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VaEtchanan: The Mezuzah and Eretz Yisrael

VaEtchanan: The Mezuzah and Eretz Yisrael

Torah from Israel's first Cheif Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: 'One law of mezuzot is not the same in Israel and the Diaspora.'Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 31/07/2020 15:15
The collective honor of Am Yisrael

The collective honor of Am Yisrael

Moses prayed 515 times to no avail. But in rejecting Moshe’s prayers, Hashem was enhancing the honor of the collective of Am Yisrael., 31/07/2020 13:00
For Shabbat Nachamu: After the Ninth of Av - A magnificent tragedy

For Shabbat Nachamu: After the Ninth of Av - A magnificent tragedy

The destruction of the 9th of Av was not the end. It was but the beginning of the night, awaiting the new dawn of redemption.Daniel Pinner, 31/07/2020 09:23
Becoming the people we want to be

Becoming the people we want to be

Finding holiness in the ethereal on God’s mountain is easy. Finding it in daily life takes conscious effort.Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, 31/07/2020 07:42
A very pessimistic man

A very pessimistic man

There are people whose profession is a form of 'cursing'. They are very talented and clever people- whose message is that life is bad.Rabbi Hagai Londin, 03/07/2020 09:05
Recipe for a perfect Red Heifer

Recipe for a perfect Red Heifer

This is not in our food section because the ingredients are currently unavailable, but how we wish we could achieve the purity it brings!Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 30/06/2020 07:26
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
It's  not our fault: 'Leadership' in the time of COVID

It's not our fault: 'Leadership' in the time of COVID

Imagine how many lives could have been saved these past months if pikuach nefesh had trumped politics!Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 02/06/2020 16:10
The Heavenly “cloud” that embraces and separates

The Heavenly “cloud” that embraces and separates

'Step into the misty cloud - for only there is G-d found'Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 28/05/2020 15:00
Naso: A sense of mission

Naso: A sense of mission

A humble heart and a head held high at one and the same time is the demand the Torah places on our leaders - and us.Rabbi Berel Wein, 28/05/2020 14:00
Old is beautiful

Old is beautiful

The elderly venerable man or woman before you is living testimony to the living God of Israel.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 17/05/2020 05:00
Happenstance? Unrelated events?

Happenstance? Unrelated events?

Regarding reality around us as an unrelated series of unconnected random events is a post-modern malady of epic proportions.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 16/05/2020 21:26
Anti-Semitic hacking of Rabbi Hagai Lundin's Zoom class

Anti-Semitic hacking of Rabbi Hagai Lundin's Zoom class

During the weekly class, hostile elements broke into the broadcast with anti-Semitic content and messages of support for terrorismArutz Sheva, 15/05/2020 18:08
Knowledge of the Torah is not enough to bring about a profound and real change in us

Knowledge of the Torah is not enough to bring about a profound and real change in us

Like food which when digested becomes part of a person, when one delves into Torah it becomes part of him and he becomes a better person.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 15/05/2020 10:30
Lessons from the weekly Torah portion: Talk about intimate issues with your children!

Lessons from the weekly Torah portion: Talk about intimate issues with your children!

Rabbi Shlomo Sobol on what Torah portions Tazria-Metzora, and 'redundant' language, are trying to teach us about talking with our children.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 24/04/2020 15:29
What does Hashem’s back look like?

What does Hashem’s back look like?

Our teffilin are all about our praise for Hashem, but Hashem’s teffilin are all about his praise for the people of Israel.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 15/03/2020 06:11
Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

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!Sharona Cohen, 25/10/2019 00:19
Sneak-peek: Video from weekly parsha e-newsletter

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!Sharona Cohen, 18/10/2019 11:00
E-Newsletter Reveals Precisely How The Messiah Will Come

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!Sharona Cohen, 06/09/2019 18:14
Sneak-Peek: New Weekly Parsha e-Newsletter

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!Sharona Cohen, 18/07/2019 16:59
This Thursday: Launch of New Nationalist Torah Email 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 teachingsSharona Cohen, 26/05/2019 16:15
Terumah: A portable home

Terumah: A portable home

Covenant & Conversation - thoughts on the weekly Torah reading.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 07/02/2019 07:59
Clal Ysrael and the Sneh: The connection of Moshe‏

Clal Ysrael and the Sneh: The connection of Moshe‏

Rabbi Aryeh Leibowitz of the Shaalavim Yeshiva's commentary on the weekly Torah portion.Arutz Sheva, 28/12/2018 16:06
Book of Exodus: The name is 'Names'

Book of Exodus: The name is 'Names'

Why is the book of Exodus called 'Shemot' - 'Names' - in Hebrew? Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains the deeper message hidden in the title.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/12/2018 18:56
Google Heaven: Am I gonna die today?

Google Heaven: Am I gonna die today?

Can man's power of choice alter Divine destiny? Rabbi Yitzchak Botton addresses the controversial issue of free will.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2018 18:07
Yaakov and Eisav: The battle for a spiritual life

Yaakov and Eisav: The battle for a spiritual life

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains the significance for daily life of the rivalry between biblical twins Yaakov and Eisav.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2018 23:22
'Heart of the Parasha' with Rabbi Lundin at Bar-Ilan University

'Heart of the Parasha' with Rabbi Lundin at Bar-Ilan University

Every week at Bar-Ilan University hundreds convene for weekly Torah lessons by Rabbi Haggai Lundin in cooperation with Kollel Organization.Rafael Levy, 22/10/2018 17:32
Haazinu:  To remember, to forget

Haazinu: To remember, to forget

The Torah never seeks the absence of something, rather the fullness of something. The Torah asks for an active state of memory through an act or a personal effort of memory.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 20/09/2018 14:38
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz changes how we read the Humash - now in English

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz changes how we read the Humash - now in English

The new English translation of famed Torah luminary Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz' edition of the Five Books of Moses has an innovative and unique way of making the text approachable for everyone. Rochel Sylvetsky, 07/09/2018 11:05
Do you own a boat?

Do you own a boat?

The sea of life represents the many burdens that we encounter every day. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 05/08/2018 07:36
Weekly Torah Portion: Balak

Weekly Torah Portion: Balak

Rabbi Chaim Richman, 28/06/2018 15:18
Weekly Torah portion: Naso

Weekly Torah portion: Naso

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 26/05/2018 21:29
Don't be afraid to speak out!

Don't be afraid to speak out!

A photograph outside the church where my bar mitzva was held due to renovations in our Temple, shows me holding the Hebrew prayer book upside down. Tzvi Fishman, 21/05/2018 09:33
Bamidbar:  Count for something

Bamidbar: Count for something

Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 17/05/2018 20:44
Bechukotai: In search of the "Why"

Bechukotai: In search of the "Why"

The infinite spaces are not silent. Beneath and beyond them is the still, small voice of God, and it is this that gives meaning to history and to our individual lives.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 11/05/2018 08:50
The parsha and current events: Dwelling apart

The parsha and current events: Dwelling apart

The Jewish ideal is to be involved with the world, while at the same time to be fiercely protective of our particular spiritual status.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 17/07/2016 01:07
Chukat (Diaspora): Grief for Aaron

Chukat (Diaspora): Grief for Aaron

Why was there greater grief for the passing of Aaron than there was for the passing of Moses? The Chief Rabbi explains.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 15/07/2016 10:50
Yinon Magal: I made a mistake, I have sinned

Yinon Magal: I made a mistake, I have sinned

In emotional speech on weekly Torah portion, former MK admits wrongdoing and vows to be better husband in the future.Yoni Kempinski, 17/12/2015 09:16
'True Greatness Is Not As Great As You Think'

'True Greatness Is Not As Great As You Think'

Join Rabbi Ilan Meirov from "Chazaq" for insights and commentary from "Shemot", this week's Torah portion.Arutz Sheva, 09/01/2015 15:17
Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam

It took ten generations for G-d's purpose to be clear. Moshe Kempinski, 23/10/2014 08:32
The Right Way to Do Teshuva: Parshat Re'eh

The Right Way to Do Teshuva: Parshat Re'eh

The weekly Torah portion, with Rabbi Daniel Glattstein of Kehal Torat Emet in New York.Eliran Aharon, New York, 02/08/2013 11:51
Weekly Torah Portion: Defeating Evil Instinct

Weekly Torah Portion: Defeating Evil Instinct

Rabbi Avraham Nissanian of New York, on Parshat Dvarim and our debt of gratitude to G-d.Eliran Aharon, New York, 12/07/2013 11:15
Rabbi on Cities of Refuge, Jewish Joy

Rabbi on Cities of Refuge, Jewish Joy

Rabbi Moshe Bamberger shares teachings on the Torah portion of the week.Eliran Aharon, New York, 05/07/2013 13:06
Rabbi Assaf Rahmanov on Bilaam’s ‘Final Solution’

Rabbi Assaf Rahmanov on Bilaam’s ‘Final Solution’

New York rabbi discusses recent Torah portions, including Bilaam’s plan to destroy the Jewish nation., 30/06/2013 11:46
Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Ilan Meirov

Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Ilan Meirov

Rabbi Ilan Meirov talks about this week’s Torah portion and how it relates to the questions of our generation.Eliran Aharon, New York, 14/06/2013 11:32
Rabbi Criticizes Women of the Wall, Hareidi Thugs

Rabbi Criticizes Women of the Wall, Hareidi Thugs

New York Rabbi takes both sides of Kotel dispute to task, and shares thoughts on this week’s Torah portion.Eliran Aharon, New York, 24/05/2013 12:33