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The mitzva the nations mocked

The mitzva the nations mocked

The Red Heifer's meaning is not known, ’It is a decree from Hashem, and we do not question it.’ So how does it atone for the golden calf?Danny Ginsbourg, 15/06/2021 07:54
A clarion call to the incoming Knesset of Israel

A clarion call to the incoming Knesset of Israel

Recognizing our heritage and customs (Halakha) preserves the integrity and unity of the Jewish people of all levels of observance. Op-ed.Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, 11/06/2021 13:31
When a child goes off the 'derech'

When a child goes off the 'derech'

A mother writes: "My children's abandoning mitzva observance is eating me up inside. How do I get through this? What should I do, rabbi?"Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 11/04/2021 12:00
Beshalach: Why should our children and grandchildren carry out mitzvot?

Beshalach: Why should our children and grandchildren carry out mitzvot?

The Chief Rabbi’s D’var Torah for Parshat BeshalachChief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 28/01/2021 22:20
The result of a good deed

The result of a good deed

Every mitzva you do is alive forever. It hovers in the air, in the atmosphere. And one day its merit might help you - or all of Am Yisrael.Rabbi Avigdor Miller, 27/12/2020 22:19
Endinng the nightmare

Endinng the nightmare

Our Father is screaming at us to return. He is making it clear that technology, treaties, and allies will not protect us from this plague.David Ben Horin, 14/09/2020 13:25
Are the mitzvot royal decrees, prescriptions for life - or both?

Are the mitzvot royal decrees, prescriptions for life - or both?

Young Religious Zionist Torah scholars present thought on the Land of Israel: 'The question is not the same in Israel and outside it.'Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 31/08/2020 08:11
A Torah reading with 76 different commandments!

A Torah reading with 76 different commandments!

Our Sages found a pattern in the commandments found in one reading that make up over 12% of all the 613 mitzvot in the Torah.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 30/08/2020 08:42
The wayward and rebellious son- today's version

The wayward and rebellious son- today's version

The rebellious son does not adhere to the positive or negative mitzvas. What is driving him?Rabbi Dr. Dvir Ginsberg, 26/08/2020 15:10
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, 24/07/2020 09:00
The power of a mitzva

The power of a mitzva

Moshe’s fear of Og was not from the physical might of Og, but from Og’s ‘spiritual’ meritsDanny Ginsbourg‏, 23/07/2020 15:24
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, 11/05/2020 13:47
You can live forever

You can live forever

The Talmud tells us that the fulfilment of a mitzvah must never threaten human life. Thus, the Torah forbade gatherings during the lockdown.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 05/05/2020 13:09
Treasure-Stuffed Mattress Shows Israelis' at Best

Treasure-Stuffed Mattress Shows Israelis' at Best

Workers at Yad Sarah returned treasure trove found inside donated hospital bed back to family.Moshe Cohen, 10/09/2015 09:29