'They're streaming to come here with fire in their eyes'

'We study not only for ourselves; the Torah we study here is Torah of the Jewish People, helping the Nation of Israel thrive in its land.'In cooperation - Merkaz HaRav, 7/9/2019, 6:32 PM

Merkaz HaRav looks to the future

The Mother of the Zionist yeshivot, Merkaz Harav, with about 600 students, embarks on unique mass mobilization campaign.In cooperation - Merkaz HaRav, 7/8/2019, 7:17 PM

Beha'alotecha: The seven lamps of the Menorah

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/14/2019, 1:04 PM

The Kotzkzer, Rabbi Soloveitchik and Israel's going out to war

The words of the Kotzker, his grandson Shem Mishmuel, Rabbi Soloveitchik and the medieval commentary Ibn Ezra build a picture of how the Jewish people must go to war and rejoice at victory. Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 6/13/2019, 2:59 PM

Religious coercion issue could weaken the Right in the coming election

The religious coercion scare fueled by the media and Avigdor Liberman's attacks of MK Smotrich's remarks on a halakhic state may well weaken Netanyahu in the coming elections. Ron Jager, 6/6/2019, 3:11 PM

Watch: Independence Day celebrations at the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem celebrates the 71st anniversary of Israel’s independence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2019, 2:41 AM

First time in English: The radiance of Torah on Hanukkah

First time in English, late Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira's illuminating writings on Hanukkah: 'The miracle of Hanukkah is that there was an aspect of Matan Torah all over again: the ability of the Oral Torah to expand and develop had returned.'Harav Avraham Shapira zts"l, 12/4/2018, 8:39 AM

Vayishlach: Reliance on miracles

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/23/2018, 2:59 PM

Toldot: Abraham kept Mitzvot 

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/9/2018, 3:45 PM

Rabbi Yosef Wald from Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav passes away

Late Rabbi who served as teacher and also as researcher at Halacha Berura Institute passes away during holiday.Mordechai Sones, 10/1/2018, 9:03 PM

The Holocaust - Why?

On Holocaust Memorial Day at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva decades ago, Rabbi Kook approached the question from a perspective which embraces all of Jewish history.Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, 4/12/2018, 2:58 PM

Watch: "There was only one Abraham" – a Tzaddik in our times

Although we may be awestruck by their greatness and humbled by their deeds, learning about the lives of tzaddikim, and especially contemporary ones, serves as a guide for our own lives. Rochel Sylvetsky, 1/26/2018, 3:15 PM

Vayishlach: "I have an ox and a donkey"

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/1/2017, 12:15 PM

Officer who eliminated terrorist to command Binyamin brigade

Lt. David Shapiro, who killed terrorist in middle of Mercaz Harav massacre in 2008, tapped to command regional brigade in Samaria.Uzi Baruch, 11/13/2017, 12:35 PM

Thousands at Sukkot celebration in Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Thousands celebrate Simchat Beit Hashoeva at Jerusalem's Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, together with Yeshiva Dean Rabbi Yaakov Shapira.Hezki Baruch, 10/9/2017, 8:00 AM

UK Ambassador: What is Religious Zionism's credo?

Ambassador David Quarrey meets with Merkaz HaRav dean and staff to learn about Religious Zionism's approach to the Jewish State..Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2017, 9:45 PM

Watch: Eyewitnesses tell of the liberation of Jerusalem

A new and historic film, recently given English subtitles, tells the story of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook and the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva students who liberated the city - and continue to celebrate its unification every year as if it has just occurred. Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2017, 3:03 PM

There is no Hebrew word for history

In Hebrew the word is zechira, remembrance. Historic words spoken to a crowd of thousands at the central celebration of Jerusalem Day 2017, at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva. Malcolm Hoenlein, 5/29/2017, 9:49 AM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Art and Creation

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/24/2017, 12:06 PM

In Memoriam: the teachings of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook

Called the Father of the Return to Judea and Samaria, a true Torah leader with vision and courage. Tzvi Fishman, 3/12/2017, 8:22 PM

WATCH: Thousands celeberate Sukkot in Merkaz Harav

Thousands attend traditional Sukkot celebration in Merkaz Harav yeshiva.Hezki Baruch, 10/21/2016, 9:23 AM

 The Teshuva of Rosh Hashanah

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah luminary, poet, philosopher and founder of Religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 10/2/2016, 2:18 PM

Jerusalem celebrates 49 years of liberation

Students at the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva dance and sing in honor of holiday.Hezki Baruch, 6/4/2016, 11:25 PM

'Eight years after the massacre, we only miss them more'

Merkaz Harav Yeshiva holds memorial for 8 students murdered in 2008 attack; 'they were one like the 8 branches of the menorah.'Hezki Baruch, 3/6/2016, 7:40 PM

Why Didn't the Shin Bet Report Attackers' Terror Ties?

Council Arieh King reveals family of terrorists in Tuesday's attack 'are third generation terrorists,' employers weren't told.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 11/19/2014, 9:26 AM

Watch: Thousands Party at Religious Zionist Flagship Yeshiva

Leading figures in religious Zionism attend annual Sukkot celebration harkening back to Temple times.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2014, 9:04 AM

Rav Kook's Message:: Stay in the Land!

A timely and meaningful story for his yahrzeit, the third of Elul, which this year falls on Friday, August 29th.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/29/2014, 1:08 PM

Gaza, Obama and Harav Kook

Rav Kook was correct in his view of Redemption as a process.Dr. Tuvia Brodie, 8/3/2014, 12:50 PM

Shlach: Offering Wine and Flour

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah sage, leader, philosopher and poet.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 6/13/2014, 1:39 PM

The Wilderness and Jerusalem

We have come out of the desert to Jerusalem, our destiny as G-d's people. Moshe Kempinski, 5/27/2014, 7:15 AM

Man vs. Mosquito

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/28/2014, 12:01 PM

Jerusalem Celebrates Purim

Watch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2014, 9:22 AM

An Eye for an Eye

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, sage, poet, philosopher and religious Zionist leader.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 1/24/2014, 8:37 AM

Psalm 2: Rejoice with Trembling

Torah from the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel - Torah Sage, Religious Zionist leader, poet, and philosopher.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 12/29/2013, 2:14 PM

Rav Ovadia: Hunger for Torah

Dean of the flagship religious Zionist yeshiva founded by Rabbi Kook eulogizes Maran: "Love of Torah trumped his personal needs, and grew in years of poverty and toil. His most holy work was done without publicity, among ordinary, humble Jews." Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Dean Merkaz Harav, 10/14/2013, 3:04 PM

Celebrating Sukkot with Joy at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Thousands join in lively "simchat beit hasho'eva" celebrations at Jerusalem's Merkaz Harav yeshiva.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/23/2013, 8:52 PM

Waging War

Dvar Torah from the iconic Torah Sage, the religious Zionist leader and first Chief Rabbi of Israel for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/16/2013, 5:36 PM

Merkaz HaRav Families Urge PM: Don't Give in to Terror

In a letter to the PM, the families of 8 young students murdered in 2008 ask him not to give in to Chinese pressure over terror lawsuitArutz Sheva, 7/23/2013, 2:35 PM

A7 Talks to Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Candidate for Chief Rabbi

"The existence of a Chief Rabbinate in a Jewish state is a sanctification of G-d's name," says the head of Merkaz Harav to A7.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2013, 7:03 PM

Israel's 1st Chief Rabbi on the Parsha: Nadav and Avihu

The question of mourning for Nadav and Avihu, by the iconic religious Zionist leader for whom Merkaz Harav yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/5/2013, 9:42 AM

Vayikra: Black Fire on White Fire

Weekly Dvar Torah from the iconic leader of religious Zionism, for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 3/13/2013, 11:44 PM

Remembering Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, (d. Purim, 1982)

The spiritual leader of the "settlement" movement, former head of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, is remembered by today's Rosh Yeshiva, who grew up in his environment. Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 2/27/2013, 2:51 PM

Mishpatim: Slavery in the Torah

Dvar Torah from the religious Zionist icon, Israel's first Chief Rabbi for whom the Merkaz Harav flagship Zionsit yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 2/8/2013, 2:58 PM

Merkaz Harav Memorial in Photos

Merkaz Harav yeshiva held a memorial Thursday for the eight young students slain by a terrorist five years earlier., 2/8/2013, 11:56 AM

Old Building, New Music. Rabbi Kook House Host's Benefit

The 90-year-old Beit HaRav Kook will hold a benefit concert with Shlomo Katz, and jazz poetry.Ben Bresky, 1/18/2013, 2:31 PM

Isaac's Afternoon Prayer

Torah thoughts for the parsha from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, icon and sage of religious Zionism for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 11/9/2012, 10:37 AM

Why the World Did Not Start with Abraham

Torah from Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem: What happened after the flood that made G-d swear never again to destroy all of mankind? After all, man continued to sin.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 10/19/2012, 10:36 AM

'95,000 People Said Amen'- Rav Shapira on the USA Siyum HaShas

Dean of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva, returning from US Siyum HaShas to speak at celebrations in Israel: "Everyone there spoke of Jewish unity." Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2012, 3:52 PM

Vaetchanan: In Mind and Heart

Immortal words from the iconic leader of religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/3/2012, 12:24 AM

A Story for the Nine Days

Today is the first of Av, a Rosh Chodesh (first day of a new month) that ushers in the nine days of mourning that culminate - if the Messiah does not come - in the Fast of the Ninth of Av. Below is a true story from the early days of the stateHaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 7/20/2012, 5:30 PM

Netanyahu at Merkaz HaRav: "I Will Never Divide Jerusalem"

Emotional Netanyahu vows: "I know my roots. I will never give up any of Jerusalem". Rosh yeshiva reveals letters from PM's grandfather.Elad Benari, 5/21/2012, 8:09 AM

Photos: Jerusalem Day at Merkaz HaRav

Traditional Jerusalem Day celebrations at flagship religious Zionist yeshiva begin. High ranking officials expected.Gil Ronen, 5/20/2012, 9:01 PM

Three Years since Mercaz HaRav Massacre

The Moses family will mark the anniversary with an evening of song in honor of their son, who was murdered at age 16.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2011, 10:15 PM

Beit HaShoevah Joy at Merkaz HaRav

Yeshiva boys danced until morning in the celebration of Simchat Beit HaShoevah, which dates back to Temple times.Gil Ronen, 9/27/2010, 2:15 PM

Remembering Father, Rabbi Avraham Shapira

Rabbi Yaakov Shapira: 'Growing up with my father was like hearing the shofar every day.' Yoni Kempinski, 9/22/2010, 1:13 AM

Almond Branch: Poem to a Slain Grandson

"Northern enemy nations came to the gates of Jerusalem.." Thus begins a poem by the grandmother of a victim of 2008's Merkaz HaRav massacre.INN Staff, 2/12/2010, 12:01 PM