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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

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

Mastery of Hilchot Shabbat

Gain Mastery of Hilchot Shabbat

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

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?

Q&A: 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

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

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

Marking 33 years 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 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 Sunday

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 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'

Live: Seeach Sod Torah dedication ceremony

Join vehicle parade in honor of the Seeach Sod organization.

Live: Seeach Sod Torah dedication ceremony

What is your special mission?

Equality is not the same as sameness. We are not expected to be the same but we must always continue to grow.

What is your special mission?

Weekly Torah Study: It is not in heaven...nor beyond the sea

Moshe Rabbeinu's last essential lessons to his people.

Weekly Torah Study: It is not in heaven...nor beyond the sea

Is the world coming to an end?

All of a sudden everybody has come under threat, no ifs, no buts, no exceptions.

Is the world coming to an end?

Weekly Torah Study: Be wholehearted with Hashem, your G-d

All the details involved in building a Torah-true society are founded on one principle.

Weekly Torah Study: Be wholehearted with Hashem, your G-d

Weekly Torah Study: Pinchas

No doubt Pinchas did the right thing. But at what price? The Temple Institute weekly Torah thoughts.

Weekly Torah Study: Pinchas

Pinchas - Status/Change of status

Status. Change of status. Concepts familiar to us from social media. But we use those terms lightly, often for insignificant matters.

Pinchas - Status/Change of status

Aaron and Pinchas, two diametrically opposed personalities?

When the situation demands it, the gentle priest becomes a man of war, who can and must take decisive and even violent action.

Aaron and Pinchas, two diametrically opposed personalities?

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Mandelblit fell for Reform's narrative'

On allowing women to take rabbinate exams: 'We favor Torah study for women, but AG directive stems from Reform. He didn't even speak to us.'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Mandelblit fell for Reform's narrative'

My beloved is like a deer

The deer is an animal that nobly and easily leaps over life’s pitfalls, knowing there will be more ahead.

My beloved is like a deer

The righteous daughters of Zelophehad

How come Moses does not know what answer to give five orphaned sisters who want to inherit their father's portion of Eretz Yisrael?

The righteous daughters of Zelophehad

Aliya: Running away or becoming what you can be?

Israel is not a place to escape or run to, although it can be that as well. Israel is a place to step up into higher purpose and meaning.

Aliya: Running away or becoming what you can be?

Why was God angry? And where was Moses?

One of the interpretations of the name Pinchas is "mouth of brass", suggesting that he is the forebear of those who mount protests.

Why was God angry? And where was Moses?

Toras Avigdor for Chukat-Balak: The enigmatic well

What happened that made the Israelites in the desert sing a song of praise to a well - and to which well were they singing?

Toras Avigdor for Chukat-Balak: The enigmatic well

Watch: The Toiras-Thon live event

Thousands of people have signed up to watch the live streaming "Toiras-Thon" broadcast marathon to strengthen education in the Jewish world.

Watch: The Toiras-Thon live event

Watch: Talking Parsha - Chukat

Watch: Tuvia and Yitzi 'Talk Parsha': Why was it so bad that Moshe hit the rock? How is this connected to Moses not entering the land?

Watch: Talking Parsha - Chukat

'Toiras-thon' and live show on Arutz Sheva next week

For 24 hours, starting on Monday the entire Jewish world, from all different sects, will join together through live broadcast.

'Toiras-thon' and live show on Arutz Sheva next week

To receive the Torah, be like a desert!

Mount Sinai was a humble mountain in a desolate desert. What does G-d's giving the Torah there try to tell us?

To receive the Torah, be like a desert!

National redemption and private protection

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

National redemption and private protection

On the postponement of the gay pride parades

The postmodern radical progressive has vigorously emptied G-d from his life and seems to worship a cult of Death. Opinion.

On the postponement of the gay pride parades

You can live forever

The Talmud tells us that the fulfilment of a mitzvah must never threaten human life. Thus, the Torah forbade gatherings during the lockdown.

You can live forever

Coronavirus: Love and kindness is the solution

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton looks to the period of the Exodus from Egypt to provide insight into what we can learn from COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Love and kindness is the solution

Arabs who insist on a Rabbinical Court?

Rabbi Ido Rechnitz tells Arutz Sheva what happens when an Arab wants to be judged according to Jewish law.

Arabs who insist on a Rabbinical Court?

Making Torah yours at Shapell’s/Darche Noam

At Shapell’s, students learn there are no shortcuts to making Torah their own. It takes effort. The yeshiva encourages them in their efforts

Making Torah yours at Shapell’s/Darche Noam

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Recently launched parsha e-list reaches thousands. Check out a sneak-peek of the content, exclusively shared with Arutz Sheva readers!

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Investor's book links innovation with Torah

Investor Michael Eisenberg discusses his new book which explores how we can learn economic lessons through the verses in the Torah.

Investor's book links innovation with Torah

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Recently launched parsha e-list reaches thousands. Check out a sneak-peek of the content, exclusively shared with Arutz Sheva readers!

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Dedication of first Torah scroll in Slovakia since Holocaust

The once-flourishing Jewish community in Slovakia of about 136,000 Jews has dwindled to a mere 2,600 Jews.

Dedication of first Torah scroll in Slovakia since Holocaust

Sneak-Peek: Parsha Video

E-Newsletter Reveals Precisely How The Messiah Will Come

Recently launched parsha e-list reaches thousands. Check out a sneak-peek of the content, exclusively shared with Arutz Sheva readers!

E-Newsletter Reveals Precisely How The Messiah Will Come

Modeh Ani: Don't wait to say thank you

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton delves into the first words said in the morning and the importance of gratitude for every little thing in our lives.

Modeh Ani: Don't wait to say thank you

Get inspired by TorahAnytime’s Tisha B’av world-wide webcast

TorahAnytime hosts mega-live-stream event from around world to inspire Jews everywhere on Tisha B’av.

Get inspired by TorahAnytime’s Tisha B’av world-wide webcast

Sneak-peek: Parsha video

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Recently launched parsha e-list reaches thousands. Check out a sneak-peek of the content, exclusively shared with Arutz Sheva readers!

Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

Sneak-Peek: New Parsha List

Sneak-Peek: New Weekly Parsha e-Newsletter

A new parsha e-list has reached thousands of readers less than a month and a half after its launch. Check out a sneak-peek of the content!

Sneak-Peek: New Weekly Parsha e-Newsletter

The Torah at her fingertips

Talking about the first ever braille trope system, created especially for Batya Sperling Milner.

The Torah at her fingertips

Shavuot: What's so special about the Torah?

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton provides a deeper understanding of the greatness of the giving of the Torah.

Shavuot: What's so special about the Torah?

Thursday: New e-Newsletter!

This Thursday: Launch of New Nationalist Torah Email Newsletter

This Thursday, Bet El Institutions is launching an e-newsletter, offering weekly Torah insights in the spirit of the Rav Kook's teachings

This Thursday: Launch of New Nationalist Torah Email Newsletter

Burying Herman Wouk and burying his Zionism

Burying Herman Wouk and burying his Zionism