Heredity vs. environment

Heredity vs. environment

Why do we see that in the case of Ishmael, Abraham did not act as the Torah prescribes for a rebellious son?Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 8/27/2020, 11:59 PM
Torah fit for a king

Torah fit for a king

King David's Torah study influenced his advice to the people. That is why he arose to learn at midnight.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 8/20/2020, 10:00 PM
The Challenge of Greatness: Spirituality in the Land of Israel

The Challenge of Greatness: Spirituality in the Land of Israel

The generation in the desert did not achieve the spiritual greatness which would allow working the land without losing spirituality.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 8/7/2020, 4:00 AM
The collective honor of Am Yisrael

The collective honor of Am Yisrael

Moses prayed 515 times to no avail. But in rejecting Moshe’s prayers, Hashem was enhancing the honor of the collective of Am Yisrael., 7/31/2020, 1:00 PM
It is all in the details

It is all in the details

Moshe’s message to the people is not to see a burden in the details of mitzva observance, because it is there spirituality is to be found.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 7/24/2020, 9:00 AM
“Torah She’baal Peh”: The implicit Torah

“Torah She’baal Peh”: The implicit Torah

When a person truly identifies with the Torah he also understands things that have not been said explicitly.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 7/17/2020, 10:00 AM
'Signs of Jewish Awakening in Europe'

'Signs of Jewish Awakening in Europe'

Mercaz Harav Yeshiva head Rabbi Yaakov Shapira talks about awakening European Jewry, expressing hope it leads them to immigrate to Israel.Hezki Baruch - Romania, 3/14/2018, 5:56 PM
Thousands at Sukkot celebration in Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

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
Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’

Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’

The race for Chief Rabbi draws to a close. Rabbi Arusi slams politics, calls to change ‘humiliating’ elections process.Maayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 8:42 AM
Memorial at Mercaz Harav to 8 Murdered Students

Memorial at Mercaz Harav to 8 Murdered Students

Five years have passed since a terrorist massacred the young students at point-blank range.Gil Ronen, 2/7/2013, 8:17 PM