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Bechukotai: Why Exile?

Israel's first Chief Rabbi and advocate for returning to the Land, on the anguished question: Why should the Jewish people be in exile?

Bechukotai: Why Exile?

Kedoshim: In Eretz Yisrael, the means are as worthy as the ends

Young Religious Zionist Torah scholars on the Parasha: In Eretz Yisrael we feel the joy and the sense that nothing is lacking in our lives.

Kedoshim:  In Eretz Yisrael, the means are as worthy as the endsplayer

Metzora: The malady that brings healing

The corruption of a soul that separates one from his holy essence and his people results in the spiritual eruption of Tzaraat and exile.

Metzora: The malady that brings healing

The Cycles of Jewish History: Churban (Destruction) - Galut (Exile) - Geulah (Redemption)

Secular Jews pose a threat to the Jewish People when they assimilate In Israel, many have dedicated themselves to uprooting Jewish life.

Churban (Destruction) - Galut (Exile) - Geulah (Redemption)

The Parsha and Current Events: Danger and Fear in the air

Not only in the Ukraine but in LA, South Bend, Atlanta, Houston, Skokie, Brooklyn, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Ferndale, Kiryat Joel, NYC.

The Parsha and Current Events: Danger and Fear in the air

Shemot: The exile pattern

It is easy to see history repeating itself, down to the enthusiastic Egyptization of the tribes during Joseph's lifetime. But later on,..

Shemot: The exile pattern

Israel appreciation

​​​​​​​We don’t appreciate what we have until we’ve lost it. Opinion.

Israel appreciation

Vayigash: The first Exile

The Jewish people have spent more years in exile than in their own land. Why?

 Vayigash: The first Exile

Jacob's fear of exile

Jacob's fears were justified. One need only look at the last fifty years of American Jewish history to appreciate the dangers of galut!

Jacob's fear of exile

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Where is our generation alluded to in the Torah?

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Anti-Semitism? – Blame those illegal Jewish settlers

Parashat Ki Tavo tells us just what defines an 'illegal settler' - providing food for thought.

Anti-Semitism? – Blame those illegal Jewish settlers

The unique singular State of Israel vs. the many “states of Jews”

The various “states of Jews” in the galut play an important role in attracting the haters of the Jewish State and drawing them away from us

A unique singular State of Israel vs. the many “States of Jews”

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?

The Parsha and Current Events: The head chases its tail

“No Jew will be left behind, no tears will be left to be cried” (Avraham Fried)

When we come back home at the end of the Edomite exile, it will be forever. And our exiles are alluded to in yesterday's Torah reading.

“No Jew will be left behind, no tears will be left to be cried”

Vayikra: A new Book, a new month, a new year, a new era

Israel’s redemption is a combination of G-d’s decision and our actions - in the Exodus, the Mishkan, redemption from Babylon and today.

Vayikra: A new Book, a new month, a new year, a new era

Strangers in a strange land

A meeting of Congress opened with a prayer to God (He/She/It) and concluded with “Amen” and “A-women”. We really are strangers.

Strangers in a strange land

The most comfortable exile ever - what could possibly go wrong?

Is it prescient that the Torah readings during this stormy period in the USA are about the change in Egypt's attitude towards the Jews?

The most comfortable exile ever - what could possibly go wrong?

In Mount Zion there shall be refuge

The US is on the brink of civil anarchy which could lead to civil war, and when Esau is battling Esau, it is no place for Jews to be.Op-ed.

In Mount Zion there shall be refuge

The best Galus ever

Home is home, and if it isn't everything you want it to be, you need to be there to really change that. Opinion

The best Galus ever

As US Jewry's door closes, Jewish destiny has moved to Israel

First Russia, Ukraine, Persia, France.The reality is that the Exile slowly but surely, is closing its door in America as well.Op-ed.

As US Jewry's door closes, Jewish destiny has moved to Israel

The connection between Parashat Vayigash and the 10th of Tevet

Exile, like the pull of Hell, sucks the Jew into its dread grasp – and it becomes ever-harder to leave.

The connection between Parashat Vayigash and the 10th of Tevet

The Egyptian Exile and the Exile of our Generation

​​​​​​​Yaakov finds it hard to leave the Land even to see Joseph and does so only after G-d's encouragement - and Judah's prepartation.

The Egyptian Exile and the Exile of our Generation

Parashat Vayetze: Preparing for exile

Jews who eschew Torah, swiftly break any faith with the Land of Israel; and Jews who eschew the Land, swiftly break faith with the Torah.

Parashat Vayetze:  Preparing for exile

Get ready - don't just wait

When Mashiach comes, what will the children of the Exile do? Expect him to come and get them?

Get ready - don't just wait

The magnitude of G-d's Voice

The magnitude of Hashem's voice is perceived in accordance with the spiritual intensity of the respective place and situation.

The magnitude of G-d's Voice

Big Bang and Creation

The State of Israel is a small object in the universe of nations. But the pressure it exerts influences every part of the globe.

Big Bang and Creation

Binyamin community Neriah stands with world Jewry

Neriah residents tell Diaspora brethren: 'Diaspora Jewry always stood alongside Jews in Eretz Yisrael. Now we're called to stand by them.'

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One truth, not two

One truth, not two

Are we still in exile?

1985 interview with spiritual leader of French Jewry, Rabbi Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi, sheds light on the significance of the Tisha B'Av fast.

Are we still in exile?

Watch “The Turkey Prince,” more than meets the eye

Rabbi Nachman's stories come to life with levels of meaning for parents, educators and everyone else.

'The Turkey Prince:' Levels of meaningplayer

Controversial Jewish Exile Film Pulled From BBC

A documentary, which makes highly controversial claims about Jewish history, was unexpectedly pulled from the broadcaster's line-up.

'What If Exile Never Happened?' Documentary Pulled From BBC

Bringing Our Father Home

Bringing Our Father Home