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Rabbi Eliezer Melamed

News and updates about Rabbi Eliezer Melamed

Redemption from idolatry

Redemption from idolatry

As great as the destiny of the Jewish nation is, so is the intensity of its suffering from the exile in Egypt onwards to Divine Revelation..

Support for Minister Kahana’s Conversion Plan

Support for Minister Kahana’s Conversion Plan

it is a mitzvah to follow poskim who rule leniently, and accept a convert who intends to live as a traditional Jew.

In Memory of Rabbi Eliezer Waldman ztz”l

In Memory of Rabbi Eliezer Waldman ztz”l

Rabbi Waldman’s awaiting the Prophets' vision to be fulfilled was tangible, it led him to initiate settlement in Judea and Samaria.

Top Religious Zionist rabbi backs conversion reform

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed backs government's conversion reform proposal

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed shares today his support for the new conversion outline, hoping it will bring more Jews closer to Torah and Mitzvot.

The meaning of belief in the Oneness of God

The meaning of belief in the Oneness of God

The belief in the oneness of God has moral significances that need to be applied in practical life.

Prophecy in the Nation of Israel

Prophecy in the Nation of Israel

Prophecy is a revelation of God’s love for those of His creatures who are devoted to Him.

Leadership methods regarding public issues

Methods of leadership regarding public issues

Barricading within their own camp caused some rabbis to forfeit Torah values such as settling the Land, natural sciences, and the IDF.

Care of potted plants during Shmitta

Care of potted plants during Shmitta

There is a difference between indoor houseplants and those on a balcony; the halakha for those in hi-rise apartments sans a Shabbat elevator

The Mitzvah of Kiddush Hashem-sanctifying the Name of G-d

The Mitzvah of Kiddush Hashem- the sanctification of G-d's Name

The difference between the three severe transgressions in the Torah for which one must give one's life and when they apply

The story of the Heter Mechira

The story of the Heter Mechira

The question of keepomg Shmitta laws as farmers and consumers arose with the 1st Aliyah founding of agricultural colonies in Eretz Yisrael

The Blessing of Isaac, and the war on the wicked

The Blessing of Isaac, and the war on the wicked

​​​​​​​Isaac wanted to bless Esau because he feared Jacob would not be able to stand alone in the face of the forces of evil.

The vision of Shmitta in our times

The vision of Shmitta in our times

Rabbi Kook ztz”l explains that the effect Shabbat has on each individual, Shmitta has for all of Israel. There is a way to maximize that.

Self-sacrifice for Torah

Self-sacrifice for Torah

Where a deviation from the path of halakha may lead to the founding of an error, the truth must be asserted even at cost of self-sacrifice.

The Heter Mechira today

The Heter Mechira today

Despite Israel's flourishing economy, farmers cannot compete with growers who do not keep shmitta, thus for them it is a sha’at hadchak.

Faith, Idols and the Generation of the Flood

Faith, Idols and the Generation of the Flood

​​​​​​​Idolatry serves man's animal instinct, leads to war and enslaving others. Monotheism advocates a common effort for good and justice.

Heter mechira: The ideal way to keep Shmitta

Heter mechira: The ideal way to keep Shmitta

Heter mechira fruits are preferable to those grown by non-Jewis. It fulfills the mitzvah of settling the Land by strengthening the farmers.

The importance of Torah study on Shabbat and Holidays

The importance of Torah study on Shabbat and Holidays

The quality time the holidays and Shabbat afford us forTorah study lets us live an active life combined with Torah, without having to choose

Laws pertaining to the Jewish Festivals

Laws pertaining to the Jewish Festivals

The mitzva of simḥa requires that a man include his entire family in his enjoyment, and include the poor and despondent as well.

The Purification of Yom Kippur

The Purification of Yom Kippur

The atonement promised to Israel on Yom Kippur expresses the special connection between God and Israel that does not depend on our actions.

Blowing the Shofar on Rosh Hashannah

Blowing the Shofar on Rosh Hashannah

Commandments that seemi superficial can express a deeper foundation of unconditional commitment to the covenant with God Op-ed.

Establishing the foundations of Faith

Establishing the foundations of Faith

​​​​​​​Establishing faith passes through 3 foundations: revelation through Am Yisrael, observing creation, and putting talents to work.

The Rabbi Eliezer Melamed controversy

The Rabbi Eliezer Melamed controversy

From the harsh, condemning tone of some of the articles opposing Rabbi Melamed's opinions, you might think he was a serial murderer.

Passing on the tradition of identfying less known Kosher Species

Passing on the traditions of identifying little known Kosher Species

1. The religious moshavim in the north had a considerable environmental impact on their secular neighbors 2. The "Tradition meal" experience

Rabbi Kook’s concept of unity

Rabbi Kook’s concept of unity

Rabbi Avraham Kook ztz”l proposed a unified concept that would contain all the customs, along with the Ingathering of the Exiles.

Answering claims about relating to Reform Jews

Answering claims about relating to Reform Jews

The aim of  the Reform movement is to preserve Jewish identity, and not the opposite, therefore they cannot be called heretics

Rabbi Melamed: Reform Jews should not be labeled 'heretics'

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed: Reform Jews should not be labeled 'heretics'

"Reform Jews intend to maintain their Jewish identity and not the opposite, therefore they cannot be labeled 'heretics.'"

The limits of alliance with Reform Jews

The limits of alliance with Reform Jews

Alliance with Reform\Conservative Jews has limits, including not accepting conversions, marriages, and issues set out clearly in Halakha.

The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

Specifically in the vicinity of the Temple Mount, the place that unites all of Israel, more care must be taken to keep the peace.

Rabbi Melamed: 'Let Reform have mixed services at Western Wall'

Religious Zionist rabbi: Let Reform have mixed services at the Western Wall

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, chief rabbi of Har Bracha and dean of local yeshiva, says Reform services at Western Wall should be accommodated.

Insights on Tisha B'Av and laws when it starts after Shabbat

Insights on Tisha B'Av, and the laws of the Fast when it falls out on Saturday night

When Tisha B'Av is on Motzei Shabbat, Seuda Shlishit is eaten as usual, but one must be careful to stop before sunset. Tikkun on the fast.

Procreation and inheritance of the Land

Procreation and inheritance of the Land

In our generation, in which the commandment to procreate has national importance, families that enhance the mitzvah, merit special blessing.

Talking about issues of Modesty

Talking about issues of Modesty

In a generation where youth are exposed to a plethora of information, it is necessary to develop a dialogue with them on issues of modesty.

A taste of Rabbi Kook's writings

A taste of Rabbi Kook's writings

Pearls from Rabbi Ze’ev Sultanovich’s annotations to Rabbi Kook’s writings, whose publication was completed this week.

Halakha:  Bleeding caused by an IUD

Halakha: Bleeding caused by an IUD

Our Sages set a principle of leniency in determining the laws dealing with menstrual staining.

My father’s new book “In the Paths of Faith”

My father’s new book “In the Paths of Faith”

Compilations from ‘Netivei Emunah' (‘Paths of Faith’), the new book by my father and mentor, Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed Shlita.

In memory of Rabbi Hanoch zts"l

In memory of Rabbi Hanoch zts"l

Rabbi Hanoch, talmid chacham and man of action, dedicated his life to Torah and the Land of Israel.(Also:tevila and makeup, nail polish)

Family Purity leads to complete purity

Family Purity leads to complete purity

Keeping these halakhot will elevate and sanctify a marriage.

The struggle against Arab Nationalism

The struggle against Arab Nationalism

The public is repelled by the media's false equivalence between Arab violence and Jewish response. What we need is a strategy. Op-ed.

Ascending the Temple Mount

Ascending the Temple Mount

Thanks to those who go up to the Temple Mount, our sovereignty over the Mount, and the entire country, becomes clear.

The priesthood as inspiration for our own work

The priesthood as inspiration for our own work

Just as the kohanim must sanctify themselves for their service, so every professional should strive to contribute his utmost to his field.