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Rosh Hodesh Iyar Torah essay: National and personal recuperation

Iyar as a month of healing is not merely a word play, but an essential time from Nissan to Sivan for national refinement and recuperation.

Rosh Hodesh Iyar Torah essay: National and personal recuperation

'When one has matza and maror before them' – Halakhically mandated props of a great story

Seder night is reliving a great story, becoming part of the night it all started. Read here about its meaning and foundations of our faith.

'Matza and maror before them' – Halakhically mandated props

Rosh Hodesh Nissan Torah Essay: Taking control of time

Wouldn't the mitzva to love one's neighbor be a suitable first commandment to the Jewish people? Why the establishment of the new month?

Rosh Hodesh Nissan Torah Essay: Taking control of time

Monthly Emunah essay: Joy brings multifaceted Redemption

We daven for a time in the future redemption when the moon’s light will once again be as bright as the sun.

Monthly Emunah essay: Joy brings multifaceted Redemption

Rosh Hodesh Adar 1 Torah Essay" Imitatio Dei and reciprocal love

Hashem expresses a double name and the names of a few characters in Tanakh are doubled as well. There is a pattern of meaning here.

Rosh Hodesh Torah Essay: Imitatio Dei and reciprocal love

The almond tree is blooming

Winter is a crucial part of spring, suffering a crucial part of celebration, failure an essential ingredient to success.

The almond tree is blooming

Emunah essay: A month of darkness

Hashem’s presence is in our midst even in the darkness and sometimes most especially in times of tragedy and hardship. Do we stop to listen?

Emunah essay: A month of darkness

Greeting the new month of Tevet

The first translation of the Torah, into Greek, was in Tevet and is part of the reason for fasting on the 10th of Tevet. What is so bad?

Greeting the new month of Tevet

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah essay

Hanukkah is coming, the story reminding us that in the past, we have become enamoured with our own power and too secure in our position.

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah essay

Rabbanit Malke Bina steps back as head of Matan Women’s Institute

Founder and Chancellor of the Matan Women’s Institute for Torah Studies announces that after 33 years she will step back.

Rabbanit Malke Bina steps back as head of Matan Institute

Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah essay

May the unity experienced at Mount Sinai envelop us once again as we study Torah on the holiday of Shavuot celebrating that event.

Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah essay

Women's Torah educator: Feminism empowers us for God

Arutz Sheva spoke to Rabbanit Malke Bina, founder of MaTaN, an institution dedicated to furthering women's Torah and Talmud learning.

Women's Torah educator: Feminism empowers us for Godplayer

Rosh Hodesh Shevat Torah essay

We must learn to 'pay it forward', realizing that many of the fruits of our labor won’t be ripe for years.

Rosh Hodesh Shevat Torah essay

Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av Torah essay

What do we want to return to in Megillat Eicha?

Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av Torah essay

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz Torah Essay: Sitting with broken hearts

“There is nothing more whole than a broken heart” -Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk.

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz Torah Essay: Sitting with broken hearts