By Zvi Ron …not all midrashim have the same status. R. Hai Gaon explains that midrashim that are found in the Talmud are considered to be superior to those found only in midrash collections.
Jerusalem is the most beautiful city in the world, and this video really captures that magic.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are over 39 million blind people in the world. If you take into account people who are considered visually impaired, that number jumps to a whopping 285 million.
Leprosy: Stringency and Leniency
The Torah introduces the code of law that the Priest was to use in order to determine the ritual status of objects stricken with Leprosy, “to pronounce it pure, or to pronounce it impure” (Lev. 13:59).
Israel is the most beautiful country in the world! Check out this amazing footage!
Amos part 4
Rabbanit Shani Taragin and the Mizrachi Tanach Study Center present a fascinating audio series on the 12 minor prophets. Originally presented at YUTorah.org
Professor Eugene Kontorovich from NorthWestern University dispels the myth of the danger of the Two State Solution
In a new report released by the Zionist Council in Israel, almost 70 percent of Israeli youth consider themselves Zionist.
In-Depth Exploration of The City of David in Jerusalem
Yishai Fleisher (JewishPress.com) takes us on an adventure in the famous Ir Davide (City of David) in Jerusalem. Connections between the history of the Jewish people in Israel and the modern day discovery of archeological evidence.
Rav Pruzansky is the Mora D’Atra of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ
There has only ever been one person executed in the State of Israel. Adolf Eichman. Learn about the decisions that led up to that event in our series, Great Decisions of the 20th Century.
A new way to see the Holy Streets of Jerusalem!
Great video about Rav Kook, his life and his times.
The Relevance of the Bible for Law and Ethics in Society Today – What was it about the Judeo-Christian ethic that led the West to develop market economics, democratic politics, human rights and the free society? The lecture will look at seven aspects of biblical ethics, each of which played a part in this development
Given by Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff at the Gruss Kollel
The Israeli Solution – A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East
The Case of Samson and David – From Yeshivat Har Etzion 2013 Yemei Iyun BeTanakh
By Rav Chanoch Waxman
The deaths of Nadav and Avihu constitute one of the more mysterious events of Sefer Vayikra. The Torah presents the story in no more than two short verses:
As I wrote a week ago, Haredi Judaism represents the authentic first floor of the Jewish People. Yet now the time has come to add a second floor, or more precisely, to restore the second floor that disappeared in the Exile: the rebirth of the nation in its land, according to its Torah.
Originally from YUTorah.org Rabbi Ari Zahtz – Given On: Monday March 04, 2013
(by Yehuda HaKohen) – Rabbi Tzadok HaKohen teaches in Tzidkat HaTzadik that kedusha (generally translated into English as “holiness”) connotes a total dedication to serving HaShem as a vehicle to reveal His Divine Ideal in this world.