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Women and "respect for the community"

Explaining this Talmudic expression when it comes to women reciting the blessings at the Torah reading.

Women and "respect for the community"-

Fire on Shabbat - why not?

Vayakhel: Being ready for the day after includes learning the prohibitions mandated on Shabbat.

Why may we not light a fire on Shabbat?

Mishpatim: The Chaim Walder double life syndrome

Torah is an all-encompassing circle in which all laws are equidistant from Hashem, as Parashat Mishpatim shows.

Mishpatim: The Chaim Walder double life syndrome

Can we handle big change?

In the Torah portion of Vaeira - Moses notifies Pharaoh that the Jewish people need to leave Egypt for 3 days to serve God.

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Chazak, Chazak, Venitchazeik! We will be strong!

The blessing over sons in this week's Torah portion is dedicated to Yehuda Dimentman, Hy"d, who will not bless his baby tonight.

Chazak, Chazak, Venitchazeik! We will be strong!

The double violation of stealing land in Eretz Yisrael

Young religiois Zionist Torah scholars:"S’fat Emet writes that every Jew has his own portion of Eretz Yisrael which is rooted in his soul."

The double violation of stealing land in Eretz Yisrael

There are no small choices

Choices all have consequences and later effects that may be unknown to us when we make the choice

There are no small choices

Weekly Torah study: Korach

This is a Torah portion about the power of words.

Weekly Torah study: Korach

Talking Parsha - Vayetze: Why is he so surprised?

What is Yaakov surprised about? Why does the Torah provide so much build up and detail about this dream?

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Eretz Yisrael: The place to learn the Torah and live it

For Am Yisrael to fulfill its destiny, it must be physically within the Land and must keep the mitzvot within the Land.

Eretz Yisrael: The place to learn the Torah and live it

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.'

VaEtchanan: The Mezuzah and Eretz 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.

The collective honor of Am Yisrael

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.

For Shabbat Nachamu: After the 9th of Av - A magnificent tragedy

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.

Becoming the people we want to be

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.

A very pessimistic man

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!

Recipe for a perfect Red Heifer

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.

What Korach and the spies had in common

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.

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

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!

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

The Heavenly “cloud” that embraces and separates

'Step into the misty cloud - for only there is G-d found'

The Heavenly “cloud” that embraces and separates

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.

Naso: A sense of mission

Old is beautiful

The elderly venerable man or woman before you is living testimony to the living God of Israel.

Old is beautiful

Happenstance? Unrelated events?

Regarding reality around us as an unrelated series of unconnected random events is a post-modern malady of epic proportions.

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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 terrorism

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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.

Knowledge of Torah is not enough to lead to real change in us

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.

Talk? Talk about difficult issues with your children!

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

Clal Ysrael and the Sneh: The connection of Moshe‏

Rabbi Aryeh Leibowitz of the Shaalavim Yeshiva's commentary on the weekly Torah portion.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

Yinon Magal: I made a mistake, I have sinned

'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.

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The Right Way to Do Teshuva: Parshat Re'eh

The weekly Torah portion, with Rabbi Daniel Glattstein of Kehal Torat Emet in New York.

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Weekly Torah Portion: Defeating Evil Instinct

Rabbi Avraham Nissanian of New York, on Parshat Dvarim and our debt of gratitude to G-d.

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