“Lebanon… which you cross there to possess”

Rav Eldad Zamir Former shaliach (Cape Town, 1997-98)  Senior Instructor at the Nativ ’Giyur” program in the IDF Click Here for the PDF version   About fifteen months after the Second Lebanon War, we were called up to miluim in the Gush Talmonim region, which is part...

The Language of Truth

Rabbi Ilan Goldman Former Rav Shaliach of Bnei Akiva UK Incoming Educational Director of Torah MiTzion Click Here for the PDF version   The Ramban in his famous letter to his son guides his son to think about what he is about to say before he says it. This is solid...

To be Reborn – Shabbat Teshuvah and Yom Kippur

Rabbi Avi Goldberg Rosh Kollel in Memphis (2007 – 2011) Currently educator and rabbi of the Himelfarb School in Jerusalem, a volunteer with the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization Click HERE for the PDF version The days of repentance, call us to make a revolution in...

A Personal Covenant

By Rabbi Yehuda Susman Former Rosh Kollel (Chicago, 1999-2002) Currently Rosh Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi Click HERE for the PDF version In Parshat Netzavim the Torah introduces us to the Mitzva of Teshuva, repentance (V’shavta ad Hashem – Devarim 30:2). Teshuva represents...

Rejoicing Before God

By Shlomo H. Pick Beit HaMidrash, Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel Click HERE for the PDF version In this week’s parasha, Ki Tavo, the theme of rejoicing is mentioned twice. The first time with the...

Acquiring a wife

By Rabbi Ilan Goldman Former Rav-Shaliach, Bnei Akiva England Currently Executive Director, Project Aseret Click HERE for the PDF version The mitzvah of marriage may be found in our Parasha: כִּי יִקַּח אִישׁ אִשָּׁה, ‘If a man takes a woman.’[1] When thinking of...

The Second Innocence

By Rabbi Yaakov Nagen Ra’m at Yeshivat Hahesder Otniel Click HERE for the PDF version Thou shalt be innocent with the Lord thy God. (Deut. 18:13) The Hebrew word for “innocent” in the verse above, “tamim,” can also be translated as “naïve” or “guileless,” and...