And the idols will be utterly exterminated

And the idols will be utterly exterminated

The purpose of teshuva (repentance) is to free us from the various idols of desire that bind us throughout the year.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/27/2020, 11:40 AM
Rosh Hashannah in lockdown – an opportunity for Tikun

Rosh Hashannah in lockdown – an opportunity for Tikun

The lack of mass prayers and family meals are liable to cause sadness, but we must make an effort and use the time for tikun.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/18/2020, 1:14 PM
Days of Awe in the shadow of corona

Days of Awe in the shadow of corona

The courtyard and balcony minyans required this year due to Corona hold a great blessing. We just have to look for it.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/14/2020, 1:34 PM
The vision of Torah study for women

The vision of Torah study for women

​​​​​​​In principle, there is no impediment for women to engage in any field of Torah.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 9/7/2020, 10:05 AM
Rabbi Kook’s Essay “HaDor” (“The Generation”)

Rabbi Kook’s Essay “HaDor” (“The Generation”)

Does Rav Kook's fundamental essay apply to today's generation as well?Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/31/2020, 10:00 AM
The writing process and content of my new book “HaMasoret HaYehudit”

The writing process and content of my new book “HaMasoret HaYehudit”

My book The Jewish Tradition is the result of deep pain at Jews distanced from their heritage, but also out of a strong sense of unity.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/24/2020, 11:15 AM
Tithes and the guaranteed blessing

Tithes and the guaranteed blessing

The National-Religious public must create an inexpensive educational framework to enrich children’s Torah world outside school hours.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/16/2020, 4:11 PM
Decency and morality in the profession of Journalism - not an oxymoron

Decency and morality in the profession of Journalism - not an oxymoron

Although there are malicious journalists, the public prefers that to a media devoid of criticism. Eight rules of morality for a journalist.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/9/2020, 4:35 PM
A cause to weep for generations

A cause to weep for generations

Baseless hatred, is a reflection of the Sin of the Spies as was the refusal of Jews to come to Israel in the early days of Zionism.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/2/2020, 5:00 AM
Freedom of the Press and constructive Lashon Hara

Freedom of the Press and constructive Lashon Hara

The conditions permitting lashon hara for a constructive purpose do not apply if adherence to the conditions will totally offset achievementRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/26/2020, 1:45 PM
The Media and Journalists in Halakha

The Media and Journalists in Halakha

Journalism unavoidably involves information prohibited by the the laws of lashon ha’ra, but in a democratic state its role is essential.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/20/2020, 2:19 PM
Today’s Sin of the Golden Calf and the Spies

Today’s Sin of the Golden Calf and the Spies

The Sin of the Golden Calf and the Sin of the Spies, which occurred during the Three Weeks, are the prototype of all other sins.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/12/2020, 11:39 AM
Rabbi Meshulam Rata zts"l's love of Eretz Yisrael and diligent Torah study

Rabbi Meshulam Rata zts"l's love of Eretz Yisrael and diligent Torah study

A positive attitude to Zionism and settling the Land of Israel was shared by Rabbi Meshulam Rata (Roth) and his rabbi, Rabbi Meir Arik.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/5/2020, 1:33 PM
Attitude of the Great Sages of the Last Generation to the Reform Community

Attitude of the Great Sages of the Last Generation to the Reform Community

In Rabbi Kook’s yeshiva, it was clear that no Jews, including those who were Reform and Conservative, should be boycotted.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/28/2020, 3:21 PM
Why we must not boycott the Reform

Why we must not boycott the Reform

Instituting a boycott against representatives of a Jewish movement is a grave and terrible method that endangers the nationRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/19/2020, 12:14 PM
Attitudes toward the Deal of the Century, meeting with Reform clergy

Attitudes toward the Deal of the Century, meeting with Reform clergy

The “Deal of the Century” is basically positive, but must not include concessions on Eretz Yisrael and creating a Palestinian state.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/14/2020, 9:50 PM
The Life of Gadol HaDor Rabbi Meshulam Roth

The Life of Gadol HaDor Rabbi Meshulam Roth

The life of Rabbi Meshulam Rata (Roth) is not well known, though Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda called him the Gadol HaDor after his father's generation.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/8/2020, 11:15 AM
Yovel: Property rights along with equal opportunity

Yovel: Property rights along with equal opportunity

Man should have exclusive right to hs own property, but he should also have the opportunity to start afresh.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/25/2020, 5:09 PM
In Memory of Rabbi Eliezer Nachum Rabinovich ztz”l

In Memory of Rabbi Eliezer Nachum Rabinovich ztz”l

Rabbi Nachum Eliezer Rabinovich, ztz”l was one of the greatest Gedolei HaDor in our generation, worthy of sitting on the Sanhedrin.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/17/2020, 1:18 PM
The obligation to immigrate to Israel

The obligation to immigrate to Israel

Once, living in Israel involved existential and economic danger, so it was not obligatory, but nowadays the mitzvah obligates every Jew.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/11/2020, 1:47 PM
A great principle in the Torah

A great principle in the Torah

The mitzvot of “Love your fellow as yourself” and “Do not hate your brother” are the basis of human relations, as well as relations with God.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/4/2020, 12:00 AM
A great principle in the Torah

A great principle in the Torah

The mitzvot of “Love your fellow as yourself” and “Do not hate your brother” are the basis of human relations, as well as relations with GodRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/3/2020, 11:07 PM
Mysticism and its meaning

Mysticism and its meaning

Even a stone that appears to be dense and dumb contains secrets about the structure of matter.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/24/2019, 11:50 AM
Nationalist rabbi: European Right no longer anti-Semitic

Nationalist rabbi: European Right no longer anti-Semitic

Influential nationalist Rabbi Eliezer Melamed says Israel need not fear creating close bonds with Austrian Freedom Party and others like it.Gil Ronen, 10/12/2018, 3:55 PM
Rabbi Eliezer Melamed ascends Temple Mount

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed ascends Temple Mount

Leading rabbi, who has favored Temple Mount ascent in past writings, this morning joins dozens of Jews who ascend Mount daily.Mordechai Sones, 12/21/2017, 2:21 PM
'We will insist Netanyahu keep his promises'

'We will insist Netanyahu keep his promises'

Beit El leaders say PM making Religious Zionists into joke, promise consequences.Eliran Aharon, 6/18/2017, 11:15 AM
PA resurrects poisoned well blood libel

PA resurrects poisoned well blood libel

PA fabricates call by Israeli rabbi allegedly calling on 'settlers' to poison Arab water - then uses it to call for international sanctions.Ari Soffer, 6/20/2016, 5:16 PM
Leftist rabbis condemn Yaalon over Rabbi Melamed

Leftist rabbis condemn Yaalon over Rabbi Melamed

Yaalon's ban on cooperation with leading rabbi called 'foolishness,' 'non-democratic,' and 'pyromania.'Hillel Fendel, 3/16/2016, 5:49 PM
IDF accused of unfairly targeting patriotic rabbi

IDF accused of unfairly targeting patriotic rabbi

Tzohar head 'shocked' by IDF order to not meet with Rabbi Eliezer Melamed. Asks why only him, not haredi rabbis, anti-IDF intellectuals?Ido Ben-Porat, 3/15/2016, 12:18 PM
'Jews Prayed on the Temple Mount for Centuries'

'Jews Prayed on the Temple Mount for Centuries'

In first of a series on the Temple Mount, Arutz Sheva explores the origins of the hotly-contested 'status quo' at Judaism's holiest site.Hillel Fendel, 11/16/2014, 8:13 PM
Jewish Leaders Cry Out for Endangered Yezidis

Jewish Leaders Cry Out for Endangered Yezidis

Major religious-Zionist rabbi, influential US Jewish leader say Jews must take a stand for Yazidis facing genocide at the hands of ISIS.Hillel Fendel, 11/9/2014, 4:58 PM
Leading Rabbi: Evangelists More Exalted than Cyrus

Leading Rabbi: Evangelists More Exalted than Cyrus

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed says US evangelists deserve love and respect for assisting Israel with no strings attached.Gil Ronen, 6/12/2014, 6:16 PM
Har Bracha Yeshiva Regains Hesder Status

Har Bracha Yeshiva Regains Hesder Status

Former DM Barak stopped army's cooperation with Samaria yeshiva because of dean's statemements on refusal.Gil Ronen, 7/9/2013, 9:11 AM
Purim Kicks Off with Reading of Megillah

Purim Kicks Off with Reading of Megillah

Not many know that the holiday of costumes and revelry is one of Judaism's most holy days.Gil Ronen and Rochel Sylvetsky, 2/23/2013, 7:33 PM
Rabbi: Repeat 1,000 Times, 'We Told You So'

Rabbi: Repeat 1,000 Times, 'We Told You So'

Israelis opposed to the Oslo Accords and the Gaza disengagement have once again been vindicated, says Rabbi Eliezer MelamedDavid Lev, 11/22/2012, 1:53 PM
Leading Israeli Rabbi Endorses Romney

Leading Israeli Rabbi Endorses Romney

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed of Har Bracha disappointed with Obama, calls on Americans in Israel to vote for the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.David Lev, 10/25/2012, 10:13 AM
Har Bracha Dedicates Two New Neighborhoods

Har Bracha Dedicates Two New Neighborhoods

Har Bracha in Shomron continues to grow, with two new neighborhoods. Ed. Min. Saar was there: Peace shouldn't mean moving Jews.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/2/2012, 4:12 AM
Rabbi  E. Melamed on Persecution

Rabbi E. Melamed on Persecution

The Rabbi of Har Bracha tells INN that in the case of Rabbis Lior and Yossef, ideological persecution is masquerading as the Law.INN Staff, 6/30/2011, 11:25 AM
Rabbi Melamed Publishes New Book

Rabbi Melamed Publishes New Book

Hundreds took part this week in the launching of two new volumes of the practical halakhic series Peninei Halachah by Rabbi Eliezer Melamed.Elad Benari, 2/11/2011, 5:07 AM
Rabbi Melamed and ‘the Facts’

Rabbi Melamed and ‘the Facts’

Rabbi Melamed charges Barak with "tyrannical methods” in summoning him to a “hearing” under an ultimatum. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/14/2009, 9:22 AM
Barak Tosses out Hesder Yeshiva

Barak Tosses out Hesder Yeshiva

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has announced he is tossing Rabbi Melamed’s Hesder yeshiva out of the IDF. “Keep the army out of politics,” he said.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/13/2009, 8:22 PM
Rabbi Melamed Rejects ‘Hearing'

Rabbi Melamed Rejects ‘Hearing'

Hesder yeshiva Rabbi Eliezer Melamed will not accept Barak’s summons to a “hearing” Sunday night. MK Ben-Ari says Defense Minister is “obsessed.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/13/2009, 7:17 PM