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News and updates about Redemption

The Ingathering and Medinat Yisrael

In 1907, decades before the Holocaust, Rabbi Kook called out to the entire House of Israel with a plea:to come to Eretz Yisrael. Op-ed.

The Ingathering and Medinat Yisrael

Dawn of Redemption

Rabbi Kook: Be strong...concerning the holy ways that our sacred ancestors and rabbis taught us...add to this a connection to the Holy Land.

Dawn of Redemption

Pesach I: Tracing the theme of the Haggadah

When both the beginning and end of a work refer to the same idea, it is the recurring theme throughout. Learn the Haggadah's structure.

Pesach I: Tracing the theme of the Haggadah

Shabbat Ha-Gadol: Redemption then, redemption now

Shabbat ha-Gadol, “the Great Shabbat” before Pesach, commemorates our final Shabbat in Egypt, 3,334 years ago, five days before the Exodus.

Shabbat Ha-Gadol:  Redemption then, redemption now

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)

Shabbat Shekalim:Towards Redemption

The redemption from Egypt was completed with the Mishkan. The final redemption will be complete when we rebuild the third Holy Temple.

Shabbat Shekalim:Towards Redemption

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

Rabbi Akiva's vision

Seeing beyond the external, secular facade of Modern Zionism requires a higher perspective, like the all-encompassing vision of Rabbi Akiva.

Rabbi Akiva's vision

Medinat Yisrael, the road to Redemption

An independent Jewish government is not just a political accomplishment or a refuge against enemies, but the beginning of the Redemption.

Medinat Yisrael, the road to Redemption

Medinat Yisrael – Beginning of Redemption or no?

'Eim HaBanim Semeichah', by a great Haredi Torah scholar, Rabbi Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal Hy'd, explains why haredi anti-Zionism is wrong..

Medinat Yisrael – Beginning of Redemption or no?

Are we missing out on life's greatest opportunities?

Can the temporary silence the historic?

Are we missing out on life's greatest opportunities?

Are we missing out on life's greatest opportunities?

Can the temporary silence the historic?

Are we missing out on life's greatest opportunities?

The Hand of Hashem in Israel's economy

The Exiles have returned and the Land bears abundant fruits, two prophetic signs of Redemption, but Torah and economic wealth are as well.

The Hand of Hashem in Israel's economy

A preview of Mashiach

The blessing for the Tribe of Dan, the unifying tribe, has all the prerequisites for the Redemption.

A preview of Mashiach

"What do you see?"

The question “What do you see?” occurs only seven times throughout the Tanakh, and is addressed to only three men, all of them prophets.

"What do you see?"

Happy Cyrus Day

Remembering the Persian king who carried out God's promise to the Jews at the 1st Temple destruction and allowed them to return to Israel.

Happy Cyrus Day

The Parsha and Current Events: Thoughts on the world today

It is 5782 years from the time humans appeared and began destroying the beautiful world that Hashem created for them.

The Parsha and Current Events: Thoughts on the world today

Mount Herzl is disappearing

There is a cataclysmic traffic jam on the highways of our national existence, and it is not easy to remain optimistic

Mount Herzl is disappearing

Re'eh: Private and public Redemption

"Night and day symbolize the two stages of redemption."

Re'eh: Private and public Redemption

Temporary or permanent? Subverting the Redemption

Such is Torah: One dot missing in a word in Mattot-Masei and Rashi's explanation lead to a vast lesson brought with exquisite subtlety.

Temporary or permanent?  Subverting the Redemption

The anguish of Hashem Who longs to rebuild His home in Jerusalem

Hashem says: "From the day I destroyed My earthly home, I never.. dwelled in My heavenly home, but instead, remained homeless..."

The anguish of Hashem Who longs to rebuild His home in Jerusalem

Mizmor 19 of the State of Israel

Redemption is a process. One that is gradual and continuous. It has ups and downs.

Mizmor 19 of the State of Israel

Guide to a chosen and perplexed people

Review of “Faith and Redemption,” by Rabbi Meir Kahane who wrote: "This is the worst of all periods when we could be making it the best."

Guide to a chosen and perplexed people

"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

Seventh day of Pesach: Which group are you part of?

Would you have chosen to be part of the Redemption from Egypt? A majority did not.

Seventh day of Pesach:  Which group are you part of?

A Seder thought from Rav Shimon Schwab

When does the miracle of redemption begin? You may be surprised at the answer.

A Seder thought from Rav Shimon Schwab

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

Heavenly Eretz Yisrael

'May our eyes see Your return to Zion'- may G-d open our eyes to be conscious of and see the stages of the return to Zion and Jerusalem.

Heavenly Eretz Yisrael

How many times will Amalek be defeated before the Redemption?

I would like to try my hand at predicting the signs of the Redemption and its time frame and in doing so, uncover the intentions of Chazal.

How many times will Amalek be defeated before the Redemption?

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers

It is impossible, at this stage of history, to determine how long the gates of redemption remain open. But open they still undoubtedly are.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers

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

Do we feel the pain of our brethren?

By showing empathy, despite their own suffering, the Israelites hastened their redemption. It can redeem us as well. Op-ed.

Do we feel the pain of our brethren?

Choosing the Geula model

Which of the two models for Redemption is in the story of the Exodus? And which will be our story?

Choosing the Geula model

Pharaoh's Playbook and the Path to Redemption

We cannot stop these events from happening. What we can do is follow the Torah's recipe for redemption. Opinion

Pharaoh's Playbook and the Path to Redemption

Halakhic question: When should Biden's grandson be 'redeemed'?

Hunter Biden's Jewish wife recently gave birth to a son. Should he have a pidyon haben now, or redeem himself at his bar mitzvah?

Halakhic question: When should Biden's grandson be 'redeemed'?

Invisible roof

I feel tremendous hope in the air. Hold on tight for this year of Amazement. Opinion

Invisible roof

Like doves flying home

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi and iconic leaader of Religious Zionism: 'Longing for home, the dove returns to its nest.'

Like doves flying home

The final Shabbat of the year: Hastening the Redemption

A profound Midrashic insight based on Isaiah's words in this week's Haftara, the last of the 'Seven of Consolation' on the Return to Zion.

The final Shabbat of the year: Hastening the Redemption

Haftorahs of consolation: “Sing and be joyful, O barren woman”

For people who don’t like the way the Redemption has been playing out over the last few generations, here is a suggestion: Read the Rambam.

Haftorahs of consolation: “Sing and be joyful O barren woman”

On Rabbi Kook – Harbinger of Redemption: In honor of his 85th yahrzeit

Rabbi Kook told World Jewry: Escape with your lives and come to Israel. G-d’s voice beckons us. Do not tarry with practical arrangements...

On his 85th yahrzeit: Rabbi Kook – the Harbinger of Redemption