The priestly garments and the role of disguise

The priestly garments and the role of disguise

The Megillah is replete with symbols of disguise and hiding and it is not by chance that the Torah reading talks of the priest's garments..Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, Yesterday, 7:06 PM
Purim joy in the midst of Corona

Purim joy in the midst of Corona

Observing the mitzvahs of Purim in a limited family only,was an opportunity to teach about joy without slipping into low level frivolity.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Saturday, 8:47 PM
Weekly Torah study: What is a secular, political thriller doing in the Tanach?

Weekly Torah study: What is a secular, political thriller doing in the Tanach?

A thought provoking sequel to the Purim holiday.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, Saturday, 7:00 PM
So how was Purim 2021?

So how was Purim 2021?

This year I heard Megilat Esther outside wearing a coat in the cold, under a Jerusalem street light.Sivan Rahav-Meir , Saturday, 6:55 PM
For Purim: G-d's hidden call

For Purim: G-d's hidden call

You don’t have to change the world to change the world, but we must always ask ourselves, what does Hashem want of me in this place, now?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Friday, 12:00 PM
Thoughts on Purim: How should we respond to Antisemitism today?

Thoughts on Purim: How should we respond to Antisemitism today?

We can’t change who we are, so even if we change what we do, it won’t stop antisemitism. So how do we respond to racism?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, Friday, 9:10 AM
Do clothes make the man? What is Purim's  most important act?

Do clothes make the man? What is Purim's most important act?

Today, Purim, many wear costumes and tomorrow, Shabbat. we read of the High Priest's garments. But what is the mmost important Purim deed?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, Friday, 9:00 AM
Timna and Purim - Rav Kook's instantaneous Dvar Torah

Timna and Purim - Rav Kook's instantaneous Dvar Torah

A story for Purim about Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the Torah luminary who was the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, Thursday, 7:30 PM
Purim: A gift of unity

Purim: A gift of unity

This week in 'The Parsha in Chesed' series: the festival of Purim.Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, Thursday, 1:32 PM
How many times will Amalek be defeated before the Redemption?

How many times will Amalek be defeated before the Redemption?

I would like to try my hand at predicting the signs of the Redemption and its time frame and in doing so, uncover the intentions of Chazal.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Thursday, 12:00 PM
Talking Parsha: Kohanim and silly Purim costumes - Do our clothes matter??

Talking Parsha: Kohanim and silly Purim costumes - Do our clothes matter??

The Torah puts much emphasis on the clothes the kohanim wore in the Mishkan & Mikdash. Why this matters, and its connection to Purim.Tuvia and Yitzi, Thursday, 9:35 AM
Capital lessons from Megillat Esther

Capital lessons from Megillat Esther

From the Talmud: 'The fact that some Jews celebrate Purim on a different day brings honor to the Land of Israel/' How?Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, Thursday, 9:00 AM
Laws for Purim that falls on a Friday - for both Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews

Laws for Purim that falls on a Friday - for both Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews

When Purim falls on a Friday, the celebration entails details explained below - in Jerusalem and specific cities, it lasts for three days!Rabbi Baruch Efrati, Thursday, 3:00 AM
Brothers, it's Purim 2021

Brothers, it's Purim 2021

Shushan is uncannily like America 2021. Llisten to Marc Bernan sing a Yiddish Purim song about the miracle and make it come true again.Tzvi Fishman, Wednesday, 8:49 PM
Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz: Are We Still Beautiful?

Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz: Are We Still Beautiful?

Watch as Rav Shlomo Katz shares inspiring story of when Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev summoned the whole city to receive blessings .Rabbi Shlomo Katz , Tuesday, 8:10 PM
A little patience goes a long way - Purim 5781

A little patience goes a long way - Purim 5781

Haman simply could not wait for results and did himself inRabbi Reuven Spolter, Tuesday, 6:58 PM
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life..Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, Tuesday, 6:00 PM
Rabbi Zera simply had to enter Eretz Yisrael without a minute to lose

Rabbi Zera simply had to enter Eretz Yisrael without a minute to lose

He could not find a ferry, so he crossed the Jordan, then a mighty river, on a rope bridge so as not to miss the chance to enter the land.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, Tuesday, 9:58 AM
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, Monday, 11:59 PM
Collecting money for the Sanctuary

Collecting money for the Sanctuary

Just as every Synagogue throughout history was built by donations, so was the sanctuary in the desert.Rabbi Ari Enkin, Monday, 9:14 PM
Generating giving

Generating giving

There is much more to giving than meets the eye. After all, the ability we have to do chesed, to be the giver, is also in Hashem’s hands.Rabbanit Shira Smiles, Monday, 12:00 PM
Your own home's Corona Cabinet can create plans for a safe and happy Purim

Your own home's Corona Cabinet can create plans for a safe and happy Purim

Your home Corona Cabinet can plan how to make Purim joyous and manage the challenge of controlling screen time. Involve the whole family.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 2/21/2021, 7:36 PM
The laws of Purim during the corona pandemic

The laws of Purim during the corona pandemic

The Torah is extremely careful about not risking lives, so Purim mitzvot should be observed in moderation, following health directives.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/21/2021, 7:00 PM
Chassidic Tales: A Berdichever First Impression

Chassidic Tales: A Berdichever First Impression

Rav Shlomo Katz tells the story of when Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev became the Rav of the well established community in Berditchev.Rabbi Shlomo Katz, 2/21/2021, 6:46 PM
 Psalm 24: Opening the Temple gates

Psalm 24: Opening the Temple gates

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbim iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "Why did the Temple gates disobey Solomon and refuse to open?"Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 2/20/2021, 8:06 PM
The gaze of the Cherubim

The gaze of the Cherubim

Did the cherubim gaze at one another or at the Ark? A profound idea can be learned from the answer to that questionRabbi Moshe Kempinski, 2/20/2021, 7:00 PM
Torah study is different from other mitzvot

Torah study is different from other mitzvot

Good intentions are wonderful, but they are not everything.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/20/2021, 6:42 PM
The home we build together - Terumah 5781

The home we build together - Terumah 5781

The building of the Tabernacle was the first great project the Israelites undertook together. It symbolised the challenge of the future.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/19/2021, 12:41 PM
Shabbat Zachor: Perverted compassion

Shabbat Zachor: Perverted compassion

Amalek’s attack was hatred for hatred's sake, cruelty for the sake of cruelty. Pity for bloodthirsty murderers is the ultimate cruelty.Daniel Pinner, 2/19/2021, 10:18 AM
Talking Parsha: Why does the Mishkan need a table?

Talking Parsha: Why does the Mishkan need a table?

Truma and Zachor: Tuvia and Yitzi talk about the Tabernacle's table, why there is always bread on it - and what the connection is to Purim.Tuvia and Yitzi, 2/19/2021, 8:56 AM
True beauty comes from within

True beauty comes from within

People invest time and effort in improving their external and not their internal self. The Mishkan teaches us to change our prioritiesRabbi Shlomo Sobol , 2/18/2021, 11:59 PM
Fundraising in the Parasha

Fundraising in the Parasha

Heaven placed a great burden on our teacher Moses when it required him to ask the Jewish people to part with their wealth in large sums.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/18/2021, 9:59 PM
The sanctuary built by the generous heart

The sanctuary built by the generous heart

The Israelites showed they were prepared to receive at Mount Sinai, but G-d wanted to know if they were also prepared to give.Danny Ginsbourg, 2/18/2021, 6:37 PM
The spit into R' Levi Yitzchak's face

The spit into R' Levi Yitzchak's face

The powerful story of the time when Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev was walking down the street and a masnagid walking by spat in his face!Rabbi Shlomo Katz, 2/18/2021, 4:49 PM
Coming attractions

Coming attractions

The minute details of the Mishkan serve as “coming attractions” of the Temples. The Book of Esther does so for the miracles of Redemption.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 2/18/2021, 8:00 AM
Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach, 2/18/2021, 4:00 AM
The Parsha in Chesed – Parshat Teruma

The Parsha in Chesed – Parshat Teruma

This week we learn about the greatest fundraising campaign in the history of the world.Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 2/18/2021, 12:20 AM
How could the Torah allow slavery?

How could the Torah allow slavery?

Slavery in the Torah was to allow families in a state of extreme poverty to gain rehabilitation in line with social conditions at that time.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/17/2021, 6:52 PM
Victory over Amalek - tracking down Rudolf Hoess

Victory over Amalek - tracking down Rudolf Hoess

Two children were born within 3 years of each other: Kalman Abrahams in England, and Rudolf Höess, the Amalekite, in Germany.Rivka Abrahams, 2/17/2021, 11:24 AM
Why seek medical expertise? Why not turn to G-d alone?

Why seek medical expertise? Why not turn to G-d alone?

If the Almighty decreed that someone is to fall ill, perhaps we should not let doctors try to cure or prevent illness through vaccines.Rabbi Aryeh Weill, 2/17/2021, 9:29 AM
Five national challenges

Five national challenges

We who have merited to return home, are experiencing five national challenges fraught with menacing perils and risks.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 2/15/2021, 7:11 PM
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef issues pandemic Purim guidelines

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef issues pandemic Purim guidelines

Rabbi Yosef issues guidelines after meeting COVID Czar, including limiting crowds at synagogues, eating only with nuclear family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2021, 6:54 PM
Changing seasons in Eretz Yisrael

Changing seasons in Eretz Yisrael

Torah thoughts on Eretz Yisrael from young Religious Zionist yeshiva students:In Eretz Yisrael, even seasonal changes have deep meaning.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 2/15/2021, 6:32 PM
An eye for an eye? Laws, lies and corporal punishment

An eye for an eye? Laws, lies and corporal punishment

This was not a law of physical vengeance but of monetary compensation, and those who say otherwise are prevaricating.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 2/15/2021, 6:17 PM
Psalm 104: Let sin be uprooted

Psalm 104: Let sin be uprooted

Torah from Israel's frst Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "Why didn't Rabbi Meir think of his wife's solution himself?"Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 2/14/2021, 9:41 PM
The terrible 'bite' of credit

The terrible 'bite' of credit

An important message about personal finances from the Torah.Rabb Reuven Spolter, 2/14/2021, 9:34 PM
53 stones to build a palace

53 stones to build a palace

Mitzvot are stones that build a palace for G-d but the mortar binding them is love for one's fellow man.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 2/14/2021, 5:47 PM
Act first, listen second - an act of faith

Act first, listen second - an act of faith

The Sadducee mocked Rava, “You are an impetuous people, for you put your mouth before your ears.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 2/13/2021, 11:31 PM
What vision did the 70 elders of Israel see?

What vision did the 70 elders of Israel see?

The vision of G-d experienced by Moshe, Aharon, Nadav and Avihu, and 70 elders of Israel described in this week's parasha is unparalleled.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 2/13/2021, 11:25 PM
Parashat Mishpatim – Rosh Chodesh Adar – Shabbat Shekalim

Parashat Mishpatim – Rosh Chodesh Adar – Shabbat Shekalim

This is only the eleventh time the three have coincided in the last 100 years.Daniel Pinner, 2/13/2021, 11:14 PM
Only voluntary acceptance of discipline can work

Only voluntary acceptance of discipline can work

There are never enough police to enforce laws, It takes responsibility..That is behind Israel's corona crisis and why the Torah is eternal.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/12/2021, 1:40 PM
What does Bikurim have to do with cooking milk & meat?? (Talking Parsha - Mishpatim)

What does Bikurim have to do with cooking milk & meat?? (Talking Parsha - Mishpatim)

This week the Torah teaches us the famous Halacha of cooking Milk and Meat together.Tuvia and Yitzi, 2/12/2021, 8:24 AM
The start of an eternal dialogue

The start of an eternal dialogue

Parshat Mishpatim Exodus 21:1–24:18: G-d talks and G-d speaks-is there a difference? The Jews agree to do and to listen-what comes first?Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 2/12/2021, 4:00 AM
The "pit" in our generation - Parashat Mishpatim

The "pit" in our generation - Parashat Mishpatim

Mishpatim lists 4 types of damages to another person. A new variety unique to our time, the internet, is today's "pit" in the public arena.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 2/11/2021, 10:35 PM
Rav Yosef Karo's Fast

Rav Yosef Karo's Fast

Watch Rav Shlomo Katz as he explains how Rav Yosef Karo fasted for a few days to gain understanding on the difficult Rambam he was learning.Rabbi Shlomo Katz, 2/11/2021, 6:59 PM
See you in Court

See you in Court

Parshat Mishpatim, the Torah portion called "laws" also calls judges "elohim" - God, masters or lords. What does this signify?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 2/11/2021, 11:00 AM
A deeper understanding of Parashat Mishpatim

A deeper understanding of Parashat Mishpatim

There is a pattern to the way the many commandments in this parasha are brought. The very order is telling us something.Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, 2/11/2021, 6:52 AM