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Shmini: Why the awe this time?

Why did Am Yisrael fall on their faces now, when Aharon acted, but not before?

Shmini: Why the  awe this time?

Burning but never consumed: The Hebrew Bible in turbulent times

The burning bush is an apt analogy for the disrespect shown the Bible today. A new book clears up common fallacies about its content.Op-ed.

Burning but never consumed: The Hebrew Bible in turbulent times

"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?"

Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch: 'There is no vacation from Torah study'

Yeshiva students ask for words of wisdom ahead of vacation - only to be told there is no vacation.

Haredi rabbi: 'There is no vacation from Torah study'

Rabbi saves Torah from fire: 'I was fulfilling a higher purpose'

After wildfire engulfs Cape Town University, campus rabbi jumps into action to save Torah and pairs of tefillin left behind.

Rabbi saves Torah from fire: 'I was fulfilling a higher purpose'

Lakewood: Torah scroll destroyed in yeshiva fire

Yeshiva in Lakewood, New Jersey completely destroyed in predawn fire.

Lakewood: Torah scroll destroyed in yeshiva fire

Civil Administration destroys yeshiva in Homesh

Two weeks after yeshiva beit midrash was demolished, forces arrive to continue demolition. Rabbis and students arrested.

Civil Administration destroys yeshiva in Homeshplayer

Watch: Rabbi Moshe Taragin on the role of gardens in the Song of Songs

Watch Live: Rabbi Moshe Taragin discusses the Song of Songs in the latest edition of Herzog College's Bible Studies series.

Rabbi Moshe Taragin on the role of gardens in the Song of Songsplayer

Balak - Who and what is the real antidote to Bilaam?

Bilaam represented a poisoned personality with intellectual skills.

Balak - Who and what is the real antidote to Bilaam?

Shavuot: 7 tips for success in Torah Study

Israel's first Cheif Rabbi, Torah luminary and iconic leader of Religious Zionism, on the mitzva that is equal to all the others.

Shavuot: 7 tips for success in Torah Study

Rabbi Akiva's legacy of love and respect

“Love” and “respect” may not always overlap.

Rabbi Akiva's legacy of love and respect

Netanyahu's letter in the 'Torah Scroll of the People of Israel'

Prime Minister writes his name in Torah scroll project in which more than 100,000 Jews worldwide have taken part so far.

Netanyahu's letter in the 'Torah Scroll of the People of Israel'

Hoshana Rabbah around the globe

Thousands of young Jews around the globe, affiliated with the World Bnei Akiva movement, participated in World Study Night.

Hoshana Rabbah around the globe

Watch: Torah scroll in memory of the three boys

Ceremony introducing Torah scroll in memory of Gilad Sha'ar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah took place at yeshiva in which two studied.

Watch: Torah scroll in memory of the three boysplayer

Miami officer suspended after throwing away Tanakh

Video surfaces of Miami police sergeant throwing Hebrew Bible in a truck while cursing.

Miami officer suspended after throwing away Tanakhplayer

Yemen: Houthis sentence Jewish man for rescuing Torah scroll

Man accused of helping Jews fleeing to Israel from Yemen's civil war bring 500-year-old Torah scroll imprisoned by Houthi rebels.

Yemen: Houthis sentence Jewish man for rescuing Torah scroll

Aharon Razel sings about love of Torah study

Popular Jewish music star releases song for children about the joy of studying Torah.

Aharon Razel sings about love of Torah studyplayer

Rabbis urge Netanyahu to promote 'Torah Study Law'

Religious Zionist rabbis call on PM to push bill enshrining Torah study as 'basic value', protecting army deferments for yeshiva students.

Rabbis urge Netanyahu to promote 'Torah Study Law'

Torah scroll finds a home at Iron Dome unit

Soldiers at the Southern Iron Dome unit celebrate a Torah scroll dedication together with the family of a deceased Holocaust survivor.

Torah scroll finds a home at Iron Dome unit

'Why should women not be allowed to use Torah scroll?'

Supreme Court judges discuss petitions of Reform and Women of Wall against cancellation of Wall plan in expanded panel of seven judges.

'Why should women not be allowed to use Torah scroll?'

Neve Tzuf: Great joy mixed with sadness

New Torah scroll dedicated in memory of the Salomon family who were murdered in the attack in Neve Tzuf (Halamish).

Neve Tzuf: Great joy mixed with sadnessplayer

Torah scroll dedicated in memory of kidnapped, murdered teens

Speakers emphasize the importance of Jewish unity at ceremony dedicating Torah scroll in memory of the three murdered teens.

Torah scroll dedicated in memory of kidnapped, murdered teens

US aircraft carrier gets a Torah scroll

Son and grandson of World War II army veteran donate Torah scroll to Navy aircraft carrier in his honor.

US aircraft carrier gets a Torah scroll

700 year-old Tanach discovered

Book with unique gold decorations written on deerskin discovered; four suspects planned to sell ancient book for total of $1.9 million.

700 year-old Tanach discovered

Stolen Torah scrolls recovered - with PA assistance

Five Torah scrolls stolen from Jaffa synagogue found in Hevron. Israeli police say PA authorities aided in recovery of holy items.

Stolen Torah scrolls recovered - with PA assistance

Can Diaspora Jews connect to Israel without making Aliyah?

Torah MiTzion emissaries prepare for year-long 'shlichut' abroad, teaching Judaism and building bridges between Israeli and Diaspora Jews.

Can Diaspora Jews connect to Israel without making Aliyah?player

'Terror victim and Zionist emissaries inspired my immigration'

Elie Schiff, who made aliyah after being inspired by terror victim Dafna Meir, shares her story.

'Terror victim and Zionist emissaries inspired my immigration'player

Brooklyn yeshiva worker saves life by jumping into safe

Quick-thinking worker jumps into giant safe as it falls so it doesn't crush him.

Brooklyn yeshiva worker saves life by jumping into safe

Torah scroll dedicated in memory of slain soldier

American family donates new Torah scroll to base of Border Police officer who was murdered in terror attack by Old City of Jerusalem

Torah scroll dedicated in memory of slain soldier

Bennett with Torah scroll saved from Holocaust

Education Minister Bennett holds Torah scroll that survived Holocaust, says Holocaust survival testimony to Israel's greatness.

Bennett with Torah scroll saved from Holocaustplayer

Samaria yeshiva gets new Torah scroll

Russian Jews donate new Torah scroll to Chabad yeshiva in Samaria.

Samaria yeshiva gets new Torah scrollplayer

Torah scroll stolen from Lakewood school

Burglars break into Cheder Torah Zev in Lakewood, New Jersey; steal Torah scroll.

Torah scroll stolen from Lakewood school

Foreign Ministry welcomes Torah scroll from Bucharest

Foreign Ministry synagogue holds traditional ceremony welcoming Torah scroll from Bucharest.

Foreign Ministry welcomes Torah scroll from Bucharestplayer

Bar Mitzvah gift: IDF receives Torah scroll from Connecticut

IDF receives Torah scroll from Connecticut in honor of boy's Bar Mitzvah.

Bar Mitzvah gift: IDF receives Torah scroll from Connecticut player

Torah scroll stolen from Georgia synagogue found destroyed

A Torah scroll taken from a synagogue in the Caucasus republic of Georgia was destroyed.

Torah scroll stolen from Georgia synagogue found destroyed

Joy as Torah dedicated at Samuel's tomb

Bereaved family dedicates Torah scroll to tomb of Prophet Samuel in memory of holocaust survivor and baby - both named Samuel.

Joy as Torah which survived Holocaust dedicated at Samuel's tombplayer

Beit El responds to UNESCO with new Torah scroll

US couple donates Torah scroll to Beit El institutions.

Beit El responds to UNESCO with new Torah scrollplayer

Torah scroll donated in memory of Hallel Ariel

Torah scroll donated in memory of murdered child Hallel Ariel Hy'd presented to a local synagogue.

Torah scroll donated in memory of Hallel Ariel

Sending off emissaries of religious Zionism

Torah MiTzion emissaries seen off by Israeli leaders, rabbis; 'They're bringing the best of Israel... role models of Israeli society.'

'Torah Mitzion' - connecting Jewish communities to Israelplayer

6 million Mishnayot in memory of Holocaust victims

6,250,000 Mishnah books were used as part of a special school learning in memory of Holocaust victims and Allied army fighters.

6 million Mishnayot in memory of Holocaust victims