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Psalm 24: Climbing and Standing

Israel's 1st Chief Rabbi: We aspire to attain higher levels, to ascend God’s mountain. And we stop to stand still and internalize His laws.

Psalm 24: Climbing and Standing

The psalm against plagues

Religion and medicine have a very long association.

The psalm against plagues

The great leveller: War - and Tehillim

It is said that war is a great leveller: on the battlefield, rich and poor are equally killed. For Jews, it is serving G-d and prayer.

The great leveller: War - and Tehillim

'WOW!' - A book for grandparents to read to grandchildren

The wonders of G-d's world in a short, beautifully illustrated book that seems like a child's version of King David's praise in Psalm 104.

'WOW!' - A book for grandparents to read to grandchildren

Psalm 34: Freeing ourselves from bad habits

First, we must learn to identify ourselves as servants of God.

Psalm 34: Freeing ourselves from bad habits

Psalm 140: The Tzaddik and the Yashar

The difference between them concerns their atitude to contributing to the world's progress as well as to its spiritual level.

Psalm 140: The Tzaddik and the Yashar

Psalm 128: Striving for excellence

Our greatest pleasure comes, not from resting, but from hard work.

Psalm 128: Striving for excellence

Psalm 126: We were like dreamers!

Our dreams are the forerunners of our national redemption.

Psalm 126: We were like dreamers!

"A song of ascents" - Shir Hama'alot - and the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael

We walk in tears, but “our mouths will fill with laughter”- at the time of redemption, the joy hidden within Am Yisrael will burst forth.

Shir Hama’alot and the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael

Psalm 119: “I arose...and cried out; I hope for Your word.”

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi: When did David arise during the night to meditate and pray? And what did it signify?

Psalm 119: “I arose...and cried out; I hope for Your word.”

Watch: President Rivlin reads Psalms on Yom HaZikaron

President Rivlin participated in an initiative to read Psalms on Yom HaZikaron.

Watch: President Rivlin reads Psalms on Yom HaZikaronplayer

Psalm 104: Let sin be uprooted

Torah from Israel's frst Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "Why didn't Rabbi Meir think of his wife's solution himself?"

Psalm 104: Let sin be uprooted

Psalm 41: God sustains the ill

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: 'In what way does G-d come to the aid of those who are ill?'

Psalm 41: God sustains the ill

Psalm 115: The Earth is entrusted to us

Israel's first Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: How much should we be involved in this world and its pleasures?

Psalm 115: The Earth is entrusted to us

Psalm 3: The enemy from within

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: Sometimes our greatest enemy comes from within.

Psalm 3: The enemy from within

A light unto the nations

We are creating now the world in which the next generation will be living.  How do we want it to look?

A light unto the nations

Psalm 95: Bowing Before Our Maker

Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic leader of Religious Zionism on controlling the soul's emotions.

Psalm 95: Bowing Before Our Maker

Psalm 81: Aiming for greatness

Encouragement from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.

 Psalm 81: Aiming for greatness

For Elul: Psalm 27- Tenacious prayer

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi: The essence of prayer is incremental.

For Elul: Psalm 27- Tenacious prayer

Rosh Chodesh Elul: Hashem is my Light and Salvation

Beginning Friday, we will say Psalm 27 each day until Hoshana Rabba. This year it will have special meaning.

Rosh Chodesh Elul: Hashem is my Light and Salvation

Psalm 20: Grasping the middle of the beam

Psalm 20 explained by Israel's first Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: Why call out to Jacob's God in times of distress?

Psalm 20: Grasping the middle of the beam

Psalm 5: Awakening Love and Awe‏

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.

Psalm 5: Awakening Love and Awe‏

Degrees of punishment

The main avenue of sin is the international body that incorporates 193 nations, The United Nations..

Degrees of punishment

'Survivor' contestant suggests burning Psalms

Reality show contestant sparks controversy by suggesting contestants burn book of Psalms.

'Survivor' contestant suggests burning Psalms

Never Give Up, Psalm 118 (Official Music Video) by Jeremy Gimpel

With families stuck together this is the perfect time to pray together. Psalm 118 contains an eternal message of hope from G-d.

Never Give Up, Psalm 118 (Official Music Video) by Jeremy Gimpelplayer

Hassidic Rebbes concerned: 'Say Psalms'

Belz Hasidim read chapter 121 in Psalms: 'I lift my eyes to the mountains; from where does my help come?' as Hasidic Council does same.

Hassidic Rebbes concerned: 'Say Psalms'

Listen to King David's Psalms in the very place he composed them

Jeremy Gimpel composes and sings songs based on the Psalms in the very Judean mountains where King David wrote them.

Listen to King David's Psalms in the very place he composed themplayer

Jerusalem, the highest level of joy

Jerusalem, the highest level of joy

Watch: Saban Forum guests sing Psalm together

MK Elazar Stern, former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi and other senior officials visit new Museum of the Bible in Washington.

Watch: Saban Forum guests sing Psalm togetherplayer

King David’s politically-incorrect response to terror

King David’s politically-incorrect response to terror

Activists Halt Distribution of Phony Tehillim

Yad L'Achim inundated with phone calls after missionary group attempts to convert Jews with a deceitful version of a classic Jewish text.

Activists Halt Missionary Distribution of Phony Tehillim Books

Herzog: I Will Keep Jerusalem Safe

Yitzchak Herzog paid a visit to the Kotel on Sunday, where he proclaimed his loyalty to the holy site and said he prays daily.

Herzog: I, More Than Anyone, Will Keep Jerusalem Safe

Rare Book of Psalms Sells for Record $14.2 Million

The world's most valuable printed book was auctioned Tuesday. Printed 1640, it is thought to be first book printed in what is now the US.

Rare Book of Psalms Sells for Record $14.16 Million

Soldiers Keep Up Spirit with Song and Faith

A video posted to YouTube shows soldiers in southern Israel keeping up their spirits by singing and dancing in an expression of their faith.

Video: Soldiers Keep Up the Spirit, Sing: We Rely on G-dplayer

PA Video Mimics Psalms: 'If I Forget You, Al Quds'

Now, Arabs try to steal the Bible. PA TV has produced a video song with a Muslim version of Psalm 137

PA Video Mimics Psalms: 'If I Forget You, Al Quds'player

‘Reading Psalms is a Journey’

Singer Baruch Brenner is recording an album of original Jewish music based on the Book of Psalms. "With each Psalm you enter a world," he says.

Meet the Psalms Ensemble - ‘Delving into Psalms is a Journey’player

PA: Psalm 137 a 'Crusader Saying

PA TV publicizes an Arab 'research' claim that Psalm 137 "If I forget three, o Jerusalem" was written by a crusader in the Middle Ages.

PA: "If I Forget Thee, Oh Jerusalem" First Said by Crusader

Temple Gate Psalms Greet New Mon

More than 1,000 Jews, under heavy security against Arab violence, sang and prayed Monday night in a march around ancient gates to the Temple Mount.

Temple Gate Prayers Welcome Month of Chanukahplayer