The power of thought

The power of thought

​​​​​​​A few words in the Zohar that seem to describe a geographical location provide insight into our entire.essence.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, Thursday, 8:00 PM
The inestimable worth of the individual

The inestimable worth of the individual

It was the Soviet Union and Communism that saw people as being mere cogs in a great machine, the state. Not so the Jews.Rabbi Berel Wein, Thursday, 3:00 PM
Which is harder, the test of poverty or the test of wealth?

Which is harder, the test of poverty or the test of wealth?

Jacob was faced with two diametrically opposed tests. He passed them both.Danny Ginsbourg, Thursday, 2:00 PM
Light in dark times

Light in dark times

The ability to survive and to recover is part of what it takes to be a leader. Covenant & Conversation for Vayetse.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Thursday, 11:40 AM
Finding God in unexpected places

Finding God in unexpected places

Life is truly a ladder set up on the ground, but its top reaches heaven.Sivan Rahav-Meir, Tuesday, 11:43 AM
Is an ultrasound during pregnancy permitted?

Is an ultrasound during pregnancy permitted?

Does the Torah permit an ultrasound to know the gender of a baby before it's born?Rabbi Ari Enkin, Saturday, 10:26 PM
Esau's place in history

Esau's place in history

Esau's error is a foolish and sometimes tragic one that many of us make in our lives.Rabbi Avigdor Miller, Saturday, 9:01 PM
Isaac, too, was tested - by G-d and man

Isaac, too, was tested - by G-d and man

The Sages said that Yitzchak represents 'gevura', courage and might, but it is Abraham, Moses and Joshua who waged wars. What do they mean?Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 11/20/2020, 2:00 PM
Prayer and choices

Prayer and choices

Praying is a process that moves in two directions.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 11/20/2020, 12:13 PM
Patience: not available on Amazon Prime

Patience: not available on Amazon Prime

I discovered two incredible details in this week's Torah portionSivan Rahav-Meir, 11/20/2020, 7:19 AM
Toldot: How can an Isaac and Rivkah raise a child who is wicked?

Toldot: How can an Isaac and Rivkah raise a child who is wicked?

Commentators give several reasons for this to have happened, as it has throughout history, but perhaps the simplest explanation is the best.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/19/2020, 1:00 PM
Jacob and the Pandemic

Jacob and the Pandemic

Why are our voices today more powerful than ever before?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/19/2020, 10:58 AM
A message to Donald Trump from the Parasha

A message to Donald Trump from the Parasha

Perhaps, if Trump does not overturn the election results, it is so that his merits remain etched in the eternal memory of our nation.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/13/2020, 9:46 AM
Abraham's weapon against uncertainty

Abraham's weapon against uncertainty

The greatest victory over disappointment and failure is the courage to move forward. Abraham's message for today is in this week's parasha.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 11/13/2020, 9:10 AM
A paean of praise to our Matriachs, Sarah and Rivkah.

A paean of praise to our Matriachs, Sarah and Rivkah.

This Torah portion tells us that Abraham was blessed "with everything" and some commentators say that means having a daughter.Danny Ginsbourg, 11/13/2020, 8:19 AM
Little things can make a big difference

Little things can make a big difference

Life is not made up of firework displays, but anyway, how much useful light do fireworks provide?Torah MiTzion, 11/12/2020, 10:00 AM
Did Sarah laugh?

Did Sarah laugh?

Sara laughed when G-d told her she was going to have a baby at age 90! Or did she? She denies it! And who's asking, anyway? IRabbi Gedalia Meyer, 11/9/2020, 10:50 AM
The final test

The final test

Why does G-d ask Abraham to do the tenth and final test, but command that he do the others?Rabbi Ari Enkin, 11/7/2020, 7:18 PM
Vayeira: 'Sanctity in Space' -  as synagogues begin to reopen

Vayeira: 'Sanctity in Space' - as synagogues begin to reopen

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: 'What is religious humility? Why have a set location for prayer?'Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 11/6/2020, 12:00 PM
How could Abraham pray for the wicked people of Sodom?

How could Abraham pray for the wicked people of Sodom?

Rabbi Dessler: If they were allowed to remain alive, they would surely continue to transgress.Danny Ginsbourg, 11/6/2020, 11:00 AM
Don't look back!

Don't look back!

A blast of burning chemicals petrified Lot's wife, who still hankered for life in Sodom, it's where her heart was. A lesson from history.Rabbi Avigdor Miller, 11/6/2020, 7:35 AM
Did Avraham Avinu “love” G-d or “fear” Him?

Did Avraham Avinu “love” G-d or “fear” Him?

At Avraham's tenth and most difficult test, Akeidat Yitzchak, the Torah praises him as "G-d-fearing," and not as one who loves G-d.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 11/5/2020, 9:41 PM
Which mitzva is more important? Between man and man, or between man and G-d?

Which mitzva is more important? Between man and man, or between man and G-d?

Can a tzaddik be righteous but not good?Torah MiTzion, 11/5/2020, 3:30 PM
For the Shabbat Project: Lot, ancestor of Moav

For the Shabbat Project: Lot, ancestor of Moav

A study of a prosperoous and greedy society, of cruelty, perversion - and divine retribution, culled from Parshat Vayera and the Midrash.Steve Apfel, South Africa, 11/5/2020, 5:36 AM
The Torah's Position on Land Concessions for Peace (Vayeira)

The Torah's Position on Land Concessions for Peace (Vayeira)

What is the Torah's stand on swapping land for peace? A classic commentator lays down a principle based on the Abraham/Avimelech agreement.Sharona Cohen, 11/3/2020, 11:35 PM
What really made Abraham great?

What really made Abraham great?

In the portion of Lech Lecha we meet Abraham - the first Jew. He taught the world about G-d. But he also taught us a lesson on how to live.Rabbi Ari Enkin, 10/29/2020, 9:01 AM
What's the solution?

What's the solution?

After the Flood, it seems that humans have learned nothing. Until...Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/24/2020, 7:56 PM
The lost generation

The lost generation

Noah was a survivor but he failed to reach the people of his time as Abraham did..Was that due to lack of faith in himself or in the people?Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 10/23/2020, 2:00 AM
Great potential

Great potential

A fundamental theological cornerstone of Judaism is found in this parasha: Man must continue the process of creating things anew.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 10/16/2020, 9:00 AM
Thorns and thistles

Thorns and thistles

The difference between the Hebrew letters Daled and Resh is almost indiscernable, but in two specific words, they make all the difference.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 10/16/2020, 8:00 AM
Correcting a sin from the days of creation

Correcting a sin from the days of creation

Was the real sin of Adam and Eve impatience?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 10/15/2020, 7:00 PM
The power of permission

The power of permission

The Torah is not a joy-killing mechanism, but a system meant to refine the joys of life and elevate then to a spiritual dimension.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 10/15/2020, 11:52 AM
Talking Parsha: Isn't Sukkot supposed to be happy?

Talking Parsha: Isn't Sukkot supposed to be happy?

If Sukkot is the Festival of Happiness, why do we read on Megilat Kohelet, which seems to be a very depressing book?Tuvia and Yitzi , 10/2/2020, 2:40 PM
The arc of the moral universe

The arc of the moral universe

Covenant & Conversation for Haazinu 5781.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 9/24/2020, 4:00 PM
Talking Parsha: This Will Be The Best Year!

Talking Parsha: This Will Be The Best Year!

Rosh Hashanah, the day of judgment, is followed by the 10 days of Tshuva (repentance). Shouldn't it be the other way around?Tuvia and Yitzi, 9/18/2020, 8:20 AM
The Daily Portion/ To bring every part of us

The Daily Portion/ To bring every part of us

Within our souls are different and varied parts. Collect them, compare them and see what should be changed in the New Year.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/12/2020, 10:34 PM
Finding the balance between Nitzavim and Vayelech

Finding the balance between Nitzavim and Vayelech

How quickly society changes acceptable human behavior! What was unthinkable and perverse is today admired and sometimes even enforced.Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/9/2020, 9:55 AM
Ki Tavo: Bikkurim, the offering of our hands

Ki Tavo: Bikkurim, the offering of our hands

The Torah stresses ‘the hands’ in the mitzva of Bikkurim, for a symbolic, moral and historic reason.Danny Ginsbourg, 9/4/2020, 5:30 PM
The whole picture

The whole picture

There is something illogical about the commandment of the firstborn. And why separate the first fruits from the rest?Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 9/4/2020, 10:06 AM
Why are stones so important in our tradition?

Why are stones so important in our tradition?

The Hebrew word "even" means "stone" but it also is a composite of the words for father and son.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/4/2020, 9:55 AM
Talking Parsha - Ki Tavo: What's the one thing you need most?

Talking Parsha - Ki Tavo: What's the one thing you need most?

This week the Torah teaches us the key ingredient to living our lives and serving G-d, without it, everything else falls apartTuvia and Yitzi, 9/4/2020, 9:52 AM
The Daily Portion / Every day like new

The Daily Portion / Every day like new

It is a challenge to continue keeping the Torah with the same level of anticipation as at Mount Sinai.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/3/2020, 8:07 PM
Confession of good?

Confession of good?

​​​​​​​Many think that in order to repent one must look evil, the affair teaches us that the secret of success is actually in looking good.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 9/3/2020, 8:03 PM
Don’t Get Too Comfy in Diaspora (Ki Tavo 2020)

Don’t Get Too Comfy in Diaspora (Ki Tavo 2020)

Baruch Gordon quotes a commentary on the First Fruits offering which delivers a powerful message to Diaspora Jews today...Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2020, 7:55 PM
Be silent and listen

Be silent and listen

The lockdown meant that we could listen to the poetry and passion of the prayers. And prayer is about listening, not just speaking.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 9/3/2020, 9:00 AM
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, 8/30/2020, 8:42 AM
The Daily Portion / To do the obvious

The Daily Portion / To do the obvious

The simple and obvious things we must be sure to do can easily be forgotten or ignored. The Torah reminds us of them.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 8/29/2020, 10:25 PM
 Ki Teitzei: Remembering Miriam's punishment

Ki Teitzei: Remembering Miriam's punishment

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi A.Y. HaCohen Kook, 8/28/2020, 5:30 PM
Talking Parsha - Ki Teitzei: "You can't ignore this!"

Talking Parsha - Ki Teitzei: "You can't ignore this!"

Watch: This week Yitzi and Tuvia talk about the precept of Hashavat Aveida - returning lost objectsTuvia and Yitzi, 8/28/2020, 10:55 AM
It all begins and ends with trust

It all begins and ends with trust

The sages teach us that a rebellious son is condemned because of how he will turn out. But how is it possible to know he will be evil?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 8/28/2020, 9:40 AM
 Parents should never be jealous of their children.

Parents should never be jealous of their children.

Only one fruit's blessing goes up a step on the ladder when it is made into juice. What does that have to do with marriage?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/28/2020, 4:16 AM
Ki Tetsei: The secret to defeating the enemy

Ki Tetsei: The secret to defeating the enemy

There are so many soldiers in Tzahal for whom fear of the enemy does not exist because in their hearts is the fear of Hashem.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 8/28/2020, 4:00 AM
Heredity vs. environment

Heredity vs. environment

Why do we see that in the case of Ishmael, Abraham did not act as the Torah prescribes for a rebellious son?Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 8/27/2020, 11:59 PM
What we remember, what we forget

What we remember, what we forget

This week we read the commandment to remember Amalek. We remember Amalek because that is the memory that safeguards us.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/27/2020, 4:00 PM
Cause and effect in family situations

Cause and effect in family situations

Part of the reason for improper human behavior violating Jewish values, is the shortness of vision that our limited years impose upon us.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/27/2020, 1:00 PM
Does love conquer all?

Does love conquer all?

A seemingly minor law about inheritance is in fact a major statement of Jewish values.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/27/2020, 10:07 AM
The Daily Portion, Ki Teitzei / Our endless war

The Daily Portion, Ki Teitzei / Our endless war

In which war are we engaged all our lives?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 8/27/2020, 3:15 AM