Sleep on Shabbat to Enable Shavuot Torah Study

Although one should not prepare on Shabbat for events that take place after Shabbat, taking a nap this Shabbat is permissible since it will provide the energy and stamina to study Torah…

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What Torah Are You Studying?

Torah study should be a daily companion to each and every Jew. Identify Jewish-oriented classes being offered in nearby synagogues, Jewish centers or online.

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Support Torah

Supporting Torah study can be as valuable as studying itself.

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Learn about Torah Sages

Those recognized as religious leaders of the Jewish people are presumed to possess superior Torah knowledge and live a life of righteousness and piety. Learn about these great leaders…

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Delve into the Torah’s Ethical Teachings

If you study the Torah’s ethical teachings, you will find that many are the underpinnings of our western civilization and contemporary ethos.

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Gift of Torah

Honor the importance of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah with the gift of a book about Torah and Judaism.

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Torah Flow

Prepare for the first Shabbat of Shevat 5711 by studying the parasha, the weekly Torah portion. Click here to read Rabbi Buchwald’s thoughts on parashat Bo.

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For the Love of Torah

Learn more about how the Ponevezh Yeshiva was built in B'nai Brak, Israel and became an outstanding Torah institution.

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Torah as a Guidepost

To gain masterful insight and develop a blueprint on Jewish living, study the weekly Torah portion.

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How Pirates Spread Torah

From the 6th to the 11th century, the center of Jewish life was in Babylon under Persian rule. The Jewish community was headed politically by the Exilarch and religiously by a sage known…

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The Torah’s Special Genetic Code

During Biblical times, our ancestors did not understand genetics, DNA codes, chromosomes and the transmission of physical attributes, as we understand them today. While the sages do note…

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Survival and Growth of Torah Study

Appreciate the miraculous survival of the Mir Yeshiva during World War II and the success thereafter both in Jerusalem and Brooklyn, NY.

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Study the Works and Torah of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

In honor of the yahrzeit of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, “the Rav,” study one of his many articles, books, or even listen to a recording of one of his classes.

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Study Torah for Guidance in Today’s World

We would be wise to study Biblical stories and marvel at their relevance, even today.

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Torah Tech

Download Jewish apps to enhance your daily Jewish activities. 

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Rebirth of a Torah Institution in Berlin

Learn about the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin and its reopening in 2009, 71 years after it was closed by the Nazis.

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A Man of Torah, A Man of Science

Perhaps you’ve heard of Maimonides (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Rambam) and Nachmanides (Rabbi Moses ben Nachman, Ramban), two medieval scholars whose works are quoted frequently even today.…

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Sources Commentators

Abarbanel (1437-1508, Spanish statesman, philosopher and commentator) Achad Ha’Am (Asher Zvi Hirsh Ginsberg, 1856-1927) AJOP (Association for Jewish Outreach Programs) Akeidat Yitzchak…

Entry Point

Although immigrants from around the world came through Ellis Island, the immigration station in the harbor of New York* had a distinctive impact specifically on Jews and on…

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Chukat 5770-2010

"And from Mattanah to Nahaliel" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week's parasha, parashat Chukat, after a series of battles and confrontations with hostile nations, the Torah records…

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Shoftim 5765-2005

"The Extent of Rabbinic Authority" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this coming week's parasha, parashat Shoftim, 41 new Torah laws--14 positive and 27 negative mitzvot--are introduced.…

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Mikeitz 5774-2013

"What’s in a Name? Zaphenath-Paneach" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Mikeitz, Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream and is elevated to serve as viceroy of…

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Kee Tisah 5777-2017

“The Gift of Torah"   by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Kee Tisah, the Torah reports that G-d gave Moses two stone Tablets of Testimony that were…

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Behar-Bechukotai 5778-2018

“Torah From Sinai” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald The opening verses of parashat Behar, the first of this week’s combined parashiyot, Behar and Bechukotai, speak of the laws of Shemitah,…

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Shabbat Prayers

Learn AboutShabbat Prayers Table of Contents Morning Blessings (Birkhot Hashachar) Verses of Praise (Pesukei Dezimrah)…

Va’etchanan 5771-2011

"The Ten Commandments: The Differences" By Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Va’etchanan, Moses revisits the scriptural verses known as the "Decalogue" or the Ten…

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Oh My Gosh! Passover Is Coming!

The intensive physical and emotional preparations for Passover come from one seemingly simple commandment: "Seven days you will eat only matzah, but on the first day you shall have put…

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Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht, literally the Night of Crystal but generally translated as the Night of Broken Glass, was a tragic turning point in the fate of Germany’s Jewish community. The country-wide…

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Eikev 5771-2011

"Finding the Greatness of G-d in His Humility" Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, Moses continues his valedictory address to the Jewish people. In one of the most powerful…

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Kee Tavo 5761-2001

"There are Stones with Human Hearts" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this coming week's parasha, parashat Kee Tavo, Moshe transmits to the Jewish people some of the particular laws and…

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