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Yom Ha-Shoah
Yom Ha-Atzmaut

Articles on the meaning of two of the most significant events in Jewish history

Yom Ha-Shoah

The Holocaust and Jewish Morality: The Views of a Survivor, Rav Yehuda Amital

by Dr. Moshe Maya

The Holocaust has many ramifications for Jewish identity and Jewish ethics... Read More╗

Yom Ha-Atzmaut

The Religious Significance of Yom Ha-Atzmaut

by Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

We can better understand the meaning of Yom Ha-Atzmaut if we view it through the prism of Purim and Chanuka... Read More╗

Parashat Ha-shavua

The Holy Constitution

by Rav Ezra Bick

Do the laws of sexual morality fall under the category of tahara (purity) or kedusha (holiness)? Read More ╗

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Hilkhot Moadim: The Laws of the Festivals

I Kings: Torn in Two

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Torah MiEtzion: New Readings in Tanakh

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Majesty and Humility: The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

By Rav Reuven Ziegler

By analyzing R. Soloveitchik's writings in an accessible and engaging manner, this comprehensive study uncovers the depth, majesty and fascination of his thought. Order here╗

In His Mercy: Understanding the Thirteen Midot

By Rav Ezra Bick

A study of the theology of the Divine Attributes of Mercy through the lenses of the Talmud, Midrash and commentators. Order here╗

In Memory of Moreinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

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