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Moshe Rabbeinu - dead or alive

Moshe Rabbeinu - dead or alive

Did Moshe Rabbeinu transcend death? In this week's parasha, Vezot Habracha, his death is described, but the Talmud says something else.Torah MiTzion, 24/09/2021 06:27
The Torah - not just another app!

The Torah - not just another app!

We cannot just lounge around feet up swiping our devices or listening to Torah as we travel to workTorah MiTzion, 17/09/2021 09:58
Halakhic questions arising from the 9\11 tragedies

Halakhic questions arising from the 9\11 tragedies

The Beit Din of America had to deal with the 9\11 tragedy on a personal level, collecting proofs to try to prevent wives from being agunot.Torah MiTzion, 12/09/2021 15:39
How can we be "Tamim"- wholehearted -  with Hashem?

How can we be "Tamim"- wholehearted - with Hashem?

In modern day Hebrew, we say that someone who is Tamim is someone who is naïve. This certainly is not the Torahs` request.Torah MiTzion, 15/08/2021 08:28
The weekly Torah portion as a medium for growth

The weekly Torah portion as a medium for growth

The Rabbis intended that the structure of each portion be studied to teach a message unto itself.Torah MiTzion, 09/08/2021 15:42
Becoming one with Avodah Zarah

Becoming one with Avodah Zarah

What idols sit on the tables of our homes and in our hearts?Torah MiTzion, 29/07/2021 09:00
Kiddush in Lebanon

Kiddush in Lebanon

“Lebanon… which you cross there to possess” - Shabbat Nachamu during the 2006 Lebaon War.Torah MiTzion, 25/07/2021 20:02
Observing the mitzvah of shmitta today with Otzar Beit Din

Observing the mitzvah of shmitta today with Otzar Beit Din

How to keep the laws of shmitta in the coming year while helping Israeli agriculture., 07/07/2021 23:50
Unique  and 'regular' everyday – Both powerful

Unique and 'regular' everyday – Both powerful

Moshe had saved the nation before with prayer, by reasoning and imploring. Pinchas saved them by acting, violently and definitively.Torah MiTzion, 04/07/2021 09:03
Miracles or mirages?!

Miracles or mirages?!

Are miracles supernatural events or is their timing the heavenly aspect of natural events?Torah MiTzion, 26/06/2021 20:47
Majestic order and natural bewilderment

Majestic order and natural bewilderment

This week's Torah portion has two distinct segments, but they are connected by a natural progression of events.Torah MiTzion, 26/05/2021 18:28
Organizing a Nation

Organizing a Nation

Bamidbar's real message is that our self civil rule, the absolute necessary result of our newly found independence, demands structureTorah MiTzion, 13/05/2021 09:53
Treating the disadvantaged

Treating the disadvantaged

The commandment “You shall not insult the deaf” is less spoken about than the one that follows it about the blind.Torah MiTzion, 24/04/2021 22:12
Coming closer

Coming closer

What is the idea behind bringing offerings to the Temple? Will that resume?Torah MiTzion, 18/03/2021 21:00
Wisdom of the heart, wisdom or of the head

Wisdom of the heart, wisdom or of the head

It is not just about one’s regular intelligence or IQ, but one’s emotional intelligence or EQ.Torah MiTzion, 15/03/2021 06:14
How can we truly rejoice this year?

How can we truly rejoice this year?

Like Amalek, Covid crept up behind and attacked our beloved elders, the greatest leaders of Am Yisrael.Torah MiTzion, 22/02/2021 23:59
The Reed Sea split - for what?

The Reed Sea split - for what?

Why did Hashem need to split the sea so dramatically after the Ten Plagues? Wasn't there another way?Torah MiTzion, 31/01/2021 23:17
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

How could the Jews returning from Babylonian exile change the names of the months to non-Hebrew ones?Torah MiTzion, 22/01/2021 00:20
Moshe – traitor or hero?

Moshe – traitor or hero?

He had nothing to gain and everything to lose by turning on his benefactors, but he chose to be a hero of the Jewish people.Torah MiTzion, 06/01/2021 21:58
Vayigash: When being right is wrong

Vayigash: When being right is wrong

Yosef seemed to have allowed his emotions to overpower his judgement. Was this a failure of character?Torah MiTzion, 25/12/2020 07:58
Seeing the light on the path

Seeing the light on the path

There is light ahead. We have just celebrated the only Jiewish holiday whose mitzva is done at night. And it is all about light.Torah MiTzion, 22/12/2020 17:00
Taking a long and deep breath

Taking a long and deep breath

The story of Jacob's sojourn outside of Israel is written as one long story in the Torah, without division into smaller parshiyot.Rabbi Menachem Schrader, 01/12/2020 13:28
If you want to leave footprints on the sands of time, be sure you're wearing workshoes

If you want to leave footprints on the sands of time, be sure you're wearing workshoes

Literally meaning a “heel”, the Hebrew word “eikev” evolved to denote a mark left by the heel, a foot-print - and more. All in Jacob's name.Torah MiTzion, 27/11/2020 13:50
Little things can make a big difference

Little things can make a big difference

Life is not made up of firework displays, but anyway, how much useful light do fireworks provide?Torah MiTzion, 12/11/2020 10:00
Which mitzva is more important? Between man and man, or between man and G-d?

Which mitzva is more important? Between man and man, or between man and G-d?

Can a tzaddik be righteous but not good?Torah MiTzion, 05/11/2020 15:30
Shlichut of a nation

Shlichut of a nation

Why was he Covenant with Abraham not made with Noah ten generations earlier?Torah MiTzion, 22/10/2020 11:17
To be Reborn - Shabbat Teshuvah and Yom Kippur

To be Reborn - Shabbat Teshuvah and Yom Kippur

We must feel such a great rupture with the past when we repent, that it is as if we have no previous reality.Torah MiTzion, 24/09/2020 13:16
Rejoicing before G-d

Rejoicing before G-d

Rejoicing before God is done intellectually and existentially – through prayer and Torah study.Torah MiTzion, 06/09/2020 11:00
'Acquiring' a wife?

'Acquiring' a wife?

The Tractate Kidushin begins with ownership of objects - hardly the definition of a wife!Torah MiTzion, 31/08/2020 07:55
“Mitzvot” and “Mishpatim” - A program for national spiritual growth

“Mitzvot” and “Mishpatim” - A program for national spiritual growth

The transformation elicited by the mitzvot does not occur overnight.Torah MiTzion, 06/08/2020 07:38
Life is in the power of the tongue

Life is in the power of the tongue

Vows can be a way to a life full of sanctity.Torah MiTzion, 20/07/2020 11:08
Pinchas - Status/Change of status

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.Torah MiTzion (Sharon Werber), 10/07/2020 00:50
Balak - Who and what is the real antidote to Bilaam?

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

Bilaam represented a poisoned personality with intellectual skills.Torah MiTzion, 04/07/2020 21:55
Korach and company are gone but the Jews are complaining again (for Korach and Chukat)

Korach and company are gone but the Jews are complaining again (for Korach and Chukat)

The challenge to Moshe's authority is settled, so why are the Jews complaining again and what is really bothering them?Torah MiTzion, 26/06/2020 14:00
What Korach and the spies had in common

What Korach and the spies had in common

Divrei Torah for reading in Diaspora (Shlach) and Israel (Korach). Both speak about men who failed to live up to expectations.Torah MiTzion, 18/06/2020 11:59
Beha'alotcha - Thou Shalt Not Complain;  Shlach - Checking out the land

Beha'alotcha - Thou Shalt Not Complain; Shlach - Checking out the land

Two divrei Torah for the two readings this week, one in the Diaspora and the other in Israel.Torah MiTzion, 11/06/2020 16:48
Measure for measure

Measure for measure

One of the principles our Sages saw in G-d's modus operandi leads to an unusual interpretation.Torah MiTzion, 23/05/2020 22:33
Deep roots

Deep roots

When you uproot a tree, the deep roots which would not have been recognized otherwise, are revealed.Torah MiTzion, 14/05/2020 10:36
When deconstructing is reconstructing

When deconstructing is reconstructing

Shouldn't we be davening to end the pandemic with hundreds of thousands at the Kotel? Shouldn't we be filling our Kollelim and Yeshivot? Well, obviously the answer is no. Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 27/04/2020 17:10
Yaakov – A man of Emet

Yaakov – A man of Emet

Yaakov's behavior shows that even while impersonating his brother, he remained true to his real nature.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 28/11/2019 11:29
'We will not hide the synagogues in Germany'

'We will not hide the synagogues in Germany'

Rabbi Eliezer Noy, CEO of Torah MiTzion in Germany, tells Arutz Sheva how the Jewish community deals with anti-Semitism.Nitsan Keidar, 11/10/2019 03:03
Thoughts on the rereading of the 10 Commandments, Aseret Hadibrot

Thoughts on the rereading of the 10 Commandments, Aseret Hadibrot

This week's dvar Torah is byy Rav Yehuda Susman, former Rosh Kollel (Chicago, 1999-2002), currently Rosh Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 16/08/2019 10:28
We are all individuals, but we all need somebody to lean on

We are all individuals, but we all need somebody to lean on

Simon M. Jackson and Gina Junger wrote this weeks Divrei Torah, for Naso and Beha'alotcha respectively, due to the different readings in the Diaspora and Israel.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 14/06/2019 12:55
Diaspora "settlers"

Diaspora "settlers"

Torah MiTzion shlichim leave their secure religious Zionist environments in Israel to cope with challenges of a complex Diaspora reality.Nitzan Keidar, Nashville, 13/03/2019 21:21
Vayetze: The dream and the vow

Vayetze: The dream and the vow

How sure could Yaakov be that this is a true revelation from G-d and not just an internal wish?Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 17/11/2018 22:00
The blessing of the shattered tablets

The blessing of the shattered tablets

In this week’s parsha, several questions arise from Moshe’s breaking of the tablets in response to the worshipping of the golden calf.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 03/08/2018 11:38
Nimrod and the pig farm - in the Land He gave to Israel

Nimrod and the pig farm - in the Land He gave to Israel

Due to the discrepancy in the Torah reading between Eretz Yisrael and Chu"l we include a dvar Torah on both Parashot by young Israeli rabbis in the Torah Mitzion movement.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 10/05/2018 12:03
A month full of potential - The land He gave to mankind

A month full of potential - The land He gave to mankind

Due to the discrepancy in the Torah reading between Eretz Yisrael and Chu"l we will feature a dvar Torah on both Parashot.Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni Movement, 04/05/2018 15:57
Torah MiTzion Kollels: 20 years of Torah from Zion

Torah MiTzion Kollels: 20 years of Torah from Zion

CEO Ze'ev Schwartz on the worldwide Zionist kollel network he founded: 'Instead of links and computer files, we send real people.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/05/2016 22:23
'Zionist Revolution' Celebrates Twenty Years

'Zionist Revolution' Celebrates Twenty Years

The Torah M'Tzion organization has sent thousands to countries around the world to teach Zionism and Jewish values.Hezki Baruch, 13/07/2015 21:54