WZO to Hold Chidon HaTanach for Adults

  Calling all Tanach lovers! The World Zionist Organization is holding Bible contests in the U.S. and throughout the Diaspora in advance of the International Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest) for...

Halachic Musings: Desecration of the Divine Name

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is chillul Hashem. And then there is something that we can call Avi avos chillul Hashem. What happened last week in the state legislature can...

Bloom on Beha’alotchah: Sanctity of Torah Study Vs. Sanctity of Terumah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute One of the complex issues in relationships between full-time learners and good Jews who didn’t merit to learn much Torah is the awkward moment...

Bnei Brak Torah Scrolls Recovered in Palestinian Barn

Israeli security forces recently discovered four Torah scrolls stolen from a synagogue in the city of Bnei Brak hidden in a barn in a Palestinian Authority town near Nablus,...

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A father passes away and is buried in the local cemetery. The children move away. The mother moves to live next to the children. Can the deceased be reinterred...

Parashat Naso: Flour And Torah—The Ultimate Recipe For Revealing G-dliness In The World

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “So, too, any terumah (gift) … that the Israelites bring to the kohen, it shall be his. A man’s holies shall be his, and...

Halachic Musings: Making Shavuos the Happiest Day Of The Year

Shavuos is the happiest yom tov of the year. Most people might think it is Purim or Simchas Torah, but Shavuos? And the answer is, “Yes, Shavuos.” The Gemara in...

Bloom on Parashat Bamidbar: The Desert

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute It is fascinating that despite the fact that our Torah is all about conducting ourselves in our everyday lives, and its uniqueness lies in...

Let My People Know: The Steinsaltz Approach To Jewish Education

By Ma’ayan Gutbezahl It is often said that “knowledge is the key to success.” However, in Judaism, to “know” is not straightforward, leaving so many feeling despondent and disconnected. Prevalent...

Halachic Musings: Priest Wearing Tefillin

It was a strange sight to behold — a priest wearing tefillin. The picture was taken at the burial site of Dovid HaMelech, located on Har Tzion in the Old...
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