet continues as though nothing had happened.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 06/06/2021 10:25
The behavior mirror

The behavior mirror

An event in the Torah has a deeper layer that holds a moral lesson for all time, found in the teachings of hassidic philosophy.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 06/06/2021 08:41
Parshat Shelach: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

Parshat Shelach: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

The pandemic and closing of borders has kindled the longing for our LandRabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 04/06/2021 15:34
Shelach: The grape harvest

Shelach: The grape harvest

Harvesting the produce of Eretz Yisrael is a mitzvah. When it is time to harvest, this takes precedence over Torah study!Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 04/06/2021 15:00
Understanding the Mission

Understanding the Mission

The great sin of the spies was due to the fact that they misunderstood their mission.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 04/06/2021 12:04
Sometimes blind people see more

Sometimes blind people see more

Does a blind person say the daily morning blessing:thanking G-d "“Who opens the eyes of the blind.”?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 04/06/2021 09:00
Parshat Shlach: Getting punished for doing Tshuvah?

Parshat Shlach: Getting punished for doing Tshuvah?

Why were the people who wanted to make up for the sin of the Spies punished when they tried to enter Israel?Tuvia and Yitzi, 04/06/2021 08:22
Shelach: To which camp do you belong?

Shelach: To which camp do you belong?

The Gaon of Vilna taught that the sin of the Spies haunts the Jewish People, that many people are caught in its web, evenTorah scholars.Tzvi Fishman, 04/06/2021 06:11
Rebellion against God and against Eretz Yisrael

Rebellion against God and against Eretz Yisrael

'Torah of Eretz Yisrael' from Religious Zionist yeshiva students: The sin of the spies was their perspective on what they saw in the Land.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 03/06/2021 10:14
The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

They returned with a report whose variations appear in today's Torah journals, speeches etc. The message is: Do not go to Eretz Yisrael.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/06/2021 09:53
Please meet the ten spies

Please meet the ten spies

There are modern day equivalents of the ten spies badmouthing Israel and claiming it should not be in Jewish hands., 03/06/2021 07:38
Cultural Judaism without Torah isn’t working

Cultural Judaism without Torah isn’t working

The latest Pew study is an urgent wake-up call to return to our texts and discover a Judaism that transcends mere cultural identity.Rabbi E Mathias & J. Geller, 02/06/2021 08:26
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, 02/06/2021 07:42
The 'Meraglim" among us: Truth, fake news, and Israel

The 'Meraglim" among us: Truth, fake news, and Israel

The concept of fake news is as old as information itself.- and the Story of the Spies in this week's Torah Reading, is an early example.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 02/06/2021 07:30
Family Purity leads to complete purity

Family Purity leads to complete purity

Keeping these halakhot will elevate and sanctify a marriage.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 01/06/2021 06:41
Forgiving a war criminal

Forgiving a war criminal

What does Judaism say about forgiving criminals - what factors influence that concept? Addition: Thoughts for this week's parsha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 01/06/2021 06:25
How Orthodox thinkers evaluate proposed changes to Jewish Beliefs

How Orthodox thinkers evaluate proposed changes to Jewish Beliefs

We live in a time of moral change, but.secular morality is an illusion when seen through a historical perspective. Torah is eternal truth.Rabbi Gil Student, 30/05/2021 16:42
Weekly Torah Study: What is prophecy?

Weekly Torah Study: What is prophecy?

How can we uinderstand how prophecy differs from ordinary speech?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 30/05/2021 15:15
It's not simple being simple and modest

It's not simple being simple and modest

To act simply, modestly, with integrity and without pretense is not as easy as it sounds.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 30/05/2021 10:49
BeHa'alotecha: The triumph of the Ark

BeHa'alotecha: The triumph of the Ark

"We are besieged by two kinds of opponents. Some are overt, like Amalek. Others are hidden foes, dangers that we may not even be aware of."Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 28/05/2021 16:00
Behaalotcha: Tithe for Israel

Behaalotcha: Tithe for Israel

A quick scan of the biblical narrative tells us that our rights to Israel are challenged when we turn our backs on G-d.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 28/05/2021 11:39
Talking Parsha - Beha'alotcha: This is what broke Moshe?

Talking Parsha - Beha'alotcha: This is what broke Moshe?

Why is the gathering of the future Sanhedrin intertwined with the story of the People of Israel craving meat?Tuvia and Yitzi, 28/05/2021 10:55
Beha'alotcha: The lights of the Menorah still burn brightly

Beha'alotcha: The lights of the Menorah still burn brightly

How does the Oral Law connect the tribal leaders' offering, the Menorah - and Hannukah?Danny Ginsbourg, 27/05/2021 19:04
Lashon Hara doesn’t speak to me!

Lashon Hara doesn’t speak to me!

The sin of lashon hara (slander) hindered the entire nation's journey to the Land of Israel. This teaches us to watch what we hear and say.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 27/05/2021 18:55
Beha’alotcha: Exacerbating Jewish suffering?

Beha’alotcha: Exacerbating Jewish suffering?

When struck by one of your own, the consequences are more severe. That surely is a major lesson of Jewish history.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 27/05/2021 15:00
Majestic order and natural bewilderment

Majestic order and natural bewilderment

This week's Torah portion has two distinct segments, but they are connected by a natural progression of events.Torah MiTzion, 26/05/2021 18:28
Remembering G-d in times of trouble and in times of rejoicing

Remembering G-d in times of trouble and in times of rejoicing

Young students in Religious Zionist yeshivas: The symbol of Jewish unity is when every Jew, everywhere, feels the pain of suffering JewsEretz Yisrael Yomi, 26/05/2021 17:49
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

Teshuva is the greatest gift G-d gave to man - and once you learn about it in the Tanya, you will not be the same as you were before.Rabbi Shimon Aisenbach, 26/05/2021 16:38
Time to leave the cloud

Time to leave the cloud

The time to step out of the cloud is now. We have the wind to our backs. Leaders, politicians, do you hear?Prof. Jerry R. Lambert, 25/05/2021 13:24
Walking with G-d

Walking with G-d

To be a Hebrew, an Ivri, means you never walk alone.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 25/05/2021 13:01
Why I am a Jew

Why I am a Jew

It is paradoxical of course that the so-called people of God have suffered so much for their pains.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 25/05/2021 12:50
And you shall choose life

And you shall choose life

Within the twilight of a pandemic and in the wake of unhindered violence, we stand at the crossroads as a nation with two paths before us.Yshai Amichai, 24/05/2021 15:08
When each tribe brought the same offering

When each tribe brought the same offering

Each of the Tribes was unique, and even though each brought the identical offering, each one’s offering was unique.Daniel Pinner, 24/05/2021 12:00
 A blessing filled with love

A blessing filled with love

In order to bless our fellow Jews, we must open our hearts with love. That is what the kohanim teach us in their blessing.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 24/05/2021 08:19
Theaters and Circus Halls will transform into Synagogues and places of Torah study

Theaters and Circus Halls will transform into Synagogues and places of Torah study

It's high time to practically and not just theoretically apply the rule of "Venishmartem", namely, Beware for and guard your life.Shalom Vaserteil, 23/05/2021 15:37
Hear the boys sing

Hear the boys sing

These boys gave me the feeling that I am part of a nation that is indestructible.Avraham Shusteris, 23/05/2021 05:23
The elite group

The elite group

The Levites were a living spiritual force that taught the people and inspired fulfillment of the mission entrusted to Israel at Mount Sinai., 23/05/2021 05:15
Naso: Divine favoritism?

Naso: Divine favoritism?

What did the Jews do to earn them leniency before the Heavenly Court? Is that a good thing?Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 21/05/2021 15:00
The Parsha in Chesed - Naso - One Nation, Under G-d

The Parsha in Chesed - Naso - One Nation, Under G-d

No matter what or with whom the relationship is, we should strive to make it the best, and holiest, it can be.Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 21/05/2021 09:20
The Nesieim - being the same or being different

The Nesieim - being the same or being different

Why does the Torah describe each of the Korbanot in great detail, even though all the Nesieim brought the exact same offering?Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2021 07:52
Two ways to look at a situation

Two ways to look at a situation

We can deal with the Sota in this week’s parsha as does the kohen or as does the nazir. This is also true of various evils we encounter.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 21/05/2021 04:13
Temple Institute weekly Torah study: Naso

Temple Institute weekly Torah study: Naso

This Shabbat we read of the hostile people of Gaza in the haftarah - what does that mean today?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 21/05/2021 03:52
Guardian of the Walls

Guardian of the Walls

Rabbinic opinions on the events in Israel.Yeshiva.co, 20/05/2021 20:16
Nasso: Sixty armed warriors surrounded King Solomon’s bed every night!

Nasso: Sixty armed warriors surrounded King Solomon’s bed every night!

King Solomon's kingdom saw forty years of peace, but who, or what, were his mightiest warriors?Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 20/05/2021 13:00
 The Parsha and Current Events: The head endlessly chases its tail

The Parsha and Current Events: The head endlessly chases its tail

Who - or what - will break the vicious cycle of the God-fearing communities in the galut?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 20/05/2021 11:00
'A still, small voice'

'A still, small voice'

Is this not the voice that we are longing now to hear? The comforting voice of peace, of stillness and serenity.Dr. Devorah Ungar, 20/05/2021 06:54
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, 19/05/2021 13:30
Why I won't stop studying in Shimon HaTzaddik (Sheikh Jarrah)

Why I won't stop studying in Shimon HaTzaddik (Sheikh Jarrah)

I come with faith in G-d, and they come with the desire to kill.Rabbi Moshe Brody, 19/05/2021 07:45