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No Torah in the Diaspora? How can it be?

When Am Yisrael is scattered and out of its place, then the Name of G-d, which is the Torah, cannot come to full expression in this world

No Torah in the Diaspora? How can it be?

A dose of reality

The Torah is not changing. Homosexual conduct is forbidden, and no parades or bullying will change that. It is a personal issue. Op-ed.

A dose of reality

The glow of humility

Zohar means "glow" in Hebrew - and humility, glowing and eternal, is diametrically opposed to pride.

The glow of humility

Shavuot and the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

The word “Morasha” (inheritance) is written only twice in the Torah. Once in reference to the Land and once in reference to the Torah

Shavuot and the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

What sort of Jewish State?

The world knows quite well that we are a Jewish and democratic State. Arab deeds leave no doubt that they know the facts. Do we? Op-ed.

What sort of Jewish State?

Omer conundrums

All you have to do is count until Shavuot, but it is not as simple as it seems.

Omer conundrums

Parent Principles: An introduction

Moses received the Torah from Sinai, and gave it to Joshua, and Joshua to the elders, and the elders to the prophets.

Parent Principles: An introduction

The Ishmaelites are living up to their name: Are we?

When you think of man, what comes to mind? How would you frame man? How would you label the first human, Adam HaRishon?

The Ishmaelites are living up to their name: Are we?

The true Torah Way

The greatest Sanctification of Hashem's Name is the return of the Jewish People to Israel, Last Shabbat's Haftorah tells us that succinctly

The true Torah Way

We lack Jewish Sovereignty

We may be called Israel, but we do not live up to the name in practice.Op-ed.

We lack Jewish Sovereignty

Word, letter and stone

Why do we need to enforce the Oral Torah and rely on the validity of the Written Torah? Why isn't it the other way around?

Word, letter and stone

The Id, the Yid, and the Super-Ego

The three layers of self.

The Id, the Yid, and the Super-Ego

Choose one mitzva

Become an expert in one mitzvah and gradually expand to a second, a third, a fourth one, and eventually the total mitzvah-life

Choose one mitzva

Antisemitism is a symptom of a greater problem

If the reasons people give for hating us are contradictory or irrational, to them it all makes sense and feels natural. Op-ed.

Antisemitism is a symptom of a greater problem

The endless movements of the Torah

The Torah is a compilation of music that speaks to every person individually on their own level.

 The endless movements of the Torah

Religious Affairs Minister: Without Torah we have nothing

Minister Matan Kahana responds to no confidence motion, says 'those who can study Torah must. That is what State of Israel stands for.'

Religious Affairs Minister: Without Torah we have nothing

With donation of new Torah, second synagogue opens in Aruba

Second synagogue opens in Aruba with donation of newly commissioned Torah.

With donation of new Torah, second synagogue opens in Aruba

Turkish police confiscate smuggled 1,000-year-old Jewish Books

Four books and an ancient Torah scroll were illegally smuggled into Turkey from a synagogue in Damascus.

Turkish police confiscate smuggled 1,000-year-old Jewish Books

What does a baby's brit have to do with the Land of Israel?

Brit mila and Torah study are especially great mitzvot, therefore, dwelling within the Land is especially connected to them.

What does a baby's brit have to do with the Land of Israel?

From the beginning till the end of time

The opening word of the Torah “in the beginning” already encoded all of what was to come, the potential of everything which will ever be.

From the beginning till the end of time

No more, no less: A powerful story

The first letter of the Torah is bet, the last is lamed. Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson spoke of the letters before and after bet and lamed.

No more, no less: A powerful story

Torah Live Makes Torah Come Alive for Our Children

With Torah Live Kids are thriving. Parents are fascinated. Teachers are animated. Events are coming alive.

Torah Live Makes Torah Come Alive for Our Children

How Bnei Torah are Gaining Mastery of Hilchos Shabbos

How Bnei Torah are Gaining Mastery of Hilchos Shabbos in This Online Program Based on Rabbi Berkovits’s Smicha Curriculum

Gain Mastery of Hilchot Shabbat

Search underway off Long Island beach for stolen Torah scrolls and other sacred items

Crews scramble to search coastline with worry that suspect may have thrown the two Torah scrolls into the Atlantic Ocean.

Search underway off Long Island beach for stolen Torah scrolls

What we can learn from the Taliban

Armies fueled by religious faith can only be beaten by an even greater religious faith and belief in the righteousness of the battle.Op-ed.

What we can learn from the Taliban

Life is a choice, what's yours?

'There are so many people today who are seeing the truth, and coming to the path of Torah.'

Life is a choice, what's yours? player

Ask the Rabbi: Why Does G-d Test Me With Such Difficult Challenges?

As part of the IsraelNationalTorah series, Rav Uriel Tuito delivers an important answer to a series of similar questions on a crucial topic

Q&A: Why Does G-d Test Me With Such Difficult Challenges?

Jews staying on the same page

The only way to ensure the short and long term viability of a Torah based society is loyalty to the same Torah.

Jews staying on the same page

Join a new program by Rav Berkovits: Mitzvas Talmud Torah

Everybody wants to be a Talmid Chacham, everybody wants their children to be Talmidei Chachamim.

Join a new program by Rav Berkovits: Mitzvas Talmud Torah

Gaining Mastery of laws of Shabbos in Online Program

Hilchos Shabbos online program is based on Rabbi Berkovits’s rabbinical ordination curriculum.

Gaining Mastery of laws of Shabbos in Online Program

Rabbi praises the City of Torah in Mexico

Rabbi Chaim Schabes, who served as Rabbi in Mexico and is now a Rabbi & Educator in Monsey speaks about the new Jewish initiative in Mexico

Rabbi praises the City of Torah in Mexico player

Understanding the Mission

The great sin of the spies was due to the fact that they misunderstood their mission.

Understanding the Mission

And you shall choose life

Within the twilight of a pandemic and in the wake of unhindered violence, we stand at the crossroads as a nation with two paths before us.

And you shall choose life

The timeless message of the suspended mountain

"The Holy One overturned the mountain above like a tub, and said:’If you accept the Torah-good, and if not- there will be your burial’."

The timeless message of the suspended mountain

Planting the seed of Women's Torah studies in Jerusalem

Rabbanit Malke Bina, founder of 'Matan', looks back on 33 years of pioneering work in women's Torah education in Israel. Op-ed.

Marking 33 years of women's Torah studies in Jerusalem

"But I want it!" - A Torah thought for youngsters on Super Bowl Sunday

Learning to control our deisres is the subject of a video clip aimed at the young, but applicable to all.

"But I want it!" - A Torah thought for Super Bowl Sundayplayer

Socialism opposing Torah

Why would anyone think that socialism could oppose Torah? Opinion

Socialism opposing Torah

Torah IS Law

Through study of science, we can understand phenomenal success of operation of these laws in maintaining continuing operation of existence.

Torah IS Law

Lessons from Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsh - and an 11 year old: Gratitude and respect

Gratitude with sensitivity to humans, gratitude even to the inanimate. Respect for oneself and respect for one's past.

Lessons from Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsh - and an 11 year old

'Marital relationships rest on three things'

Learning about married life and a successful relationship from the story of the matchmaking between Yitzchak and Rivka.

'Marital relationships rest on three things'