Matot-Masei: Torah leadersihip means keeping one's word

Matot-Masei: Torah leadersihip means keeping one's word

The elders of Israel, the leaders of the tribes were taught directly by Moshe the entire Oral Law as received by him at Mount Sinai. Why?Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/16/2020, 2:35 PM
Life - one step at a time

Life - one step at a time

The journey of life is not about the destination but about exploration - Nitin Namdeo. Torah thoughts for Matot-Masei.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran  , 7/16/2020, 11:41 AM
Weekly Torah Study: Pinchas

Weekly Torah Study: Pinchas

No doubt Pinchas did the right thing. But at what price? The Temple Institute weekly Torah thoughts.Rabbi Gedalia Mayer, 7/11/2020, 9:17 PM
 Pinchas: The Tamid offering performed at Sinai

Pinchas: The Tamid offering performed at Sinai

Torah from Israell's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah Luminary and undisputed leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 7/10/2020, 2:00 PM
What is the hallmark of a great leader?

What is the hallmark of a great leader?

What did Moses mean by a nation appearing to be like sheep who have no shepherd? There is always a shepherd when there is a flock of sheep.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/10/2020, 11:58 AM
Talking Parsha - Pinchas

Talking Parsha - Pinchas

What's the most significant story in our Parsha? Pinchas? What makes a true leader? and what does it have to do with 17th BeTamuz?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2020, 10:10 AM
Pinchas - Status/Change of status

Pinchas - Status/Change of status

Status. Change of status. Concepts familiar to us from social media. But we use those terms lightly, often for insignificant matters.Torah MiTzion (Sharon Werber), 7/10/2020, 12:50 AM
Aaron and Pinchas, two diametrically opposed personalities?

Aaron and Pinchas, two diametrically opposed personalities?

When the situation demands it, the gentle priest becomes a man of war, who can and must take decisive and even violent action.Rabbi Berel Wein, 7/9/2020, 1:34 PM
Good and bad are a matter of perspective

Good and bad are a matter of perspective

What is the difference between the students of Abraham and the students of Bilam? And what are the three levels of having a 'good eye?'Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 7/3/2020, 12:41 PM
Ya’akov and Yisrael – two levels

Ya’akov and Yisrael – two levels

The quality of “Ya’akov” allows us to survive suffering, that of “Yisrael” allows us to reach the level in which we can declare God’s name.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 7/3/2020, 9:26 AM
The power of fear

The power of fear

Balak understood that fear is a powerful weapon.  It destroys men and nations and kills a nation’s courage to defend itself. Annex or not?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 7/2/2020, 10:59 PM
When the Tents of Jacob aren’t beautiful: Fighting domestic abuse

When the Tents of Jacob aren’t beautiful: Fighting domestic abuse

In our Torah portion, Balak, is the famous blessing from the prophet Bil’am on the Jewish people's homes. But what if it is not the reality?Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, 7/2/2020, 10:56 PM
Talking Parsha - Balak

Talking Parsha - Balak

Tuvia and Yitzi talk Parshat Balak: What's the deal with the story of Bila'am's donkey, and what are we supposed to learn from Bila'am?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2020, 10:51 PM
Some of the greatest blessings are wrapped up in a curse

Some of the greatest blessings are wrapped up in a curse

Please God, answer all of our prayers - for the good.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/2/2020, 10:00 PM
Spirituality Needs Body Builders (Hukat 2020)

Spirituality Needs Body Builders (Hukat 2020)

Baruch Gordon considers why the Red Heifer is mentioned at the end of the 40 years in the desert, instead of in Leviticus.Sharona Cohen, 7/2/2020, 5:48 PM
Toras Avigdor for Chukat-Balak: The enigmatic well

Toras Avigdor for Chukat-Balak: The enigmatic well

What happened that made the Israelites in the desert sing a song of praise to a well - and to which well were they singing?Rabbi Avigdor Miller, 7/2/2020, 8:28 AM
The hidden meaning of the Bilam story

The hidden meaning of the Bilam story

In the Bilam story, the Israelites were rescued from a danger they knew nothing about by a deliverance they knew nothing about.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 7/2/2020, 8:12 AM
A stiff-necked people

A stiff-necked people

There have always been those who refuse to acknowledge the authority of God. Korach added His servant Moshe and the appointment of Aaron.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/28/2020, 3:11 PM
The opposite of love is not hate

The opposite of love is not hate

The opposite of love is apathy which can be more painful than hatred.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 6/27/2020, 11:40 PM
Weekly Torah Study: Chukat

Weekly Torah Study: Chukat

What makes the Red heifer so mysterious to us? Lecture from the Temple Institute.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 6/27/2020, 11:07 PM
Korach and company are gone but the Jews are complaining again (for Korach and Chukat)

Korach and company are gone but the Jews are complaining again (for Korach and Chukat)

The challenge to Moshe's authority is settled, so why are the Jews complaining again and what is really bothering them?Torah MiTzion, 6/26/2020, 2:00 PM
Why did Aaron die before Moshe? (for Korach and Chukat)

Why did Aaron die before Moshe? (for Korach and Chukat)

In Korach, Aaron's staff flowers, in Chukat he and Moshe both sin, so why is he punished first? Why didh't he also beg to enter the Land?Danny Ginsbourg‏, 6/26/2020, 10:23 AM
Kohelet, Tolstoy and the Red Heifer

Kohelet, Tolstoy and the Red Heifer

The person in modern times who most deeply experienced and expressed what Kohelet felt was Tolstoy.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 6/25/2020, 9:17 PM
Lifting every voice: Leadership in a time of unrest

Lifting every voice: Leadership in a time of unrest

Korach and Chukat are about the leadership G-d wants. It’s not about striking the rock. It’s about speaking truth to power.Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, 6/25/2020, 5:38 PM
"Did you understand that?"

"Did you understand that?"

Intellectual commandments and auditory commandments - and the differences between them.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 6/25/2020, 1:54 PM
Korach: Inclusion and Selection

Korach: Inclusion and Selection

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 6/19/2020, 4:10 PM
Shlach lecha (Diaspora): When did an entire nation suffer from low self-esteem?

Shlach lecha (Diaspora): When did an entire nation suffer from low self-esteem?

The great medieval commentator Ibn Ezra says that the entire nation of Israel carried with them through the wilderness a slave mentality.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/19/2020, 11:59 AM
Korach – He has a point

Korach – He has a point

One can define Korach's camp as an ideological group, except that it was tainted by the faults that bring down many failed ideologies.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 6/19/2020, 5:17 AM
The King's legion

The King's legion

The King's legion was designated to spread Torah throughout the land.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 6/18/2020, 2:55 PM
How not to argue

How not to argue

Korach and his cohorts wanted power, not truth, not for the sake of heaven. Today Korachs are to be found when power silences other truths.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 6/17/2020, 11:28 PM
Joshua and Calev: Pillars of spiritual success

Joshua and Calev: Pillars of spiritual success

What is it that gave these very different men, Joshua and Calev, the strength to perceive what the others missed?Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 6/14/2020, 11:59 PM
The song doesn’t remain the same: How each generation connects with God differently

The song doesn’t remain the same: How each generation connects with God differently

The symbolism in the trumpets of Parashat Beha'alotcha (Diaspora).Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, 6/14/2020, 12:37 AM
Shlach: Garments of the soul

Shlach: Garments of the soul

Thoughts on the parsha from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 6/12/2020, 3:51 PM
Must Israel be Utopia?

Must Israel be Utopia?

For much of Jewish history, the Jews were absent from the Land of Israel.  Because of this, it became an imagined place of perfection.Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/12/2020, 10:02 AM
This is my native country - is it true?

This is my native country - is it true?

Even the Patriarch Abraham's homeland was not Israel, so what was his connection with the land - and ours today?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol , 6/12/2020, 8:42 AM
For God's Sake Don't Go To Israel (Shlach 2020)

For God's Sake Don't Go To Israel (Shlach 2020)

Baruch Gordon clarifies the spies' argument for not entering the Land of Israel and then turns it around.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2020, 11:31 PM
Beha'alotcha - Thou Shalt Not Complain;  Shlach - Checking out the land

Beha'alotcha - Thou Shalt Not Complain; Shlach - Checking out the land

Two divrei Torah for the two readings this week, one in the Diaspora and the other in Israel.Torah MiTzion, 6/11/2020, 4:48 PM
Is the lantern lit?

Is the lantern lit?

Teaching in the age of coronavirus. What is a teacher to do?  What would Aaron do? (For Beha'alotcha.)Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 6/11/2020, 12:57 PM
What is going on?

What is going on?

In any critical situation, we need to ask: “What is happening? Of what story is this a part?" (For Shlach)Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 6/11/2020, 9:44 AM
Manna and the land of Israel

Manna and the land of Israel

Israel is a land where the miraculous and the natural are indistinguishable .That was true in the time of Joshua and even more in our days.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 6/6/2020, 11:30 PM
The unique prophecy of Moses

The unique prophecy of Moses

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, Torah Luminary and iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 6/5/2020, 4:00 PM
Does a Jew feel the pain of other Jews? the joy?

Does a Jew feel the pain of other Jews? the joy?

Remembering Hashem in tmes of trouble and rejoicing, remembering that we are one nation.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 6/5/2020, 2:30 PM
Will people be proud to be connected to you?

Will people be proud to be connected to you?

We have an opportunity now to set an example, to show how despite difficulty, we are acting responsibly, for ourselves and our societies.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 5/22/2020, 1:00 PM
Is Being a "Torah Jew" Enough? (Emor 2020)

Is Being a "Torah Jew" Enough? (Emor 2020)

Baruch Gordon relays the definition of Hilul HaShem in a national sense, and what it means with regards to living in the Diaspora.Sharona Cohen, 5/8/2020, 1:23 AM
A Skin Disorder...Only in Israel?! (Tazria-Metzora 2020)

A Skin Disorder...Only in Israel?! (Tazria-Metzora 2020)

Baruch Gordon explains why the fact that one can only get tzara'at - a biblical disease - in Israel is actually a good thing for Israelis!Sharona Cohen, 4/26/2020, 4:38 AM
Lessons from the weekly Torah portion: Talk about intimate issues with your children!

Lessons from the weekly Torah portion: Talk about intimate issues with your children!

Rabbi Shlomo Sobol on what Torah portions Tazria-Metzora, and 'redundant' language, are trying to teach us about talking with our children.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 4/24/2020, 3:29 PM
Is It Time To Rebuild The Temple?

Is It Time To Rebuild The Temple?

Baruch Gordon explains the order in which Redemption must take place, and how we will know when the time has come to rebuild the Temple.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2020, 4:57 PM
The Secret to Long Life - Parshat Yitro

The Secret to Long Life - Parshat Yitro

by Baruch Gordon for Beyond the 4 Amot http://BetElinstitutions.com/subscribe Subscribe to our "BEYOND THE 4 AMOT" weekly ToBaruch Gordon, 2/13/2020, 6:47 PM
The Shmuz announces new Parsha series podcast

The Shmuz announces new Parsha series podcast

Popular shiur class given by Rabbi Shafier, The Shmuz, launches new Parsha series.Sponsored Content, 1/7/2020, 9:51 AM
Kindness is the cure

Kindness is the cure

What exactly led to the downfall of the people of Sodom? Where did they go wrong? Rabbi Yitzchak Botton provides insight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2019, 6:27 PM
Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Recently launched parsha e-list reaches thousands. Check out a sneak-peek of the content, exclusively shared with Arutz Sheva readers!Sharona Cohen, 10/25/2019, 12:19 AM
Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Recently launched parsha e-list reaches thousands. Check out a sneak-peek of the content, exclusively shared with Arutz Sheva readers!Sharona Cohen, 10/18/2019, 11:00 AM
E-Newsletter Reveals Precisely How The Messiah Will Come

E-Newsletter Reveals Precisely How The Messiah Will Come

Recently launched parsha e-list reaches thousands. Check out a sneak-peek of the content, exclusively shared with Arutz Sheva readers!Sharona Cohen, 9/6/2019, 6:14 PM
Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Recently launched parsha e-list reaches thousands. Check out a sneak-peek of the content, exclusively shared with Arutz Sheva readers!Sharona Cohen, 8/2/2019, 4:29 PM
Sneak-Peek: New Weekly Parsha e-Newsletter

Sneak-Peek: New Weekly Parsha e-Newsletter

A new parsha e-list has reached thousands of readers less than a month and a half after its launch. Check out a sneak-peek of the content!Sharona Cohen, 7/18/2019, 4:59 PM
This Thursday: Launch of New Nationalist Torah Email Newsletter

This Thursday: Launch of New Nationalist Torah Email Newsletter

This Thursday, Bet El Institutions is launching an e-newsletter, offering weekly Torah insights in the spirit of the Rav Kook's teachingsSharona Cohen, 5/26/2019, 4:15 PM
Even pigs have positive qualities

Even pigs have positive qualities

Rabbi Aryeh Leibowitz from Yeshivat Sha'alvim on what we can learn from how Torah discusses pigs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2019, 10:32 AM